The Ultimate Guide to Aggie Football Weekends in Bryan-College Station, Texas
“Howdy!” That’s the official greeting at Texas A&M University, and something you’re sure to hear from friendly folks throughout Aggieland on any visit.
Whether you bleed maroon, you’re a fan of the visiting team, or anyone in between, you’ll find that Aggies are the friendliest football fans in the country.
Free Game Day Shuttle
The City of Bryan offers the only free shuttle in Bryan-College Station straight to Kyle Field for every game! The shuttle route pickup is at Roy Kelly Parking Garage in Historic Downtown Bryan with drop-off at the Texas A&M Memorial Student Center right next to Kyle Field. Free parking is available in surrounding lots, or guests can park for a fee in the Roy Kelly Parking garage in downtown.
Restaurants + Taco Trail
When it comes to food & drinks - Bryan, Texas has you covered. If you're looking for casual spots to grab a bite & brew during football weekends check out a few of our favorites listed below!
2112 West Briargate Drive | Open Daily Till August 14, 2022 | Hours Vary
With 3 locations spread out through Aggieland, C&J Barbeque has been serving delicious pit barbeque since its little convenience store was converted to a restaurant in 1997! Today, over 2,200 pounds of barbeque are served per day between all three of their restaurants in Bryan-College Station. We highly recommend the Aggie Special that comes with a 1/2 lb. brisket, 1/4 lb. sausage, and all the fixings!
206 East Villa Maria Road | Open Daily | Hours Vary
Located in Midtown, "The Ship" is known for their fresh oysters, peel-and-eat shrimp, fish baskets, burgers, and during the season – crawfish! They’ve got great drinks, draft beer, and a large patio if your group needs to spread out a bit!
Carney's Pub & Grill
3410 South College Avenue | Open Daily | Hours Vary
Serving as the local watering hole for decades, “Carney’s” is a must-try spot on any trip to Aggieland. Located in Bryan’s up-and-coming Midtown area, this pub serves a variety of craft beers on tap, mixed-drinks, melt-in-your mouth steak quesadillas, tasty tacos, large salads, and more. We're serious, Carney’s is a must on any game day weekend in Aggieland!
If you're interested in more foodie-spots in Bryan, be sure to check out The Official Bryan, Texas Taco Trail - with more than 40 spots! Sign up for free now!
For more upscale dining options with hand-crafted cocktails, premium wine selections, and tasty bar bites after an Aggie game check out our recommendations below!
Ronin Farm & Restaurant
800 North Main Street | Open Wednesday - Sunday | Hours Vary
Ronin Farm & Restaurant in Historic Downtown Bryan serves as a prime location for food, fellowship, and nostalgia while preserving the culinary traditions of Texas by sharing sustainable foods and exceptional experiences with the community. Featuring family farm cuisine with a constantly evolving menu, you'll always be surprised by their eclectic and of course super tasty menu options. Reservations for Ronin are recommended.
Christopher’s World Grille
5001 Boonville Road | Open Tuesday - Saturday | 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
At Christopher's Award-winning Chef Christopher Lampo, CEC presents classic steak & seafood dishes with delightfully unexpected twists! Dine in this 100-year-old ranch house in Bryan, Texas that features an elegant blend of historic features & antiques. Be sure to save room for their divine desserts! Make a reservations here.
The Vintage House Restaurant at Messina Hof Winery
4545 Old Reliance Road | Open Daily | Hours Vary
Located on the Messina Hof Estate, the Vintage House Restaurant combines farm-fresh produce and Messina Hof wines to create the ultimate dining sensation. You can also visit the Tasting Room to find the perfect wine for any palate, and tasty bites from their recommended pairings! Get a tour of the vineyard and barrel room to get the ultimate vineyard experience! Learn more about Messina Hof Winery.
Things To Do
With something for every type of Aggie fan — from happy wanderers to avid adventurers, famished foodies, and family-focused travelers alike — Bryan has plenty of things to do!
Explore Historic Downtown Bryan
During game day weekends make sure you and the family enjoy all the unique aspects of Historic Downtown Bryan, including art, an array of shopping & dining options, plus a vibrant nightlife scene once the sun goes down! Don't miss out on Bryan's legendary First Fridays on the first Friday of each month & The Brazos Valley Farmers' Market every Saturday of the year!
BigShots Golf Aggieland
400 West Villa Maria Road | Open Daily | Hours Vary
If you're looking for some fun before, during, or after the game be sure to check out BigShots Golf Aggieland located in the new Travis Bryan Midtown Park. Aside from tee boxes, yummy & scratch kitchen food, handcrafted cocktails, BigShots Golf Aggieland also offers mini-golf, lawn games, and cozy lounge areas! Make reservations for a tee box today.
Revel In Bryan's Live Music Scene
Experience Open Mic Nights, Karaoke, Live Shows & More
Whether it's a local band jamming at Murphy's Law, a folk band grooving at The Grand Stafford Theater, a open-mic night at The 101, a DJ session at 3rd Floor, or a classic country band at Black Water Draw Brewing Co., there is almost always live music to be found in Bryan. Find live music happening now in Bryan!
BCS Axe House
3601 South Texas Avenue | Open Daily | Hours Vary
BCS Axe House is an upscale axe throwing venue, with affordable pricing and axe-cellent drinks! When you're not sticking axes feel free to relax in their spacious, full bar and cocktail area, or play board board games. Book a axe throwing lane here.
Messina Hof Winery
4545 Old Reliance Road | Open Daily | Hours Vary
Venture over to Messina Hof Winery for a glass (or two) of true, Texas wine. 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 been a local hotspot for over 40 years and offers wine tastings, winery tours, and year-round special events! We recommend their Saturday Cellar Tour and then indulging in a tasty charcuterie board in The Wine Bar.
Royalty Pecan Farm
10600 State Highway 21 East | Open Wednesday - Saturday | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
As you're traveling to and from the Brazos Valley area we highly recommend making a visit to Royalty Pecan Farms! In their shop you'll find artisan oven baked pies and breads, flavored pecans, and even southern pecan coffee beans! Plus, on Saturdays you and the family can join in on their guided orchard tours and learn more about the operations and history of the orchard.
Live At Lake Walk
4107 Lake Atlas Drive | 7:00PM - 9:00PM | Every Friday of Aggie Home Games
Aggie Football is back and we're celebrating with live music! Join Lake Walk every Friday before home football games this fall for live music on the Pavilion stage. This event is informal and free to the public to attend. Picnics, blankets, and chairs are encouraged. Leashed pets are always welcome!
Please note, this series differs from Eats & Beats as food trucks will not be present. Bring some takeout from local Bryan restaurants or make dinner reservations at Campfire.
Coffee Shops + Brunch
Whether you add cream & sugar, or prefer your coffee over ice - we know how to make a great cup of coffee to fuel your football weekend festivities!
Polite Coffee Roasters at The Kyle House
800 South Bryan Avenue | Open Daily | 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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 with names like “Breakfast in Bed” and “Slap Fight”, spacious seating, and tasty assorted pastries this shop will have you bright-eyed and ready for the game! You can even order your coffee ahead of time.
Harvest Coffee Bar
101 North Main Street | Open Daily | 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Serving specialty coffee and a gourmet menu this local favorite features handmade from scratch pastries with fresh, natural ingredients. Exposed brick walls and warm lighting, combined with picturesque views of Main Street through the front window create a cozy atmosphere unlike any other in Bryan-College Station. See Harvest Coffee Bar’s menu here.
P.O.V. Coffee Shop
4114 Lake Atlas Drive | Open Daily | 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Switch up your point-of-view at this super trendy spot, located at Lake Walk. With a dog-friendly patio, plenty of seating inside and out, and delicious coffee and teas, we can’t recommend P.O.V. enough. Located right next to The Stella Hotel, P.O.V. offers fresh muffins, croissants, kolaches, sandwiches, and snacks that pair perfectly with their various specialty coffees.
Discuss the Aggie game over brunch in Bryan at the dozens of incredible brunch spots with varying menus and drink specials.
4100 Lake Atlas Drive | Open Daily | Hours Vary
Where southern hospitality meets authentic Texas cuisine, Campfire inside The Stella Hotel serves brunch 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!
Rx Pizza & Bar
200 West 26th Street | Open Daily | Hours Vary
Known for their hand-tossed brick oven pizzas, Rx Pizza & Bar in Historic Downtown Bryan also serves a drool-worthy brunch complete with "Sunrise Tots," "Rx Beignets," and of course carafes of mimosas! Their brunch menu is available Saturdays & Sundays from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM and if you find yourself in South College Station, they also have a 2nd location there!
3rd On Main Kitchen
201 South Main Street | Open Daily | Hours Vary
Another fast, casual restaurant in downtown, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner but especially known for their knock-out brunch is 3rd on Main! We're talking pulled pork & queso breakfast tacos, cornbread pancakes smothered in syrup, bacon jam fries, and so much more brunchy goodness. Try to get there early, because this place is known to have a line out the door!
