Answering Age Old Questions

Anyone that has ever worked in a restaurant knows what “86” means, but how many people know where the term originated? Well at least one person knows, sort of.

Supposedly, “86” started at Chumley’s, one of the oldest and hardest to find bars in New York. It’s located at 86 Bedford St. – read the whole story by clicking through the link below.

Thanks Clipmarks.

clipped from www.forgotten-ny.com

According to legend (which party pooper McDermott disputes) the term “86 it” for “kill it” or “forget about it” comes from a warning the cops would give, phoning ahead to Chumley to let him know they were on the way and customers should “86” or book out the entrance/exit. Photos: Eric Weaver.

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