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The Ascot Lot

A beer garden, drinking hall and food truck stop for north west locals — and their dogs.
By Ashleigh Whitehill
September 24, 2019
By Ashleigh Whitehill
September 24, 2019

Melburnians aren't like most. We don't look at abandoned parking lots or empty blocks of land with despair — instead, we approach them with great anticipation. An empty space is always a potential place to eat. And The Ascot Lot, which joined the likes of Welcome to Thornbury and Preston Food Truck Park in 2017, is no exception.

Previously a deserted car yard, the Mt Alexander Road space has been transformed into a colourful food truck park offering delicious food and ice-cold refreshments. Each weekend, The Ascot Lot plays host to some of Melbourne's most adored food trucks, including Poke Time, Two Fat Indians and Nuoc Mama's. The lineup changes weekly, with dinner and drinks served Friday through Sunday.

In true Melbourne fashion, the bar offerings are epic, with espresso martinis on tap for just $10 a pop and a select range of wines and craft beers available too. If you're there on a Friday night, you'll be serenaded by bands from the comfort of a pastel picnic table. Basically everything at the space has been recycled, from the timber stools to the bricks that form the indoor bar and the cosy booth seating.

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