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Bar Dog - a colloquial term for a bartender
Some interesting notes found in this book under "Saloons": while North American colonists had preferred rum, western cowboys preferred harder drinks like whiskey (or "bitters"). By the end of the 19th century, beer became more popular in the west with the availability of breweries.
The Cowboy Encyclopedia by Richard W Slatta; ISBN#0-87436-738-7