We're Neil and Alex, operators of The Good Lot, our family-owned business.
We have lived in Cedar Park since 2011. As parents to two boys and a fur baby, we're always looking for an ideal spot where the whole family can get out of the house and have fun together — a place with great beer is a bonus! Well, we got tired of looking and driving a ways and decided to just build our dream spot close to home. We wanted to create a neighborhood hangout — a place to kick back, unwind, and enjoy tasty beer, local food, and good company. Neil being the owner of Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers on Whitestone and Alex as a former 1st grade teacher, we have loved being involved in the community. We can't wait to meet more of you.
Neil & Alex
You've got questions? We've got answers!
SO ... WHAT IS THE GOOD LOT?
So glad you asked! We are a family-friendly beer garden and food truck lot with a concession-style bar, pavilion, shaded yard, kid's play area, cornhole, misters and fans for when it's hot, fire pits and heaters for when it's cold, and just about anything else you need to sit and enjoy a few pints ... responsibly! 🙂
WHEN ARE FOOD TRUCKS OPEN?
Food trucks operate within the same hours as The Good Lot, so there's always something to eat. Each food truck is closed one day a week Monday through Thursday. This means no matter when you show up, we have at least three trucks open. Check our Food page for additional food truck information.
DO Y'ALL ALLOW DOGS?
YES! We have a water station with dog bowls and are within walking distance of Cedar Bark Park. Just remember to clean up after your pet(s) and keep watch. The city requires dogs to be kept on a leash at all times and to not be allowed on top of same surfaces as food. So, no tabletop dancing, please! 😉
DO Y'ALL ALLOW OUTSIDE FOOD AND/OR DRINK?
Other than a personal water bottle that you can fill up at our free ice and water dispenser, we do not allow folks to show up with food or drink purchased outside The Good Lot or our delicious food trucks. We are Alamo Drafthouse-level strict about this policy and will kindly ask you to consume your outside food or drink in your vehicle or off the property while we hold your table.
DO Y'ALL TAKE RESERVATIONS?
We are first come, first served. If you have a larger party/celebration, best strategy is to have a few people get to TGL ahead of the rest of your crew to hold some tables. Or you can always bring chairs/blankets for the yard.
DO Y'ALL DO PRIVATE EVENTS AND/OR LARGE PARTIES?
At this time, no, we do not rent out TGL for private events. For birthday parties and other celebrations, though, it's first come, first served. Feel free to snag and hold some tables till the rest of the party arrives. We do allow folks to bring in their own cake or cupcakes for a celebration, the only exception to our "no outside food or drink" policy. But please, y'all, no balloons or confetti ... unless you plan on cleaning up the yard and climbing trees for the balloons that escape! 😉
CAN I OPEN A TAB?
Yes, you can! We also have an app for that called Arryved where you can open and close your tab directly from your phone. 😎
DO Y'ALL HAVE MERCH OR GIFT CARDS?
We have both! Check out our merch wall by the bar for what's in stock — all items available for purchase at the bar. Just ask one of our friendly staff.
PARKING. TELL ME ABOUT IT.
We have plenty! We doubled our parking lot in spring 2022. On busy days, like Saturdays and events, you might circle around a couple times before finding a spot. Luckily, we are surrounded by neighborhood with additional street parking. Note: Parking in front of TGL on W New Hope Dr is illegal and may result in a ticket. Please be mindful of city signs — the strip of land between the sidewalk and road is managed by city of Cedar Park.
I'M A STALL VENDOR OR FOOD TRUCK AND WOULD LIKE TO SELL MY GOODS AT TGL.
Awesome! Please feel free to fill out our Vendor Inquiry Form on Google.