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NU Bucket List – #14
It’s where everybody knows your name! For the uninitiated, Cheers is a pub right on the Boston Common that had a starring role in the *very 80s* sitcom, Cheers. The show followed a colorful cast of characters that gathered each day at the bar run by Sam Malone, an ex-Red Sox pitcher gone to seed. It’s properly laced with Boston references, so it’s not surprising that Cheers was and is a city favorite. While it was filmed on sound stages in Los Angeles, all of the outside shots of the bar depict the Boston location, making it a natural piece of Beantown heritage.
First things first, if you haven’t yet split a few ribs watching the show, head on over to Netflix where the entire series can be streamed. It’s old, it’s cheesy, and it’s awesome.
Then, and only then, should you make a pilgrimage to Cheers Beacon Hill. The pub draws nearly one million visitors every year, and gets especially crowded nights when a Boston sports team is playing.
True to form, Cheers has a pretty authentic Boston menu, all named after the show’s most oddball characters. We highly recommend Ma Clavin’s Clam Chowda followed by the Giant Norm Burger with a lively Sox game in the background.
During your visit, prepare to get the Cheers theme song, “Where Everybody Knows Your Name,” stuck in your head. Here’s a little preview: