The Perfect Girls' Weekend Getaway In Bryan, Texas - Places To Eat, Drink, Shop & More!
Whether you're planning a long overdue weekend of relaxation and self-care, a more low-key bachelorette party, or a celebratory birthday gathering, Bryan, Texas is the perfect place for a girls getaway! If you're ready to start booking your stay Bryan has options for every style & every budget!
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Grab A Glass At Messina Hof Winery
4545 Old Reliance Road | Tours & Tastings | Open Daily
Located right in Bryan’s backyard, Messina Hof Winery is one of the most-renowned wineries in the state. Family owned and operated, Messina Hof has been producing top-rated Texas wines for over 40 years and offers wine tastings, winery tours, and year-round special events! In the springtime experience their Wine & Roses Festival, in the summer months of July & August pick & stomp fresh grapes at their Harvest Festival, and in the Winter give a cheers at their Winter Wine Premiere and themed Murder Mystery Dinners!
Plus, one of the best parts about Messina Hof is the lush vineyard growing right on property that makes the best backdrop for all your Insta-worthy photos.
Looking for a few more spots to have a drink? Vino Boheme Wine Bar By The Village Cafe offers a hefty wine list & tasty bar bites in a bohemian-inspired setting. Also, if you're looking for a more casual environment, Blackwater Draw Brewing Co. and KinderHill Brew Lab are the only breweries in Bryan-College Station, and serve up some of the best brews in the Brazos Valley!
Dine At Ronin Farm & Restaurant In Downtown Bryan
800 North Main | Open Wednesday-Sunday | Coffee Service Wednesday-Friday 7:00AM-2:00PM
Featuring farm-to-table cuisine with a constantly evolving menu, Ronin is set in the beautiful, newly-renovated historic Ice House on Main in Downtown Bryan. Perfectly paired with their creative culinary offerings, Ronin also features an innovative beverage program consisting of interesting and often house-infused offerings which are aligned with their philosophies on food - an emphasis on small production, organic, biodynamic offerings of the season. We recommend starting your meal with their delectable charcuterie board and freshly baked bread, and then indulging in their crisp farm salad, and famous chicken fried steak!
Ronin also offers seasonal Full Moon Dinners, public Farm Days in the spring & fall, and private event space right on their farm near Lake Bryan! Learn more about Ronin Farm & Restaurant here!
If you're looking for more foodie-favored spots in Bryan, there are plenty! Amico Nave Ristorante is known for their authentic & delicious Italian dishes crafted from old family recipes. Christopher's World Grille has offered an eclectic menu created by Chef Lampo since 1999. Bavarian Brauhaus in downtown is every local's favorite pub serving traditional dishes from Bavaria and a long list of quality German beers.
Dance The Night Away At Halo
121 North Main Street | Open Thursday-Saturday 10:00PM-2:00AM
Halo is an LGTBQ+ friendly entertainment venue, and one of Aggieland's most upscale and largest high energy dance venue! Their famous Fab Friday Drag Shows take place every Friday at 11:30PM! With a club atmosphere, Halo is the spot to be for late-night outings and entertainment.
If the club isn't entirely your scene we recommend checking out the vibrant live music scene Bryan has to offer. Live music can be found throughout the year, at bars and pubs like The 101, Murphy’s Law, 3rd Floor Cantina, Hershel's, and several other spots so you can keep the fun going all night long!
If you happen to be visiting Bryan on the first Friday of the month, be sure gather up your girls and check out First Friday in Historic Downtown Bryan! On the First Friday of each month, the streets of Historic Downtown Bryan transform into one big stage with live music, performances, art demonstrations, and unique & interactive events and activities for all.
Grab A Cup Of Joe & Pastry At Polite Coffee Co.
800 South Bryan Avenue | Open Daily 7:00AM-5:00PM
Home to Polite Coffee Co. this 1800s Victorian home was once the residence of Edwin Kyle, the namesake of Texas A&M’s legendary football stadium. Featuring barista-inspired coffees like the “Garden Party” and "Blind Date", spacious patio seating, and a sprawling lush green lawn, this coffee shop will have you and your girlfriends bright-eyed and ready for the day! Call or order ahead of time if you're interested in hearing about their selection of available pastries.
If one cup of coffee isn't enough for you and your girls, never fear there is plenty of caffeine to be had in Bryan! POV Coffee will put a positive spin on your early mornings with their dog-friendly patio, delicious coffee & teas, and yummy pastry items. Harvest Coffee Bar is a local favorite featuring tasty coffee and handmade from scratch pastries with fresh, natural ingredients. Need something even stronger? Babe's Doughnut & Coffee cold brew and scrumptiously-flakey croissants are worth waking up for!
Shop Till You Drop In Historic Downtown Bryan
Recognized As A Texas Cultural District | Over 35+ Retailers & Restaurants
Vintage resale finds, custom-made cowboy hats, original works of art, hand-blown garden ornaments...You'll find all this and more among the locally owned retail shops in Historic Downtown Bryan. Visit today to find hand-made and custom-curated items you can’t find anywhere else.
