Whether you’re a student, visitor, or lifetime local, there are so, so many things to do in College Station. College Station is a town that has it’s own unique culture. You can find something going on on any given night of the week, so no matter what you’re into, there’s something to do that will incite some FOMO.
From nightlife, to Aggie traditions and more. Check out this list on things to do in College Station.
Sip Some Vino at Messina Hof Winery
Check out the Messina Hof Winery just north of College Station in nearby Bryan, Texas if you love local wine tasting. The hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Friday and Saturday 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, and on Sunday they are open 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Enjoy local wines, go to flight school, and immerse yourself in the experience. To reach Messina Hof Winery regarding the tasting room, call them at 979-778-9463 extension 223. You can learn about the history of the Messina Hof Winery and try a variety of wines when you go to flight school.
Spend a Night out at Northgate
Northgate is full of fun places to hang out when you like the college scene. Northgate offers plenty of bars for you to choose from in College Station, and you’ll never be bored when you spend a night out at Northgate. Whether you want to hang out for some beer and pizza, or get involved in some beer pong, Northgate is the place for you. Start out with some beer and nachos, and even check out the local Saki bar. Enjoy all types of food, from barbecue to Mexican in Northgate. Take some time to relax and spend your night out in Northgate.
Attend an Aggie Football Game at Kyle Field
You can’t live in College Station and not know about the Aggie’s football team. Head out to Kyle Field for a great game of college football during one of the home games this year. Tickets are difficult to buy directly from the school, but you can get great seats online for as low as $17. Spend some time cheering on the Aggie’s and have some fun while you are at it. College football is alive and well in College Station, and you will be immersed in the game as soon as you step into the stadium.
Drink the Latest Brew at New Republic
Known as the only craft brewing company in College Station, New Republic Brewing can’t be missed. Hours are Tuesday through Thursday 5-10 PM, Friday 4-10, Saturday 12-10, and Sunday 12 -8. Live music and food trucks available on the weekends. Enjoy a cold beer right from the source, and learn more about the oldest brewery in College Station. The atmosphere is casual, and you’ll have a great time relaxing back for a few beers with your friends. Whether you are blowing off steam a big exam, or you are celebrating the latest Aggie win, New Republic Brewing is an excellent place to visit.
- Address: 11405 N Dowling Rd Unit C, College Station, TX 77845
- Website: newrepublicbrewing.com
- Phone: (713) 489-4667
- Hours: Monday: closed, Tuesday-Friday: 5PM-10PM, Saturday 12PM-10PM, Sunday 12PM-8PM
Drink & Eat at the Dixie Chicken
The Dixie Chicken is open every day of the week from 11 AM to 2 AM, and you can give them a call at 979-846-2322 to learn about specials. The menu offers plenty of burgers, fries and appetizers to go along with the great selection of beer on the menu. Enjoy some great food and the late night fun offered right in the heart of College Station at the Dixie Chicken. Sit with friends, play a few games, and enjoy the oldest bar in College Station. If you have a special Dixie Chicken story to share, send it along to the owners so it can be shared with fans from everywhere.
At Santa’s Wonderland, take a carriage ride in the Texas snow during the holidays this year. Santa’s Wonderland is open from November 8-December 30th, and hours are Monday through Thursday 6pm – 11pm, Friday 6pm -12 midnight, Saturday 3pm – midnight, and Sunday 3pm – 11pm. Tickets for the hayride $46.95 for adults and $41.95 for children, but you can find area discounts when you purchase tickets early. Santa’s Wonderland is located at 18898 Highway 6 South, College Station, and the main office can be reached at 979-690-7212.
Watch a Ballgame at Olsen Field
If you love baseball, it’s time to head over to Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park at Texas A & M. The facility is one of the best ballparks in college baseball, and it holds 6,100 fans on game day. Cheer on the Texas A & M Aggies next spring and sit in an amazing ballpark with plenty of food and drink options. Tickets are priced for adults and students, so make sure you have your student ID when purchasing tickets to get your discount. Sit closer than ever before in the new stadium, built in 2012 and enjoyed by the Aggie baseball team since.
Visit a Real Life Texas Pecan Farm
Royalty Pecan Farms in College Station is a great way to spend an afternoon. Visit the farm for a wine tasting event or take a tour around the property and see how pecans are grown. Orchard tours are every Saturday and run for 45 minutes. Ticket prices for adults are $10, and $5 for children. Book the special manager’s tour available on the second Saturday of the month. Tickets for the manager tour are $15 for adults. You can also check out a wine flight, trying out 3 oz. of four different wine selections. Store hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM.
Two Step at Hurricane Harry’s
Hurricane Harry’s is a popular beer and dance hall featuring DJs and live country music. Located in University Square, Hurricane Harry’s is also popular among residents of Collage Station and tourists alike due to its drink specials. If you’re in the mood for some country dancing or a live concert, you should make sure to stop by Hurricane Harry’s at some point.
Do a Load of Laundry at Harvey Washbangers
Harvey Washbangers is a laundromat that features 80 top-of-the-line washer and dryers. While traditional washer and dryers typically only take quarters, you will be happy to know that these machines take debit or credit card. Something else that distinguishes Harvey Washbangers from other self-service laundromats is that it has a full-service restaurant that you can patronize as you wait. Some dishes at this restaurant include burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, soups, and salads. If you’re in a rush, there is also a to-go menu that you can order from.
Visit the George Bush Library
Not only is the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum a presidential library, but it is also a burial site for George H. W. Bush and his wife, Barbara Bush. This presidential library is located on Texas A&M University’s west campus in College Station. The National Archives and Records Administration is responsible for administering this library.
Take a Stroll Under the Century Tree
The Century Tree, which is located near Texas A&M’s Academic Building, is more than 100 years old. In fact, the Century Tree was one of the first trees planted on the campus of Texas A&M. Many students and graduates of Texas A&M choose the Century Tree as the site of their marriage proposals and weddings, and for good reason. There is a tradition that says that all couples who walk underneath the Century Tree together will eventually get married. Another tradition says that all marriage proposals that occur under the Century Tree will lead to marriages that last an eternity.
- Address: Located near the Academic Building on Texas A&M campus
- Hours: Open 24 Hours
Go See Bottlecap Alley
Bottlecap Alley is an alley between the restaurant Dixie Chicken and the pub Dry Bean that has been paved with bottle caps. This alley is about two meters wide and 50 meters long. Today, this alley is made up of hundreds of thousands of metal bottle caps, which have been donated over the years by individuals and surrounding bars.
- Address: Bottle Cap Alley, College Station, TX 77840