Interesting to discover that there is a bar called St. James Infirmary … in Reno, Nevada. BrooWaha describes it as a “bit of New Orleans in Reno,” and suggests that sazeracs are among the drink selections. (On the other hand, a rundown of what’s on the jukebox mentions no New Orleans musicians … or versions of “SJI.” Hm.) Apparently several of the owners are musicians, so I can only assume they have some affection for “SJI,” the tune.
On the off chance you’ve made your way to this site from BrooWaha (which links here) please note that the right version of my “SJI” essay to read is this one (which you can also, of course, read in more pleasurable book form).
Anyway, I’ve never been to Reno, but if I ever have reason to go there I’d certainly check this place out. If you go, let me know what you think.