On a recent visit to Boston we visited the iconic Cheers bar or Bull & Finch. Now with multiple locations in the city, we visited the original on Beacon Street. The Beacon Street location was the inspiration for the successful television series Cheers, and where much of the outside filming took place. On arrival we were seated immediately by a friendly hostess. With a replica set-bar upstairs and bar down that also included 2 gift shops. We were seated down as a special reservation needs to be made for the set bar. Large pub menu complete with chowder and baked beans as after-all you are in Boston! Deciding on a Flat bread, Chicken Fingers, Meatball Parmesan, Burger Meister (Sam’s favorite) and when in Boston, baked beans. Beans arriving first then the rest of the meals arrived in about 15 minutes.
Burger Meister, mushrooms, Muenster cheese, lettuce, tomato and Bermuda Onion on a toasted brioche bun. Requested medium was a shade more than medium. Nicely constructed and balanced after removing a few of the onions (our preference). Burger was well spiced and had good flavor. Definitely a burger we’d get again and can see why it would be a favorite.
Flat bread> nicely presented. Tomato’s were sliced and pulled off as we were eating. Diced would have been a better choice. Flavor of sauce was good and mozzarella was excellent but a bit much. Chicken fingers, crisp with very tasty breading and not greasy, better than most we have had. Meatball Parmesan, large meatballs that had a homemade excellence. Sauce also a winner as it was very rich in flavor. Very good sandwich that meatball lovers are sure to enjoy.
When in Beantown baked beans should be on your menu. Two sizes we went with the smaller a mug. Rich and sweet, beans were firm, thinly sliced hot dog enough for nice salty contrast. I’m not sure I could say these were the best ever, but they were pretty awesome.
Service was attentive throughout our visit. Pricing was $125 before tip to include a Cheers mug for $7.99. Yes it is a tourist kind of visit with some traps, but if you are a fan of classic television, Cheers on Beacon street doesn’t miss the mark on nostalgia.