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 May 27, 2014
“I like my beer like I like my violence: domestic”

"I like my beer like I like my violence: domestic” has been posted on many bar signs. The bars possibly thought that the “joke” promotes domestic beer, but many patrons believed that it was not a joke and that domestic violence is never funny. The bar signs usually have been taken down quickly.

TFM (Total Frat Move), on April 24, 2011, posted:

“I like my beer like my violence. Domestic.”


TFM (Total Frat Move)
April 24, 2011
FAIL FRIDAY: Good Friday Edition
TFM Intern
(...)
I don’t always drink beer, but when I do, I beat my wife. TFM.
–Virginia


I like my beer like my violence. Domestic. TFM.

Twitter
BrainCum
‏@BrainCum
I’m a real American, I like my beer like I like my violence: Domestic.
9:48 AM - 25 Apr 2011

Funny Jokes
I like my beer like I like my violence
Domestic
by pretty fly for a wifi, May 12, 2011

Twitter
SFB
‏@StoriesFromBars
Just had a guy at the bar w a Tshirt on that said ‘I like my violence like I like my beer....... Domestic’. Hahaha! #NASCAR #SFB
11:21 PM - 14 Nov 2011

Eater
Houston Bistro Apologizes for Domestic Violence Sign
Monday, April 15, 2013, by Paula Forbes
Roots Bistro in Houston, Texas posted the above sign outside their restaurant over the weekend, which reads “Beer Should Be Like Violence: Domestic.” Ouch. Needless to say, people were not pleased.

Eater
Austin Bar Employee Fired Over Domestic Violence Sign
Monday, October 7, 2013, by Paula Forbes
Today in gross things: Austin, TX bar Minibar (no relation to the José Andrés restaurant of the same name) apparently posted a sign outside this weekend that read “I like my beer like I like my violence: domestic.”

Daily News (New York, NY)
Philadelphia bar staffer fired for joke about domestic violence on sidewalk sign
The sign at Bar Ly in Philadelphia’s Chinatown read, ‘I like my beer like I like my violence ... Domestic,’ which led one passerby to complain via social media. The restaurant soon apologized and announced the person who wrote it was fired.
BY LEE MORAN NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 11:54 AM

Eater
Another Bar Makes Terrible Domestic Violence Joke
Tuesday, May 27, 2014, by Khushbu Shah
It’s the unfunny joke that never seems to go away: Yet another bar has posted a joke that reads: “I like my beer like I like my violence: Domestic.” Eater Dallas notes that Scruffy Duffies in Plano, Texas posted the horrific analogy on its chalkboard menu this past weekend. Patron Courtney Williams discovered the sign when she went to the bar with friends Saturday night. Williams writes in a Facebook post that she had to ask multiple managers to take down the “joke” — which was apparently written by a female bartender — before it was eventually removed.
(...)
The sheer number of institutions that have posted the tasteless “joke” is saddening: A bar in Austin, a bistro in Houston, and bars in Philadelphia and Montreal have all posted iterations of the analogy.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, May 27, 2014 • Permalink