If you’re one of the many new people in our city, or just stopping through the Weird Capital of Texas for for business or pleasure, and you’ve got a palate for the perplexing, you’re in luck. Austin has a wealth of weirdness to share, and we’re here to help you find it.
So today, we’re going to break off as much Freaky Austin as possible. These are 10 of our favorite weird things to do in Austin. Got a suggestion for other local weirdness? Leave your mark below the list.
10. Wipe Out A Hangover With The Craziest Bloody Mary Ever
This drink (?) contains a corn dog, a chicken sandwich, a taquito, a chimichanga, a slice of bacon, a slice of sausage, a slice of pepper jack cheese, a meatball, a pickle, pickled okra, onion, olives, cucumber, and finally, a stalk of celery. Your hangover never had a chance. Find yourself at Casino El Camino to behold this drink’s glory up close.
9. Go On A Pedal-Powered Pub Crawl
Pub Crawler Austin is a seriously good time if you’ve got some friends to bring along.
8. Ride A Butterfly At The Austin Bike Zoo
That’s technically a bike, but anyone who sees you on this (or any of Austin Bike Zoo‘s other creations) won’t care. Most epic bike ride ever? Aside from actually competing in the X Games, yes.
7. Take The Austin Weird Homes Tour
The Austin Weird Homes Tour is quite an epic event, and definitely fun for the whole family. This one is seasonal though, and you have to buy tickets ahead of time. Totally worth it! Check out 2015’s winners here and follow the tour people on Facebook to get the skinny on their next round.
6. Train In The Jedi Arts
The Lone Star Saber Academy is run by a real-life swordsman who uses the “Star Wars” window dressing to teach ancient fighting techniques to young and old alike. Not only could these skills be useful — being a Jedi is a LOT of fun! Check out this recent article in VICE featuring Austin’s local Jedi.
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