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 September 01, 2012
“As a rule, I don’t drink—as a habit, I do”

“As a rule, I don’t drink—as a habit, I do” is a saying that has been included in many one-line sayings about beer. The jocular saying has been cited in print since at least 2001.
 
 
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David O. Garcia
7/1/01
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As a rule, I don’t drink—as a habit, I do!
     
Green Revolution
December 30, 2006
It’s all about beers
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As a rule, I don’t drink—as a habit, I do!
     
A Piece of My Mind
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2007
Drinkin’ Wine, Spo-dee-oh-dee…....
When he was in his cups, a friend of mine was fond of saying, “As a rule, I don’t drink. But, as a habit…..............”
 
Awesome Wonders
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Beer One liners
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As a rule, I don’t drink—as a habit, I do!
     
Phentermine.com
JackinDe
June 19th, 2008, 09:34 AM
BEER IS GOOD !
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and my favorite quote is: As a rule I don’t drink , but as a habit I do !
     
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Bilbobaker
Apr 24, 2009, 10:32 AM
Beer quotes.
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As a rule, I don’t drink—as a habit, I do!

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Saturday, September 01, 2012 • Permalink


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