Greenwood Park Beer Garden Review

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Greenwood Park has a novel fence constructed of shipping skids.


Sandwiched between Green-Wood Cemetery and the Prospect Expressway, Brooklyn's latest beer garden, Greenwood Park, began life as an auto garage. The building reflects this, with the roll-up doors still intact. Outside, picnic tables are scattered across a courtyard that also boasts three bocce courts -- the acreage is so large, the playing fields take up only a fraction of the space. Raised electric heaters like mushrooms promise seating late into the autumn and beginning in early spring.


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The spacious interior

Inside, the use of space is luxuriant, with raised tables flanked by backless stools. There's also a bar along the back wall with more comfortable seating. On Sunday afternoons, the place functions as a sports bar; most of the customers sit along the counter, eyes glued to a pair of monitors tuned to different games.

A friend and I visited on the Sunday as Sandy was approaching. We drank, ate, and played bocce, aware of the strange limpid atmosphere outside. A sense of urgency prevailed on my part -- the subways were shutting down at 7, and the weather was odd in a disturbing sort of way -- but no one sitting inside or outside seemed worried.

The tap-beer list runs to 24 varieties, most available as pints for $6, and pitchers for $18. Not bad prices, but the place is obscurely located and takes quite a hike from the subway. Moreover, the selection is quirky and not necessarily in a pleasing way. My friend and I -- who is a big beer fan -- scratched our heads and lingered over the list, trying to decide what to order.


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My pint of Green Flash West Coast I.P.A. had out-of-control hops.

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dmeks1
dmeks1

Ok so one of the two wings were bad and the burgers were dry.  Yet someone how seems positive.   Sounds like you had a good time in an ok place with ok food. 

 

 

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