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Finish Your Whisky or Beer: Closing Time for World’s Oldest Bartender

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For many, bartending is a college gig, something to do part time, or a great way to meet attractive members of the opposite sex. Angelo Cammarata on the other hand, has rang the bell for last call and hung up his mixer after 77 years of service.

Now 95, he has been bartending at Cammarata’s, a bar he started since the stroke of midnight, April 7, 1933. What’s even more amazing about this, is that this was the very second prohibition ended in the United States. Check out more on an interview with him here.

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144 Comments For This Post

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    You do know that I want to get drunk after reading some of your posts lol…. keep up the good work !

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    I look up to people like Angelo Cammarata :) they always do what they want :) it’s sounds easy but it’s very hard for many people :|

  3. Joe Bartender Says:

    You’re supposed to want to get drunk after reading my posts. :P

    I admire him too..cool to love what you do for that long

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    hahahaahha i want to get drunk too but man that guy did what he wanted to do which seperates him from alot of people good stuff

  5. Luke - AspiringGentleman Says:

    I find that you can quickly judge a bar by the age of the bartender. A young guy with a chotchy haircut? You’re going to overpay for a poorly made drink. An old guy dressed in an understated way? You can order anything and have it made right. The only Old-Fashioned I ever had made right at a bar was by a bartender no less than 60 years old.

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    The commenter above hit it on the head…very true indeed.

  7. Barbie Brown Says:

    77 years of service as a Bartender truly he creates an example and record for other bartenders. Young people choose this line for additional source of income for a very short period. I do not think anyone can easily break Mr. Angelo record of bartending service.Cheers for Mr.Angelo .

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    That’s a long time. He must have been getting quite the number of ladies to be bartending for that long! lol

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  33. Man Over Board Says:

    Amazing, 77 years behind the bar. Many a story he must have. My only wish for this great guy, is that he is able to enjoy his retirement. Sounds like he is a very active person and going to work each day/evening is a main reason he kept waking up each morning to take on the day.

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  35. Forex Says:

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    Wow, I’ve got to say, I can only hope that at that age I still love, heck even like what i’m doing. I think it helps that this gent also owned the establishment that he bartended at. I simply couldn’t imagine doing it for someone else. Not for that long anyways.

    Now I’m off to read the interview, I have to know what this guy’s all about. Thanks for the post.

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    Servering drink for 77 years – hope he enjoy working :-)

  49. Sibiu Says:

    The commenter above hit it on the head

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    this is amazing!!! 95 and still working a bar. I am a barmaid and i get really tired after one shift and im only 27!! He should write a book of all the things that he has seen over the past 77 years!! =0]

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    That’s awesome!!! 77 years of serving people alcoholic drinks. Hoping I stay healthy enough to have a long career like Angelo. Happy Retirement – Time to celebrate!

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    The problem with retirement is that you have to find something to do. And if you did only one thing all your life, it’s hard to adjust. A lot of times you go back to what you were doing, but put in less time.

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    This gentlemen really needs to write a book….. I am sure he has heard stories from alot of his patrons.

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