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“stopped by for drink only”
Review of Cheers Beacon Hill

Cheers Beacon Hill
Ranked #228 of 3,434 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Beacon Hill
Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stopped by for drinks only, Sunday afternoon late June around 3pm ish. I'd envisioned a queue around the block to get in, but it was actually surprisingly empty, lots of empty tables - however the host at the door said that the tables were for diners only and that for drinks only we had to grab a seat at the bar ''if we could find one''. 'If we could find one' was right, there's actually 3 bars in here - 1 downstairs, 1 upstairs, and 1 around the back, all were completely full. We walked round a couple of times and were just about to leave as we couldn't find any seats when a couple of seats opened up at the main bar downstairs. We grabbed these, and then also luckily snagged a third bar stool as there was 3 of us.

Drinks were on the expensive side, but we'd expected that as it's touristy. I had a couple of Sam Adams Summer, and my companions had a couple of Sam Adams Brick Red each. Around $50 for the 2 rounds plus tip. I really liked that the drinks are served in 'Cheers' beer mugs.

I'd have really liked to stop and eat but we had other plans. I'd certainly visit again if we're ever back in Boston. Yes it's touristy, and on the expensive side, but if you were a fan of the show then it's definitely worth a visit.

There's a couple of gift shops inside, 1 downstairs and 1 upstairs, selling a wide variety of Cheers themed merchandise. Again on the expensive side but if you go to their website you can print out a coupon for $5 off a $30 spend.

Don't forget the obligatory photos outside underneath the iconic Cheers Bar sign.

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Reviewed July 8, 2014

During a family visit to Boston, it became evident that we had to eat at the Cheers bar for nostaligic reasons. As long as that is your prime motivation for eating here, then everything else will be fine!

The food was good bar food and if you sit upstairs, you are sitting in the set of the Cheers programme, which is a nice touch.

However, you need to turn a blind eye to almost everything else - the service is ruthlessly efficient at getting as many people through the doors as possible; whilst not dirty, I would not describe the place as being clean; the men's restroom was flooded; tables are cramped; menu is limited; and so on. But we did eat at the Cheers Bar and it made the trip to Boston worthwhile for my wife!

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Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Ok well maybe they won't know your name at Cheers unless you are regular but this charming bar/pub makes you feel you have been transported into a Cheers episode and you are waiting for Sam or Woody to pop up behind the bar. We enjoyed an excellent lunch (for pub food, the menu was fabulous - try the turkey burger if you want a healthy option) and left with a few souvenirs from the Cheers shop upstairs. Well worth a visit by any Cheers fab or even if you just want a decent meal and drink. Service was great as well.

Thank N V
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Reviewed July 7, 2014

The main bar that we ate in has all the fixtures that were on tv, just set up a little differently. The tv set bar was upstairs. Parking is hard to find around Boston Common. Food and staff were exceptional. It is a must stop if you were a fan of Cheers!

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Reviewed July 7, 2014

Nice nostalgic visit to the "new" landmark of Beacon Hill. Fare was excellent and fairly priced. Waitress was attentive and responsive to our needs. If I lived in the area this would be one of my regular eating places for and informal and fun lunch.

Thank S E R
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