A spacious and elegant apartment for the reception of company or for works of art; a hall of reception, esp. a hall for public entertainments or amusements; a large room or parlor; as, the saloon of a steamboat.
Popularly, a public room for specific uses; esp., a barroom or grogshop; as, a drinking saloon; an eating saloon; a dancing saloon.
If I had to live my life over, I'd live over a saloon. W. C. Fields
The saloon is a liar. It promises good cheer and sends sorrow. Billy Sunday
I challenge you to show me where the saloon has ever helped business, education, church, morals or anything we hold dear. Billy Sunday
I busted out of the place in a hurry and went to a saloon and drank beer and said that for the rest of my life I'd never take a job in a place where you couldn't throw cigarette butts on the floor. I was hooked on this writing for newspapers and magazines. Jimmy Breslin
There is no law, divine or human, that the saloon respects. Billy Sunday