02/13/2014 AT 10:00 AM ET
Aaron Paul likes to go where everybody knows your name.
The Breaking Bad star was in Boston for Wednesday night’s screening of his new movie, Need for Speed, at the Loews Theater on the Common. After the film, he celebrated at one of the city’s most famous watering holes.
Along with a group of fans, Paul headed to Cheers in Boston’s historic Beacon Hill area, where he spent the night mugging for selfies with fans and chatting up the crowd.
Clad in a leather jacket and black knit hat, the star braved the frigid temperatures and sipped a mixed drink while listening to a musician perform at the bar.
“He’s a really nice guy. He took a picture with everyone, and gave out hugs,” patron Shirley Leong told PEOPLE. “My friends tried to buy him a shot but he refused. He doesn’t take shots!”
When another fan asked Paul to step outside and take a picture his friend who uses a wheelchair and couldn’t climb the stairs to enter the building, Paul was happy to.
After posing for a snapshot, Paul went the extra mile and asked the staff to help him use a stair lift so the friend could come inside and enjoy the evening as well.
“I could tell he is a genuinely nice guy,” added Leong.
– Megan Johnson
— People magazine (@peoplemag) August 7, 2012