17 Iconic TV Hangouts We All Desperately Wish Were Real

17 Iconic TV Hangouts We All Desperately Wish Were Real

Even if we don't drink coffee, we would all buy a big cup from Luke's Diner.

Fans of "Gilmore Girls" should sit down right now!

When we think of Luke's Diner, we all remember fondly everything that has happened in this small diner. Rory and Lorelai Gilmore's antics. Lorelai absolutely needing coffee at almost every moment. Luke's classic flannel shirt and ball cap. We loved everything about this diner.

Well, as I said before, all fans must sit down for this bit of news. It turns out the actor who played Luke, Scott Patterson, is coming out with his own line of coffee! Now, it isn't exactly Luke's Diner, but what could be better than enjoying a nice cup of coffee from Luke while watching "Gilmore Girls" reruns?

After this exciting news, it got me thinking. Wouldn't it be amazing if some of the most interesting places we see on television were real places we could hang out at?

These are just 17 of the most iconic hangout sites we all wish we could go to.

1. Luke's Diner from "Gilmore Girls"

Mention Luke's Diner to any "Gilmore Girls" fan and you are likely to receive a dreamy look on their face as they remember all the time spent there. It would be absolutely amazing to be able to try Luke's coffee and sit at the bar to talk to him.

2. Central Perk from "Friends"

Coffee drinker or not, everyone wishes so desperately for Central Perk to be real. What could be better than grabbing your friends, sitting down on that comfy couch and listening to someone sing Smelly Cat?

3. The Brew from "Pretty Little Liars"

Watching the "Pretty Little Liars" trying to solve the clue that was A while sitting around at The Brew made us desire to sit there with them. I mean, if my coffee shop had Ezra Fitz serving me then I would definitely be happy.

4. Waverly Sub Station from "Wizards of Waverly Place"

The Waverly Sub Station was my favorite part of "Wizards of Waverly Place." We all wanted to be in the presence of a magic family and taste a 'to the Max' sandwich.

5. Topanga's from "Girl Meets World"

The trendy cafe that was Topanga's is one place we all should have. Figuring out your problems or having father/daughter reunions should all happen with Topanga Matthews serving you coffee and pastries.

6. Karen's Cafe from "One Tree Hill"

Although quaint, Karen's Cafe was home to some iconic scenes. Confrontations were had, problems solved, kisses given. This place had it all. Don't we all wish for a homey place to experience all of our biggest moments?

7. Tric from "One Tree Hill"

You can guarantee that whatever did not take place in Karen's Cafe took place at Tric. Famous singers and bands all performed here, drinks were created at the bar and movie nights took place here. This trendy but strange looking club would be a hit if it were a real place for us all to visit.

8. Chubbie's from "Boy Meets World"

Who wouldn't want to spend their young days at Chubbies with Corey and Shawn? Chubbies was the best-looking bar. With its feel of the 90s and comfy booths, this place really needs to be recreated for us nostalgic millennials.

9. The Max from "Saved by the Bell"

Hanging out with Zach, Screech, Jessie, Lisa, Kelly and Slater at The Max seemed like the best time. The neon lights, retro booths and tables, pops of color everywhere, retro arcade games and the jukebox is a blast to the past we all want to experience.

10. MacLaren's Pub from "How I Met Your Mother"

Who wouldn't want a bar right under there apartment building? It is literally walking distance! Not to mention any bar that Neil Patrick Harris visits frequently is a bar I want to be in. The time spent will be "legen- wait for it -dary!"

11. Good Burger from "Kenan and Kel"


"Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger, may I take your order?" That is one classic saying. Us millennials would give anything to hang out with Kenan and Kel at Good Burger. I wonder what a Good Burger actually tastes like?

12. The Krusty Krab from "Spongebob Squarepants"

I can't be the only one who has ever wondered what actually goes into a Krabby Patty and if it is worth stealing a recipe. It would be so cool to enjoy a Krabby Patty at the Krusty Krab. I just hope the person taking my order isn't as miserable as Squidward is. Plus, if my Krabby Patty isn't made by an over-enthusiastic sponge then I don't want it.

13. The Hub from "That '70s Show"

This place always looked so interesting. Clearly, everyone goes there, and everything happens in or around it. I bet it would be a blast hanging out with Fez, Donna, Steven, Jackie, Michael and Eric while enjoying burgers and the famous french fries.

14. Shore Shack from "Rocket Power"

After a long day of surfing, skateboarding or just hanging out at the beach, imagine having this place to come to. Right on the boardwalk eating burgers, fries and a nice cold soda. Nothing would be better than that.

15. The Tropicana from "I Love Lucy"

The Tropicana looked like the best place to hang out. The band was absolutely amazing and the shows they put on were complete productions. Lucy pulling every antic she could think of to be a part of the show was the icing on the cake. What I wouldn't give to hear Ricky Ricardo singing "Babalu" as I eat dinner.

16. Clyde's Bar from "New Girl"

Sitting next to Jessica Day and the rest of the cast makes for a good time. Nick, as a bartender, seems just as fun as hanging with Jessica does. This is one bar that almost ensures a good time to be had.

