Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Cheers for Children

TONIGHT is our famous silent auction, Cheers for Children!

Stop by the Hampshire House to bid on fabulous items donated by local businesses and sports teams. Admission is a $35 donation, paid at the door. All proceedes are split between four Boston charities. Doors open at 5:30 - see you there!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


There are numerous honors one can achieve in life, but few can be accomplished while perched atop a bar stool, accompanied by a cold root beer. Cheers has worked hard to change that idea of limitations, while at the same time paying homage to one of the most famous characters in television history. This was accomplished only a few years ago with the invention of the Norm Burger.

This eNORMous burger is topped with Muenster cheese, mushrooms, onion rings, tomatoes, lettuce, and onions, and is served on a giant-sized bun. Only the brave have attempted this massive delicacy, and only the proud of succeeded.

The only questions remaining is -- are YOU brave enough?

This site will be updated weekly with photos of these brave souls as they partake in their epic battle against the burger. The Norm Burger Hall of Fame lists the guests who have received bragging rights after an indisputable victory.

So save your appetite, pull up a bar stool and tell me, Boston -- are you ready for burger-based fame?

Monday, November 26, 2007

Sometimes 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 same
You wanna be where everybody knows
Your name.”

Welcome to the Cheers blog, where you can pull up a cyber barstool and live out your barfly fantasies at the Boston pub where everyone knows your name! This constantly updated website will give Cheers fans and curious spectators alike a look into the modern day happenings of everyone’s favorite bar.

Built in 1969 by Thomas A. Kershaw, the Bull & Finch Pub provided the inspiration for the setting of the bar “where everybody knows your name.” Over the past 25 years, it has gone from a neighborhood bar to a Boston must-visit attraction.

“Cheers” premiered on September 30th, 1982 and went on to become one of the most successful television programs of the 1980s. During the 11 season run, it received 26 Emmy Awards and a record 117 Emmy nominations.

The Bull & Finch Pub still exists on Beacon Hill, now officially named Cheers. Even as one of Boston’s most popular tourist spots, the staff will never fail to treat you like a treasured friend. The hospitality and warm attitudes which originally made the pub so famous continue to define the bar beneath the Hampshire House. In 2001, Kershaw opened Cheers Faneuil Hall as a replica of the one seen on television, allowing guests to become part of the scenery they know and love.

Norm, Cliff and the gang may not be among the many faces sharing a laugh with bartender Eddie Doyle, but the atmosphere remains the same. Cheers is the ideal place for newcomers and old friends alike to share hearty laughs, tall tales, “little-known facts,” and, of course, a cold beer.

And so begins the Cheers Blog – the modern day story of the Beacon Hill bar made famous by 11 historical television seasons. The show may have had its last call, but this bar remains every bit the hotspot it once was.