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->''"As a base of operations, you cannot beat a fucking saloon."''
-->--'''Al Swearengen''', ''Series/{{Deadwood}}''

A place where the main characters spend much of their time, usually a bar, diner, cafe, coffee house, ice cream parlor or fast food restaurant. Extra credit if the place is named after the owner and he's a recurring character. Can also be a MaltShop or GreasySpoon. In any case, it's supposed to serve as a place to kill time, have fun, and/or talk. Sometimes it even serves as a show's primary setting. Parties, town meetings, or other public events will often take place here too.

The seats/couches/spot the characters typically occupy are '''never''' taken by others, as though they exude a pack-like [[ThisIsMyChair "get off my turf!"]] vibe when approached.

Commonly used in sitcoms (especially those with an ensemble cast - where making somebody's home the "local hangout" would likely shift the series too far in his/her favor) because building only one hangout set saves on the budget and retains comedic simplicity. The British version is MyLocal. Might overlap with GoodGuyBar, depending on the protagonists and setting.

Compare to TheCouch and HubLevel. Sometimes a BurgerFool, but the latter trope is more focused on the ''employees'' while this is mainly about ''customers''.
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[[folder:Anime]]
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' has the arcade Game Center Crown, and later the café above it Fruits Parlor Crown. The [[Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon live action version]] replaces them with Karaoke Crown, a Karaoke Box. In the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] and the live action the arcade and the Karaoke Box have the Senshi' (Un)ElaborateUndergroundBase there.
* Ichiraku Ramen in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', although mostly for just [[BigEater Naruto]] himself. Seen mainly in {{Filler}} since the nature of the series' {{Ninja}} work has them on the road a lot. Similarly, Squad Eight has some kind of pork restaurant that they go to quite often.
* The gas station in ''InitialD'' is the hangout place for Takumi, Itsuki, Iketani, and Kenji, although the first three are mainly seen working there.
* The Yellow Flag from ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. It inevitably gets [[StuffBlowingUp destroyed]] and rebuilt almost on the weekly basis, given [[MobWar the nature of the show]]. Bao, the owner, isn't even disturbed by it anymore.
-->'''Bao:''' Ever since I set up shop here in '78, this place has been partially destroyed fifteen times and almost completely six times.
** ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' generally [[AllThereInTheManual takes place in]] [[TheNineties '96-98]], so this means almost exactly annual destruction of the bar. No wonder that Bao got used to it.
* The Midoriya cafe of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' when the cast is on [[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet Earth]]. It helps that Nanoha's family owns the place.
* The South Wind Cafe in ''CromartieHighSchool''.
* ''MahouSenseiNegima'' has the cast occasionally treating the Chao Bao Xi as one of these. Named for the student entrepreneur, partial-chef and owner Chao Lingshen.
* In ''AoiHana'', the girls love to go to a place called Milk Hall. It's actually an [[RealPlaceBackground existing location]] which is not likely to be often visited by 16-year-olds, with its sober interior and old jazz music playing in the background, but it makes for a fetching setting for some of the most dramatic scenes in the series.
** There's also the fact that the girls in ''AoiHana'' are ''not'' normal 16-year-olds. Even the straight ones tend to be arts/literature geeks.
** The same place also makes a few brief appearances in ''Manga/ElfenLied''.
* The Snack J, Jun's bar/dance club in ''[[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Gatchaman]]''.
* ABCB, a coffee shop most of the cast of the ''KimagureOrangeRoad'' hangs around and/or works part-time in. Its [[CoolOldGuy owner]], [[EverybodyCallsHimBarkeep known only as Master]], also serves as their ObiWan of sorts.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Pop's in ArchieComics.
* Golden (a burger joint) shows up occasionally as this in the ''Comicbook/{{WITCH}}'' comics.
* [=McSparky's=] Saloon in ''InkPen''.
* Kadie's in ''SinCity'' is frequented by most main characters. Even if a main character in a particular story isn't featured, you can be sure at least one scene will take place there.
* The Coffee Bean and The Silverspoon in the {{Spider-Man}} comics.
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[[folder:Fanfiction]]
* Tapper's Tavern in ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf''.
* Burger Castle in ''Fanfic/KitsuneNoKenFistOfTheFox''.
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[[folder:Film]]
* The cafe in British indie film ''Late Night Shopping''
* Much of ''ChungkingExpress'' takes place in a tiny pit stop where the characters like to come for a snack or a refill. One of them likes the place so much he eventually buys it.
