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The Saloon is where all men and women gather after a rough day out in the west, to make sure the place keeps the taps a flowing, the dancers dancing and the wenches wenching. The Saloon Owner is the guy to turn to. He is often connected to everything that goes on within the pub from the BountyHunter who just came by for quick respite being finding his quarry, the RailroadBaron who has come to get frisky with one of the dancers or TheGunslinger who just busted several jawbones. The Saloon owner is a pimp, crime boss, and owner of an ill establishment.

The Saloon owner has two different varieties, sometimes he is the somewhat sympathetic owner of a pub and is willing to help the sheriff (or some other heroic character) out for the right price. Other times he is a ruthless bastard who cares for nothing but power and is the de facto mayor of the town and this is his barracks as the clients are more than willing to help him for free service.

If the Saloon Owner's a miss, she is usually of the kinder sort, but not always. But you best be warned, most of the people working there are their eyes and ears. So depending on their moral fabric, some may bring you in to the deputy and others will use you for their personal gain.

See also: MissKitty. May overlap with TheBartender, but usually, the bartender is hired help.

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The Saloon saloon is where all men and women people of the frontier gather after a rough day out in TheWildWest. The Saloon Owner is the west, to make one who makes sure the place keeps the taps keep a flowing, the dancers dancing dancing, and the wenches wenching. The Saloon Owner is the guy to turn to. He is or she often connected to everything that goes keeps tabs on within anyone and everyone who comes through the pub pub, from the BountyHunter who just came by looking for quick respite being finding a lead on his quarry, latest mark, the RailroadBaron who has come trying to get frisky with one of the dancers dancers, or TheGunslinger who who's just busted several jawbones. jawbones.

The Saloon Owner comes in several varieties: He might be the somewhat-sympathetic pub owner is a pimp, crime boss, and owner of an ill establishment.

The Saloon owner has two different varieties, sometimes he is the somewhat sympathetic owner of a pub and is
willing to help the sheriff (or some other heroic character) out for the right price. Other times he is a ruthless bastard who times, the Saloon Owner cares for nothing but power power, and is the de facto mayor of the town and this is he uses his barracks drinking establishment as the clients are more than willing to help him a front or center of operations for illegitimate enterprises. In either case, he may be a WastelandElder who lavishes preferred customers or allies with free service.

If the Saloon Owner's a miss, she is usually of the kinder sort, but not always. But you
goods and services.

Newcomers and unfamiliar patrons
best be warned, take heed: most of the people working there at the saloon are their the Saloon Owner's eyes and ears. So depending Depending on their moral fabric, some Saloon Owners may bring you in to the deputy and deputy, while others will use instead gladly exploit you for their personal gain.

See also: MissKitty. May overlap with TheBartender, but usually, usually the bartender is hired help.


* ''Film/StakeLand'' features a post apocalyptic example with a guy running a bar in one of the last towns holding off the vampires and discussing things about the local threats with Mister. While his actual ownership of the place isn't confirmed, given how people and jobs are stretched thinner, its implied.




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* ''Literature/UndeadOnArrival:'' Nunez runs the local bar in the zombie-surrounded town, making makeshift whiskey and trying to maintain friendly ties to the local big wigs.



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* Will Fitzgerald, uncle of the main characters in ''Literature/TheGreatBrain'' is this in the tie-in novel ''Papa Married a Mormon'', running the local DenOfIniquity but sometimes helping friends and relatives out of jams.
* ''Creator/LouisLAmour'' had several, coming in different variants.
** Many of his salloon owners are bosses of the local outlaws, WickedCultured types with a thinly contained air of cruelety, such as John Daniel from the short story ''Hattan's Castle'' or Martin Hardcastle in ''Dark Canyon'' (although he also has ranching interests).
** Some are portrayed as influential, bold figures who embody the pioneer spirit, often observing things from the side lines and occasionally assisting the hero at a pivotal moment. One such character is Nita Riordan, who becomes the lover of the titular character in the ''Kilkenny'' series, who travels across the west, opening multiple such establishments, alas noted for being luxurious, yet respectable enough.
** Many stories have saloon owners who are henchmen or associates of the main villain, such as Poker Harris from ''The Trail to Seven Pines'' and Tielhet from ''The Rustlers of West Fork'', both of them strong-willed, but shady figures who set up saloon/trading posts in the middle of nowhere which whole towns (a midsized one in Tielhet's case, and a handful of buildings in Harris's) arose from, catering largely to outlaw.


* Milt, the owner/operator of the saloon in ''Film/{{Tombstone}}'' where the Earp brothers set up their card game. He really only has one scene and doesn't do much; he's mostly memorable for not believing Wyatt when he introduces himself.

