Austin is nestled around many small Texas towns around the Texas hill country. One of those towns is Bastrop about 30 miles southeast of Austin. You may remember Bastrop was in the news a few years ago (2011) for having thousands of acres burned down by a wildfire.

It has been recovering to become one of the areas most popular destinations for travelers. Tourist spots include the Bastrop State Park, Lake Bastrop, Lost Pines Forest, the Colorado River Bridge and a historic Main Street area for shopping and dining.

So if you find yourself needing a road trip out of the city then head to Bastrop and enjoy a day/weekend of small town charm.

On the corner of Chestnut St and Main St just passing the Colorado River you’ll find shops, cafes, specialties stores, bars, distillers, wineries and even an Opera house.

One of the most popular spots to relax and dine at is Neighbor’s kitchen and yard. They have a front patio with a fire pit and a huge backyard patio with plenty of room to sit and watch the Colorado River.

They have some of the best pizzas in the area. Their most popular? The Grease Bucket, a pizza loaded with pepperoni, bacon, sausage and Canadian bacon.

Are you a sucker for chips and dip? Then their Comeback Dip will have you coming back! Made with warm cream cheese, tomato, Italian sausage, cherry peppers and loaded with tortilla chips.

Love meatballs but feel like the spaghetti gets in the way? Then order their meatballs app. Four veal, beef and pork meatballs baked with mozzarella.

So come on by any day of the week and enjoy something from their scratch kitchen where they make everything daily!


Monday: 1/2 price margaritas and margherita pizza

Tuesday: $2 Slices and domestics

Wednesday: neighbor’s helping neighbors

Thursday: $4 you call it

Friday: live music

Saturday: live music

Sunday: $3 mimosas and house bloodys


Neighbor’s kitchen and yard

601 Chestnut St, Bastrop, TX 78602