Cheers

Bar / Restaurant
Cheers The façade of this Beacon Hill institution served as the setting for the long-running Cheers TV show – and to say owners have capitalized on that Hollywood connection would be an understatement. Boston United States 42.35588 -71.071127
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Party Earth Review The façade of this Beacon Hill institution served as the setting for the long-running Cheers TV show – and to say owners have capitalized on that Hollywood connection would be an understatement. Founded as the Bull & Finch... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    Daily 11am–midnight

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Cheers Review

The Scene

The façade of this Beacon Hill institution served as the setting for the long-running Cheers TV show – and to say owners have capitalized on that Hollywood connection would be an understatement.

The façade of this Beacon Hill institution served as the setting for the long-running Cheers TV show – and to say owners have capitalized on that Hollywood connection would be an understatement.

Founded as the Bull & Finch Pub in 1969, the now famous (and renamed) watering hole landed on a marketing goldmine when Cheers producers asked to shoot the exterior for the show’s credits, and today a steady stream of fans make their way down the same wrought iron steps that graced the airwaves for eleven seasons.

Aside from the Indian statue by the door and a large stained glass window, however, little inside resembles the Paramount stage where the show was filmed, though that doesn't deter the crowds.

Cheers and Boston sports memorabilia blanket the brick walls near the cozy main bar, where small tables in the front dining room fill up with chatty out-of-towners snapping photos or eyeing the nearby souvenir shop, while a similar back room provides space for additional ‘Cheersleaders’ to order themed eats like Frasier’s Chicken Panini and the massive Norm Burger.

Die-hard fans who want an experience more reminiscent of the show should head to the venue’s second location in Faneuil Hall, aka “The Replica,” which was designed to match the sitcom’s set – but for a little bit of TV history in the heart of Beacon Hill, nothing beats the “original” Cheers.

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Tip from Emma:

Order a twenty-ounce beer in a souvenir Cheers dimple mug and it’s yours to keep for just $6!

  • Crowd

    Hollywood fanatics, Cheers fans, tourists, families, and some area young professionals, all ages.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Roughly a dozen TVs tuned mostly to sports. Live music most Fridays and Saturdays, including acoustic, pop, R&B, and jazz. Cheers souvenir shop.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Themed pub grub featuring the Giant Norm Burger, Carla’s Meatball Sub, and Cliff’s More-Than-A-Grilled-Cheese. Weekend brunch menu. Fixed-price menus available for groups of fifteen or more.

    Private booking available. 21+ after 10pm. Second location (“Replica”) is about a mile away in the Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Happy Hour M–F 4–6pm.

  • Prices

    Brunch menu $10–$15, appetizers $4.95–$10.95, salads $6.95–$13.95, burgers $8.95–$12.95, sandwiches $8.95–$10.95, entrées $8.95–$15.95. Beer $5.75–$6.75, wine $5.75–$9, cocktails $6–$9.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual and work attire: jeans, t-shirts, sweatshirts, some suits.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Friday and Saturday nights for some live music to go with that Norm Burger.

  • Close By

    Hub Pub‎ (18 Province Street) is a relaxed joint whose hearty pub grub and cheap pitchers of beer draw a big after-work crowd.

Cheers User Reviews

Average rating:
Down to earth atmosphere with good beer and friendly staff
Michael S. Mar 27, 2013
Cheers bar is a landmark in Boston. The hilarious television show of the 1980s that featured actors Ted Danson and Woody Harrelson was shot in Boston, MA and still maintains the name Cheers. Although the bar looks a little different than the bar you've seen on the television show, it still maintains that friendly and relaxed atmosphere. There are more young people in the bar than on the television show and the food is great, too. If you're looking to bar-hop or just stick around for several hours and enjoy some drinks, Cheers is a great place to be.
Really?
Jayson M. Sep 5, 2012
Hi there, I’m a simple-minded and easily amused lonely butthead who probably lives in my mother’s basement, and I would like to visit the set of a show I watched back when I was a stoned out 5th grader. Actually, no, not the set, the façade used in the opening credits of Cheers, which is entirely the claim-to-fame of this tourist hell hole. It looks nothing like the show’s bar, by the way. And okay, I’m being kind of mean. It’s not awful, but you won’t see anyone who lives in Boston here unless they have friends visiting who want to get a photo in front of the stairs. Prices are amped up due to the tourist aspect. Food and drinks will fill you up if you eat and drink them. Ooh, I know, walk in and yell NORM! The staff will love it, they’ve never heard anyone do that before. Brilliant.
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