Weddings won't be the only reason to travel to Park Slope's legendary Grand Prospect Hall now that their new beer garden has opened to the public. The refreshed space, which boasts both indoor and outdoor seating areas, opened last week, promising 24 taps pouring both local and German brews plus a menu of both German and "Brooklyn"-style pub grub. Now we've got a look inside the new space, with its many water elements and, yes, that stuffed horse.

The first thing to note is the greenery involved, with trees, many a trellis and potted ferns and flowers combining to make a lush oasis. Lots of notable backyard bars boast a shrub or two, but this is some next level flora. Then there's the charming waterfall, with water splashing down over a rustic stone wall and archway, plus another mini water element tucked into the porch area. Nearby, you'll find a memorial to Polish American soldiers who served during World War II.

It would have been easy for the space to go full kitsch considering their commercials but the design is generally tasteful, with only a few cheeky touches, like that horse and a lantern-bearing garden gnome. It's also huge, a serious boon to fresh air fiends boxed out of smaller options elsewhere in the borough.

263 Prospect Avenue, (718) 788-0777; website. Open Tuesday - Thursday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Saturday noon to 1 a.m.; Sunday noon to 11 p.m. Closed Mondays