Spare Birdie was a long-awaited addition to Cedar Park. It was the dream of two brothers, Aaron and Taylor Holmes, who envisioned a destination for food, fun, and fellowship. As owners of Goodfolks in Georgetown, they wanted to expand their ventures into a welcoming 23,000-square-foot space.
“I was very intrigued by not only the food, but the entertainment side of the concept,” says General Manager Greg Goodwin. “Still, I would say my favorite aspect of Spare Birdie is the food. Our chefs have worked really hard on creating very unique dishes and flavor profiles.”
Company Executive Chef Justin Manzi and Executive Chef Eduardo Nava aim to source their menu locally whenever possible. From spicy lamb meatballs to blackened shrimp pasta to truffle brie grilled cheese, they offer a meal to remember.
“Cedar Park was lacking in upscale food, beverage, and entertainment options for adults. You had to drive into Austin or go to the Domain,” says Goodwin. “The atmosphere is achieved through the architectural features of the building, the level of quality in the furniture, and the unique food and drink offerings.”
In the final days of construction, they pulled together the details. This includes Spare Birdie's fun array of golf bay games, ranging from baseball, football, soccer, hockey, carnival games, pool tables, and darts. And there is much more to come!
“There are a ton of moving pieces, and getting the details of those pieces right is what creates the experience,” says Goodwin. “We will begin showcasing local music with our outdoor stage, and begin doing some promotional menus and special events that tie in with holidays. We’re looking at working up a brunch menu for Sundays too.”
The Spare Birdie team is thrilled to bring elevated entertainment to 1400 Discovery Blvd. With its culinary and bar programs, and outdoor and indoor games alike, they have something for everyone. Cedar Park residents are encouraged to enjoy the space to the fullest extent with friends and family. sparebirdie.com
WHAT TO DO
Play in augmented reality golf bays.
String Pin Bowling:
Watch music videos on theatre-sized screens while bowling.
Enjoy bocce ball, yard games, and live music.
“Now, people can stay in their own community to have the dining and entertainment options that only existed elsewhere prior to Spare Birdie," says Goodwin.