The Global Barfly’s Companion #9 by Kristin Maffei
Bar: 61 Local
Location: 61 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY
The super-friendly staff has no problem letting you sit with your computer plugged into their outlets for hours. They open at 7 AM on weekdays if you’re searching for a pre-work spot to grab a pastry and some coffee and get some work done. If you’re looking for some delicious grub to keep your brain moving, 61 Local lives up to its name and serves local delicacies from such nearby spots as Brooklyn Brine, Hot Bread Kitchen, and the Bronx Baking Co.
Kristin Maffei is a poet and copywriter living in New York City. Her work has been featured in Works & Days, Mount Hope Journal, and Underwater New York. For more information, visit www.kristinmaffei.com.