The Village Café
210 West 26th Street | Open Daily | Hours Vary
Another Historic Downtown Bryan gem, The Village Café has been an Aggieland favorite for 14 years now. With delicious, locally-sourced ingredients you can't go wrong ordering anything off their brunch menu. For starters we recommend "Dr. Rex's Breakfast" or the "Bacon Jammy Sammy" and for sure a mimosa (or two)! If you're looking to get a taste of what it means to be a local in Bryan, Texas, don't miss out on The Village Café.
Don't worry there are plenty more places in Bryan that cater to brunch lovers. Check out our full list of Bryan brunch spots here!
If you're in need some retail therapy during Aggie football weekends you can always shop at a number of Bryan boutiques & shops! Here are some of our top spots below.
205 South Main Street | Open Tuesday - Saturday | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Located right on Main Street, Sparrow Lane is an eclectic shop that sells ornate European antiques, home décor, kitchen ware, gift sets, jewelry, apparel and more. If you need a hostess or celebratory gift we highly recommend you check out their cute tea towels and candles!
Texas Rose Boutique
205 North Main Street | Open Monday - Saturday | Hours Vary
Texas Rose Boutique is one of the cutest women’s clothing shops in Bryan, Texas and offers a wide selection of urban western ware with a twist. Conveniently located on Main Street, this shop offers a variety of items like women’s tops, denim, dresses, jackets, shoes, jewelry, handbags, and more! Visit their online store here.
Old Bryan Marketplace
202 South Bryan Avenue | Open Monday - Saturday | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Filled to the top with unique finds of home decor, florals, accessories, collectables, and more, Old Bryan Marketplace is a treasure trove that will draw you in. Owned and operated by a fourth generation Bryan resident, this establishment is sure to give you a warm, Bryan welcome to you and your friends. Take a peek at the online store here.
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.
Bars + Breweries
If keeping away from the crowds of Kyle Field is more your style, Bryan offers a number of bars & breweries with comfortable seating and cold drinks! Plus, most of these spots will have the game playing on screen as well.
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! Alongside your cold beverage of choice be sure to grab some bites from The Wild Garlic specializing in wood-fire pizzas plus a rotating menu of cheesy breads & salads! KinderHill offers ample picnic table seating underneath sprawling shade trees and some indoor tables as well. On Aggie football weekends this spot is not to be missed!
Blackwater Draw Brewery
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 truffle fries you’ll find in the Brazos Valley. They often have live music, too, which of course pairs great with their signature brews.
4100 Lake Atlas Drive | Open Thursday - Saturday | 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Savor classic and specialty cocktails served alongside small bites and shared plates in this ornate bar located in The Stella Hotel. Featuring some of the best selections of single and small batch bourbons in the Brazos Valley, Hershel’s menu is complemented by a selection of premium wines by the glass. Be sure to call ahead on game day weekends, just in case there a bit busier than usual!
The Tilted Pint
4248 Boonville Road | Open Tuesday - Sunday | Hours Vary
The Tilted Pint is a daily destination for locals looking to gather with friends, unwind with a pint, and recharge with a great meal. On Saturdays enjoy their Sippin' Saturday special of $1 off all bottles and cans! On Sunday Fun Day it's happy hour all day!
Chubby's Public House
3700 South Texas Avenue | Open Tuesday - Saturday | 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Newly opened Chubby's Public House, located off of Texas Avenue in Midtown Bryan, serves delicious hot dogs & juicy burgers. They also offer a great selection of craft beers & Messina Hof Winery wines! Don't miss out on this new restaurant in Bryan!
Vino Boheme Wine Bar
206 West 26th Street, Suite 900 | Open Wednesday - Sunday | Hours Vary
Named after the Bohemian lifestyle, the Vino Boheme Wine Bar owned & operated by The Village Cafe (located right next door) serves up a hefty wine list, delectable charcuterie boards, and so much more that will surely have all you winos swooning. Also, don't worry if you don't fancy wine they also offer a rotating list of craft beer! Take a peak at Vino Boheme's menu.
The Tipsy Trinket
211 West William Joel Bryan Parkway | Open Monday - Tuesday & Thursday - Saturday | Hours Vary
Sip, Snack, Shop! This new shop in Historic Downtown Bryan is the perfect place to stop in for wine tastings, gourmet foods, to grab a beer, or to shop for handmade gifts! Grab a glass of wine, pick out some snacks, and shop to your heart's content.
There’s plenty of after-hours fun to be had for everyone in Historic Downtown Bryan. Find the perfect spot for you & your friends below!
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