Camp Outpost Co.
When the urge to set up a tent seduces but you aren’t sure about the drive, the air mattress, and the bugs, head south down Flores and hang out at this industrial bistro/warehouse, with its mostly open air, picnic table–furnished communal atmosphere. A large fire pit, bocce court, and vintage Airstream bar evoke that summer camp nostalgia, but climate control is just inside the door. Instead of stars, look up at the silhouette of Ruby City, a contemporary museum housed in an angular red building. Order this to go: the porchetta sandwich slathered with charred onion aioli or the Camp burger with sharp cheddar and bacon. Both are sturdy enough to travel if you opt not to stick around. Don’t miss the creative takes on classic cocktails, like the smoky Negroni, cucumber margarita, and maple old fashioned. Pro tip: Vanilla soft-serve and ice cream sandwiches are on the dessert menu.
Note: Review reflects COVID-19 protocols in place at the time of visit.
City: San Antonio