BC’s Backyard Bar & Grill to open as music venue, restaurant at old Lone Star Grille location


Seven months after Lone Star Grille & Amphitheater in Cedar Park closed its doors, a new restaurant and music venue is scheduled to open.

BC’s Backyard Bar & Grill expects to open by July 1, according to the senior partner on the project, Bill Wagner.

“It’s a very service-oriented concept; we’re taking the approach that we don’t want our people to have to wait,” he said.

Wagner said the restaurant, bar and venue will serve dishes including comfort food and Mexican- and Asian-influenced cuisine.

He said he plans to host events at the location such as live music concerts; reggae performers during brunch on Sundays; kids’ night with popcorn, hot dogs and movie screenings; and football nights with NFL or college game viewings.

“[Cedar Park has] the right people that we want to target to bring this live show into the community,” Wagner said. “We like Cedar Park, we like Williamson County; we don’t like all of the congestion and all of the effort it takes to see a show in Austin.”

BC’s Backyard Bar & Grill
1501 E. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park

  1. Hopefully the neighbors do not complain about the music just like they did with the Lone Star Grille. Hopefully they will have Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels.

  2. I hope they leave the playscape or add a new one! Definitely need to have that for all of us who need to get out and have little kids.

  3. So, the kitchen at this place is 1/2 the size it needs to be at a minimum. How are they going to counter that? I have shown this property to potential buyers twice and that has been the hangup both times: the kitchen cannot accommodate the occupancy rate. Will they bring food trucks? That would solve a lot of problems.

  4. The location is great, the place is great, the food and service left much to desire and the neighbors should just get a life. Any music is better than the freeway noise. I hope it works out.

    Something to think about: let people park there for free and shuttle them to the CP Center, dinner before and drinks after plus no parking fee, win win for all except the bureaucrats that charge $15 to park.

  5. I hope they do something about the noise. IT IS A PROBLEM. It gets super old hearing it through your walls especially at night when people have kids that need to sleep.

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Abby Bora
Abby Bora started at Community Impact Newspaper in May 2017. She covers business and city news in Leander and Cedar Park. Bora graduated from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I. with a bachelor’s degree in media and communications studies.
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