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 The hospitality and warm attitudes which originally made the pub so famous continue to define the bar beneath the Hampshire House.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.

1 comment:

BlogWill said...

Sort of a trivia question: At the end of Season 5, "I do, Adiou" there is a scene where Sam imagines what growing old with Diane would have been like (except that she left to write her novel). During that scene, there is some beautiful piano music playing. It is not mentioned in the credits. Does anyone know what that tune is?
Perhaps they just made it up for this episode, but it's so good, I wonder if it was not actually a song that they used. If you know, please tell me. Thank you,
Will S