* Mel's Drive-In in ''AmericanGraffiti''.
* VideoGame/{{Tapper}}'s seems to function as this in ''Disney/WreckItRalph''.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In Creator/DanielPinkwater's ''Young Adult Novel'', the Wild Dada Ducks meet regularly at the Balkan Falcon Drug Company. It's a cheap but not very good MaltShop, but at least it's never very crowded.
* Meibeyer's in ThePaleKing, where most of the main characters spend their Friday afternoons.
* ''Literature/KillTimeOrDieTrying'' has the WARP club-room, a second home to most of the main characters.
* The Inn in Longfellow's poetry collection ''Tales of a Wayside Inn''.
* The closest ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' novels get to this is [=McAnnally=]'s Pub, which caters to the magical and supernatural communities. Harry himself enjoys the microbrew Mac makes. Additionally, it is the only place so far seen explicitly declared Neutral by the Unseelie Accords (think the Faerie version of the U.N.), which makes it useful for doing things like laying down the rules for a magical duel.
* Two pubs get frequent mention in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': the Mended Drum ("You can get beaten") formerly the Broken Drum ("You can't beat it"), and the Bucket, a quieter pub where all the watchmen drink. The Bucket is the scene of some important conversations and detective work in ''Discworld/MenAtArms'' and ''Discworld/FeetOfClay''. Discworld being what it is, there's even a local hangout for ''undead'', which main characters have occasionally visited.
* Twain's in {{Literature/Idlewild}} served this role in the past, but the characters have mostly moved beyond it at the time of the story.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Arnold's in ''HappyDays''.
* In ''Series/HappyEndings'', there are two: the gang often has breakfast and brunch at Emma's Diner, and then has drinks or dinner at Rosalita's. The show lampshades the Exaggerated nature of this trope in most TV shows, the gang mentions how they spend half of their lives there, and Max even says its his emergency contact.
* The Lima Bean and Breadstix in ''{{Glee}}''
* The Peach Pit in ''BeverlyHills90210''.
* The Officer's Club and Rosie's Bar in ''Series/{{Mash}}''. While the Officer's Club is only for those at the base (not necessarily officers) and visiting officers, Rosie's is a bar near the base run by a Korean woman called Rosie, it is frequented by both American soliders and Korean civilians.
* Ernie's Gym and Juice Bar in ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' and the following few seasons.
** ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'': The Surf Spot. The Rangers spend a lot of time away from Earth, though, so it never gets the exposure that other hang outs did.
** ''[[Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm Ninja Storm]]'': Storm Chargers, the sporting goods store where Dustin works.
** ''[[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Dino Thunder]]'': Hayley's Cyberspace, an Internet cafe owned and run by the Rangers' tech support, with Trent working there and Kira playing gigs sometimes.
** ''[[Series/PowerRangersMysticForce Mystic Force]]'': The Rockporium, Toby's music store, where the Rangers (and Leelee) work.
** ''[[Series/PowerRangersJungleFury Jungle Fury]]'': Jungle Karma Pizza, which belongs to R.J. and is staffed by the Rangers (and Fran).
* Likewise, in ''Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger'', a museum's curry shop is where the Abarangers hang out in. Most of the time it is at their HQ though. This has gone meta in the years since - while it hasn't actually appeared, it's been mentioned in several different team-up movies, making it seem like an InnBetweenTheWorlds.
* The Max in ''SavedByTheBell''.
* Central Perk in ''{{Friends}}''. Justified in that four of the main characters live above it, with a fith one moving in across the street in a later season.
** As revealed in a season 3 episode, the cast used to hang out there even before it was the Cental Perk. At that time it used to be a bar, and upon being told it would be changed into a coffee house, they reacted rather unhappy. However, as we all know, they would still spend most of their free time (and, as indicated by Joey in a later season, even a good share of their work time) in there, leading to the conclusion that it actually is the close distance to their respective homes that kept them coming back.
** The first episode of season 3(the only one besides the first one to not start with the conclusion of a CliffHanger from a previous season) even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] this in it´s pre-intro gag, with the cast coming in through the front door, all happy and rejoicing, just to see their usual spots being occupied by strangers, leading to a moment of akward sillence, followed by them leaving with gloomy-to-sad faces.
* Monk's Resturant in ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''.
* The Hub in ''That70sShow''.
** The Foremans' basement might count too; the main cast spends so much of their time hanging out there, most of them think nothing of asking/telling Eric to leave if they need privacy (even though it's his house).
