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April 2, 2009

No Idea Tavern's April Fool's Day joke

no idea tavern's april fool's day jokeJason Zink, who owns No Idea Tavern (1649 S. Hanover St.), posted this sign outside his South Baltimore bar yesterday.

Hee hee.

Anybody else know of any good bar/club April Fool's Day pranks?

(Photo courtesy of Mr. Zink)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 1:31 PM | | Comments (9)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


That's like playing with fire in today's economy. Could have been dangerous if people decided to actually not come back until June.

Then again, maybe I'm just gullible. I was actually looking forward to having Gmail's autopilot tell my grandad that I'm tired of his ridiculous forwards.

I agree with Evan. For all they know, people saw the sign on the door and won't come back until June, if at all. Is an April Fool's gag worth it if you end up losing customers?

Um I'm sure people would have caught on when they saw that there were people inside?

Bwahahahahahaa nail on the head, Jamma.

I thought No Idea was on Hanover Street. That placed has been so many different names over the years that I lived in the 1600 block of S. Charles Street that it wouldn't suprise me to see a closed sign on the door.

Whoops! Fixed!

Jamma, maybe right as long as people don't think it was just put up in advance for the next day.

Very creative. I also like that when I clicked on the comment page an ad for Don't Know came up in the right hand column. You're a genius Jason.

The Mercury Lounge (NYC) was mentioned in an April Fool's prank on the Pixies web site: (And yes, I did fall for this last night. I was complacently thinking that no one had pranked me yesterday, and then I stumbled on that news article. I was tired enough when reading it that I fell for it hook, line, and sinker.)

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