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 March 24, 2016
“Jesus walks into a bar…” (bar joke)

“A guy walks into a bar...” is a typical form of what has been called the “bar joke.” A joke involving Jesus (who can turn water into wine) is:

“Jesus walks into a bar and says, ‘I’ll just have a glass of water.’”

The joke has been cited in print since at least 1996.


Wikipedia: Marriage at Cana
The transformation of water into wine at the Marriage at Cana or Wedding at Cana is the first miracle attributed to Jesus in the Gospel of John. In the Gospel account, Jesus, his mother and his disciples are invited to a wedding, and when the wine runs out, Jesus delivers a sign of his glory by turning water into wine.

The location of Cana has been subject to debate among biblical scholars and archeologists; several villages in Galilee are possible candidates.

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Jesus walks into a bar.
The bartender says, “Let me guess… wine, right?”
Jesus says, “No, water.  I’ll do the rest.”

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OT - Humor. A skeleton walks into the bar…
PT in Oregon
8/12/04
Jesus walks into a bar and says, “Gimme a glass of wine, my son.”
Bartender says, “Red or white?”
Jesus pauses, then says, “Gimme a glass of water. I’ll decide later.”

Twitter
Taryn Chase Jackson
‏@anyslyenchanter
@michaelsalamone - Here’s a good one for holy week: Jesus walks into a bar and says “Can I get a glass of water?”
3:10 PM - 7 Apr 2009

Twitter
Wayne John
‏@waynejohn
So, Jesus walks into a bar and says, “I’ll just have a glass of water.”
11:46 AM - 20 Apr 2009

Google Books
Bumper Stickers on the Clouds:
Humor and Essays from an Uncommon Christian

By Ron Ritts
Bloomington, IN: WestBow Press
2013
Pg. 29:
Jesus walks into a bar. The barkeeper asks, “What’ll you have?”
Jesus: “May I have a glass of water, please? And could you put it in a wine glass?”
Barkeeper: “Do you want something to eat with that?”
Jesus: “Yes, I’ll have the loaves and fishes sandwich, with just one mustard seed.”

Twitter
Noah Kort
‏@noahkort
Jesus walks into a bar with 13 disciples, and orders 14 glasses of water.
11:25 PM - 31 Oct 2013

reddit
Jesus walks into a bar with his disciples… (self.Jokes)
submitted October 3, 2014 by nesh751
“Thirteen glasses of water, please!”, Jesus said to the barman, winking at the others…

reddit
Jesus walks into a bar (self.Jokes)
submitted March 25, 2016 by rememberitred
and says “I’ll just have water”

Posted by Barry Popik
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