Monday, November 30, 2009

The Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll

On Thursday, December 10th, our neighborhood will officially welcome the holidays with the Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Throughout the event, entertainment will include Victorian carolers, a strolling brass quintet, horse & buggy rides, and refreshments at local shops.

Santa will be at the Hill House, 127 Mt. Vernon Street, for pictures with children from 3:30 PM to 6:45 PM. And at 7:00 PM, the Beacon Hill tree lighting will occur at the corner of Charles and Mt. Vernon Streets.

For more information, call the Beacon Hill Business Association at 617-720-7888 or e-mail

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Le Beaujolais Nouveau

At one past midnight on the third Thursday of each November, from little villages and towns across France, over a million cases of Beaujolais Nouveau begin a journey across the sleeping countryside to Paris, for immediate shipment all over the world...

Including 75 Chestnut!

Osmar and Edgar were excited for Le Beaujolais Nouveau!

Osmar and Markus even dressed up for the occasion!

The rest of the staff was excited too, even Claudio!

Pot au Feu was a special that evening.

Coq au Vin was also featured.

The guests were quite pleased with the event.

The spirit of the season really brought everyone together.

75 Chestnut could barely contain the festivities!

Even owner Thomas Kershaw was in attendance, with his wife, Janet and some close friends. This was not a night to miss!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving at Cheers!

Both Cheers locations are open on Thanksgiving from noon to 6PM! In addition to our fantastic pub menu, we'll be offering a special Thanksgiving meal for $15.99. The meal includes a choice of side salad or butternut squash soup, and oven roasted turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, and mixed vegetables.

Monday, November 23, 2009

And now, a word from our sponsors...

The Hampshire House and Cheers would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous donations to the Hampshire House Anniversary Gala last Wednesday. Proceeds from the event will go to our Cheers for Children Charity, which supports the Jimmy Fund, The Floating Hospital for Children, the Cam Neely House and the Globe Santa. The tally of funds raised will be posted soon!Without further ado, our fabulous sponsors:
A. Raymond Tye
A J Maggiore Inc., Tony Maggiore
Arrow Paper
August A. Busch
Bacardi USA
Better Images Apparel
Boston Beer Co.
Boston Mariott Copley Place
Boston Red Sox
Bostonia Produce
Bunker Hill Community College
Burke Distributing
Castle Brands
Coca Cola
Conventures, David Balfour
Copy Clone
Craft Brewers Guild
Craig Cortell
DG & Co., Don Greenhalgh and Laura Gregoriadis
East Coast Associates, Stuart Thompson
Forbes Photographic
Fulfillment America
Gemini Audio Visual
Gosling’s Rum
Gray, Gray, & Gray
Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau
Harpoon Distributors
Honeycutt Electrical Services Company, Steve Honeycutt
Horizon Beverage
Hospitality Services
Intercontinental Boston
Ivy Associates, Ivy A. Turner
Marignetti Companies
Mr. & Mrs. Geoffrey Hills, MorganStanley SmithBarney
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Smyth
New England Council
Old Town Trolley, Shawn P. Ford
Out-of-Hand Graphics
Pat Renee, Bedrock Music
Paul Marks
Paula Carbeau, Micros
Pinnacle Foods
Prince Lobel Glovsky & Tye LLP
Private Label
Progressive Glass
Sidewalk Sam
SM Sneider
Smoki Bacon & Dick Concannon, Literati Scene TV Show
Sylvan Street Grill
TD Garden Premium Club
United Liquors
US Foods
Waltham Pubs

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Faneuil Hall Tree Lighting Is Tomorrow!

Join Cheers, and the rest of the Faneuil Hall Community in a full day of holiday festivities! From 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM, the Community Music Stage at the West End Promenade will feature caroling, bell ringers, dance troupes and other performances. Then, the Main Stage at the East End Promenade becomes the focus of the evening...

At 4:45 PM, Universal Motown Recording Group, JADA will perform. At 5:30, the Mayor Menino will light the tallest holiday tree in New England! Be there for the countdown moments before he flips the switch! At 5:40, Ernie & the Automatics will perform to close out the show.

The event will feature special guest appearances by Santa, The Nutcracker Ballet and Wally the Green Monster, the official mascot of the Boston Red Sox. Gregg Daniels of Mix 104.1FM will MC the event.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

It's the Big Night!

Tonight, on all three floors of the Hampshire House, we'll be celebrating some very special anniversaries at the Hampshire House Anniversary Gala to benefit Cheers for Children!

Congratulations to Thomas Kershaw on 40 years of ownership of the Hampshire House and 40 years of operation of Cheers, originally known as the Bull & Finch Pub! We are tremendously grateful to all the visitors, employees, and organizations that have helped us along the way.

