Giddy-Ups is one of Keeping Austin Weird.

1. Giddy-Ups

Music Venue · 12010 Manchaca Road, Austin, TX

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: On the outskirts of town, this dive bar still has all the spirit of Austin. World problems are solved daily at the bar.

Poodle Dog Lounge is one of Keeping Austin Weird.

2. Poodle Dog Lounge

Dive Bar · Brentwood · 6507 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: The Poodle Dog Lounge can be easily mistaken for a dog-grooming establishment. That it is not. However, cheap drinks and free shuffleboard can be found. This place is cash only.

Cathedral of Junk is one of Keeping Austin Weird.

3. Cathedral of Junk

Art Gallery · South Congress · 4422 Lareina Dr, Austin, TX

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: Compiled over the decades from other’s junk, this backyard Austin treasure is two-stories of structural wonder.

Shoal Creek Saloon is one of Keeping Austin Weird.

4. Shoal Creek Saloon

Sports Bar · Downtown Austin · 909 N Lamar Blvd (at W. 9th St.), Austin, TX

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: Artist Bob "Daddy-O" Wade has a big New Orleans Saints helmet that sits on top of the roof overhang of this Cajun restaurant. Who dat who can't find dat football hat?

5. Patriotic Yard Art

Public Art · Upper Boggy Creek · 2400 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: A small-scale Statue of Liberty and concrete map of the USA adorn this yard. The homeowner takes the display seriously.

Cisco's Restaurant & Bakery€Ž is one of Keeping Austin Weird.

6. Cisco's Restaurant & Bakery€Ž

Mexican Restaurant · 1511 E 6th St (at Comal), Austin, TX

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: If you haven’t been here, you don’t know Austin. This place hasn’t changed much in the 50 plus years it has been open. It’s full of history and much of it is on the walls.

Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon is one of Keeping Austin Weird.

7. Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon

Dive Bar · Allandale · 5434 Burnet Rd (btwn Shoalmont Dr & Lawnmont Ave), Austin, TX

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: There’s a bar. There’s a band. There’s a pool table converted into a chicken coop with a numbered plywood floor. Head there on a Sunday, buy a $2 ticket and watch as Sissy the chicken picks a number.

South Austin Popular Culture Center is one of Keeping Austin Weird.

8. South Austin Popular Culture Center

Museum · Zilker · 1516 S Lamar Blvd (Oltorf), Austin, TX

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: Get a little bit of Austin’s weird history at this center on Lamar. The center features rotating art exhibits of some of Austin’s quirky artists.

Texas Chili Parlor is one of Keeping Austin Weird.

9. Texas Chili Parlor

American Restaurant · Downtown Austin · 1409 Lavaca St (btw West 14th & 15th St.), Austin, TX

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: You might remember this iconic eatery/dive bar from Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Death Proof.’ Order up some hot chili and a cold beer, but don’t ask for Lone Star. You won’t get it here.

Smut Putt Heaven is one of Keeping Austin Weird.

10. Smut Putt Heaven

Art Gallery · South Congress · 509 Gate Tree Ln, Austin, TX

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: It’s a backyard filled with baby doll heads and plastic cap “snakes.” Seriously. Don't be afraid ask to see the backyard. The owner loves to show it off.