World’s Longest-serving Bartender

Angelo Cammarata is finally retiring. The 95-year-old bartender has been serving customers at Cammarata's in Pittsburgh for 77 years. That puts him in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest-serving bartender ever. The family bar has been sold and will be under new management in a few weeks. The new owners asked Cammarata to stay on, but he is looking forward to taking it easy.
"Camm," as people call him, started serving beer at his father's North Side grocery the moment Prohibition ended at midnight on April 7, 1933. The memory is as clear to him as the strike of the library clock that signaled it was time to start opening bottles of Fort Pitt. His immigrant father built a bar on that site in 1935 and Angelo kept working there, taking a break to serve in the Navy in World War II.

Cammarata says the work kept him young. Link -via Fark

(image credit: Bob Batz Jr./Post-Gazette)

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