61 Local has taken the concept of the local bar and elevated it to a fine art by creating an inviting, sustainably focused space in which locals not only commune, but also appreciate the edible achievements of some of their most talented compatriots. And this makes 61 Local something to celebrate.
This industrial-chic bar, which sits right off the F/G, is as perfectly suited to an afternoon of working remotely as it is to a long night of drinking very good beers. Combine the two for the best day ever.
[This] sprawling Cobble Hill tavern has an earnest angle that’s hard not to like—a communal beer hall where the focus on regional purveyors is matched by a steady flow of events that connect patrons with their producers. Watch this space: Brooklyn’s brew scene may have found its new nerve center.
–Time Out New York
[T]his spacious former carriage house [is] a fantastic bar. In fact, you could host your entire birthday there, starting with a dinner […] and finishing with the good-humored debauchery brought on by 61 Local’s diverse selection of local microbrews, curated by bar founder and former Sixpoint Craft Ales engineer Dave Liatti. The devil is in the details at 61 Local, from the carboy lamps above the bar to the embroidered sconces and intricate woodwork.
With its single-minded focus on hyperlocal purveyors, Dave Liatti’s sprawling beer hall doubles as an unofficial clubhouse for Brooklyn’s DIY artisans. A massive, handcrafted map hangs over the bar, name-checking some of the usual suspects on the taps below.
–Time Out New York
The warm and spacious public house has a handcrafted aesthetic to match the craft ales and local food on its menu. It’s not a vintage Brooklyn vibe, but rather a rather a space that reflects a dedication to local fare, contemporary craft and creativity.
And for creative couples planning an intimate wedding, 61 Local’s mezzanine is a perfect match for small receptions. The space works particularly well for couples who tie the knot next door at the Invisible Dog Art Center.
–Nicole Davis, Brooklyn Based
The veggie burger here has long been one of our favorites, featuring, as it does, a delectable beet patty from Lukas Volger’s Made by Lukas line, and so, frankly, even if this burger was just a beet patty, we’d be pretty happy. But it’s actually so much more: The beet patty is perched on airy ciabatta bread, which has been slathered in a miso “mayo” (it’s vegan!), and loaded with beautifully sour pickled red onions and crunchy cabbage. All told, it makes for such a delicious and healthful sandwich that you won’t even feel slightly guilty about gobbling down the […] potato chips served on the side. (Not that you’d feel guilty to begin with; who has the time for guilt anyway? Not me.)
–Kristin Iversen, Brooklyn Magazine
There’s no doubt that 61 Local puts a premium on all things Brooklyn and handcrafted: between its fleet of New York microbrews and its snacks sourced from area producers, come here for an authentic taste of the borough you’ve heard so much about.