You have probably heard about the Allegheny Elks Lodge on the North Side. Even if you aren’t a member, Lodge #339 has gained some local and national attention for hosting Banjo Night every Wednesday.
Meet the oldest bartender in the ‘Burgh
Banjo Night has got nothing on George Martin. George has been a member of the Allegheny Elks Lodge #339 for over 60 years and has been involved in all aspects of the Lodge. George is also the oldest regularly scheduled bartender in the Pittsburgh region.
George hits 90!! pic.twitter.com/0hOQKCl0ru
— Allegheny Elks Lodge (@elks339) February 3, 2018
To celebrate his 90th birthday, George served 90 beers. To celebrate his 91st birthday, George served 91 beers. George will be pouring drinks behind the bar at the Elks Lodge this Friday to celebrate his 92nd birthday. Proceeds from the bar will benefit the Elks Charities and the upkeep of the Elks Lodge building. You can learn more about George Martin and his work with the Elks Lodge in this 2019 interview with the weekly paper, the Pittsburgh Current.
Pittsburgh is home to the oldest bartender in the state of PA. George Martin slings drinks at the @elks339 every Friday, and at almost 91, he has no plans to slow down. His life motto? Make people smile, make people happy. Sounds amazing. https://t.co/NvG7xroVJp
— Pittsburgh Institute for Nonprofit Journalism (@PINJNews) January 27, 2019
The local news and the County Executive stopped by to celebrate with George….
George Martin’s 92nd Birthday Celebration Details
This event is open to the public, don’t be afraid to ring the doorbell if you have to.
- Date: Friday, January 31, 2020.
- Time: 6-11pm
- Location: Allegheny Elks Lodge #339
- Facebook event
- Parking Situation: Street parking, park in the Giant Eagle lot at your own risk, it is not a public parking lot
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Interested in learning more about the Elks Lodge? Take a look at our video on Honky-Tonk Jukebox which got its start at the Elks Lodge.