LODI, NJ - JUNE 20: General view of Satin Dolls, the location used for Bada Bing in the filming of "The Sopranos," June 20, 2013 in Lodi, New Jersey. Gandolfini passed away on June 19, 2013 while on vacation with family in Italy. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Do you have that one local spot or dive bar in your hometown that you always go back to? Take a minute and think about your favorite bars and why exactly they are your personal favorites.

Now, take it a step further and think about all of your favorite television shows and movies that wouldn’t be the same without the bar featured in them.

EmpireStakes.com has revealed the top 10 most popular fictional bars from tv and movies based on Google trends over the past five years. Let’s just say you’re going to definitely want to go out for a drink after work today.

While there are countless scenes to think of, some of the most memorable ones from over the years with fictional bars hit close to home for residents of the Tri-state area.

It should be no surprise that Bada Bing! featured in The Sopranos made this list coming in at No. 8. The filming location was set at an actual exotic dance club called Satin Dolls in Lodi, New Jersey.

The Sopranos aired from 1999 until 2007 bringing fans six seasons of countless laughs and unforgettable scenes at Bada Bing! starring Tony Soprano (RIP James Gandolfini).

This next bar took the No. 10 spot and there are probably a few of you that still dream of hanging out at MacLaren’s Bar featured in How I Met Your Mother to this day. Scenes for the show were all filmed at a studio in LA but it was based on the NYC pub McGee’s.

The “friendly Irish neighborhood pub” and home of How I Met Your Mother is only 3 blocks from Central Park and has become quite the tourist attraction for fans of the show. McGee’s (MacLaren’s) is even the final stop on the NYC Tv & Movie Tour.

According to the restaurant’s website, customers can take part in How I Met Your Mother Monday’s which includes cocktails and a menu inspired by the show.

Without further ado, scroll below to see the top 10 most popular fictional bars from tv and movies thanks to EmpireStakes.com.

  • 10. MacLaren's Pub - 'How I Met Your Mother'

  • 9. The Drunken Clam - 'Family Guy'

  • 8. Bada Bing! - 'The Sopranos'

  • 7. The Leaky Cauldron - 'Harry Potter'

  • 6. Moe's Tavern - 'The Simpsons'


  • 5. Rosie's Bar - M*A*S*H*

    Rosie's Bar

    Rosie's Bar was a popular off-base watering hole for all G.I.'s stationed in the area of Uijeongbu, South Korea near the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in both the 1970 film MASH as well as the CBS-TV series M*A*S*H. The bar was inspired from a similar waterhole named Rose's Bar, which actually existed in Seoul during the Korean War.

  • 4. The Salty Spitoon - 'Spongebob SquarePants'

  • 3. Paddy's Pub - 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'

  • 2. Mos Eisley Cantina - Star Wars'

  • 1. Cheers - 'Cheers'

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