As the sitcom has shown us, this place is ideal for three things: grabbing an after-work drink, gossiping with friends, and picking up chicks. Which is all you need in life, really. It is interesting to note that MacLaren's from How I Met Your Mother is actually based on four real NYC bar hangouts that were frequented by the creators of the show: McGee's, McHale's, Chumley's, and Fez.