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 December 08, 2016
“A pub is for life, not just for Christmas”

"A pub is for life, not just for Christmas” is a saying that has been printed on many T-shirts. The saying became popular in United Kingdom pubs from at least 2003, promoting year-round pub use.


15-30 December 2003, New Statesman, “Northside” by Andrew Martin, pg. 118:
Early Advent, and I’m rattling about London’s West End with an hour to kill. It’s 8pm, freezing cold, and the pubs are bursting with hearty Cockneys. One of my favourites, the Lamb & Flag in Rose Street, carries a notice reading: “A pub is for life, not just for Christmas.”

Liverpool (UK) Echo
Derelict city pubs to get new lease of life
DRINKERS desperate to preserve the traditional boozer have taken it upon themselves to reopen derelict pubs.

BY LIVERPOOL ECHO
08:00, 21 FEB 2005 UPDATED00:26, 9 MAY 2013
(...)
Camra spokesman Tony Jerome said: “A pub is for life, not just for Christmas.”

Twitter
Steve Callisto
‏@BarRoomBoy
says see this: A pub is for life - not just for Christmas! http://bit.ly/8iq8xa
2:08 AM - 29 Nov 2009

Twitter
Mike Perry
‏@DaddyPerry
A pub is for life, not just for Christmas! Extra hours from here on in: 2pm - close ‘til Christmas eve, 11am-1pm AND 8pm - 11pm on the 25th.
4:32 AM - 18 Dec 2009

Twitter
Steve Harris
‏@BurleySteve
Remember, a pub is for LIFE, not just New Years Eve.
1:06 PM - 31 Dec 2009

Get to the pub.com
A pub is for life, not just for Christmas
POSTED BY PETE GREEN ⋅ 10 JANUARY 2012
With the tree down, but pine needles still lacerating my bare feet, it’s the perfect time for a catch-up on festive pubgoing. Christmas and new year are fascinating times for lovers of the pub. We see our boozers heaving with happy, sociable folk, enjoying an easy journey from stranger to friend, radiant in the simple pleasure of company. Mind you, the best pubs are like that all year round, of course.

Google Books
Lucky 13
By Jane Finch
Lulu Publsihing (Lulu.com)
2014
Pg. 104:
One of them had on a bright yellow sweater, whilst the other wore a t-shirt that said ’A pub is for life, not just for Christmas.’

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Bakeries/Food Stores • Thursday, December 08, 2016 • Permalink