Whether you forgot to get tickets or you are just not feeling going to a game on Saturday, the Bryan College Station area has so many options to pick from when it comes to some not-so-gameday activities. So let’s dive in and see what exactly you can explore, eat and see on a gameday weekend!
Explore Downtown Bryan
If you’re not from Bryan College Station, one of the first places you should stop by is Downtown Bryan. From unique shops to delicious local eateries, there is nothing you can’t find while exploring Downtown Bryan. Shops have everything from custom cowboy hats and glass-work to vintage clothing and furniture. Take a stroll and discover beautiful landmarks such as the Queen Theatre or go through the endless array of books Carnegie History Center and Public Library has to offer.
Swing by Downtown Bryan!
Location: 216 W 26th St, Bryan, TX 77803
With an assortment of small but amazing local restaurants in Downtown Bryan, you will be sure not to leave hungry. Looking for something savory to fill you up? Proudest Monkey is known for their incredible gourmet burgers and their milkshake martinis. How about a treat to end the night on a sweet note? The Chocolate Gallery has dozens of hand crafted chocolates, scrumptious cupcakes that will be sure to have your sweet tooth aching and homemade gelato. Whether you are a BCS resident or a wandering traveler who just happened to land in town, the eateries in Downtown Bryan will not let you down.
Want to visit where I went? Snag some local eats at The Village Café!
Hours: 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Location: 210 W 26th St, Bryan, TX 77803
The Friday before every home game, Downtown Bryan puts on a free show/concert at The Palace Theatre. Local artists bring their talent and soul to fill the outdoor space and the fact that it is free only makes the experience that much more fun.
Want to visit where I went? Dance it out at Football Friday at The Palace!
Hours: 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Location: 105 S Main St, Bryan, TX 77801
Even though the rest of Bryan College Station may be preparing for the game with some early tailgating, you might want to spend your Saturday morning a little differently. Instead, grab a cup of coffee from one of the amazing coffee shops here in the BCS area to wake you up and get you ready for a fun day of exploring. The vibe and even better coffee at Sweet Eugene’s will have you ready to conquer the day in no time, while Harvest has their own specialty, hand brews.
Want to visit where I went? Grab your java from Sweet Eugene’s.
Hours: 6:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Location: 1702 George Bush Dr E, College Station, TX 77840
Want to avoid all the game day craziness while still getting to watch the game and still get the Aggieland experience? The Chicken is not only the oldest bar in Bryan College Station, it is also a favorite Aggie spot. Relax and watch the Aggies play in Kyle Field while munching on some Tijuana fries and playing pool. The Chicken is known for their great selection of drinks at their bar but also their amazing food which means that when you catch the game there you won’t leave you starving and potentially sweaty.
Want to visit where I went? Check out The Dixie Chicken.
Hours: 10:00 AM – 2:00 AM
Location: 307 University Dr, College Station, TX 77801
The Gates of North
After you have watched the Aggies beat whoever they played that week, take a stroll through Bottle Cap Alley and head through Northgate to see which pub may just be your new favorite hangout spot. With specialty drinks and half off shots on game days, Northgate is definitely the place to be after a long day of Aggie football. Hang out with your friends or make some new ones while celebrating a well-deserved victory.
Want to visit where I went? Enjoy a night out on Northgate!
Hours: 6:30 PM – 2:00 AM
Location: 329 University Dr. College Station, TX 77840
So you have had a long night of celebrating an Aggie win and now you are ready to relax and enjoy your Sunday. Start your Sunday off right with brunch at one of our amazing brunch spots in Bryan College Station. Taking the trip out to Hullaballoo Diner will ensure you some amazing food and a great time. Hullaballoo not only has some amazing food, but is also one of Reveille’s favorite spots to hang out.
Want to visit where I went? Grub at Hullaballoo Diner!
Hours: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM (Saturdays), 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM (Sundays)
Location: 15045 FM 2154, College Station, TX 77845
Library or Museum?
When it comes to really cool attractions in the BCS area, The George Bush Presidential Museum is definitely one to see. Besides their incredible exhibits, the George Bush Library also has some gorgeous scenery. Take a stroll through the gardens or spend some time throwing out a fishing line in their catch and release pond. It is a wonderful place for family pictures or some quiet time by yourself.
Want to Visit where I went? I spent my day at The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum!
Hours: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 1000 George Bush Dr W, College Station, TX 77845
There are so many fun things to do in Bryan College Station on Aggie Gameday in addition to or besides going to the game! If you want to know more, tweet us @ExperienceBCS, visit our website or check us out on Facebook.