Austin’s New Eatery Camp Out Brings Campfire Worthy Meals to Local Hangout


Most of us love camping, minus the effort and the planning involved for meals. If you love camping and the enjoyable cookout atmosphere, a brand-new restaurant idea, Camp Out, has emerged in North-Central Austin, offering permanent campfire-worthy meals near a beloved local hangout.

Now that the heat of summer is behind us, it’s a great time to try this new restaurant/bar patio concept. Camp Out extends the open-air spirit of Austin’s Allendale’s Yard Bar, a combined bar and dog park.

The official grand opening will occur on October 21, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. During this event, all visitors will receive complimentary s’mores desserts.

Zak Sobieralski, the general manager of Yard Bar, developed the concept internally, led by Kristen Heaney Clark, the founder and owner of Yard Bar. The welcoming environment will let campers keep warm around fire pits, children can play on the playground, and sports lovers can play ball or soccer on the turf. There are plenty of areas to kick back and relax and enjoy great food with family and friends.

The weather-resistant space provides covered seating to shield guests from the elements. Guests can also watch sports on the TVs supplied by the restaurant.

The restaurant boasts a camping theme featuring camping gear and picnic décor, such as bunting flags, lanterns, resin plates, iron cookware, and themed merchandise.

Head Chef Candace Landberg, previously at the popular East Austin restaurant Cenote for seven years, brings a diverse menu. The “All Nighter” is a unique menu item made with espresso-rubbed local ground beef, smoked gouda, sautéed onion, barbecue sauce, and garlic aioli on a brioche bun. They also offer a banh mi hot dog, a cultural twist on an American camping staple, featuring pickled veggies, jalapeno, cilantro, basil, and sriracha mayo. Or you can try the Carnitas Tacos.

Bring your dogs! Canine visitors can get some special treats.

The menu has a wide selection of beers on tap and in cans, as well as classic cocktails with unique twists, like a lemonade with mint and organic strawberry-lemon vodka or a pine-flavored drink with gin, lime, tonic, and a rosemary sprig. Fans of Yard Bar will be pleased to know that its longtime bar manager, Paul Chapin, is also managing Camp Out.

Starting this fall, the restaurant will host s’mores nights, campfire stories, projector movie nights, outdoor games, and other events. Pitbull enthusiasts should mark their calendars for the “Howl-O-Ween” costume contest on October 28, benefiting Love-A-Bull, an education and advocacy nonprofit.


  • Campout
  • Address: 6700 Burnet Rd., Austin
  • Hours: Daily 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Website:
  • Phone: 512-900-3773

Map to Camp Out

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