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. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from July 22, 2021
“A bartender walks into a bar…” (bar joke)

“A guy walks into a bar…” is a typical form of what has been called the “bar joke.” A bartender anti-joke version is:
   
“A bartender walks into a bar. He works there.”
   
“So a bartender walks into a bar. And totally ruins the joke” was posted on Twitter by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on September 17, 2009. “a bartender walks into a bar, because he works there. #intobarjoke” was posted on Twitter by Andy Erikson on March 31, 2010. “A bartender walks into a bar and says ‘Fuck I hate going to work’” was posted on Twitter by Jack Bubbles on May 4, 2012.
 
“A janitor, a waitress, and a bartender walk into a bar. Then they open for the day” is a related anti-joke.
   
   
Twitter   
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@darcytwarog
So a bartender walks into a bar. And totally ruins the joke.
5:36 PM · Sep 17, 2009·Twitter Web Client
   
Twitter
Johnstone
@BigVelcro
A bartender walks into a bar, and says to himself “I tend, therefore i exist” #BadPhilosophyJokes
10:12 AM · Feb 7, 2010·Twitter Web Client
 
Twitter     
Andy Erikson
@andyerikson
a bartender walks into a bar, because he works there. #intobarjoke
7:34 PM · Mar 31, 2010·Twitter Web Client
   
Twitter
Kris Johnson
@KJToo
A bartender walks into a bar, works an eight-hour shift, and walks out.
9:48 AM · Dec 8, 2011·Twitter for Mac
   
Twitter
Jack Bubbles
@JackBubbles
A bartender walks into a bar and says “Fuck I hate going to work.”
7:47 PM · May 4, 2012·Twitter for iPhone
   
Twitter
Joel
@blameaspartame
a bartender walks into a bar and says “well ok i guess its time for work” #JokesAndCrackups
1:46 AM · Nov 18, 2012·Twitter Web Client
   
Twitter
Mary
@MaryLavelle620
A bartender walks into a bar and clocks in to start his shift. #antijokemonday
10:10 PM · Sep 1, 2014·Twitter for iPhone
 
Reddit—3amjokes
Posted by u/DJ131 September 24, 2014
A bartender walks into a bar
He looks around and says “hey, this is my bar”.
I told this joke in a dream and woke up laughing. True story
   
Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/Metamorphasiss June 30, 2016
A bartender walks into a bar
The man said, Why are you late.
   
Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/pinkjellobrain May 4, 2017
A bartender walks into a bar…
because he works there.
   
Reddit—Dadjokes 
Posted by u/Shipless_Captain September 1, 2017
A bartender walks into a bar
And the guy says, “Wait I think we got this joke wrong.”
   
Reddit—AntiJokes
Posted by u/ABadPassword November 3, 2017
A Bartender walks into a bar.
He goes into the back to clock in and greet his fellow co-workers, afterwards he begins his shift serving customers.
   
Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/Mechasteel December 28, 2017
A janitor, a waitress, and a bartender walk into a bar.
Then they open for the day.

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/ombregeist December 29, 2017
A bartender walks into a bar
and says, “I wonder what I’ll see walk in today.”
   
Reddit—AntiJokes
Posted by u/ForSnowfall April 6, 2018
A bartender walks into a bar
He asks if they’re hiring. He really needs a job after being evicted.
     
Reddit—AntiJokes
Posted by u/iamcoolboy April 8, 2019
A bartender walks into a bar
because he works there.
 
Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/KrazyKyle1024 August 11, 2019
A bartender walks into a bar…
He then declared it open for the day
     
Reddit—AntiJokes
Posted by u/vagdryna September 24, 2019
A bartender walks into a bar
He goes behind the bar, preps his work station, then stares out the window eagerly anticipating a comedic scenario.
 
Reddit—AntiJokes
Posted by u/myredditaccountimade December 2, 2019
A bartender walks into a bar.
A bartender walks into a bar, he works there.
     
Reddit—AntiJokes
Posted by u/Photomegaballbat November 24, 2020
A bartender walks into a bar
He gets working
 
Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/wilhelmfart February 13, 2021
A bartender walks into a bar
He’s shift starts soon.
 
Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/pokimundane July 21, 2021
A bartender walks into a bar
He works there.

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