A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from December 23, 2008
“Here’s how!” & “Here’s looking at you!” (drinking toast)

Entry in progress—B.P.

1856 _Knickerbocker_ XLVII 404: “_Here’s at you!_” And with these words, down went the fire-water with wonderful unanimity.

30 November 1881, Washington (DC) Post, “Saloon Etiquette,” pg. 2, col. 3:
From the San Francisco Chronicle.
Some savant of the saloons has compiled the following catalogue of alcoholic passwords: New Jersey—“Well, here we go!” New York—“My regards.” California—“How!” Indiana—“Here’s to us.” —“Here we go.” Mexico—“A la salud de U.” (Your health.) Illinois—“Another nail in the coffin.” Ohio—“I hope I see you well, sir.” Kentucky—“Time.” Maine—“Take it sly.” Boston—“To the club.” Wisconsin—“Here’s looking at you.” Virginia—“Here’s hoping.” Pennsylvania --"Here’s to the old grudge.” North Carolina—“Here’s all the hair off your head.” Nevada—“Here we jolt.” Miscellaneous—“Boys, what’ll you have?” “Let’s go and take a ball.” “Name yer pizen.” “Gentlemen, please name your beverage.” “Gentlemen, will you join me?” “Well, how will you take it?” “Gimme some of the old stuff.” “A gin fizz, if you please.” “Whisky (if you can spare it).” “Let us go and shed a tear.” “Here’s another luck.” “Beer all the time—nothing but beer.” “Give it to me straight.” “Good-by.”

October 1908, Bar & Buffet, pg. 30 full page ad:
Saloon Show Cards
Hand Painted
on
Beveled Edge
Fine Gray
Cardboard
(...)
HERES (sic) LOOKING
AT YOU

OCLC WorldCat record
Here’s how
by Fee Brothers.
Type:  Book; English
Publisher: [Rochester, N.Y.] : Fee Bros., [1920?]
Related Subjects: Cocktails. | Beverages. | Fee Brothers. | Industries—New York (State)—Rochester. 

OCLC WorldCat record
Here’s how!
by Norman Anthony
Type:  Book; English
Publisher: New York : Leslie-Judge Co., ©1927.
Edition: 2nd impression, February, 1927

OCLC WorldCat record
Here’s how again!
by Norman Anthony
Type:  Book : Microfilm : Master microform; English
Publisher: New York, The John Day Company [1929]

OCLC WorldCat record
Here’s how : a book of recipes for the mixing of beverages
by George A Lurie
Type:  Book; English
Publisher: Milwaukee, Wis. : George A. Lurie, 1933.

OCLC WorldCat record
Here’s how : being a new symposium of recipes of good cheer : a dictionary for the wine connoisseur and a most helpful guide to the host and hostess who may or may not possess a wine cellar or cocktail bar
by Victoria Wine (Firm)
Type:  Book; English
Publisher: [London : Victoria Wine Co.], 1934.

OCLC WorldCat record
Here’s how : a modern book on the cocktail bar
by E Jackson Barnett
Type:  Book; English
Publisher: Long Beach, Calif. : [E. Jackson Barnett?], ©1947.

OCLC WorldCat record
Here’s how : a handbook of recipes of spirituous drinks.
by Lynn’s (Saint Louis, Mo.)
Type:  Book; English
Publisher: St. Louis, Mo. : Lynn’s, [ca. 1950]

OCLC WorldCat record
Here’s how : a selection of our famous drink recipes and hints for home entertaining
by Stouffer’s (Firm)
Type:  Book; English
Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio : Stouffer’s, ©1962. 

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