Tuesday, January 31, 2012

75 Chestnut Named Best American Restaurant by Trip Advisor

Thank you Trip Advisor and all of our guests for your continued support!

Friday, January 27, 2012

1920's Speakeasy at 75 Chestnut

Guests enjoying rebelling against Prohibition joined us for our Speakeasy on Wednesday evening at 75 Chestnut. When guests made reservations, we provided them with a secret code to enter; our bouncer made sure to request it.

We gambled with some gangsters while enjoying some 1920's period cocktails made to look like juice and mask the terrible taste of bathtub gins.

French 75, Sidecar, Between the Sheets, and Planter's Punch - flappers discreetly sipped on the most popular mixed drinks of the era.

At the end of the evening, we raffled off a 48" pearl necklace. Looks like someone took away the prize...

Friday, January 20, 2012

Kristie Alley's 100 Days of Dance...at Cheers!

It is day 19 of Kristie Alley's 100 days of dance campaign - and where better for the actress to kick up her heels than the bar where everyone knows your name?

To the surprise of the staff and locals, Kristie danced her way into the famous bar Thursday morning.

Check out Kristie Alley, her dance partner and her dance moves around Cheers Beacon Hill by going to her webpage:

Read the article about her surprise visit and special interview with Chef Fouad Hairoufe.

Alley and Hampshire House Chef Fouad Hairoufe
(photo courtesy of Boston.com)

From Boston.com:

Everyone at Cheers knows Kirstie Alley’s name, but no one expected to see her face today. And they definitely didn’t expect the actress who played bossy Rebecca Howe on the long-running NBC sitcom to walk into the Beacon Street bar this morning and begin to rumba.

But that’s just what happened.

“They were very excited,” Alley said of the unsuspecting staff at Cheers. “I haven’t been there for a long time so it was cool.”

Alley’s impromptu appearance was part of her grassroots campaign to promote a healthy lifestyle by shaking her booty. The initiative, called 100 Days of Dance, sprung from her participation on “Dancing with the Stars,” which explains why Serge Onik, a student of Alley’s “Dancing” partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, was with her. (Onik, who’s rumored to be dating Alley, was a former contestant on “So You Think You Can Dance.”)

The way it works is this: Alley and Onik are traveling around for 100 days, dancing wherever they are. At each stop, they shoot video of their fancy footwork and post daily clips at 100daysofdance.com. Alley said she hadn’t been back to Cheers since 1990, when the city of Boston threw a parade for Rebecca (and Sam, Norm, Cliff, and Carla) on the occasion of the sitcom’s 200th episode.

“This isn’t a moneymaking thing,” Alley told us. “I just love to dance. I really got the bug. I don’t care what kind of dancing it is.” (Alley, who slimmed down during her stint on “Dancing with the Stars,” lost in the finale to Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Hines Ward.)

At Cheers, she and Onik arrived unannounced at 9:30 a.m. -- the place doesn’t open until 11 -- and began dancing to the “Cheers” theme, doing a “combination of rumba and a little bit of slow quickstep.” When chef Fouad Hairoufe showed up to work, he was puzzled.

“I said to the front desk person, ‘How did these people get in here?’ and I was told, “That’s Kirstie Alley,” said Hairoufe. “‘Yeah,’ I said, ‘and I’m George Bush.’”

Ever game, Alley said hello to Fouad and invited him to hit the dance floor with her.

“I said it would be an honor even though I’m a terrible dancer,” the chef told us.

Alley and Onik had hoped to take a twirl on stage at Symphony Hall yesterday, and the folks at the BSO tried hard to arrange it. But the orchestra was rehearsing Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring,” and Alley and her partner found the piece impossible to move to.

“It’s an extraordinary song, insanely gorgeous, but there’s absolutely no way to dance to it,” she said. “It’s very abstract and doesn’t really have a melody. The only thing I could do was leap around and spoof my way through it, and I didn’t think that would be very flattering.”

Alley’s journey, which began 19 days ago at the actress’s summer place on Isleboro, Maine (there’s a clip of her dancing in the parking lot of Moody’s Diner in Waldoboro) is unscripted. Keep your eyes open: They could kick up their heels just about anywhere.

“I’ve become like a roving gypsy,” Alley said. “We’re like ‘Where’s Waldo’ of the dance world.”

Click HERE to access the Boston.com article!

We were all so happy to see her and get to spend some time with her!

Alley and Cheers Beacon Hill Manager Mike Hughes

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Kirstie Alley at Cheers Beacon Hill!

Sara Hyatt in our accounting office took some time from crunching numbers to visit with Kirstie Alley this morning in the front pub.

Marc Lomanno also in accounting came to see Kirstie Alley.

On her 100 Days of Dance campaign, Kirstie Alley dances her way through Boston on this snowy day in January. She took some time to revisit her Cheers roots and charmed us all here at Cheers Beacon Hill.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Oscar Party at the Hampshire House

Watch the Oscars at the Hampshire House on Sunday, February 26. Our party will go from 7 to 11pm. Ticket includes hors d'ourves throughout the evening, two drink tickets, a donation to our Cheers for Children charities, as well as tax and gratuity. Red carpet attire recommended.

For reservations please call 617-227-9600.
$49 per person, advance payment required.

Monday, January 16, 2012

1920s Speakeasy at 75 Chestnut

Don your best 1920s outfit - be it Great Gatsby, ritzy, lush or gangster - and join us on Wednesday, January 25, beginning at 5pm.

75 Chestnut will feature prohibition martinis, moonshine, gambling and gangster specials along with our full menu. A 48" pearl necklace will be the special raffle prize of the night

Call us at 617-227-9600 to reserve a table or bar stool. We will give you the code - our bouncer at the side door will request it.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Beer Tastings at Cheers Beacon Hill

Looking for a fantastic way to begin the week?

Join us in the Cheers Set Bar at 84 Beacon Street for Beer Tastings from different brewers every Tuesday!

Jan 17thOmmegang – Mike Larson

Jan 24thSam Adams – Pam Holland

Jan 31stFisherman’s – Tom Ryan

Feb 7thCisco – Matt Lambo

Feb 21stHarpoon – Ed Bardsley

Feb 28thWachusett - John DeMarco

March 6 – Smuttynose – Joe Grotto

March 13thTroegs – Jason Kidwell

March 20thMagic Hat – Jim Moreira

March 27thSam Adams – Pam Holland

April 3rd Fisherman’s Again – Tom Ryan

April 10thBrooklyn – Patrick Paulick

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Art at 75 Chestnut

We have beatiful new paintings up at 75 Chestnut and this artwork, created by Michal Compton, adds to the homey, New England feel of on our quiet Beacon Hill street! Come in to take a look at more of the paintings we have up! Visit www.bostonframing.com to learn more.