on December 30, 2012
Making your way in the world todayTakes everything you gotTaking a break from all your worriesSure would help a lotWouldn’t you like to get awaySometimes you want to go Where everybody knows your name, and they're always glad you came. You wanna be where you can see,our troubles are all the sameYou wanna be where everybody knows Your name. You wanna go where people know, people are all the same, You wanna go where everybody knowsyour name.Perhaps one of the most famous theme songs in television history, Cheers became a household name when it first debut on September 30, 1982. The show was so popular during its eleven seasons that TV Guide ranked it 18th out 50 of the best television shows of all time. The inspiration for the show came from the Bull and Finch pub located in Boston, Massachusetts. The beginning credits of the show features the Bull and Finch exterior. The pub is still located there and because of the success of the show, the Bull and Finch was renamed Cheers in 2002. Cheers is located at 84 Beacon Street in the famous Beacon Hill neighborhood. Beacon Hill is one of the most desirable and expensive neighborhoods in Boston. It is easily recognizable for its row houses, narrow gas-lit streets, and brick sidewalks. The Massachusetts State Capitol building sits at the top of Beacon Hill less than a half –mile away from the Cheers bar. Directly across from Cheers is Boston Common, the oldest city park in the United States dating back to 1634. Boston Common is connected to the Boston Public Garden, another city park. It is a great place to walk around, admire the numerous statues, and when you are finished, hop on the subway at the Park Street station, the second oldest subway station in the United States. The show only used shots of the exterior for its show. The interior of the bar looks nothing like the show. I was sort of disappointed because I assumed the entire bar would look just like it was in the show. Although the interior was not what I expected it, they did a good job of making you feel that you are a part of the show. The interior is artfully decorated with Cheers logos and it does have that pub feel. The menu is nothing to get too excited about. It is pretty much like any other pub. I would consider the prices to be a little expensive, but that is probably due to the location more than anything. Hamburgers are $11 to $17 and basic sandwiches such as turkey and a grilled cheese will set you back about $11. Because of the success of the show, a second Cheers bar opened up in 2001 in Faneuil Hall. It is only about a mile away from the original. What separates this one from the original is that it was built to look exactly like the bar from the show. So for those who want to sit on Norm’s corner bar seat or you just want to go somewhere where everyone knows your name, then this is your bar.
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