Cheers is one the most iconic sitcoms in television history, earning nearly thirty primetime Emmys during its illustrious run on NBC. Alongside shows like Taxi, it went on to define the genre and remains one of the best offerings to this day – and one of the most popular. Given the show’s legendary status, it’s no surprise that the bar counter from the set (and some other memorabilia) being auctioned on Heritage Auction’s website is quickly grabbing attention.
Accounting for the majority of the bar’s makeup are the Luan wood counter sections with the attached brass railings. One of the sections is where beloved regulars like Cliff and Norm would take a load off. John Ratzberger’s initials, the actor who played Cliff, can even be found carved into part of the counter among other cast members. The burgundy leatherette barstools complete the basic bar set. The cash register and piano aren’t included here as they are being offered separately. But plenty of other memorabilia makes the cut, like prop menus and dishes from the sitcom, some of which had been previously used in Frasier. Also included are over twenty framed sports photos from the set – and you’ll even get a few “liquor” prop bottles filled with resin, but unfortunately, no milk bone underwear is included.
Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name, and that will likely be easier once people find out you bought the bar from Cheers and come over to see it. The Cheers bar, measuring about 10.5 feet long and 3.5 feet tall, comes with three countertop sections, brass railing, barstools, a back bar unit, wooden set walls, and other memorabilia from the show.
Fans now have the opportunity to take home a piece of television history. Bids are live on Heritage Auction’s website, starting at $105,000.