So many good spots, so little time. The Cedar Park/Leander area has been growing so much over the last few years. If you’re new to the area – welcome! Next time you feel like grabbing a drink, you don’t need to drive all the way in to Austin. Odds are, there’s a friendly neighborhood hangout waiting for you just down the street.
Here are my favorite spots to grab a drink in Cedar Park / Leander!
The Dig Pub
401 Cypress Creek Rd. Ste. 600, Cedar Park, TX 78613
The Dig Pub has been a Cedar Park staple since 2007. Their website says, “The Dig is a little destination place that doesn’t try to be anything more than what it is; a fun, unpretentious pub with a relaxed vibe, great food & friendly bartenders” and I couldn’t agree more. Their menu includes a full spread of bar-style food, but the real treat (if you ask me) is their fish and chips. The (512) IPA-battered cod fillets are so crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. I absolutely loved them and they were even better than I remember them being a few years ago!
RedHorn Brewery and Roasters
1615 Scottsdale Dr. Blg 1, Ste. 110, Leander, TX, 78641 // 13010 W Parmer Ln. #800, Cedar Park, TX, 78613
RedHorn is probably the spot I visit the most. It’s open from morning til night, serving up delicious coffee, exceptional food, and tasty beer. Trivia on Monday nights is super fun. During the day, the large tables, beautiful interior, and friendly staff make it the perfect place to work from home.
601 E Whitestone Blvd., #500, Cedar Park, TX 78613 // 15390 W State Hwy 29, Building 2 & 3, Liberty Hill, TX 78642
Whitestone makes one of my favorite beers – the Long Gone Blonde. Their patio is covered, dog friendly, and you can usually admire the Austin Steam Train while you drink! Van’s Damn Tasty Tacos And Ronburguesas is parked on site, serving no-frills heaping burgers and tacos, plus fries with toppings. Side note: if you’re a NON-drinker, try Whitestone Brewery’s HopWater! It’s a refreshing carbonated water dry-hopped for a fruit-forward finish and no bitterness. It’s got zero calories, zero sugar, zero carbs, and zero alcohol!
Fieldhouse at The Crossover
1717 Scottsdale Dr Suite 160, Leander, TX 78641
The Fieldhouse is a whole vibe. The Crossover is a massive sports complex, with everything from a hockey rink to a full gym. If you’re more like me though – the concession stand visiting, cold beer drinking kind of sports fan – then the Fieldhouse is where you’ll hang out. They have beach volleyball, kickball courts, fire pits, food trucks… they’ve got it all. They even show movies on their lawn! Quite a fun spot. They also added Crossover Eats, which is a small onsite kitchen menu.
The Good Lot
2500 W New Hope Dr, Cedar Park, TX, 78613
The Good Lot is a family-friendly beer garden with a variety of craft beer and ciders, as well as wine, seltzers and domestics – 24 taps in total. They have a large open-air covered space, big screen TV (we went during a UT game – it was packed!), and a large yard space with tables, beautiful turf, trees for shade, yard games, and a play area for kids. Of course, the more dogs the merrier. The food trucks at The Good Lot are also top notch. Right now, there’s Fez Mediterranean, The Rice is Right, Oink Mobile, and Four Brothers Venezuelan.
Leander Trucking Co.
1500 South Bagdad Road, Leander, Texas 78641
Leander Trucking Company is the newest food truck park to hit the area. As of now, Texana BBQ, Flavors of Guam, El Campechano Taco, and Topp Dog are serving up tasty food while The Beer Truck serves all kids of drinks. They have an enclosed patio space, tables out side, a playplace for the kiddos, plenty of TVs, and a gravel parking lot. It’s the perfect spot to watch sports, grab lunch, or just let the kids burn off some energy while you relax outside.
401 Cypress Creek Road, #100, Cedar Park, TX 78613
is a craft beer bottle shop specializing in local, regional, and national craft beers. It’s my favorite spot to stock my beer fridge. You can mix and match your own six-pack to take home or you can pay a small $2 “pop a top” fee and drink the beers on-site. They have tables inside and outside where you can chill. Their inventory of 150 rotating beers is constantly changing, so you’ll never get bored.
Humble Pint Brewing Co.
11880 Hero Way W #208, Leander, TX 78641
UPDATE: Humble Pint is closing at the end of September 2023, but is being replaced with Obsidian Brewing. So curious to check them out! Humble Pint is a Leander brewery with 7 taps. They serve up house-made artisan pizzas and salads alongside the beer. The perfect combo, if you ask me!
2082 N US Hwy 183 ste 145, Leander, TX 78641
This steampunk Rabbit Hole is a fun addition to the growing Leander bar scene. They’ve got plenty of bunny-themed cocktails to choose from – frozen, margaritas, and “RH Exclusives”. We tried the Bug’s Old Fashioned, the Leander Rocks-Rita, and the Beach Wabbit. My favorite of the three was the Leander Rocks-Rita. I’m not a big margarita drinker because they’re usually too sweet, but this one wasn’t! And it certainly packed a punch, if you know what I mean.
Rabbit Hole does live music on the weekend, Karaoke every Thursday 7-11pm, and Comedy every Wednesday 8-9:30pm, but perhaps the coolest thing is their Happy Hour deal. EVERY HOUR there’s a new deal! 3pm – 3:59pm is $3 domestic beers, for example. 5pm – 5:59 is $5 classic frozen margaritas. 9pm – 9:59pm is $5 select shots. Every hour is something new!
Other spots I’ve been curious about but haven’t tried yet…
- Leanderthal Distilling
- Leander Beer Market
- … What else did I miss??
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