* ''{{Cheers}}'', the primary setting of the show. There was also a rival bar called Gary's Old Town Tavern that was the focus of a few episodes.
** Another place mentioned from time to time on ''Cheers'' is Norm's favorite restaurant, the Hungry Heifer. The patrons there greet Norm the same way everyone at Cheers does, and much like at Cheers, he's on a first-name basis with the staff. (He claims he's been going there since his college years.) His favorite order there is the Feeding Frenzy, a ''very'' large meal of beef and corn.
* Phil's in ''MurphyBrown''.
* The Waterfront Bar in ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'', which was also the staff hangout. (Granted, it was owned by three of the detectives.)
* The Talon more often than not fulfills this role in ''{{Smallville}}'', Clark's loft coming in at a close second.
* The Bronze in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. According to Willow it's the coolest place in town, possibly due to lack of competition.
** Well, the places we see are:
*** A Demon Bar (Willy's)
*** The Bronze
*** A Normal Bar, well, normal until the owner snaps and tries turning people into cavemen
*** And a normal bar that also hosts Demon Poker in the back. So, not much competition for the teens.
** There is the Espresso Pump, a coffee shop that serves as the gang's secondary hangout. It's most notable for being the place where [[Creator/AnthonyHead Giles]]' [[TheCastShowoff musical talents]] are first displayed.
* Cafe Nervosa in ''{{Frasier}}'', although the main characters would sit at different tables most episodes.
* Ten Forward in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''; similarly the mess hall in ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'', and Quark's Bar in ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space 9]]''.
* The Zocalo bar in ''Series/BabylonFive'' sometimes fills this role.
* The Warsaw Tavern on ''TheDrewCareyShow''.
* Freddy's BBQ in ''Series/HouseOfCardsUS''. Only Frank physically frequents the place, but he also orders from there whenever they need food delivered and the owner is a recurring character. As this becomes known, Frank starts meeting people there. Once that becomes known business explodes for Freddy and he has a line around the block.
* Hooper's Store in ''SesameStreet''.
* There was a disgusting one in ''YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'', which held this status because it was the only restaurant at all local to the TV studio that was the primary set.
** That would be [[UnfortunateNames Barth's Burgery]], run by the surly, slovenly Barth who proudly claimed his burgers were the only ones with "[[{{Squick}} spit in the mixture]]." His CatchPhrase was "I heard that!," said whenever someone made a crack about the food.
*** WordOfGod is that it was based on the Dairy Queen that was across the street from the CJOH studios [[TheEighties at the time]].
* ''Series/FridayNightLights'' had an Applebee's. ProductPlacement at its finest.
* The Crab Shack in ''MyNameIsEarl''.
* Luigi's Italian restaurant in ''AshesToAshes'' replaces [[MyLocal The Railway Arms]] of ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}''
* [=MacLaren's=] in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''. Justified in that, for the first three seasons, Ted, Lily, and Marshall lived above it.
** And explained in an episode in season 4 that the reason why they usually are in the same booth is that a slightly wee bit mental BigGuy bartender forces other people out.
** We've also seen other people take their spot in one episode, and they spend the rest of the episode trying to drive them away.
*** For the first season the gang actually sat at other tables quite often, but they eventually settled into the same booth sometime in season 2.
* KamenRider frequently has a coffee shop as the hangout point for the [[TheHero the main rider]] and his friends, although in [[LiveActionTV/KamenRiderGaim Gaim]] it's a fruit smoothie shop, in [[LiveActionTV/KamenRiderOOO OOOs]] it's a cafe, and in [[LiveActionTV/KamenRiderWizard Wizard]] it's a [[TrademarkFavoriteFood donut]] shop.
* The Premiere Galleria in ''DrakeAndJosh'', although justified in that Josh works there.
** Oddly enough, in spite of being a movie theater, the characters rarely go to see a movie there. For some reason, the idea of hanging around the concession stand and adjoining booths is much more appealing.
*** This is actually explicitly referenced in one episode, in which Drake--exasperated--exclaims "What the heck am I supposed to do in a movie theater for an hour and a half?"
* The Groovy Smoothie in ''Series/ICarly'', slightly subverted by the fact that it is frequently mentioned early on but doesn't actually appear until halfway through the second season. (Sam and Freddie frequently spend time in the Shay household, though, to the point where Spencer quips that he "doesn't recognize [them] not sitting on [his] couch." The real purpose of the Groovy Smoothie was to be able to have scenes between Sam and Freddie without either Carly or Spencer present.)