17. Ben's Bar from "Baby Daddy"

The drinks here look great, and the drama is even better. This unassuming bar is at the center of everything that goes on in Ben Wheeler's life. Why can't we all sit back, enjoy a nice drink and deal with life in a bar like this?

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Joining My Sorority Changed My Life

There is more to Greek life than meets the eye.

When I started my first semester of college, I was shy, nervous and a little lost. I made some mistakes, lost my footing and attempted to get my act together. Moving eight hours away to a place where I knew absolutely nobody was the scariest thing I've ever done, but the one thing that made it ten times more bearable was the decision to rush.

Since move-in weekend, the "The Possibilities Are Endless" recruitment fall 2017 flyers were hung up in every hallway from my dorm to my classrooms. Coming into Ohio, I said I would never rush. Greek life has had a bad reputation among many and it didn't seem like the right thing for me. But I kept stopping by to read those flyers, paying attention to the block letter sweaters that sorority girls wore to class, and couldn't help but stare as I walked past the sorority houses on campus.

Ultimately, I decided to rush. What should hold me back? Nothing.

So I stepped out of my safe little bubble and walked into 10 houses of girls screaming the "Go Greek" song at the top of their lungs for two weekends in a row, and man it was the best decision I've ever made. Walking out of Alpha Omicron Pi for the last time before bid day, I never would've imagined what an impact this chapter would have on my life in such a short period of time.

After one semester, I had met my closest friends, not only in college but life in general.

Since day one, these girls have treated me better than the shallow friends I had known for years back home in high school. Throughout the entire first semester, if I ever needed anything, ran into trouble, needed advice or a shoulder to cry on after a bad week, all I had to was say the word and my sisters would be waiting for me in their rooms. They are the reason I made it through those first difficult months away from home, that bad exam or that one aching heartbreak.

What so many people don't realize is that the awful stigmas, stereotypes and bad reputations that Greek life has are not true at all. From the outside, it's easy to brand us as shallow girls who all wear the same clothes and act the same way. But we all know that you can't judge a book by its cover, and the same thing applies for judging sororities.

You can't know what it's like unless you've gone through recruitment or have joined yourself,

Recruitment teaches us valuable conversational skills, how to look nice, and present ourselves in the best image possible. All these qualities are important life skills when it comes to future job interviews. We host charity events for our philanthropy, helping those in need, and have mandatory service/volunteer hours we must complete each semester. Every chapter has a minimum GPA that their members must meet in order to remain in the organization.

The general idea that those who are in Greek life are not serious about their studies, slack off and don't get good grades is one of the biggest lies I've ever heard. Here at Ohio University, the average GPA of members in Greek life is actually higher than the overall GPA of the rest of the student body.

If that doesn't speak for itself, then I don't know what will.

Being in a sorority teaches us how to balance sisterhood and studies. Older sisters are always willing to lend help to the new freshmen if they're struggling with a difficult class the others have taken before. We always put our academics first, and social life second.

My sorority taught me how to lift each other up, to tell your sisters you're proud of them, to tell them you love and appreciate everything they do.

With these amazing women, I've had the time of my life in college. From date parties, to bid day, family dinners and socials, these are the memories I will cherish forever. It's made me a better, more dedicated and happier person. Thanks to my chapter, many opportunities have opened up to me.

I know I'll always have a home there and friends who run to me with open arms after being away for an entire month over break. And it means the world to have such loving people who worry about you and miss you every day when you're away.

There truly is no way to express my gratitude for Alpha Omicron Pi, and I hope that others will see this and realize there is so much more to sororities than meets the eye.

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Thoughts About A 21st Birthday

Turning twenty-one has its pros and cons.

In life, we all have the "useless" birthdays. These birthdays are nothing but a celebration of turning another year older. This is kind of how I felt last year when, in February, I became twenty. But twenty-one is considered a milestone, especially for American youth. In the long run, how unique is gaining another responsibility?

I only question this, and slightly dread it, because there is more that comes with being twenty-one. For myself, a female, being this old means I am required to receive Pap smears in South Carolina, a procedure I do not like in the least. If you don't know what this is, well, they put a plastic thing inside you to open the region up and check the cervix for cancer. It isn't pleasant for me for multiple reasons.

But, back to what everyone knows about this age: drinking and the ability to purchase whatever kind you like.

I will probably enjoy being able to drink here. Thing is: I've had alcohol before. In Europe and Mexico, everything is a bit more relaxed, and it is indeed an excellent experience to learn what wine tastes like, or alcohol in general, and how to be a responsible drinker. Have I snuck some vodka in a tea before while on a trip? Yeah, and it was good. So, in hindsight, I've already had a taste of that part. But I'm celebrating regardless of experience.

Also, I'm going to be happy to be twenty for the next little bit. Do I know what I'm doing with my life? Not necessarily. And it will be a while until I do. But that is the point of being at this stage. And another year won't change that.

Yeah, I'm happy it is coming up, and that I get to see my friends and family, but I have only lived a short part of my life. More milestones will top this one, and they might not even be birthdays. But I'm still glad to be able to celebrate with those I love.


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