What To Do & Where To Eat During Texas A&M Family Weekend
Texas A&M University's Family Weekend is the perfect opportunity to explore Bryan & College Station each April. Bryan, Texas is home to many of the best bars, restaurants, and fun things to do in Aggieland, so throw on that Aggie maroon, and get ready to enjoy the best weekend in Bryan-College Station. Scroll below to read more & start planning your Family Weekend fun today!
Texas A&M’s Family Weekend 2023 is April 14-16
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Dine In Downtown
Historic Downtown Bryan is known as a hub for the arts in the Brazos Valley, and that includes the culinary arts. With dozens of unique, locally owned restaurants all nestled into this walkable district, Downtown Bryan is truly a foodie’s paradise.
Whether you’re looking for locally-sourced ingredients, hand-crafted cocktails, farm-to-table brunch, world-renowned barbeque, tasty Tex-Mex, or Bavarian bites...we can recommend plenty of spots!
320 North Main Street | Open Monday-Saturday | Hours Vary
In Historic Downtown Bryan Margie's Bar & Grill serves up smaller two-ounce Opersteny Burgers and their larger one-pound Margie's Burgers with names like "Big Texas" and "Bilbo Burger." Plus, talk about flavor! The grill at Margies has been the same grill that has cooked delicious old fashioned burgers with fresh ground beef since the start of the business in 1924 by the Opersteny Family.
109 North Main Street | Open Monday-Saturday | Hours Vary
Bavarian Brauhaus in downtown is every local's favorite pub serving traditional dishes from Bavaria and a long list of quality German beers. We're talking handmade schnitzel, spaetzle, and some seriously delicious desserts!
All The Kings Men
112 South Main Street | Open Tuesday-Sunday | Hours Vary
Offering a variety of craft BBQ, a diverse collection of rare bourbons and over 30 Texas beers on draft, All The King’s Men is nestled in the heart of Downtown Bryan located in a century old building that has a contemporary aesthetic with the charm of history. Featuring the classics of brisket, turkey and pork belly, as well as some more modern barbeque additions, this BBQ spot has you covered.
3rd On Main Kitchen
201 South Main Street | Open Daily | Hours Vary
A fast, casual restaurant in Downtown Bryan serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Enjoy dishes like chicken & waffles, pulled pork and pancakes, chili & cornbread, whiskey chicken and more. You and your family will not leave hungry. We promise!
MORE CASUAL BITES
If you're looking to explore more of Bryan's foodie scene check out Shipwreck Grill offering crawfish, tasty tacos & burgers, and the best Cannon Ball jalapeño poppers in Texas! Plus, if you're in search of some comfort food, Sodolaks off Highway 21 serves classic chicken fried steak, baked potatoes, and more!
Explore Bryan's Nightlife
There’s plenty of after-hours fun to be had for everyone in Historic Downtown Bryan. Find the perfect spot for you & your family below!
Blackwater Draw Brewing Co.
701 North Main Street | Open Tuesday-Sunday | Hours Vary
Blackwater Draw is a craft brewery & taproom at the north end of Historic Downtown Bryan that also happens to be home to one of the best food trucks in Aggieland, Blackwater Bites. They serve classic gastropub favorites, with some of the best fries you’ll find in the Brazos Valley. They often have live music, too, which of course pairs great with their signature brews.
Carney’s Pub & Grill
3410 South College Avenue | Open Monday-Saturday | Hours Vary
Affectionately called just “Carney’s,” this spot has been a favorite among Bryan-College Station locals for years. Carney’s is located in the heart of the up-and-coming Midtown area, and provides full service in their astro-turf-covered back patio. Get to "Carney's" as soon as you can to enjoy great drinks, delicious burgers, tasty tacos, with your friends and family.
Kinderhill Brew Lab
800 South Bryan Avenue | Open Thursday-Sunday | Hours Vary
This biergarten located in Historic Downtown Bryan serves up delicious quality beers, cocktails, and more! With rotating food trucks and ample picnic table seating underneath sprawling shade trees, this spot is not to be missed.
Vino Boheme Wine Bar By The Village Cafe
206 West 26th Street | Open Wednesday-Sunday | Hours Vary
A new, eclectic wine bar by The Village Cafe, both in style and geography. Named after the Bohemian lifestyle, this wine bar serves up a hefty wine list, delectable charcuterie boards, and more that will have all you winos swooning.
Late Night Options
If you're looking to keep the party going later into the night 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 Pub, Downtown Elixir & Spirts Co., 3rd Floor Cantina, and several other spots so you can keep the fun going all night long!
Visit The Farmers' Market
Brazos Valley Farmers' 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. Plus, in the spring you'll find the most gorgeous, freshly-cut flowers for sale! So, before a busy Saturday, be sure to swing by this market and grab some tasty goodies!
Check Out Downtown Bryan Street & Art Fair
Downtown Bryan Street & Art Fair
Historic Downtown Bryan | Saturday, April 15 | 10:00AM-6:00PM | FREE EVENT
The Downtown Bryan Street & Art Fair features dozens of artists from across the globe and Texas A&M University groups to showcase their handmade creations! There will be live music, hands on art demonstrations and family-friendly activities for your entertainment. As a recognized Texas Cultural District, Downtown Bryan has actively fostered a thriving arts & culture community.
Enjoy the Wildflowers
Wildflowers At Boonville Heritage Park
2421 Boonville Road | Saturday, April 15 | 10:00AM-5:00PM
Did you know that there are over 5,000 species of wildflowers in Texas? Spend the morning admiring wildflowers at Boonville Heritage Park, a unique historical setting to enjoy and learn about local wildflowers. Budding artists are welcome to bring their own watercolors, coloring pencils, paper, and clipboards to capture the beauty of the flowers. Come identify wildflowers and create your own unique wildflower masterpiece!
Take A Swing
BigShots Golf Aggieland
400 West Villa Maria Road | Open Daily | Hours Vary
Locate in Bryan's up-and-coming Midtown area, BigShots Golf Aggieland is a two-story entertainment venue with 60 tee boxes featuring golf games for all skill levels! In honor of Ring Day & Family Weekend they will be offering drink specials & more! When you're not swinging the golf club, be sure to order from their scratch kitchen serving tasty appetizers, delicious burgers, uniquely crafted cocktails, craft beer, and more.
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. If you're looking for a family-friendly atmosphere with a artistic atmosphere check out The Village Cafe. Known for their handcrafted pizzas, RX Pizza & Bar also serves a drool-worthy brunch complete with "Sunrise Tots" and 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.
Offering the best bagels and pastrami in town, Zeitman's Grocery Store & Deli is Downtown Bryan's newest deli & grocery store with Jewish roots. Where southern hospitality meets authentic Texas cuisine, Campfire Restaurant inside The Stella Hotel serves brunch, dinner, and drinks that are worth waking up for.
Get your brunch on at these & other Bryan restaurants and cafés.
Check Out The Taco Trail
If you're looking for a fun adventure with a focus on food, sign up for the Official Bryan, Texas Taco Trail! Featuring more than 40 taquerias & restaurants The Bryan, Texas Taco Trail is the best way to explore Bryan's taco scene - all at your own pace. 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!
Sign up for the free digital passport today here!