** The pie shop in the episode "iPie" is [[RememberTheNewGuy implied to be one of these]], but only appears in the aforementioned episode and is never seen again afterwards.
* Mario's in ''Series/{{Taxi}}''.
* The Regal Beagle in ''Series/ThreesCompany''.
* ''Series/LaverneAndShirley'' had the Pizza Bowl (when the show was set in Milwaukee) and Cowboy Bill's (after the setting moved to Los Angeles). Laverne's dad ran both establishments.
* Rob's Place in ''What's Happening!!''.
* Kelsey's Bar in ''AllInTheFamily''. Eventually Archie bought and ran it himself, and it became the primary setting of the followup show ''ArchieBunkersPlace''.
* The Brick in ''NorthernExposure''.
* Der Waffle Haus from ''DeadLikeMe'' is a LocalHangout of the GreasySpoon variety.
* The Pie Hole in ''PushingDaisies''. Justified in that the main character owns it.
* Riff's Restaurant in ''MadAboutYou''.
* Reggie's Diner in ''{{Becker}}''.
* Merlotte's Restraunt in Series/TrueBlood, run by shape shifter Sam Merlotte. A large chunk of the cast also works there.
* Cafe Diem in ''Series/{{Eureka}}''.
* The Boar's Nest, in the ''DukesOfHazzard'', Owned by Boss Hogg, with Daisy Duke waitressing.
* The Lobo in "{{Roseanne}}"
* Bada Bing! in "Series/TheSopranos"
* Joe's Emerald City Bar in "GreysAnatomy"
* "FamilyMatters" had several. The first season had Leroy's (although it was only shown in a couple episodes). The second and third had Rachel's Place (probably the best known). The fourth and fifth seasons had Mighty Weenie. While the remaining seasons (despite referencing Mighty Weenie from time to time) pretty much dispensed with this trope, although we did see the kids at a couple random hangouts here or there (such as the space-themed burger place in "Hot Rods To Heck").
* Martini bar in "AllyMcBeal"
* Chubbie's for seasons 2 through 5 in ''BoyMeetsWorld'', later replaced by the Penbroke University student lounge.
** It's weird that kids in their early teens (season 2 is the main cast's freshman year of high school) hang out at Chubbie's, which seems to be a bar/pub. Also, why are the kids out every day after school? Where are they getting the money to eat there all the time when none of them have jobs? It just happens to be a convenient place to meet, unlike one of their living rooms or bedrooms, which would be more likely for a middle class teen like Cory.
* The Mystic Grill on ''TheVampireDiaries''. Over the course of the series, Vicki, Matt, and Jeremy work there.
* The Diner in ''Series/RulesOfEngagement.''
* Thirsty's in ''TheGeorgeLopezShow''. Lampshaded at various times.
* The Dot in ''Series/DegrassiTheNextGeneration''
* The Vincent Van Gogh-Gogh in ''TheMonkees''.
* The Rusty Nail in ''Outrageous Fortune''.
* Doc Magoo's in ''Series/{{ER}}''
* The Ruby in ''Series/CornerGas''
* Fatima's in ''Series/LittleMosqueOnThePrairie''
* ''{{Neighbours}}'' always has a cafe and a bar in the same spots in the Lassiters complex. Currently these are Harold's and Charlie's respectively.
* ''HomeAndAway'' has had various Diners (the Bayside Diner, the Beachside Diner, the Pier Diner etc) and Noah's, the juice bar at the Surf Club, which serves alcohol after hours.
* ''{{Greek}}'' has Dobbler's.
* ''{{Kyle XY}}'' has The Rack.
* ''HomeImprovement'' has Harry's Hardware Store for Tim and his friends, and Mike's bar to a lesser extent.
* Poor Richard's Pub in ''[[{{Series/TheOfficeUS}} The Office]]'', named for an actual establishment in RealLife Scranton. Given the WorkCom nature of the show, it's rarely seen, but all the characters talk about it as if it's the only bar in town.
* Crusty's Pizza Shop in ''ShakeItUp''.
* Sonic Boom, the music store that Ally's dad owns and that Ally works at in ''AustinandAlly''.
* The first season of ''Series/{{Bones}}'' featured a chinese restaurant to which Booth often took the other members of the cast (him being the only regular among them). As of season 2, it was replaced by ''The Royal Diner'', a simple and old-fashioned diner, with ''The Founding Fathers'', a kinda classy yet casual restaurant, joining in a later season.