For Farm-Fresh Goods Visit The Brazos Valley Farmer's Market
500 North Main Street | Every Saturday | 8:00AM - 12:00PM
This year-round farmers’ market located in Historic Downtown Bryan aims to connect consumers directly to local producers providing produce, pantry-essentials, and more that align with the season. The market is pet-friendly, so your furry friends can even tag along!
For Unique Home Decor Check Out Sparrow Lane
205 South Main | Open Tuesday-Saturday 11:00AM-5:00PM
Newer to Historic Downtown Bryan this charming shop is full of unique finds! Selling European antiques, home décor, gifts, women's and kid's apparel and more, Sparrow Lane has it all! Plus - they offer a range of cozy blankets, fuzzy socks, and cute mugs to complete your future girl's night in!
Known for their cheeky-themed gifts, modern home decor, and shared space with The Frame Gallery, Savage Diva is a must-visit spot. Filled to the top with unique finds, florals, and collectables is the stunning Old Bryan Marketplace. Owned and operated by the Catalena family since 1983 Catalena Hatters can fit you and your girls for the perfect, custom felt or straw hat. Right next door to Catalena is the Texas Rose Boutique, and it's packed with all your urban cowgirl necessities!
In Search Of Even More Shopping?
If you and your gals are in search of even more shopping opportunities - make a quick road trip up to Calvert's newly revitalized Main Street, just 30 miles north on Highway 6.
Take The Afternoon To Have Tacos On The Bryan Taco Trail
Featuring More Than 40 Taco Spots | Free Digital Passport
Let’s just go ahead and say it… Bryan, Texas is a foodie city! Embark on a culinary journey with the Bryan Taco Trail, and you’ll find just a taste of the savory offerings of our community’s many eateries. From the trendy birria at Don Chente to the traditional pastor straight off the trompo at Taqueria Poblana, or even a Cubano taco complete with pulled pork & pickles at Proudest Monkey, there are so many incredible tacos to try. Whether you prefer to stick with the more traditional taqueria offerings, or like to venture out into the more unique fusion options… It’s all on the table here in Bryan!
Simply sign up for your digital passport & check in at participating restaurants to start earning points which can be redeemed for exclusive prizes!
Get started on your Bryan Taco Trail adventure today!
Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth At The Chocolate Gallery
211 North Main Street | Open Tuesday-Saturday
The Chocolate Gallery in Historic Downtown Bryan is a must-visit spot for all things sweet. Serving fine chocolates, gelato, pastries, and more! The Chocolate Gallery also prides itself on using Fair Trade Chocolate and other various ingredients to make the sweetest of treats!
There are plenty of sweet treats in Bryan and if you and your girls are looking for more options, check out the local spots Sweet Relish & Truman's Chocolates! You will not be disappointed!
Gather Up The Squad For Brunch At Campfire
4100 Lake Atlas Drive | Open Daily
Where southern hospitality meets authentic Texas cuisine, Campfire inside The Stella Hotel serves brunch, dinner, and drinks that are worth waking up for. You’ll be greeted by the mouthwatering aroma of smoke & seasonings, and you won’t be disappointed by their delicious offerings made fresh with the best ingredients found in Central Texas. Alongside your mimosas, make sure you try their shrimp & grits bowl or their shareable bar bites!
Brunch in Bryan is a necessity to our locals and visiting friends. That's why we offer dozens more brunch spots with varying brunch menus and drink specials. Known for their handcrafted pizzas, RX Pizza & Bar also serves a drool-worthy brunch complete with "Sunrise Tots" and carafes of Mimosas! Another fast, casual restaurant in Downtown, serving Share-Mosas and dishes named "The Morning After" and "The Night Before" is 3rd On Main Kitchen.
Soak Up The Sunshine At Lake Bryan
8200 Sandy Point Road | Open Daily | $5 Entry Per Car | $75 Annual Pass
Breath in some fresh air with your ladies at Lake Bryan, an outdoor recreation oasis in the heart of the Brazos Valley. With more than 20 miles of hiking, biking, and running trails, swimming areas, campgrounds, and largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, and redfish stocked by Texas Parks & Wildlife, there are plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in nature and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life! Don't forget to sure to pack your cooler will all your favorite beverages and snacks!
There are even opportunities to rent kayaks and paddleboards for your day at Lake Bryan! Reserve yours here.
If you're looking for more semi-outdoor options be sure to look into Resort Day Passes At The Stella Hotel. Offering cabana rental options, an outdoor bar and shareable poolside snacks, a lazy Sunday is always a good idea! Or pile in the car and enjoy an unforgettable drive-thru Safari experience at Aggieland Safari.
If you're looking for complete serenity, book a facial, manicure, massage, and more at the cozy Spa Lucia.
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