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* ''Film/NoNameOnTheBullet'': Well-dressed Henry Reeger owns the local hotel and saloon, and spends most of the movie as one of the many townsmen terrified that he might be the target of hired assassin John Gant. This causes Reeger to take part in several efforts to run Gant out of town through legal chicanery or mob force (although he remains more sympathetic than some of the others paranoid about Gant). [[MysteriousPast It's never revealed why he thinks Gant is after him]], although it's implied that Reeger might be a retired outlaw or saloonkeeper from a less peaceful town, given that Gant seems to know his name ([[spoiler:although it isn't Reeger he's after]]) and twice addresses him as "Dutch", a nickname no one else in town has ever heard Reeger called before, and which makes him more nervous and defensive about Gant.
* Milt, the owner/operator of the saloon in ''Film/{{Tombstone}}'' where the Earp brothers set up their card game. He really only has one scene and doesn't do much; he's mostly memorable for not believing Wyatt when he introduces himself.


* Cat R. Waul of ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail: Fievel Goes West'' is of the villainous variety.

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* Cat R. Waul of ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail: Fievel Goes West'' is of the villainous variety.
variety, as his saloon is used as a powerbase for his ultimate plan. However, he ''also'' wants to make it a good saloon, which is why he hires the mouse with the enchanting voice (Tanya) as his personal diva.


The Saloon or the WretchedHive is where all men and women gather after a rough day out in the west, to make sure the place keeps the taps a flowing, the dancers dancing and the wenches wenching. The Saloon Owner is the guy to turn to. He is often connected to almost everything that goes on within the pub from the BountyHunter who just came by for quick respite being finding his quarry, the RailroadBaron who has come to get frisky with one of the dancers or TheGunslinger who just busted several jawbones. The Saloon owner is a pimp, crime boss, and owner of an ill establishment.

The Saloon owner has two different varieties, sometimes he is the somewhat sympathetic owner of a pub and is willing to help the sheriff or the protagonist out for the right price. Other times he is a ruthless bastard who cares nothing but power and is the de facto mayor of the town and this is his barracks as the clients are more than willing to help him for free service.

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The Saloon or the WretchedHive is where all men and women gather after a rough day out in the west, to make sure the place keeps the taps a flowing, the dancers dancing and the wenches wenching. The Saloon Owner is the guy to turn to. He is often connected to almost everything that goes on within the pub from the BountyHunter who just came by for quick respite being finding his quarry, the RailroadBaron who has come to get frisky with one of the dancers or TheGunslinger who just busted several jawbones. The Saloon owner is a pimp, crime boss, and owner of an ill establishment.

The Saloon owner has two different varieties, sometimes he is the somewhat sympathetic owner of a pub and is willing to help the sheriff or the protagonist (or some other heroic character) out for the right price. Other times he is a ruthless bastard who cares for nothing but power and is the de facto mayor of the town and this is his barracks as the clients are more than willing to help him for free service.


The Saloon or the WretchedHive is where all men and women gather after a rough day out in the west, to make sure the place keeps the taps a flowing, the dancers dancing and the wenches wenching. The Saloon Owner is the guy to turn to. He is often connected to almost everything that goes within the pub from the BountyHunter who just came by for quick respite being finding his quarry, the RailroadBaron who has come to get frisky with one of the dancers or TheGunslinger who just busted several jawbones. The Saloon owner is pimp, crime boss and owner of an ill establishment.

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The Saloon or the WretchedHive is where all men and women gather after a rough day out in the west, to make sure the place keeps the taps a flowing, the dancers dancing and the wenches wenching. The Saloon Owner is the guy to turn to. He is often connected to almost everything that goes on within the pub from the BountyHunter who just came by for quick respite being finding his quarry, the RailroadBaron who has come to get frisky with one of the dancers or TheGunslinger who just busted several jawbones. The Saloon owner is a pimp, crime boss boss, and owner of an ill establishment.



See also: MissKitty. May overlap with TheBartender, but usually the bartender is hired help.

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See also: MissKitty. May overlap with TheBartender, but usually usually, the bartender is hired help.



* Skinny, from ''Film/{{Unforgiven}}''. [[spoiler: Decides to put Ned's corpse on display (or was told to by Little Bill), prompting Clint Eastwood to blow him down with a shotgun and deliver one of the best lines of his career: "He should've armed himself, if he's gonna decorate his saloon with my friend." ]]

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* Skinny, from ''Film/{{Unforgiven}}''. [[spoiler: Decides [[spoiler:Decides to put Ned's corpse on display (or was told to by Little Bill), prompting Clint Eastwood to blow him down with a shotgun and deliver one of the best lines of his career: "He should've armed himself, if he's gonna decorate his saloon with my friend." ]]



* Lou and Becky from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' are the Pub Owners in Redding and The Den. Compared to their competition, they are tough yet honest. Lou actually lampshades you on how the hooker you just bought out is merely using the money to buy more jet. However the rest are usually much less honest and honorable.

