51 Punningly Brilliant Names for Real Life Stores

There’s something so special about a good wordplay joke. That special little turn of phrase that you repeat over and over again chuckling to yourself… What better way to advertise without advertising? How better to get someone to remember your store than be having a joke built right into the name? These hilarious, pun-tastic store names will have these companies lodged in your memory.

Rhetoricians referred to them as the (auspiciously titled) paronomasia, playing on the sounds and meaning of words. Linguists called them homophones, different words that are pronounced the very same weigh… err way. We are simply going to call them puns, and they are fantastic.

How do you entice someone into a mom and pop shop nowadays in the world of Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Make a dick joke! How do you distinguish your pet grooming place from the hundreds of others in the city? Make a classic film reference! Make your liquor store sound dirty if you say it out loud and watch the costumers (and the free press) roll in.

We’ve scoured the world (from the safety of… the Internet) for the best puns money can buy. Enjoy the creativity of these shop owners with great senses of humor and go shop there! Help keep these wonderful small businesses afloat by voting below, and with your dollars.

Dad Joke: The Store

These Guys Do a Great Service





Tok This Wayyyy





How to the Point





What a Lively Antique Store





He Would Be SO Embarrassed





The Defendant’s Favorite Restaurant





For the Kinky Foodie in Your Life





And the Mom Joke Restaurant Award Goes To…





Damn Dirty Grapes





High Expectations from This Place





Good ol’ Vegan Retreat





Perfect





What Did That Store Do to Earn Such a Reputation





Can’t Argue with That…





I’m Comfortable with This Pun





Lost Boys’ Day Job





Now That’s Just Shellfish





They Thought About Changing the Name But No, No, No





Tee Hee





A Caffeine Addiction… Well You’re in for a…





Curious How the First Part Relates to the Second





For the Adventurous Pup





Why Don’t You Just Go…



RUN FLORIST RUN!





Sew You Think You Can Pun





WWJI (Where Would Jesus Insure)





That Place Is Barely Staying Afloat





So Many Cops in This Restaurant





Say it Aloud





They Have All the…





Madness, I Tell You!





There’s No Winning Here





The Sister Store Is Hugs and Kittens





Guys, I Promise It’ll Be…





The Elusive Baby Talk Pun





Too Much? Too Much





It’d Be Cheesy if it Wasn’t So Sharp… I’ll See Myself Out





It’s Not a Store, but MAN That’s Good





Dickens Would Be So… Proud?





For the Ph.D. Endowed Cyclist





Falafel Pun? That’s Just Impressive





F*@$ Yo Couch!





Too Soon?





A Tale as Old as Time…





What Should I Get Her for Lunch?





SO MANY LAYERS OF LITERAL





Very Important Job






Its Namesake Requires it Be Overpriced






Only the Finest






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