July 17, 2024

Breweries & Bars

The enduring bar featured in “Good Will Searching” is altering fingers, the homeowners stated in a social media put up.

The front of L Street Tavern in South Boston.
L Avenue Tavern, an iconic bar in South Boston that was seen in “Good Will Searching,” shall be bought in March. Pat Greenhouse/Boston Globe

An iconic Southie bar seen in “Good Will Searching” shall be bought subsequent month, in keeping with a social media put up. 

L Avenue Tavern homeowners Jack and Susan Woods introduced on the pub’s Instagram account that the enterprise would change fingers starting in March. 

“Whereas we’ll miss sharing the native allure and group spirit of Southie, L Avenue Tavern will stay underneath the possession of the Medico household, and proceed its neighborhood traditions,” the put up stated.

Boston.com reached out for extra particulars about what comes subsequent with new possession, particularly forward of the busy St. Patrick’s Day festivities in South Boston, however didn’t hear again in time for publication. 

The nostalgic put up as an alternative highlighted the final 27 years underneath the Woods household’s possession. 

“We celebrated sports activities championships and particular events. We marched. We sang and went swimming for epic chilly water occasions. We welcomed celebrities and strangers from close to and much, and dignitaries from abroad. We celebrated with Irish festivities for a complete Saint Paddy’s Day season. We had a entrance row seat for a few of our favourite love tales, engagements, and even the following technology of infants.”

The pub was well-known for being the placement of a bar scene within the 1997 movie “Good Will Searching,” the Oscar-winning film from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. It’s additionally a well-liked spot throughout the L Avenue Brownies’ annual chilly water plunge and a go-to watering gap throughout St. Patrick’s Day.