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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MacLaren's Pub ("How I Met Your Mother")( Cliff Lipson / CBS )
Marshall, Lily, Ted, Barney and Robin spend a lot of time in their favorite booth at MacLaren's Pub going over Barney's conquests, Robin and Ted's neurosis, and Lily and Marshall's tales of married life. Creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas may have based the drinking hole with a kitchen on four New York City bars where they drank, but it is McGee's NYC Pub and Restaurant that provides the visual inspiration.
Address: 240 W. 55 St.
New York City