Drowning Your Sorrows: The Top 6 TV Bars

Tuesday, January 10 by Steve Silverman

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<p>The hard-working characters on TV need a place to unwind. If the guy who works at the factory can have a couple of beers before heading home, so can Cliff the mailman when he heads over to <a href=Cheers after making his rounds. It’s a great vehicle for TV writers. There’s a feeling of comfort and security when you go to your regular place. It may be a false feeling, but the minute you walk in you get a feeling like you are home. It makes for a great television setting.

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Cheers. Perhaps the most famous of all the television bars. Set in Boston, bartender Sam Malone (portrayed by Ted Danson) is a former relief pitcher for the Red Sox who owned a bar. He had regular employees like Coach, Diane, Carla and Woody working for him and customers like Cliff Clavin, Norm Peterson and Next Page