10 places from your favorite sitcoms you can visit in real life

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  • When a sitcom airs for nine or 10 years, the spots that the characters hang out in feel like a part of our lives, too.
  • Thankfully, many of these places were inspired by real places that quickly became pop culture landmarks.
  • Whether it’s the titular bar in “Cheers” or the Pawnee City Hall from “Parks and Recreation,” there are multiple spots you can check out from your favorite sitcoms.

Picture this: you’ve spent 10 or 11 years watching a sitcom, and the characters truly feel like a part of your life. Wouldn’t you want to visit their beloved hang-out spots?

These 10 locations were either used during filming or inspired the creators to make their own versions in their shows.

Keep scrolling to see what sitcom locations you need to add to your bucket list.

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“Cheers” almost exclusively took place within the bar, which shared its name with the show.

Cheers, of “Cheers,” was located in Boston, Massachusetts, and for most of its run was owned by Sam Malone, played by Ted Danson. It was normally populated by a lovable group of regulars and employees, including Diane, Norm, Frasier, Carla, and Cliff.


The outside of Cheers was actually a bar called the Bull and Finch for years, but was renamed Cheers Beacon Hill in honor of the show in 2002.

The Bull and Finch was opened in 1969 but achieved national fame when its exterior was used for “Cheers” starting in 1982 and until its end in 1993.

After decades of being known as simply “the bar from ‘Cheers,'” it was renamed Cheers Beacon Hill in 2002, and you can still visit it in Boston.

The characters in “Friends” spent almost as much time at their favorite coffee shop, Central Perk, as they did in their apartments.

For 10 seasons, this beloved group of friends spent almost all of their free time at Central Perk, a coffee shop located in Manhattan.

Over the course of 10 seasons, Rachel and Joey both worked there, and Phoebe even got married on the street right outside.

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