Real places, fake characters: TV's bars and eateries
A selection of fictional-but-real dining spots from television series over the years.
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Cheers ("Cheers")( Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press )
The Boston bar Cheers -- "where everybody knows your name" -- provides the backdrop for this long-running NBC series about the pub's workers and patrons. Although the show was filmed on a set in Los Angeles, each episode begins with an exterior shot of the bar, which is actually the Bull and Finch Pub in the basement of Boston's upscale Hampshire House restaurant. But these days, the patrons are mostly tourists, so don't expect anybody to know your name.
Address: 84 Beacon St.