Little Longhorn Saloon on Culture Trip

One of Austin’s best-kept secrets is The Little Longhorn Saloon, previously known as Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon. For over 40 years, this tiny dive bar has hosted some of Austin’s best live music, featuring honky-tonk country, folk, rockabilly, and good ol’ rock and roll. More than 10 bands play the venue per week, with over 600 bands in a year, and on Sundays, the bar hosts one of Austin’s weirdest weekly events: Chicken Shit Bingo.

History of the game
Chicken Shit Bingo started when a local musician approached the bar’s previous owners, Don and Ginny, with an idea he brought back from California. There, he had seen cow shit bingo, but he suggested using chickens instead. Ginny’s famous response was: “It’s never gonna last.” Today, the 25-year tradition would suggest otherwise.

The current owner, Terry Gaona, was keen to carry on the custom: “Chicken Shit Bingo is part of the nostalgia and history of the bar. We kept all the old traditions, plus added a few of our own.” The bar now serves a large assortment of wines and champagnes, plus 80 different types of beer other than drafts. And in keeping with the times, the saloon now accepts credit cards—not just cash.

Terry’s favorite part of the game is the excitement of the crowd, especially the children: “Chicken Shit Bingo is about the camaraderie and the fun—we’re all just one big, happy family.”

How the game works
Between 4 pm and 8 pm, locals gather for a unique version of bingo involving chickens, chicken feed, and what chickens do after they eat. All ages are welcome to both watch and participate in this event, which you have to see to believe. For a donation of $2.00, participants purchase a ticket in line: children 13 and younger go first, and adults aged 92 and older go second.

Once all the tickets are gone, the first of four rounds begins. Each ticket corresponds to a number on the table, and if the chicken eliminates on your ticket’s number, you win a cash prize. The Chicken Shit Official tells the band the winning number, and they, in turn, announce it on stage. Winners have their photos taken, and the next round begins!

A valid I.D. is required to purchase alcohol, and you must be 21+ to drink. Sodas and other non-alcoholic beverages are also available. To really experience the dive bar like a local, pull up a bar stool and enjoy an ice-cold Lone Star beer while you watch or play along!


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The Little Longhorn Saloon presents Lone Star Beer top 50 award

#8 Lone Star Bar in Texas in 2017!!

Little Ginny and Terry Gaona would like to say “Thank You to all of our wonderful patrons for moving us up a notch from #9 in 2016. Words can not express how grateful we are to each and everyone of you!! Jason Roberts Band will be playing 4p-8p. Please come out and join us for an Ice Cold Lonestar, as we receive our new trophy this Sunday, August 6, 2017, as well as celebrating our Traditional Chicken Shit Bingo from 4p-8p Every Sunday!!

John Mutchler and The Golden Roses and Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters at the Little Longhorn 6/24

John Mutchler and The Golden Roses with special guest Heather Rae Johnson opened Saturday evening’s happy hour.  The Roses bring a mix of Americana and pure twangy honkytonk  goodness that get’s the bar dancing — what a real happy hour is all about.  They have a Facebook page here.  Find them on Instagram here.

John Mutchler and The Golden Roses

“The Usual Suspects EP” is now available for download on ITunes, Amazon and other fine online retailers. It can also be streamed on Spotify, Rhapsody and Apple Music.

John Mutchler and The Golden Roses


Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters are a blue collar Americana band from Louisville, KY.  With influences like John Prine, Hank Williams, the Band, Roger Miller, Gram Parsons, Hayes Carll, Dr. Dog and Little Feat these guys bring a sound that is high energy and pure Kentucky goodness.

Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters

The band consists of Nick Dittmeier on guitar and vocals,  JP Payton on electric guitar, Rev. Bob Rutherford on bass and Mark Wayne Minnick on the drums.  Find them on Facebook, Instagram and their website here.

Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters


Hey y’all.. Do you play at The Little Longhorn Saloon? Do you want your band’s photo and link to your website to be on our new band page?

Send a 300X200 image and your link to We will be posting the page on JULY 1 which means you have 11 days.

After that we will update about once a month. Terry Gaona thanks you and I thank you! to film this Sunday at The Little Longhorn Saloon

SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY FUNDAY!! And that means it’s Home of the ORIGINAL Chicken Shit Bingo time!


Today from 4p-8p featuring James Hand !!

Come close out the weekend in style with ice cold beer, Ginny Dawgs, great country music, and fun with friends!


And if you are lucky, you may end up with some extra chicken shit $$$!!


No Cover, but do remember to tip the bands and bar staff that work hard for you!


Open from 2:00p-9:00pm.  Kids and Pets are Welcome!!


Sunday Parking Allowed at Next To New Consignment across the street, The Futon Store and Arbor Autoworks. will be filming at Chicken Shit Bing from 4p-8p.  Local Inspiration from around the World!!!!


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