61 Local

61 Bergen St
Brooklyn, New York United States 11201
bar  6 reviews
M--Th: 7a-12a; F: 7a-1a; Sat: 9a-1a; Sun: 9a-12a

Mayor: TBone (2) | Taps: 14 |
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
trapped  (210) New York, Turkey | June 9, 2017
Large open space with community tables, average sized bar, open kitchen, 13 local beers on tap, tasty food, nice but definitely not beer savvy staff. Cool place to visit if you’re around.
72
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
TBone  (340) Pori, Finland | February 19, 2017
Nice and clean Brooklyn-like place with red tile and brown wood. Clean unisex toilets. Friendly service. 13 taps and almost all local (13 ticks for me). Bonus: opens early eg 9am on Sunday, so a good place to start your crawl.
80
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Jow  (274) New York, New York | June 16, 2014
Stopped in prior to World Cup party. Nice draft list but no bottles. Service was nice but I overheard him recommend a 12% barley wine to woman holding baby so I chimed in saying it was really strong and she switched to more motherly brew. Ambiance is awesome laid back vibe a little hipster but it is Brooklyn. Food looked solid. I wish this was my apartment but since not the case I’ll just visit when in neighborhood
76
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
bmerz  (122) Brooklyn, New York | March 27, 2013
This is a great spot on a Sunday, with kids, for a sandwich. It’s 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.
74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
jredmond  (299) New York, New York | October 17, 2012
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
hivemind  (13) New York, New York | March 1, 2012
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. That’s fine with me. Cash only, which I don’t 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 wasn’t crowded, but I can see it being a pain to get up and get drinks when it’s 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 it’s cash only and that they don’t 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.

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