bmerz (122) Brooklyn, New York | March 27, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
This is a great spot on a Sunday, with kids, for a sandwich. Itís big open craft Brooklyn with lots of no pretense style and good design. The draft menu quite respectable. I know some of the bartenders are homebrewers. Super comfortable.
jredmond (223) Manhattan, New York | October 17, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Came to 61 local for the ice cider / cheese pairing during NYC cider week 2012. Nice big open space with lots of picnic tables and average bar space. Tall ceilings, good music, friendly service.
hivemind (11) New York, New York | March 1, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Located right outside the G/F stop on Bergen St. Large, spacious interior with bar seating, picnic tables and high tables/stools. Dim lighting. Candles on the tables. Friendly service. No waiters or waitresses, though, so everything is done at the bar. Thatís fine with me. Cash only, which I donít think is acceptable for a place of business in 2012. Decent selection of almost exclusively local craft beers (Sixpoint, Barrier, etc.). All taps, no bottles sold. Food menu looked great, but I did not eat anything besides horseradish pickles, which I thought were awesome. Want to try the grilled cheese next time with spicy pickle relish. We went on an off Wed night, so it wasnít crowded, but I can see it being a pain to get up and get drinks when itís crowded on a weekend. Biggest pros were location, pleasant employees and the space to stretch out (at least on a Wed). Also the fact that they have neighborhood homebrewers in there sampling out their creations for cheap (they have a folding table set up for that, separate from the bar itself). Biggest cons are the fact that itís cash only and that they donít have a TON of beers to choose from. Would love a bottle list and proper glassware (everything was served in a shaker or, in the case of the beer float Erica got, a wine glass). Bathrooms are clean.