* ''SuperRobotRedBaron'' has an auto repair shop that Daigo and Ken use as a cover. However, it does have a secret room that serves as the SSI's command center.
* The Cheesecake Factory in TheBigBangTheory, justified because Penny (and for a while during the time she was still going through school, Howard's girlfriend and eventual wife Bernadette) work there and because Sheldon's SuperOCD dictates that he only eat at certain restraunts and establishments. Lampshaded in that Penny knows everyone's order by heart and repeatly begs the group to try The Olive Garden down the street so she can get away from their antics for the night (it never works).
** Taking Sheldons SuperOCD into account, pretty much every restaurant featured in the show could be considered this unless a comment from Sheldon(such as complaining about trying a new restaurant) indicates the contrary. Special mentions go to the chinese restaurant which appeared in several episodes, and whose owner actually made comment on them coming back all the time.
** The comic book store functions as this as well, with owner Stuart being good friends with the main characters. At one time just before closing he even invites Raj to have a drink like he was a bartender.
* The Station in ''Series/StudentBodies.''
* [=McMurphy=]'s, and to a lesser extent Benzinger's, in ''Series/{{JAG}}''.
* Nipsey's in ''Series/{{Martin}}''.
* Sharkey's in ''Series/CaliforniaDreams''.
* Molly's, for both ''Series/{{Chicago Fire}}'' and ''Series/{{Chicago PD}}''.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Merlin's place in Traverse Town for ''KingdomHearts''.
** Also, The Usual Spot in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', for the kids in Twilight Town. The game actually calls that section of the town "The Usual Spot". For the main heroes it's Merlin's new place in Hollow Bastion/ Radiant Garden.
** The Twilight Town Clock Tower, in ''KingdomHearts: 358/2 Days'' is the LocalHangout for Xion, Roxas & Axel while off duty. Apparently, the trio likes nothing better than eating ice cream while dangling their legs off a precarious ledge 10 stories off the ground. [[spoiler:Even after one of them nearly falls off of it]].
* Station Square in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure''
* Hyrule Town in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''
** Telma's Place in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' where The Resistance hangs out and plans.
** The Lumpy Pumpkin in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword.'' There's even a sidequest where Link ends up working there to repay a debt. The Bazaar may also count, some side characters will buy you drinks there.
* Jinjo Village in ''VideoGame/BanjoTooie''.
* For the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series
** Some areas of Delfino Plaza have this feel in ''SuperMarioSunshine''
** Starship Mario becomes this in ''SuperMarioGalaxy2'' as more and more [=NPCs=] start hanging out there once they appear in the main story.
* Bozby in ''ThousandArms''
* For the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' series:
** Any secret base in ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' and ''Pokémon Emerald''
** The Underground in ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' and ''Pokémon Platinum''
** For some, Nimbasa City in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''
* Swanna's cafe in ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonGatesToInfinity''. The plot-relevant team members are usually hanging out in there if they aren't on top of the hill it's built inside of.
* The SCUMM Bar in the ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' series.
* The Naughty Ottsel in the JakAndDaxter series.
* Pocket D in ''CityOfHeroes''. Justified in that it's also a miniature [[HubLevel Hub]], and one of the few places Heroes, Villains, and Praetorians can hang out.
* The Hanged Man Tavern in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''.
* Ariela's Tavern in ''TheLastStory.''
* The Midoriya cafe from ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' is a holdover from ''[[VideoGame/TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever Triangle Heart 3]]''.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* The Stick, Bub's, or Strongbadia in ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''.
** Also, [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail185.html Club Technochocolate and Carrot and Kazoo Hill]].
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''LeastICouldDo'', the park is this spot with Rayne and Noel. The two constantly go for walks there, have a conversation where Rayne usually makes some incredibly childish or bizarre statement, leaving Noel to do the DeadpanSnarker routine in response.
* An unnamed neighborhood bar is frequently visited by the cast of ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', though not as often in recent years. Bartender Crystal has been a very minor supporting character throughout much of the strip's history.
* [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom Coffee of Doom]] in ''QuestionableContent''. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that [[strike: half the cast]] almost the entire cast now works there, as well as it being owned by a major character. When they want something stronger, they go to The Horrible Revelation, based on a real bar in Northampton, Massachusetts.
* The Watering Hole in ''TheSuburbanJungle''
* The Space Bar in ''[[http://www.nettserier.no/ascii/2007/09/19/ Adventures in ASCII]]''
* Hammer's bar, the Spanked Monkey, in Ghastly'sGhastlyComic. The artist stated that a bar is a good place to set a comic strip because you never have to explain why a diverse selection of people would congregate there.
