The iconic bar will close down its Faneuil Hall location on Sunday, August 30.
Sadly, the legendary Cheers bar is the latest to fall victim to the coronavirus pandemic. Located in Faneuil Hall, the emblematic bar is a replica of the set from the popular 80s TV series Cheers, and was a total staple of the Boston bar and restaurant scene, not to mention its popularity among tourists. Unfortunately, the business suffered terribly during the pandemic and now after more than 20 years, Faneuil’s Cheers faces permanent closure.
“Cheers Replica Bar has had a wonderful 20 years in the iconic Faneuil Hall Marketplace, one of America’s most cherished historic landmarks,” said the bar’s founder, Tom Kershaw, in a press release. “I have faced, and pulled through, many kinds of downturns and upticks in the economy within the last 20 years Cheers Replica Bar at Faneuil Hall Marketplace has been in business. Sadly, the COVID-19 pandemic, combined with no assistance from our landlord (Ashkenazy Acquisition Group), has made this current challenge insurmountable.”
Before the pandemic, the bar served drinks from 11 am until 2 am and often had live music performances, making it a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Now, the legendary bar will give its last hoorah on Sunday, August 30.
Fortunately for all Cheers fans, the bar’s original location on Beacon Street is still going strong and is currently open for outdoor and indoor dining as well as take out.