Greenwood Park Is Not a Beer Garden, But Will Have 40 Drafts on Tap
Ted Mann's Greenwood Park won't open until October, but it already seems to have taken hold of the public's (or at least the media's) imagination.
Park Slope Patch has some new information about the 13,000-square-foot restaurant/bar/outdoor space, courtesy of Ted Mann, its owner. Mann, who owns numerous Brooklyn bars, says that contrary to popular belief, his establishment, which is located in a former auto body shop and lot, will not be a beer garden à la the Bohemian Beer Garden or the Standard. Instead, "the inspiration for this was simple: to have an outdoor space with a great restaurant and bar. Gowanus Yacht Club was actually more like what we had in mind when we started."
Still, there will be plenty of beer -- 40 drafts on tap -- and a garden of sorts. The outdoor space will feature a wood-burning fire pit and numerous picnic tables where patrons can eat the picnic-like foods on the menu, i.e., hot dogs, fried chicken, potato salad, and veggie burgers. And Mann is courting the stroller set, encouraging "moms to come by with their children." He expects a "different crowd" at night, but given how Park Slope parents like to assert their right to bring their children to bars, he may have to adjust those expectations.