Boston’s Cheers Beacon Hill (formerly the Bull & Finch Pub) is a mandatory pilgrimage for fans of the popular television show Cheers, which was inspired by this authentic neighborhood watering hole. Although the bar’s interior differs from its famous TV alter ego, you’ll find the same friendly atmosphere, good pub grub, and frothy pints of beer.
Step inside for a pint and discover how this cozy bar inspired a classic American tv show. Located in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood, Cheers is a perfect stopping-off point during a day of sightseeing, where you can enjoy lunch, sip choice beverages, and pick up souvenirs. Stop by on a hop-on hop-off trolley tour for a leisurely visit, or join a guided walking tour of Boston’s famous movie and television sites to see filming locations for popular flicks such as The Departed and Good Will Hunting. For an intimate experience, opt for a private movie tour.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Children are allowed until 10pm.
- If you don’t make it to this pub, there is a replica of the TV version of Cheers inside Quincy Market, set next to Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
- The pub accepts reservations for parties of six or more.
How to Get There
Cheers Boston is located at 84 Beacon Street, in the Beacon Hill neighborhood. The pub is across the street from Boston Public Garden and less than 10 minutes walking distance from the Massachusetts State House. Cheers is easily accessible via the MBTA subway, known as the “T.” Some paid public parking is available nearby but can become full early.
When to Get There
The pub opens daily at 11am. Stop by for lunch to take a break from sightseeing and enjoy the warm atmosphere, or head to Cheers in the evening for a taste of Boston’s nightlife scene.
Exploring Nearby Attractions
Due to its central Beacon Hill location, Cheers bar is close to a lot of Boston highlights, including Boston Common, the Museum of African American History, the Boston Athenaeum, and Charles River Esplanade. Travelers interested in the city's Freedom Trail will find numerous historic sites nearby, such as the Massachusetts State House, Trinity Church, and the Granary Burying Ground.