Austin has a bit of a reputation to be zany, free spirited, and well weird!
Austin’s slogan “Keep Austin Weird” was born in 2000 when Red Wassenich phoned into KOOP Radio’s The Lounge Show to donate money. When the radio host asked why he was contributing, Wassenich replied, “I don’t know. It helps keep Austin weird.”
The solan is now a synonym for keep it local. Shopping local and supporting local is the best way to keep Austin Weird!
Here are some things you can check out to keep Austin weird today!
Visit Hippie Hollow
If you want to sunbathe somewhere you won’t get tan lines, Hippie Hollow is your best bet. Hippie Hollow is the only public park in Texas where clothing is optional. As always, be aware of Zebra Muscles or you will be scraping more than just your feet.
Explore the Cathedral of Junk
Most of the city will throw out their trash into a landfill – but where is the fun in that?! Vince Hannemann, the creator of the Cathedral of Junk, really turned one man’s trash into well, another man’s treasure. Come explore this fun, multileveled clubhouse by appointment only.
Chicken Sh*t Bingo
Whatever you think it is, you are right. Come early every Sunday to grab your ticket at the Little Longhorn Saloon. Between 4pm – 8pm you can win cash money if the chicken picks your numbers in it’s own chicken way.
Play Putt-Putt at Peter Pan Mini Golf
Mini golf that is BYOB? Why yes, don’t mind if we do. Peter Pan Mini Golf is peppered with kitschy statues of bunnies, a huge dinosaur, and of course the BOY of the hour, Peter Pan. Never grow up as you choose between two 18-hole courses. Pro Tip? Just play both.
Grab a Drink at Lala's Little Nugget
Lala’s is an Austin treasure. It is always Christmas at this North Austin dive bar. Come in where you are always welcomed to a vintage feel ambiance, amazing drinks, and the best jukebox around. *Chef’s Kiss*
More Ways to Keep Austin Weird
🗓 Every Day | 10AM–6PM
📍 1602 Fortview Rd, Austin, TX 78704
🗓 Every Day | 6PM–2AM
📍 500 Comal St, Austin, TX 78702
🗓 WED & THUR | 3PM–10PM
🗓 FRI | 4PM–11PM
🗓 SAT | 10AM-11PM
🗓 SUN | 10AM–8PM
📍 1205 Sheldon Cove # 2-B, Austin, TX 78753
📍 Multiple Locations
🗓 TUES-SUN | 12PM-6PM
🗓 MON | CLOSED
📍 Tiny Tats ATX | 104 E 31st St unit b, Austin, TX 78702