South Boston, better known as Southie, is a neighborhood famous the world over for its strong Irish community. Depicted as a gangsters’ haven in television shows and movies, the area has enjoyed a wave of new residents over the past several years that has greatly eliminated its notorious characteristics while maintaining its character and fun. Jameson and Guinness being a popular starting point for a night out in the neighborhood, here are some beloved spots to drink in Southie.
A neighborhood sports bar in the heart of Southie on Dorchester and Broadway, the Junction is a fun pub with weekly live music and trivia. The beer list includes local favorites like Sam Adams and Harpoon with an extended craft selection.
This low key spot on Lincoln Street keeps things simple with $15 Budweiser buckets, Harpoon flights and pub food championed by chicken wings and burgers. A local favorite, you’re sure to see somebody yelling at a Boston team on the television and dropping their “R’s” on a given night.
Part of the changing Southie social scene, Worden Hall is a hot new restaurant with a seasonal food menu, 40 rotating craft beers, over 100 whiskeys and artisanal cocktails. The space, modeled after a 19th-century guest house in Saratoga Springs, oozes rustic charm.
Self-dubbed as the greatest dive bar in Boston, Croke Park, better known as Whitey’s, draws love with cheap drinks, free pool and a consistently local crowd. Enjoy a PBR for $1.50 or $4 Guinness at this boisterous and beloved dimly lit establishment.
Blackthorn is a favorite destination for all Boston sports fans, meaning most any Southie local, with five sizable televisions and two projection screens for all major games. A 20 beer tap list and affordable Guinness—$4.50 a pint—makes drinking at Blackthorn pretty great by neighborhood standards.