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* Lou and Becky from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' are the Pub Owners in Redding and The Den. Compared to their competition, they are tough yet honest. Lou actually lampshades {{Lampshades}} you on how the hooker you just bought out is merely using the money to buy more jet. However However, the rest are usually much less honest and honorable.


* Lou and Becky from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' are the Pub Owners in Redding and The Den. Compare to their competition, they are tough yet honest. Lou actually lampshades you on how the hooker you just bought out is merely using the money to buy more jet. However the rest are usually much less honest and honorable.

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* Lou and Becky from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' are the Pub Owners in Redding and The Den. Compare Compared to their competition, they are tough yet honest. Lou actually lampshades you on how the hooker you just bought out is merely using the money to buy more jet. However the rest are usually much less honest and honorable.



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* Creator/JoanCrawford's Vienna from ''Film/JohnnyGuitar'' is one of the most iconic protagonist examples in Western films, with a sympathetic and tragic backstory moreover. She was [[spoiler:a moll to gunslinger Johnny Logan who abandoned her, leaving her to find work as a showgirl and prostitute until she saved enough money to become a legitimate competent businesswoman. Vienna takes so much pride in her work that even when her saloon is targeted by the vengeful and evil posse, she pays off her employees and resolves to stay in the saloon and go down with her ship]].
* Milt, the owner/operator of the saloon in ''Film/{{Tombstone}}'' where the Earp brothers set up their card game. He really only has one scene and doesn't do much; he's mostly memorable for not believing Wyatt when he introduces himself.



* Milt, the owner/operator of the saloon in ''Film/{{Tombstone}}'' where the Earp brothers set up their card game. He really only has one scene and doesn't do much; he's mostly memorable for not believing Wyatt when he introduces himself.


* Mr. [=McGarrity=] in ''ATreeGrowsInBrooklyn'' owns the saloon where Johnny Nolan indulges his alcoholism. He's a JadedWashout type with rotten kids (he wanted a "refined" family and it's specifically mentioned that he ''hoped'' his children would be ashamed of him for owning a saloon; instead, they're proud) and a wife who fits the typical female mold of this character and cheats on him with the patrons. To combat the disappointment of all this, he begins to live vicariously through Johnny, listening to his stories about his wife and children and pretending they're his own, and even tries ineffectually to get in with Katie after Johnny dies.

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* Mr. [=McGarrity=] in ''ATreeGrowsInBrooklyn'' ''Literature/ATreeGrowsInBrooklyn'' owns the saloon where Johnny Nolan indulges his alcoholism. He's a JadedWashout type with rotten kids (he wanted a "refined" family and it's specifically mentioned that he ''hoped'' his children would be ashamed of him for owning a saloon; instead, they're proud) and a wife who fits the typical female mold of this character and cheats on him with the patrons. To combat the disappointment of all this, he begins to live vicariously through Johnny, listening to his stories about his wife and children and pretending they're his own, and even tries ineffectually to get in with Katie after Johnny dies.


See also: MissKitty.

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See also: MissKitty.
MissKitty. May overlap with TheBartender, but usually the bartender is hired help.


* Quark in DeepSpaceNine is a futuristic version, with synthehol for booze and holosuites instead of prostitutes.

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* Quark in DeepSpaceNine ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' is a futuristic version, with synthehol for booze and holosuites instead of prostitutes.



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* Quark in DeepSpaceNine is a futuristic version, with synthehol for booze and holosuites instead of prostitutes.


* Milt, the owner/operator of the saloon in ''{{Tombstone}}'' where the Earp brothers set up their card game. He really only has one scene and doesn't do much; he's mostly memorable for not believing Wyatt when he introduces himself.

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* Milt, the owner/operator of the saloon in ''{{Tombstone}}'' ''Film/{{Tombstone}}'' where the Earp brothers set up their card game. He really only has one scene and doesn't do much; he's mostly memorable for not believing Wyatt when he introduces himself.


** Trudy of the Prospector's Saloon in Goodsprings is the nice kind. She is willing to help form a militia when the Powder Gangers came knocking.

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** Trudy of the Prospector's Saloon in Goodsprings is the nice kind. She is willing to help form a militia when the Powder Gangers came knocking.
knocking, though you have to sweet-talk her first.

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