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Bryan is a vibrant, diverse community home to the highest concentration of unique, authentic, and locally-owned businesses in Aggieland! We’ve got taquerias rivaling some of the best in Texas, cozy coffee shops scattered throughout town, laid-back bars and pubs your friends probably don’t know about yet, and some of the best restaurants in the Brazos Valley… and it’s all just minutes from Texas A&M University‘s Main Campus!
Use the buttons below to explore all the best that Bryan has to offer!
Did you know the one-and-only downtown district in Aggieland, Historic Downtown Bryan, is just a straight drive up South College Avenue from Main Campus? No matter where you’re at in Bryan or College Station, you can usually get to Downtown Bryan in under 20 minutes!
Downtown Bryan Restaurants
Historic Downtown Bryan is home to some of the top restaurants in Aggieland! Favorites like RX Pizza, The Village, Proudest Monkey, Papa Perez, and Casa Rodriguez have become Bryan-College Station staples. If you’re looking for great Mexican food, we recommend Cilantro Mexican Grill or street tacos from Taco Crave. Caffé Capri and The Downtown Elixir & Spirits Co. make for great date night spots, and you’ve got to take your parents to Ronin next time they’re in town! If brunch is your thing, check out 3rd On Main and Blackwater Draw Brewing Co. You also can’t go wrong with a burger at Margie’s, or a taste of one of Texas’s best BBQ bites, as awarded by Texas Monthly, at All The King’s Men.
Downtown Bryan Entertainment & Nightlife
On the First Friday of each month, Historic Downtown Bryan is taken over by street performers, vendors, and Bryan-College Station residents & visitors looking to kick off the month with a great night! First Friday is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to entertainment & nightlife in Downtown Bryan. Live music can be found throughout the year, and bars and pubs like The 101, Halo, Murphy’s Law, and 3rd Floor Cantina keep the fun going all year long.
Downtown Bryan Shopping
Scattered around Historic Downtown Bryan you’ll find boutiques, resale shops, antique malls, and so much more! Click here for all your Downtown Bryan shopping options.
Lake Walk is home to seasonal events, POV Coffeehouse, Campfire Restaurant, and The Stella Hotel, all set around the beautiful Lake Atlas! Learn more about Lake Walk and keep up with their events like The Local, a seasonal artisan market, here: lakewalktx.com
Messina Hof Winery & Resort
Did you know the most-awarded winery in Texas is located right here in Aggieland? An iconic destination in the Brazos Valley, Messina Hof Winery and Resort began operations in Bryan, TX in 1977 with a single-acre experimental vineyard, a site that still contributes to the company’s success today. As one of the largest producers of 100% Texas wines and the 4th largest Texas winery, no Aggie college experience is complete without at least one trip to Messina Hof! Click here to learn more.
Looking for a study spot unlike any other? Bryan is home to some of the coziest, most unique coffee shops in all of Aggieland! Learn more about them here.
Some of the best restaurants in Aggieland are off-the-beaten-path in Bryan! If you’re looking for authentic Mexican food, including some of the best tacos & tortas in Texas, check out places like Taqueria El Tio, Raspas El Payasito, and Taqueria Poblana. We also recommend La Espiga Dorada for amazing conchas, pan dulces, and other great Mexican pastries!
For tasty Thai dishes, stop by Kluay Kluay near Briarcrest/Highway 6!
Finally, for some of the best Cajun food east of Louisiana, you have to try The Remnant of Nawlins, just outside Historic Downtown Bryan. The owners came here from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and thankfully decided to stick around and bring the flavors of their hometown to Aggieland. Read more about them here.