Drowning Your Sorrows: The Top 6 TV Bars

Tuesday, January 10 by Steve Silverman

maclarens how i met your mother

MacLaren’s Bar. This is one of the primary settings for CBS‘ hit show “How I Met Your Mother,” and the most impressive aspect of the show is the camaraderie felt by Ted, Marshall, Barney, Lily and Robin. When they are sitting at their regular table at the bar, they seem to really like each other and relate to each other extremely well. That may not always be the case when they are outside the bar.

archie bunker's place

Archie’s Bunker’s Place. Kelsey’s Tavern was Archie Bunker’s favorite bar during the run of the all-time classic “All in the Family,” he bought the establishment when the show came back as Archie Bunker’s Place in 1979. Once Archie was able to purchase the bar and run it as his own, he became a much happier man. Archie was always giving advice and telling people how to live their lives and there was no better place for him to do that than the bar that carried his name.

lucy and ricki tropicana

Club Tropicana. “I Love Lucy” was one of the first megahits in the history of television. It starred Lucille Ball and her real-life husband Desi Arnaz. On the show, Arnaz’s character Ricky Ricardo was a bandleader who performed regularly at the Club Tropicana. It may seem ridiculous by today’s standards, but it was a must-watch show from 1951 through 1957. It was so iconic that it was voted the No. 2 series (behind “Seinfeld“) in the history of television by TV Guide in 2002.