While we think every day is a craft beer day in NYC, the official NYC Beer Week is here, and we’re offering suggestions on where to go and what to do. The big event for today is at 61 Local, where they will be celebrating their 2nd anniversary with a party, raffle and general great community vibe from 5-9 p.m. (and beyond, we’re guessing).
The first thing you’ll probably notice about 61 Local upon entering it is ALL. THAT. SPACE. Even though it’s in Brooklyn (very conveniently located, too, because those in the “know” know the G Train is the best kept north-to-south Brooklyn secret, and 61 Local is steps away from the Bergen Subway stop on the G Train), the high ceilings and clean open floor plan gives a new name to spaciousness. In fact, the space continues to a second floor, where 61 Local often hosts film screenings, book readings and other community-centric events.
61 Local also defies definition. Have a teetotaler in your life? No worries at 61 Local, which has a full coffee bar to complement its many local draft beer offerings. They were among three bars city-wide to get a keg of Blue Point Barrier Brewing relief beer, Surge Protector, for example. They also offer a clever array of “sandwiches” and “non-sandwiches” to nosh on (their chili is to die for!).
Among their community partnerships are BK Farmyards, Brooklyn Soda Works, and Cut Brooklyn, all of which will be featured at tonight’s 2nd anniversary celebration. In fact, the bar/coffee shop/community hang-out will be serving up Brooklyn Soda Works shandies, raffling off a one-of-a-kind knife (Cut Brooklyn is the exclusive provider of cutlery at 61 Local), with all proceeds going to BK Farmyards.
Without a doubt, 61 Local is everything a quintessential Good Beer Seal bar should be. And NYC Beer Week dovetails nicely with their 2nd anniversary party, so be sure to check them out!