Bar ‘Cheers’ in Boston announces the latest call for COVID-19

The “where everyone knows your name” bar is gone.

One of the real “Cheers” locations in Boston closes its doors for good.

The fan-favorite Faneuil Hall watering hole, which was modeled to look like the set of the famous sitcom, will close on August 30th.

‘Cheers’ aired on NBC – with 28 Emmy wins and 117 nominations – from 1982 to 1993, starring Ted Danson, Shelley Long, Rhea Perlman, Kirstie Alley, Woody Harrelson, George Wendt and John Ratzenberger.

Regulators would not jump in their pints: The original bar that actually inspired the show, located in historic Beacon Street opposite the Boston Public Garden, is still going into beer. The Beacon Hill Cheers was originally opened in 1969 as the Bull & Finch Pub, and hosts a themed gift shop if you are looking to enjoy your nostalgia.

Founder Tom Kershaw made the announcement in a press release, according to

“I’ve been dealing with a lot of downturns and upticks in the economy over the last 20 years, and by the way, Cheers Replica Bar at Faneuil Hall Marketplace has been in business,” he said.

“Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic, combined with no assistance from our landlord (Ashkenazy Acquisition Group), has made this current challenge insurmountable.”

As in New York City, many institutions in Boston at the time were closed due to the coronavirus, including famed Great Scott music hall – although owners are hoping to reopen at a new location.