Cocktail Movie Behind The Scenes

Cocktail Locations


Locations Notes

Rewind the locations where they filmed the 1988 Romantic Comedy movie starring Tom Cruise, Elisabeth Shue, Bryan Brown More Cast

Locations Manager(s): Charles Miller

Cocktail Filming Locations:

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Wanna see the real life filming location used for The bar in the movie?

These scenes were actually shot at TGI Friday's, located in New York, New York. Google Map

The TGIF bar in NY has since closed but it is still a bar and open - it is now called Baker Street Pub and notes on its website state that cocktail was filmed there. Its located on E63rd and 1st ave in manhattan [Thanks to Jennifer Pratt] The interiors were shot in a Canadian studio.

Upstate New York was used for the opening credits where Tom is on the bus. The Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York (8 Avenue and 41 St) was seen as he gets off the bus. [Thanks to Kevin Wong]

Its rumored that Grand Saloon in New York City was used, now called the globe on east 23st. Can anyone confirm?

Also used was Soupy's Tavern, 376 Dundas East in Toronto (It's called Stoopy's nowadays) as well as Lee's Palace, 529 Bloor West in Toronto.

Another bar used was THE LAKEVIEW LUNCH at 1132 Dundas W; Toronto [Thanks to Brian]

The Jamaica bar scenes were filmed at Dragon Bay, Port Antonio, Jamaica.

Other Toronto locations include the Canada Life Building; The Beardmore Building, 35-39 Front St East; St. John's Norway Cemetery, Kingston Road, Toronto and Knox College at the University of Toronto at 59 St. George Street.

Our sincere thanks to Belgian reader Ann Leysen for the above locations info

The Don Jail in Toronto was used as the setting for "The Cell Block" bar. [Thanks to Alistair McKinlay]

I think I recognise Cancun, Mexico..? [Thanks to Linda Rogers]

The waterfall scene was at Reach Falls in Portland, Jamaica. [Thanks to Kirsten Elvers]

Casa Loma (Lady Pellat's suite). This is according to information posted at Casa Loma, which has been used in many other films. [Thanks to Wendy]

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LX Preview

LX is our radical new locations feature that we've been beavering away on.. For years!

Each location will have it's own page with then/now pictures, maps, StreetView, discovery story and the most detailed explanations on how the location was used. Most importantly, the locations will have a status that shows whether they are verified correct and by whom. We are working with the actual locations managers or other crew where possible. The whole thing will be very interactive and you will, of course, be able to update everything.

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