The Top 10 TV Bars

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we've rounded up the best watering holes on television. Cheers!

10. Enterprise D’s Ten-Forward,
Star Trek The Next Generation

So there's this bar and it's on this ship. In space. And it's 353 years in the future. And Whoopi Goldberg is the bartender. Doesn't get much cooler than that.



9. Orlando's Gentleman Club, The Wire

Owned by Stringer and Avon and fronted by Orlando, this Baltimore club might be TV's grittiest bar.



8. The Bada Bing!, The Sopranos

The Bing is where where Tony, the crew, and their patrons took care of all kinds of business.



7. Moe's, The Simpsons

Without this classic dive, Barney wouldn't have a place to rest his weary head, and Oliver Clothesoff would be forever missing.



6. The Brick Tavern, Northern Exposure

It's a place for Shelley's sing-alongs and philosophical discussions about the lives of frogs. Without it, the town of Cicely would undoubtedly be even colder.



5. Regatta Bar, Ally McBeal

In addition to dancing babies, Ally McBeal featured many amazing musical acts—and they all performed at the local Regatta Bar. I can't think of a better place to shake it with Barry White after a day spent fighting legal battles and dealing with unisex bathrooms. (Apologies for the German-dubbed video, it was all we could find!)



4. Fangtasia, True Blood

This damn sexy lounge serves thirsty fangs and fangbangers alike.



3. Paddy's Pub, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Paddy's has been a gay bar, an underage drinking spot, and a hostage-situation HQ. It was the site of Dennis and Charlie's "Dayman" debut. And it's always at the center of the It's Always Sunny's gang's hijinks. Happy St. Patrick's day, bitches!



2. MacLaren's, How I Met Your Mother

The HIMYM crew's regular hangout, MacLaren's is the scene of many memorable high-fives... and a Barney Stinson pick-up line testing site.



1. Cheers, Cheers

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Cheers is the only TV show to ever have just one set. And that set is a bar.



Honorable Mentions:
... The Regal Beagle on Three's Company because, hello, it's called The Regal Beagle!
... The Top of the Bonaventure Hotel on It's a Living, 'cause even though it's technically a restaurant, the waitresses served a lot of fancy cocktails and the wise-cracking piano man made some of TV's best bad jokes.

Which TV bar is your favorite?

Comments (40)
Submit
Sort: Latest | Popular
MacLaren's, How I Met Your Mother
Reply
Flag
Kelsey's from "All in the Family". If nothing else, it deserves an honorable mention.
Reply
Flag
Numbers one and two are PERFECT! In that order too!
Reply
Flag
Cheers is the obvious first choice for me aswell, but I'll have to correct you. It is not the only set in the series. They have also had a few episodes elsewhere aswell;-)
Reply
Flag
While not a bar in the truest sense of the word, no love for The Bronze?
1
Reply
Flag
I like Merlotte's in True Blood, but then again that's more of a diner. It does have a bar though :)
Reply
Flag
Paddy's is the best. With "Kitten Mitton's" being sold there I am in for sure. My cats are always stomping around my "furnitures". And if you have no idea what I am talking about you need to watch season 5 episode 8 again.

ps. http://www.dicktowel.com lol
Reply
Flag
Puddy's Should be number 2. MacLarens should't be in this list, it sucks.
Reply
Flag
Bada Bing, Cheers, Paddys, McLarens. in that order
Reply
Flag
I'll hit up Paddy's, I think you grab your own beers there.
Reply
Flag
Central Perk the place of the Phoebe Buffay's gigs.
Reply
Flag
There are so many great choices on this list. Glad that Cheers is #1!
Reply
Flag
explain how Paddy's Pub lost to that lame bar in HIMYM?
Reply
Flag
How about the bar (Crash?) in Dark Angel?
Reply
Flag
MacLaren's all the way!
Reply
Flag
Wow, a list on this website that doesn't suck!? I'm amazed. Though I'd personally would go to Quark's over the side bar, I'm impressed that something that's over a decade old make this list. Some honerable mentions that should be noted include: Kelcy's Bar/Archie's Place (All in the Family), The Brick (Northern Exposure), The Bronze (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), The Drunken Clam (Family Guy), Earhart's (Babylon 5), Rosie's (M*A*S*H), The Warsaw (The Drew Carey Show), The Boar's Nest (The Dukes of Hazzard), and my personal favorite, Joe's Bar (Battlestar Gallactica).
Reply
Flag
I guess Ernie's Crab Shack doesn't count, since it's not so much a bar as a...crab shack.
Reply
Flag
Looks like I'm the only one so far that remembers Ryan's Bar from "Ryan's Hope". The only soap I know that had a reason to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. And no one could sing Danny Boy like Maeve. Too bad there aren't more Ryan's and Cheers type of bars around....
Reply
Flag
I like the Drunken Clam from Family Guy, the Pogue Mahone from Crossing Jordan and even though it isn't a bar, the diner from Bones.
Reply
Flag
Nothing like furthering a stereotype.
Reply
Flag
Quarks > Ten Forward.
Reply
Flag
I didn't even know Cheers was set in a bar.
Reply
Flag
The fact that the Regal Beagle and the It's a Living just made me cry a little with joy.
Reply
Flag
Paddy's Pub, Moe's, The Bada Bing! and the best of the list.
Reply
Flag
Paddy's. Definitely Paddy's. I live in Philly. I wish I could go to Paddy's and hang out with the gang.
Reply
Flag
+Warsaw Tavern :)
Reply
Flag
If you're going to give The Simpsons local watering hole "MOES" a nod... Then you should definitely be giving Family Guys' "DRUNKEN CLAM" some recognition!!!!
Reply
Flag
Paddys Pub should've been number one haha

Either way, this was a great list
Reply
Flag
I would of mentionned the clam from family guy. Or Joe's in Grey's Anatomy. That place has seen its fair share of fights, fainting, romps in the bathroom, and "I'm in love with someone else" conversations
Reply
Flag
How about the bar in Rescue Me
Reply
Flag
but with the bing! and orlandos you get hot strippers..beer and strippers = win/win situation
Reply
Flag
As long as Cheers is number one I am happy.
Reply
Flag
Didn't Central perk used to be a bar?
Reply
Flag
Central Perk is a coffee house not a bar.



How about Grayson's bar on Cougar Town?
Reply
Flag
Great list. I'd add Cental Perk, and Twin Peaks' bar.
Reply
Flag
Fangtasia is an awesome bar, hopefully more scenes will be set there. But also Merlots! How could they not add that one? :O A lot of the action goes on there :D
Reply
Flag
I'd love to give Fangtasia a try, especially with my favourite blond vampire there. Also, the Next Generation bar. Another place I would love to go is The Bronze from Buffy. Quark's Bar in DS9 is cool too.
Reply
Flag
Fangtasia should not be on this list
Reply
Flag
Yay i love Fangtasia, Pattie's Pub, and MacLaren's
Reply
Flag
I'd like to give "Fangtasia" a try! ;o}
Reply
Flag

Like TV.com on Facebook