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 26, 2015
“If by free spirits you mean an open bar, then yes I love free spirits”

“Free spirits” usually doesn’t mean “open bar,” but this is a subject of several jokes. “Perking up at ‘free spirits.’ Is there an open bar somewhere?”  was cited on Twitter on November 5, 2010. “Free Spirits..  And I’m not talking about an open bar” was cited on Twitter on March 4, 2012.
 
“If by free spirits you mean an open bar, then yes I love free spirits” was written by Justin Fahrenough on Twitter on July 8, 2013, and has been frequently retweeted. “An open bar is the temple of free spirits” was cited on Twitter on February 28, 2014.
 
 
Twitter
LolLioness
‏@LolLioness
@Fergufool :::perking up at “free spirits”:::  Is there an open bar somewhere?
5:48 PM - 5 Nov 2010
 
Twitter
MR. WRITE
‏@thewriteousone
Free Spirits..  And I’m not talking about an open bar..
1:53 AM - 4 Mar 2012
 
Twitter
4loko
‏@_kangadrew
see it’s at the point where I see “free spirits” and instantly think it’s an open bar..
7:31 PM - 16 Jun 2013
 
Twitter
Justin Fahrenough
‏@redherringbear
If by free spirits you mean an open bar, then yes I love free spirits.
12:34 PM - 8 Jul 2013
 
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Gautam Trivedi
‏@Gotham3
An open bar is the temple of free spirits.
4:10 AM - 28 Feb 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Coffeehouses/Food Stores • Saturday, September 26, 2015 • Permalink


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