by Scott Palmer
Forepaw Press, 2010
102 pages

Late in the California Gold Rush and only six months after the first shots of the Civil War, the Saloon first opened its doors on the corner of Grant Avenue and Fresno Alley…Not too many years ago the Saloon was one of many such enduring places in the City. Today, it stands unique and alone, the oldest drinking establishment in San Francisco.
. . . At the Saloon, the regulars, the habitués, are known as Saloonatics,an appropriate and undoubtedly age-old designation for as varied a group of drinkers and sinners as you’re likely to encounter in the City, or anywhere for that matter…

Features photographs of the Saloon’s patrons by Scott Palmer. 9.5″ x 11″ 102 pages, softcover.