* ''Webcomic/CrossTimeCafe'' is '''made''' of this trope.
* Most of the women in ''{{Rhapsodies}}'' hang out at the Peach Blossom.
* Darren's bar serves this role in early ''WapsiSquare'' strips, but it is visited less and less frequently as the characters start to deal with things that you can't talk about in public without having people think you are crazy.
* ''Webcomic/SunsetGrill'' The entire comic is set in and around the Sunset Grill, or follows the staff and patrons. It’s not a comic about any one hero in particular, the hangout is the story.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Shooters, Bryan's Bowl-a-Rama, and Highland Hills Shopping Mall in SurvivalOfTheFittest version three's pregame. Version four had The Promenade (a local mall), the Varsity (a sports bar) and the Sunset Cinema, and Version 5 has the Lone Pine Mall and The Castle (an arcade-type area). As a general rule, there will be at least one of these each pre-game.
* The Arcade in {{Chris}}.
* Stan's Place in the [[ImAMarvelAndImADC Random Universe]]. All the heroes from DC and Marvel (and some other random comic book franchises) hang out there when they aren't ripping off Mac/PC and Old Spice commercials or other movies in general.
* The whole point of the Super Cafe of HowItShouldHaveEnded. Typically features Batman and Superman critiquing recently released Super Hero Blockbuster films and pop culture in general. Features guest appearances by other super heroes and sometimes non-superhero characters notably SuperMario.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Pictured above; Moe's Tavern in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
** For the younger generation, there's the Kwik-E-Mart.
* The Drunken Clam in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.
* The Broken Stool in ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow''.
* The Sugar Bowl & Brain's Ice Cream Shop in ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''.
* The Honker Burger (Nickelodeon) and later Mr. Swirly's (Disney) in ''{{Doug}}''.
* In addition to being the team's base, the Watchtower in ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' qualifies.
** Also, in "[[ADayInTheLimelight Flash and Substance]]", the [[TheFlash Flash]] Rogues always hang around in the same unnamed bar.
* Bueno Nacho in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''.
* In ''CloneHigh'', the Grassy Knoll.
* The Java Lava on ''AllGrownUp''
* Nasty Burger in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''. So much so that [[BigBad main villain]] Vlad bought it at one point and restricted any teenage admittance... just to [[{{Troll}} mess with Danny]].
* The Big Squeeze lemonade stand in ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}} 6teen]]''.
* Louie's Place in ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' probably counts, despite the fact that it isn't local at all. It's on a small island in the middle of the ocean, which serves as a rest stop and fueling station for pilots.
* Pizza King in ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}''.
* ''TheWeekenders'' had the pizza place with a new name and theme in each episode.
* Sugarfoot's in ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''.
** And the alley behind Hank's house where he and his friends stand, drink beer, and talk.
* Dot's Diner in ''ReBoot''. But then it got [[TrashTheSet destroyed]] in the season 2 finale. Fortunately ItGotBetter when the User restored Mainframe.
* Greezy and Cheezy and a few others in ''PepperAnn''.
* The Candy Bar in ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutron''.
* JohnnyBravo had Pop's Diner in the later seasons.
* Kelso's in ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', beginning in season three.
* Mesmer's in ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' (Which begs the question: why did it accept service to robots from "Hostile Makeover" onwards?).
* Black's Cafe in ''WesternAnimation/CaptainStar''.
* WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants: Anyone who isn't Plankton tend to go to the Krusty Krab.
* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' hang out in the Frutti Music Bar.
* ''RegularShow'' has the Coffee Shop where Margaret and Eileen work.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* The kitchen. Everyone always hangs out in the kitchen.
** Especially for student residences with shared kitchens. The social group formed by your friends in the kitchen are much more likely to meet there at dinnertime than with everyone else in the common room.
* The dining room, and the living room.
* Starbucks was conceived as sort of a universally known local hangout. Sometimes referred to as 'the third location' you find yourself in most often. The first two locations being at home and at work.
** Likewise, Tim Hortons.
** Or convenience stores like Mini Stop and 7 Eleven.
** Panera Bread is likewise a coffee shop hangout which serves meals.
* Bathhouses in several cultures, famously with Romans.
* Latrines in army camps in past times. [[FireOfComfort Campfires as well.]]
* For the [[TurksWithTroops Jannissaries]] the soup couldron figured as this and doubled as regimental totem.
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