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 February 24, 2016
“A five-dollar bill walks into a bar…” (bar joke)

“A guy walks into a bar...” is a typical form of what has been called the “bar joke.” One version involving paper money is:

“A five-dollar bill walks into a bar. Bartender says, ‘Get outa here! We don’t serve your type. This is a singles bar.’”

The joke has been cited in print since at least 2001.


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I know I have had too much caffeine when…
Court
10/5/01
(...)
A five-dollar bill walks into a bar. Bartender says, “Get outa here! We don’t serve your type. This is a singles bar.”

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OT: A ton of stolen jokes for masochists
Rosemarie Shiver
10/18/01
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52. Five Dollars
A five-dollar bill walks into a bar, and the bartender says, “Get outa’here! This is a singles bar.”

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joey ruggiero
‏@babyK
A five dollar bill walks into a bar - the bartender says, “Get outta here! We don’t serve your type...This is a singles bar!”
12:36 AM - 21 Jul 2007

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7/21/10
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37. So a five-dollar bill walks into a bar.
Bartender says, “Get out of here! We don’t serve your type. This is a singles bar.”

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Pretty Good Joke Book (6th Edition)

Introduced by Garrison Keillor
Prince Frederick, MD: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
2015
Pg. ?:
So a five-dollar bill walks into a bar. The bartender says, “Get outa here! We don’t serve your type. This is a singles’ bar.”

Posted by Barry Popik
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