This is the latest in our series on the venues featured in the Brokelyn Beer Book. With the constant buzz of MTA cuts, show your love for B61, a well-stocked Red Hook bar and its namesake bus line… which you might need to get home.
187 Columbia St. at Degraw St., Red Hook, 718-643-5400
What it is: A locals bar under a great restaurant with a laid-back vibe
Why we love it: It overlooks the Manhattan skyline across the water, and the free pool table and eclectic jukebox keep you entertained. Great selection of beers on its 12 tap lines that usually start at $4 each. It’s the perfect place to linger if you’re waiting for a table from upstairs Alma restaurant.
Who to bring: People who wonder what all the Red Hook buzz is all about.
B61 fun fact: The bar is named for the bus that comes right by the waterfront, which means its name is also directions on how to get there.