Best of Boston

2017 Best Dive Bar

Croke Park Whitey’s

The bad news is that the nearly windowless room feels like the perfect setting for a bar brawl. The good news is that most nights, the bartender is also a pro boxer. History and blood run deep in what has become one of the last vestiges of old-time Southie: The drinks continue to be strong, and the pool is free, but the stories you’ll hear are priceless.

268 W. Broadway, Boston, 617-606-5971,