61 Local

Bars , Beer bars Boerum Hill
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61 Local
Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
61 Local
In this earnest Cobble Hill beer hall, owners Dave Liatti (a former engineer for Sixpoint Craft Ales) and Chris Munsey (Murray’s Cheese) have created a real nerve center for the Brooklyn brew scene. Their 30-plus taps are devoted to local craft beers (Ommegang, Barrier Brewing), small-batch wines (Red Hook Winery) and kombucha, and they curate a steady flow of events connecting patrons with the purveyors. Stop by for discussions, cooking classes and film screenings, or just settle into a communal table with your crew. It's easy to watch the hours pass as you drink your way around the region and nosh shareable plates, made with Kings County ingredients like Brooklyn Brine maple-bourbon pickles and Brooklyn Cured country pâté.
Venue name: 61 Local
Address: 61 Bergen St
New York
Cross street: between Boerum Pl and Smith St
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 7am–midnight, Fri 7am–1am, Sat 9am–1am, Sun 9am–midnight
Transport: Subway: F, G to Bergen St
Price: Average drink: $6. Cash only
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4.5 / 5

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For originality, food and atmosphere 61 Local is hands down one of the best places in Boerum Hill.  It morphs throughout the day from freelancing work space, to CSA pickup spot to crowded, friendly bar.  One thing stays consistent: the people that go there are just as cool as the craft beer.

Order at the bar/counter and then take your time because there's no pressure to hurry up and move.  The only reason this doesn't get five stars is their "laptop-free weekend brunch".  And who can blame them.....aren't we in front of our screens enough?

Carla S

I don't even know how to describe this place, but it is the BOMB. Part coffeeshop, part bar, part community meeting place, the crowd is totally dependent on when you go. You could see loads of beer-drinking mommies surrounded by strollers, CSA members picking up produce, people headed upstairs for a poetry reading or comedy show or usually (and this is where I come in), people alone working on their laptops or reading a book. The food is also crazy good. I like to go on weekend mornings to grab a bloody mary or mimosa, have some brunch and relax. One of my absolute favorite places.