Visit Our Faneuil Hall Location Today!
In 2001 Tom Kershaw was offered the opportunity to create a restaurant and bar operation in the Faneuil Hall Marketplace. That year the Marketplace was celebrating the 25th anniversary of its creation by the Rouse Company and the City of Boston back in 1976. The Marketplace was actually built in 1826 and served as a functioning marketplace for meat, poultry, eggs and butter until its renovation and redirection in 1976. Mr. Kershaw jumped at the opportunity to open a new facility in the Marketplace because he envisioned the opportunity to recreate the bar as it appeared on the set of Cheers. This would provide visitors to Boston an opportunity to visit the set as they had seen it on television. Having visited the set in Hollywood many times and actually appearing on two episodes of the show, Mr. Kershaw directed the construction of the bar to replicate the one seen on television. If you compare the pictures that are available of the set with the actual bar, you will see the similarity.
The location at Faneuil Hall Marketplace provides a lot more opportunity than just the reproduction of the bar. There is a café, a patio and a lower bar all designed to replicate the fun atmosphere that was originally found at the Bull & Finch Pub on Beacon Street and subsequently viewed worldwide on the TV series.
Visitors to Boston and locals alike enjoy the fun, casual atmosphere of Cheers Faneuil Hall
Several items are on view in Cheers that came from the show. We have Sam’s Red Sox jacket, Cliffie’s mailman suit, Lilith's Eco-podi uniform, and a variety of other items that fans will enjoy seeing.
Cheers at Faneuil Hall is not just a museum. It's a wonderful place to wine and dine, to eat and drink, and to have a good time. There are two bars very similar in nature, both island bars that are always lively and fun. The patio provides outdoor dining and the café provides the comfort of indoor dining.The facilities, open from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m., serve food until midnight seven days a week. Join us for Live entertainment April-October Friday and Saturday nights and Nov-March Saturday nights.
Food is served throughout the facility and features a wonderful selection of burgers and sandwiches as well as New England seafood items and appetizers, chowders, soups and stews. Specials each day provide an opportunity to choose items that are special to New England and ably prepared by our chefs. The bars are prepared to serve you cocktails and wines of your choice as well as 10 draft beers.
Located in the heart of downtown Boston, Cheers at Faneuil Hall Marketplace serves not only visitors to Boston but many of the local business people and residents. The Marketplace is a fun place to go because it provides not only drinking and dining, but unique shopping.
Cheers in Faneuil Hall Marketplace also has a retail shop just outside the front door. Be sure to visit this shop because it has all of the items that you will need to take back to your friends at home. Just down a few steps is all of the apparel, glassware and other souvenirs that you will enjoy purchasing.