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 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
I challenge you to show me where the saloon has ever helped business, education, church, morals or anything we hold dear. Billy Sunday
There is no law, divine or human, that the saloon respects. Billy Sunday