Let's Grab Coffee at Central Perk and a Beer at MacLaren's

Monday, September 29, 2014

This weekend. If there would be words for this weekend, there just wouldn't be any.

It was a weekend of celebrating my husband's birthday and a weekend of spending time with friends. 

Friday night we headed to Phikly to see Aziz Ansari. He did not disappoint. Had me laughing the whole time and especially loved his jokes on relationships. 

Then. On Saturday. I lived a dream come true. That's right. I got to grab some coffee from Central Perk! Only after waiting 3 hours in a very long line, but who was counting?

I couldn't BE more excited!

If you aren't familiar with it {which I will now be judging you for} Central Perk is the coffee shop from the TV show Friends. It is the place where Ross, Joey, Chandler, Rachel, Phoebe and Monica spent countless hours of the show, chatting, laughing and living out many story lines.

 It was replicated by Eight O'Clock Coffee and Warner Bros. in Soho, but only for a limited time. It opened September 18 and runs until October 18 where in that time, you can enjoy a free cup of coffee and a nice sit on the orange couch.

Once inside, it almost feels like you really could be catching up with the Friends cast any moment. And the memoribilia is enough to make any true Friends fan absolutely giddy. The clothes the cast wore, Monica and CHandler's wedding invite, rings and vows, the ceramic dog Joey keeps and even Emma's sonogram.

You then step over to order your special Eight O'Clock, free coffee from the barista. Definitely, no Gunther but still cool to walk up and order your coffee.

Grabbing coffee at Central Perk

Then, of course, there is the orange couch. The glory of the whole show. Any Friends fan would truly appreciate the fact that it is sitting there in all its glory. Worn down, dirty but sat on countless times to make a show I love.

They allow you to take pictures on the couch, as many as you want as long you wait in line. We took a few snaps because why not?

He's my lobster.

This was something I am so glad we were able to do. It was such a nice day out and it was easy to pass the 3 hour wait line with good friends there with us. If you are a Friends fan and in the area, you definitely do not want to miss this.

After that excitement, We took a nice stroll through Soho where of course, I had to stop in the Kardashian store, Dash. I couldn't afford one thing in that store but it was fun to pretend I could.

We continued our TV day with dinner and drinks at MacLaren's...I mean McGees pub.

This is the pub that the creators of How I Met Your Mother based it off of. It includes the bar, booths and mural on the wall. The differences are many but can see the similarities when you enter the first floor of the bar.

The HIMYM themed drinks did not disappoint. Although, the Robin Sparkles tasted more like a strong cherry medicine than a strong drink. But I would recommend The Pineapple Incident. 

And my burger was amazing. And I know burgers. Also, I had a frozen sangria and a large plate of loaded nachos. The day before my 7 day diet I was going hard. 

We ended the weekend with sleeping in, waffles and a few errands. I am now exhausted all over again but wouldn't have changed anything about the weekend. 

What were your weekend plans?


  1. This is everything I want out of life!!!!

  2. Oh my gosh, I am so beyond jealous of this it's not even funny. Two of my favorite shows all in one day?! Pretty sure I'd die!!

  3. Oh my gosh, so so jealous of your central perk visit!!

  4. Can't say it wasn't absolutely amazing ;)

  5. It was such a fun day I couldn't even handle it. We slept most of the day Sunday just to recover from all the excitement haha

  6. It was living a dream come true. And so crazy to watch it on Friends now and know I got to sit on the orange couch!

  7. Such a cool experience for sure, even with the long line I would do it all over again. Plus, the coffee was delicious!

  8. That is so awesome! What a great weekend! I would love to visit places like that, especially the MacLaren's bar :)


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