The Tin & Lint became a gathering point for some of the focal characters of the 1970s here in Saratoga. American political and social activist Abbie Hoffman and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Jimmy Breslin stopped in for drinks. Songwriter Don McLean was known to scroll notes on bar napkins while tipping beers, a habit that started an enduring legend that he penned his iconic song “American Pie” while in a stupor at the bar — a legend he has since denied. Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers Band frequented the bar and on at least one occasion, was forcefully ejected. Tin & Lint is located on historic Caroline Street. A favorite spot for locals and visitors.