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

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Entry from July 06, 2019
“What’s the difference between a king and a bartender?"/"One reigns and the other pours.”

A riddle was printed in the Winnipeg (Manitoba) Tribune on July 11, 1914:

Q: What’s the difference between a king and a bartender?
A: That’s easy. A king reigns and a bartender pours!


“Why did the King take a second job as a bartender? When it reigns it pours” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on July 6, 2019.


11 July 1914, Winnipeg (Manitoba) Tribune, second sec., pg. 4, col. 5: 
SURE
“What’s the difference between a king and a bartender?”
“That’s easy. A king reigns and a bartender pours!”

3 January 1916, St. Joseph (MO) Gazette, pg. 3, col. 1:
Sure
From Philadelphia Ledger

“What’s the difference between a king and a bartender?”
“That’s easy. A king reigns and a bartender pours.”

Google Books
The Marines Magazine
Volume 3
1917
Pg. 60:
(Overheard in the mess hall of the barracks detachment at Port Royal.)
Corporal Bethers: “Card, what’s the difference between a king and a bartender?”
Corporal Card: “Give it up.”
Corporal Bethers: “Why, one reigns and the other pours, of course.”

Twitter
Justin Ware
@justin_ware
“When he reigns, he pours!” would be a great tagline for a movie called KING BARTENDER
12:46 AM - 2 May 2018

Twitter
Ron’s Puns Rated
@RonsPunsRated
Hey, @RonSexsmith, did you hear about the bartender who became king of his country? When he reigns, he pours!
9:55 AM - 19 Mar 2019

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/Djpress913 July 6, 2019
Why did the King take a second job as a bartender?
When it reigns it pours.

Posted by Barry Popik
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