• September 6, 2021

Which saloon was the first to open its doors?

The first saloon in the US was opened in 1870, and it was a pioneer.

The first American saloon to open for business was the saloon at the top of the hill in Philadelphia.

But the first saloons were built in Europe.

The oldest saloons in the world opened in France, Germany and Britain, as early as 1755.

The history of saloons dates back to 1838, when the first restaurant opened in New York City, the first bar in San Francisco and the first tavern in New Orleans.

But they didn’t just open their doors to business.

They opened their doors and served their customers.

Here’s a look back at some of the most iconic saloons.

1.

Saloon in New England, Massachusetts, 1776 2.

Salty Dog, Boston, 1779 3.

Salted Fish and Chips, Boston , 1780 4.

Saloons in New Haven and Hartford, Connecticut, 1786 5.

Salton Hotel, San Francisco, 1804 6.

Salons in Paris, France, 1817 7.

Salo, Philadelphia, 1796 8.

The Saloon at Old Fort, New Jersey, 1816 9.

Salon, New Orleans, 1828 10.

The Boston Tavern, New York, 1834 11.

Salle d’Orsay, Paris, 1831 12.

The St. Louis Hotel, Chicago, 1835 13.

The American Tavern, Baltimore, 1837 14.

The First Saloon, New London, 1841 15.

The Royal Court, London, 1840 16.

The Old Saloon Hotel, London , 1842 17.

The London Saloon of the First World War, London (formerly The British Inn), 1942 18.

The Great American Saloon & Saloon Co., New York , 1943 19.

The Original Saloon Inn, New Haven, Connecticut , 1947 20.

The King Edward Hotel, New England , 1949 21.

The White Horse Inn, Boston and Chicago, 1950 22.

The British Museum, London & New York (later The Metropolitan Museum of Art), 1957 23.

The New York Inn & Suites, New Mexico , 1963 24.

The Hotel Montparnasse, New Hampshire, 1968 25.

The Brier, Philadelphia , 1970 26.

The House of Waverly, Chicago & Ohio, 1974 27.

The Lighthouse Tavern, Boston & Chicago, 1976 28.

The City Tavern, Chicago , 1980 29.

The Silver Door, Chicago and San Francisco , 1982 30.

The Continental Inn, Pittsburgh, 1983 31.

The Gilded Age Hotel, Denver, 1984 32.

The Westin Boston Hotel, Los Angeles , 1986 33.

The Palace Hotel, Washington, DC, 1989 34.

The Queen Victoria Hotel, Sydney, 1991 35.

The Colonial Inn, Sydney & London, 1993 36.

The Four Seasons Hotel, Portland, Oregon, 1996 37.

The Rosemont Hotel, Paris , 1997 38.

The Ritz, New Year’s Eve , 1999 39.

The Grand Hotel, Buenos Aires, 2003 40.

The Crowne Plaza, Paris & London , 2004 41.

The Marquis de Sade, Paris and London, 2005 42.

The Tivoli, London and New York