9 Cool Massachusetts Bars in Movies Made in Massachusetts
Lights, camera, intoxication! Hey, it’s National Bourbon Day, why not down an Old Fashioned at one of the Massachusetts Bars in Movies!
When it comes to recreating movie scenes in bars in Boston, it’s a booze-infused adventure with cinematic shenanigans!
Listen, Bostonians like their bars.
And they like their bars featured in movies. Because if Ben Affleck downed a beer in a dive bar in South Boston, we want to recreate the scene!
And let’s be honest, we have a LOT of choices in this boozy city and surrounding towns.
Massachusetts Bars in Movies
Over the years, many Boston-made movies have showcased some of the city’s coolest bars, adding an extra layer of authenticity to these films.
There are TONS of places around the city you can recreate your favorite movie scene.
These bars have become cultural landmarks within the city. Exploring these establishments can offer visitors a chance to immerse themselves in the rich film history of Boston while enjoying the vibrant bar scene the city has to offer.
And we’re not just talking about Boston. Bars all over Massachusetts have been featured on the big screen.
“American Woman” filmed at Big D’s Neponset Cafe in Canton, but like many of the bars featured in Massachusetts-based movies, it closed. Fun fact, the famous scene in “Good Will Hunting?” According to thespiritsbusiness.com:
“Anyone who is familiar with Good Will Hunting will remember Matt Damon’s infamous ‘How’d you like them apples?’ line in a scene where Damon upstages an elitist student in a Harvard bar, while also impressing student and love interest Skylar (Minnie Driver). Co-starring Ben Affleck, the duo wrote the script about Will, a young troubled mathematics genius (Damon) growing up in South Boston. The bar is supposed to be the Bow and Arrow bar in Boston – but it is actually the Upfront Bar and Grill in Toronto. Only exterior shots of Bow and Arrow were used, and sadly both have closed their doors.”
The Bar and Arrow is now a Dunkin’. How perfect.
Anyhoo, check out the 9 Cool Massachusetts Bars Featured in Movies Made in Massachusetts