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The Return of Tiger
October 11, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The only thing more famous than John Dillinger at The Hotel Congress is Tom “Tiger” Ziegler. This larger than life character has been an icon of the hotel ever since his legendary start as their Tap Room bartender in 1959. His smile and sweet personality has made him famous and his popularity knows no bounds with Tucsonans – he’s been nominated for Tucson Weekly’s newly created category of “Best Bartender”. In honor of Tiger’s return after an extended leave of absence, The Hotel Congress is throwing him a party to celebrate his being back in action. Stop by The Hotel Congress from 5 to 8 p.m. this Saturday, October 11 to welcome back Tucson’s Best Bartender to Tucson’s Best Bar while listening to music from Tucson’s Best Jukebox.
Tiger’s Tap Room will host drink specials, cake, and music from the new jukebox for well-wishing fans. And this is no old-fashioned jukebox. The Wurlitzer 2900, produced in the early to mid-60s, plays 100 records and 200 songs which includes a mix of punk-rock, country, Motown, and other classics, with a special section dedicated to local bands. The jukebox will officially be the only thing working longer than Tiger in the Tap Room or you could say the best thing to happen to bars until Tiger walked in.