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B61

187 Columbia St., Brooklyn, NY 11231 40.685669 -74.002344
at Degraw St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-643-5400 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Work, Bar Food, Billiards, Lounge, Neighborhood Bar, Notable Beer Selection, Private Party Space, Restaurant & Bar, View, Waterfront
Photo by Patrick Siggins

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Official Website

almarestaurant.com

Hours

Mon-Fri, 4pm-4am

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, 4pm-7pm; $1 off drafts and well drinks, $2 Yuenglings

Nearby Subway Stops

F, G at Carroll St.

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Profile

Named after the bus that goes down Columbia Street, B61 is exactly what the budding creative community in this south-of-Carroll Gardens-but-not-quite-Red Hook hood needed: a reliable go-to that’s homey yet not divey. The airy space shares the same owners as Alma, the noted Mexican restaurant upstairs, but there’s nothing very Mexican about B61 save for the tamales that are passed around when the restaurant closes. Regulars go for the pint-sized mojitos (a little weak but, hey, it’s a pint) or one of 12 beers on tap (mostly microbrews). From the long bar, they enjoy a view of the Manhattan skyline through big windows. In back there’s the more intimate red-hued lounge with the standard array of thrift-store sofas and a pool table (which can also double as a ping-pong table) manned by area sharks. For those tired of their usual Smith Street haunts, this semi-hip, come-as-you-are spot boasts enough charm to make it worth a little schlepping over the BQE.

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