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 September 09, 2016
“Free beer, topless bartenders and false advertising” (bar sign)

"Free beer, topless bartenders and false advertising” is a jocular line that has been written on many bar signs. The bar sign joke was posted on Twitter on February 11, 2011.


Twitter
Kevin Knebl, CMEC
‏@kevinknebl
Actual sign on a bar in PA: “Free Beer, Topless Bartenders, and False Advertising.”
11:46 AM - 11 Feb 2011

Twitter
The Poetic Arsenal
‏@poeticarsenal
“FREE BEER, TOPLESS BARTENDERS, AND FALSE ADVERTISING --->“
8:00 PM - 16 Feb 2011

Twitter
Martijn Gorree
‏@martijngorree
Free beer, topless bartenders and false advertising http://thedailywh.at/2011/02/16/late-links-6/
4:11 AM - 17 Feb 2011

Deceptology
May 1, 2011
Dude, that’s intentionally false advertising!
This was also found as a joke on the Reader’s Digest laugh site:

A bar in our neighborhood got lots of interesting traffic. Cars swerved into the parking lot, and the drivers would run inside only to reappear minutes later looking confused. One reason might have been the sign outside: “Free Beer, Topless Bartenders, and False Advertising.”

Times Herald-Record (Middletown, NY)
Offensive sign removed quickly
Display was ‘bad joke,’ owner says

By James Walsh
Posted Dec. 30, 2011 at 2:00 AM
Updated Dec 30, 2011 at 2:19 PM
(...)
DeBellis said the display was one in a series of messages posted outside the deli that were meant as “funny signs,” like one telling passers-by to have their next affair there, or to stop in for “free beer, topless workers, false advertising.”

Daily Star (UK)
Daftest pub signs in the world
DRINKERS enjoyed a barrel of laughs after spotting these pub signs.
By Marc Walker / Published 12th May 2012
The Plough offers “no food”, “crap beer” and “bad hospitality” to its customers.

Another bar seems a better bet with its “free beer” and “topless bartenders”, but it also admits to displaying “false advertising”.

College Humor
Free Beer, Topless Servers, False Advertising
TIMMY and TIMMY
July 3, 2012
For all their false advertising, they’re surprisingly honest.
("Free Beer, Topless Servers, False Advertising” is shown on a bar sign.—ed.)

reddit
Free Beer, Topless Waitresses and False Advertising (i.imgur.com)
submitted March 25, 2013 by iamphloyd

Bars and Bartending
Bar Humor
POSTED ON MARCH 11, 2014 BY THE BARMAN IN BAR HUMOR
(...)
Free Beer, Topless Bartenders and False Advertising.

Gotta love their creativity!

Idaho Press-Tribune (Nampa, ID)
PreFunk owners hope to open new Nampa bar this summer
Aug 4, 2014
(...)
The bar on Front Street downtown is hard to miss. Strings of lights hang over the outside seating area. There’s a classic, black low-rider truck parked out front next to a sign advertising free beer, topless bartenders — and false advertising.

Derby Telegraph (UK)
Could these be the quirkiest signs you’ve ever seen outside a Derby pub?
By Derby Telegraph | Posted: August 28, 2015
(...)
Changed weekly by manager Dec Callaway, last week’s sign read: “Free Beer, Topless Barmaids, False Advertising” with this week’s special reading “Beer as cold as your ex’s heart.”

San Francisco (CA) Chronicle
The San Francisco art tent has plenty of room for newcomers
By Leah Garchik May 22, 2016 Updated: May 22, 2016 5:47pm
(...)
Ed Rose cites the sign in front of a pizzeria on Castro Street: “Naked Servers + Free Beer + False Advertising.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Bakeries/Food Stores • Friday, September 09, 2016 • Permalink