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Ready to embark upon “a magical journey into a fairy tale of utter opulence”? You’ve seen the commercials (Gothamist dubbed Grand Prospect Hall the “Dr. Zizmor of Banquet Halls”), now see it up close and personal (without booking a hideously garish wedding) by visiting its Bavarian Biergarten, open since 2015, which offers 24 taps (mostly New York State and German), as well as other booze and tasty German fare. The wonderfully meandering, tree-laden layout hosts up to five hundred people: This being Park Slope, kids are allowed until 7 p.m. — after that, it’s 21 and over, and great for groups, couples, and OKCupid dates. In fact, the Grand Prospect Hall was used in the Royal Tennenbaums scene where Margot has an ice cream date with Royal — if it’s good enough for Gwyneth Paltrow, it’s good enough for anyone. And if you’re wily and/or drunk enough, you can sneak next door for a free peek at the glorious multi-roomed banquet hall, which can accommodate two thousand of your closest and most over-the-top glamorous friends. 

265 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn