Cheers Beacon Hill

Cheers Beacon Hill is a bar/restaurant located on Beacon Street in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, across from the Boston Public Garden. Founded in 1969 as the Bull & Finch Pub, the bar is best remembered internationally as the exterior of the bar seen in the hit NBC sitcom Cheers, which ran between 1982 and 1993.HistoryThe show used the Bull & Finch exterior for the series' establishing shots of the namesake bar Cheers. No interior shots were used, and the downstairs pub does not resemble the bar in any way. A slightly modernized replica of the set bar has been built on the ground floor.The Official Preppy Handbook published in 1980 described Quaffer's (the upstairs at the time) as "Clubby, library atmosphere, with the requisite backgammon tables. Private club, but flexible, especially for ladies." The trademark, filed in 1982 has since been canceled.In 1982 Boston magazine awarded the Bull & Finch the title of Boston’s best bar.On May 20, 1993, the night of Cheers series finale, there was a large party held outside of the bar to commemorate the event. Many people gathered outside the bar, and watched the finale on two large TV screens specially set up for the event. The cast of Cheers watched the finale inside the bar. On the episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno that aired after the finale took place live at the party outside the bar, with many celebrities including sportscaster Bob Costas in the bar, Jay Leno walked into the bar and interviewed them. Later, Leno played many games with the Cheers cast inside the bar, and at the end of the show, the Cheers theme was played outside the bar.

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Location

Category

Bar

Address


84 Beacon St
Boston, MA
02108

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 00:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 00:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 00:00
Thursday 10:00 - 00:00
Friday 11:00 - 23:45
Saturday 11:00 - 23:45
Sunday 11:00 - 01:00
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