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Bill Murray and His Brothers Bring the Drinks

Fore! — new bar in Chicago suburbs will replicate the ever-popular 'Caddyshack'

While a bar and restaurant based on a 1980s flick may seem a novel concept — it’s something that is actually quite common. And it only further proves the importance and influence of artistic media on our culture.

Bill Murray and his five brothers are set to open a new bar in the Chicago suburbs of Rosemont based on one of Murray’s best-known films, 1980’s “Caddyshack.” The brothers have a verbal agreement for an 11,000-square-foot space.

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This will actually be the second Murray Brothers “Caddyshack” restaurant. The original is in the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida. The “Caddyshack” Florida location opened in 2001 and is run by brother Andy, a chef.

Besides Bill and Andy, the other Murray brothers are financial executive, Ed, and actors Brian, Joel, and John (Brian Doyle-Murray co-wrote the original “Caddyshack” film).

The six brothers once caddied at the Indian Hill Club in Winnetka, Illinois. Their experiences inspired Brian Doyle-Murray to write the film in which Bill would star as greenskeeper Carl Spackler. Despite the comedy that came from their caddying days, the brothers were inducted into the Western Golf Association Caddie Hall of Fame — yes, it’s a thing — in 2015.

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Here’s a look at a few other establishments based on popular films or shows.

1.) Point Break NYC is a Midtown Manhattan bar and restaurant with its primary theme coming from the 1991 cult classic “Point Break,” starring Keanu Reeves and the late Patrick Swayze. Reeves portrayed an FBI agent tasked with going undercover as a surfer to infiltrate a gang of beach bums lead by Swayze’s Bodhi, who robbed banks. Ah, the ’90s …

The venue dedicates a portion of its wall to stills from the film, as well as of the beloved Swayze. Painted on the side of stairs leading to a top floor is a famous line from the film: “If you want the ultimate thrill, you got to be willing to pay the ultimate price.”

2.) For nearly 30 seasons, we’ve watched Homer Simpson drink his signature Duff Beer at Moe’s Tavern on “The Simpsons.” Moe’s Tavern moved beyond the animated world into our existence when Universal Studios decided to dedicate a large portion of its park to “recreating” the world of “The Simpsons.”

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Moe’s Tavern is one of the signature locations on The Simpsons Fast Food Boulevard. Also included are the Krusty Krab and Cletus’ Chicken Shack. The location includes all the signature elements of the cartoon bar, including a life-size figure of “Simpsons” character Barney Gumble. More importantly, Moe’s Tavern actually serves Duff Beer. It’s brewed out of Florida Beer Company in Melbourne, Florida.

3.) There probably isn’t a fictional bar more famous than the one where the “Cheers” characters gathered for 11 seasons to drown their sorrows, solidify bonds, and celebrate life’s victories.

The series may have ended in 1993, but it is immortalized through two actual “Cheers” bars in Boston, Massachusetts. One is located on Beacon Street; the other is in Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

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The bars serve up the nostalgia extra-cold, along with the brews. You can get drinks named after various characters from the classic series, as well as plenty of merchandise inspired by the show.

4.) Actually the list goes on and on — Bubba Gump’s Shrimp from “Forrest Gump”; the Cantina from “Star Wars”; and the Hobbit Pub in Southampton, England, to indulge in your “Lord of the Rings” nerdiness — all of these can be found.

Now “Caddyshack” is becoming a bigger part of it. If you’re up for a cold one and have a movie or TV show you just can’t shake, there might be a location out there that brings those two desires together.

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