Have you ever watched a TV show and wished you could hang out with the characters, especially at their favorite hangouts? Um, let’s be honest, who hasn’t? Indulge in those fantasies by checking out our list of 20 favorite TV show hangouts that include restaurants, clubs, coffee shops and bars.
1. Central Perk
Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey and Phoebe are the group of “Friends” on TV that were known for their love of coffee. Not only did these six make the show extremely popular, but also their favorite coffee shop, Central Perk. From the comfy orange couch to the trendy huge coffee cups to “blond bombshell” Gunther, Central Perk will always have a special place in fans hearts.
2. The Peach Pit
Who didn’t watch “Beverly Hills, 90210” and wish they could chill or work with their favorite rich kids at the Peach Pit? The retro restaurant was the place for Kelly, Dylan, Brenda, Steve, Andrea, David, Donna and Brandon to all sit back, relax or get into fights.
One milkshake, a burger and some fries, please! At least that’s what the “Happy Days” gang would order at Arnold’s. This wasn’t just a place to get some grub, but also a popular spot for Richie, Fonzie, Ralph and Potsie to talk to girls and play the jukebox.
Left to Jack and Declan Porter by their late father, Carl, The Stowaway is a tavern some of the “Revenge” characters visit for a drink, or to make secret deals. The Montauk bar has definitely had its ups and downs, with something always going wrong for the Porter brothers. They have a raw deal, because it’s not like they can leave work at work, since they live above the tavern. That’s rough. Hey, I’d still meet Nolan for a drink.
Nemo’s Pizza was not only a place that served up great Italian dishes, but also a getaway for husband and father Raymond Barone on “Everybody Loves Raymond.” Nemo’s definitely served as the hangout for Ray and his group of guy friends. Even on occasion, Debra and Ray would take the kids for a bite.
6. Monk’s Cafe
Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer from “Seinfeld” never hesitated to hangout at Monk’s Cafe in New York City. Fun fact: I presume fans already know this, but the exterior of Monk’s is an actual establishment in NYC called Tom’s Restaurant. Many “Seinfeld” fans have visited just to say they ate where their favorite TV characters did.
“Cheers” is not only a favorite comedy, but also a favorite bar where everybody knows your name. For 11 seasons, fans watched Sam, Carla, Cliff, Norm and others frequent the Boston bar. There is an actual Cheers in Boston, but sadly it looks nothing like the set bar we came to love on TV.
8. The Max
Who didn’t dream of going on a date with Zack Morris at The Max on everybody’s favorite ‘90s teen show “Saved by the Bell”? I did! The Bayside High gang including, Lisa, Screech, Jessie, Slater and of course babe Kelly Kapowski made the restaurant what it was.
9. Luke’s Diner
I would kill for a cup of coffee at Luke’s Diner on “Gilmore Girls.” Lorelai always did say Luke Danes, the owner, made the best cup of java. Luke’s was the restaurant of Stars Hollow where Lorelai, Rory and the entire town enjoyed breakfast, lunch and dinner, without the interruptions of cell phones!
10. Rear Window Brew
Rear Window Brew is the local spot in Rosewood on ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars.” Spencer, Aria, Hanna and Emily, who is an employee of the trendy coffee shop, have visited the establishment very frequently ever since it was introduced to the series, during Season 3. I bet you “A” has even spent some time there, while simultaneously destroying the girls’ lives.
11. Mystic Grill
Vampires, werewolves, witches, hybrids and dopplegangers, oh my! That’s the type of supernatural beings that can be encountered at the Mystic Grill in Mystic Falls on CW’s hit “The Vampire Diaries.” In addition to the menu, it also seems the bar is nicely stocked. At least, that’s what Damon makes it look like.
12. Poor Richard’s
After a hard day at Dunder Mifflin, Pam, Jim, Meredith, Stanley, Dwight, Phyllis, and others will head to Poor Richard’s. Even though the bar isn’t shown as often as it is mentioned, it is definitely a favorite locale for “The Office” characters. The best part? It’s an actual bar in Scranton, Pa. Road trip anyone?
13. Granny’s Diner
In between battling fairytale characters, especially the Evil Queen/Regina and Cora, the characters of Storybrooke, Maine on “Once Upon a Time” like to spend time at Granny’s Diner. I’d love to try the cinnamon hot chocolate that Snow and Emma are always drinking. Yum!
14. Chubbie’s Famous
The characters of “Boy Meets World” made their fans want to hang with them at Chubbie’s Famous, and not necessarily for the food, but probably to play a game of pool with Shawn, Cory and Eric. I wonder if Chubbie’s will be shown or mentioned in Disney’s new spinoff?
15. The Smash Club
John Stamos, or should I say Uncle Jesse, can play his music for me anytime he likes at The Smash Club. After inheriting it, the famous club featured on “Full House” was reopened by Jesse. It took quite a bit of work to transform the rundown place, but it came to be the place on the series. I mean, even Stephanie’s band got to play the club. Oh, and let’s not forget her crush performed probably the most popular song ever, “Human Pudding!” on stage.
So, this might not have been the most popular show on TV, but I looked forward to waking up every Saturday morning and tuning into “California Dreams,” as part of NBC’s TNBC programming. Come on, who didn’t like seeing Kelly Packard show off her musical skills at Sharkey’s with her band?
17. Cafe Nervosa
Frasier, on “Frasier,” moved from beer in Boston, to coffee in Seattle. He and his brother, Niles, Roz, Martin and Daphne loved to drink their coffees and espressos at Cafe Nervosa.
To be honest, I don’t watch “How I Met Your Mother.” Though, in passing, or while I’m channel flipping, I’ll catch an episode. It seems everytime I turn it on Robin, Barney, Ted, Lily and Marshall are enjoying some brewskies at their favorite bar, MacLaren’s Pub. They drink so much there, it makes want to have a beer myself at the pub.
19. Royal Diner
Booth, Brennan and their friends/co-workers on “Bones” love to hangout at the Royal Diner for drinks and food. It is also a favorite spot for Sweets to delve into deep discussions with the others.
Last but not least, the “Charmed” sisters, Piper, Phoebe, Paige, and the late Prue, could constantly be seen hanging out, drinking, dancing and enjoying music at their San Francisco club, P3. Obviously, named for the “Power of Three” the Halliwell sisters encompassed, the club was run by Piper, and eventually sold at the series end.
Which is your favorite TV show hangout?