Congratulations to our Cheers for Children charity for thirty years of fund raising! A special thanks to John Grasso and Eddie Doyle, who began the charity all those years ago. Thanks also to all of our sponsors over the years, including those who contributed to the gala this evening.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Ryan Hamilton with Orlando Baxter at the Comedy Club at Cheers this weekend!

In 2008, Ryan was named one of Rolling Stone magazine's 'Top Five Comics to Watch' and appeared at Montreal's prestigious Just For Laughs festival. In 2007 he made his national TV debut when he appeared on NBC's Last Comic Standing and Comedy Central's Live at Gotham. In 2005 he won Sierra Mist's 'America's Next Great Comic' Search. In 2006, Ryan was a finalist at the Boston Comedy Festival competition and appeared at HBO's Las Vegas Comedy Festival as an up-and-coming talent.

The new Comedy Club at Cheers, with the assistance of the Boston Comedy Festival, offers shows at 9:00PM on Friday and Saturday nights. Each show is $15.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Holiday Neighborhood Cocktail Party next Thursday!

Join your neighbors for a cocktail party to benefit the 14th Annual Beacon Hill Holiday Decorating Days.

From 6 to 9 PM, join us on the Second Floor of the Hampshire House for hors d'oeuvres and two glasses of wine or beer (courtesy of Hampshire House owner Thomas Kershaw). The event will feature a jazz trio.

From 5 to 7 PM, the Third Floor of the Hampshire House will feature a Children's Holiday Party with a festive children's buffet and drinks (courtesy of Thomas Kershaw) and children's activities (sponsored by the Hill House).

Adult tickets are $35. Children are free with advance RSVP and an adult ticket purchase, or $10 at the door.

Tickets are available through the Beacon Hill Civil Association at or 74 Joy Street, through the Cambridge Trust at 65 Beacon Street, or at the door if available.

Reserve children's tickets by November 16th through the Civic Association by calling 617-227-1922 or e-mailing

The Hampshire House Anniversary Gala is less than a week away!

On Wednesday, November 18th all three floors of the Hampshire House will be decked out in celebration of some major milestones!

We’ll be celebrating:
40 years of Ownership of the Hampshire House by Thomas A. Kershaw
40 years since the opening of the Bull & Finch Pub, now known as Cheers
30 years of Cheers for Children fundraising activity

There will be plenty of cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres, and food station to enjoy. All proceeds will go to Cheers for Children, our charity benefiting the Jimmy Fund, the Floating Hospital for Children, the Cam Neely House, and the Globe Santa.

Tickets are $100/person or $150/couple. RSVP by calling 617-854-7680 or e-mailing

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Spend Thanksgiving with us!

The Hampshire House and sister restaurant, 75 Chestnut, will be serving a delectable three course meal this Thanksgiving! Join us from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM at either location, but be sure to reserve your table in advance. Both meals are $55 per person, not including tax, tip, or alcoholic beverages.

The Hampshire House Menu
Choice of Appetizers:
Oven Baked Heirloom Pumpkin Bisque
Roasted Sweet Corn and Quahog Chowder
Caesar Salad
Library Grill Salad

Choice of Entrees:
Oven-Roasted Turkey
Herb-Crusted Salmon and Halibut Filet
Grilled Beef Tenderloin and Gulf Shrimp

Choice of Desserts:
Harvest Pumpkin Pie
Orchard Apple Pie
Library Chocolate Mousse
Rum Raisin Bread Pudding

For Reservations, please call 617-227-9600.

The 75 Chestnut Menu
First Course:
Harvest Pumpkin Bisque

Second Course:
Oven-Roasted Turkey with walnut stuffing,
giblet gravy, and Pilgrim cranberry-orange sauce.
Served with garlic mashed potatoes, puree of butternut squash,
and tender string beans with vegetable julienne.

Choice of Desserts:
Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream
Apple and Cranberry Cobbler with cinnamon gelato
Rum Raisin Pudding with fresh berries and chocolate sauce

For Reservations, please call 617-227-2175 after 5pm.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cheers get noticed by Hollywood East!

Our guests weren't the only ones to notice the return of Norm (George Wendt) to Cheers on October 23rd... His visit was recently featured on the Hollywood East Connection. Spoiler alert: The article mentions a potential book signing in the works to bring Norm back to Cheers once again!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...

In the Halloween recap, a few VIP guests were mentioned, but an important Beacon Hill icon was overlooked! He's one of 75 Chestnut's regular valets, loved by all...

Naturally, we are talking about Claudio!

The staff and guests were cracking up when they saw this one-of-a-kind costume, complete with 75 Chestnut attire!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween at 75 Chestnut

75 Chestnut was the place to be this Halloween!
The decor was quite frightening...
Especially to those guests who didn't come in costume!
Those in costume showed a lot of personality and flair!
And it was a great year for group and couples costumes!
We even had some celebrity appearances!
I'd mark your calendar for next year, so you don't miss out!
Just be sure to watch out for this guy!