The Top 10 TV Hangouts

By Ilana Diamond

Mar 25, 2010

Last week, we listed our favorite TV bars. But not all of the boob tube's fine establishments serve beer. If we could travel through TV-land, here are the ten local haunts we'd most like to visit.

10. Bigger Jigger, Mama's Family

Vinton loved goin' on down to the Bigger Jigger, but it certainly wasn't Mama's favorite establishment.

9. The Basement, That 70's Show

Red and Kitty's rec room was used for all sorts of recreational activities.

8. The Pit, A Different World

Dwayne Wayne, Whitley, Denise and even Tupac visited this Hillman College hotspot.

7. The Bronze, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy, Xander, Willow and the rest of the Scooby Gang rocked out at this night club where even Aimee Mann made occasional appearances. (And this fan video is kind of too good not to share.)



6. The Max, Saved by the Bell

The place for milkshakes, hot dance movies, broken hearts, and pitch-perfect 1990 decor.



5. Arnold's, Happy Days

Heyyyyy! It's got a jukebox and the Fonz—what's not to like?

4. The Peach Pit, Beverly Hills 90210

This one is best expressed in haiku:
The Peach Pit, a place
where the well-coiffed eat burgers
good times, bad times, here


3. Central Perk, Friends

While Jennifer Aniston's haircut inspired salons everywhere to offer "The Rachel," this "New York" java joint likely had a hand in independent-coffee-shop boom of the '90s... not to mention mass consumption of lattes served in mugs the size of human heads.



2. Monk's Diner, Seinfeld

The best place to talk about... everything.

diner where Jerry and crew can speak aloud their neuroses.

1. Double R,

Twin Peaks The Double R serves up a damn fine cup of coffee.

Which TV hangouts would make your list?

3/17th of a haiku about the center of life, The Peach Pit, was where Brenda, Brandon and the rest of the well-coiffed crew worked through some of the toughest moments in their Beverly Hills lives.
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  • holden_potter Apr 04, 2010

    Great list!I like Central Perk and Monk's Diner. Another places are Cheers,Luke's in 'Gilmore Girls',Joe's bar in 'Grey's Anatomy',TRIC in One Tree Hill,Bait Shop in The OC.

  • slexie4eva Mar 30, 2010

    I loved Central Perk, but what about the Talon from Smallville?!

  • Yasser-24 Mar 29, 2010

    Monk's Diner, Seinfeld and Central Perk, Friends are the best !!!! ...

  • mgfish Mar 29, 2010

    Another very nice list. I thought of most of them as well.

  • denimboy34 Mar 29, 2010

    MacLaren's Pub, Luke's Diner, the German waffle restaurant from Dead Like Me, the Bait Shop from The OC...

  • hejberit Mar 28, 2010

    what about 'the pie hole?' that place was filled with magic!

  • mhl978 Mar 27, 2010

    Correction: Seinfeld was a show about nothing, so Monk's Diner was the best place to talk about...nothing.

  • Carolee99 Mar 27, 2010

    Yeah here's voting for The Pie Hole! There were lots of good choices there.

  • n8v7n3 Mar 27, 2010

    One hangout that shouldn't be forgotten- The Pie Hole from Pushing Daisies.

  • Nattyff Mar 26, 2010

    What about MacLaren's!!!

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