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Gio's in Lincoln Square in Hot Water For Tasteless Domestic Violence Joke

"I like my beer like I like my violence...domestic" is not creating positive publicity for Gio's.

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Lincoln Square bar Gio's went a little too far with its latest joke on its chalkboard outside and is now in a firestorm. The message "I like my beer like I like my violence...domestic" was first spotted on Friday evening and reported by DNAinfo, and now the bar is under siege from patrons and media.

A Philadelphia bar tried the exact same joke last April, but apparently Gio's didn't know or learn from that firestorm.

The public took to Facebook, Twitter, and Yelp to call Gio's out, prompting the bar to blame an employee and subsequently fire that person. Ownership posted an apology on its Facebook page on Saturday.

Gio's Sports Bar

4857 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60625 (773) 334-0345 Visit Website

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