Welcome to College Station, home of the Texas A&M Aggies! If you’re heading to town to catch a game, here’s what you need to know about where to stay, eat, drink, and tailgate. First, a few stats:

  • SEC team: Texas A&M Aggies
  • Coach: Jimbo Fisher
  • Stadium: Kyle Field
  • Fun fact: Since 1894, Texas A&M has employed 31 head coaches.
SEC All-City Guide

Where to Stay in College Station

College Station offers plenty of accommodation options for Texas A&M game weekends, centrally located and beautifully appointed.

Suite at The George hotel in College Station, TX

College Station is home to a handful of luxurious hotels, including The George. Image: Facebook

Cavalry Court

200 Century Court, College Station, TX 77840 • (979) 485-5586

While Cavalry Court‘s resort-style courtyard, swimming pool, and other luxurious amenities may make it tempting to stay inside, when you do decide to leave, Texas A&M is just across the street.

Hilton College Station & Conference Center

801 University Drive East, College Station, TX 77840 • (979) 693-7500

If you want to experience all that College Station has to offer, the local shuttle running from Hilton College Station & Conference Center is especially helpful.

The George

180 Century Court, College Station, TX 77840 • (979) 485-5638

Located right by campus, The George is a four-star boutique hotel ideal for visitors seeking a more luxurious stay. The breakfast buffet is particularly noteworthy.

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Where to Eat & Drink in College Station

If you’re looking for a bite to eat ahead of the game, or perhaps items to pick up for your tailgate, here are some of your best bets located near campus.

Fuego Tortilla Grill

108 Poplar Street, College Station, TX 77840 • (979) 703-1804

What stands out about Fuego Tortilla Grill is its hours. Open 24 hours a day, five days a week (closed on Monday and open 6 a.m. to midnight on Tuesday), you can really get your Mexican fix at any time!

Hullabaloo Diner

15045 FM 2154 (Wellborn Road), College Station, TX 77845 • (979) 690-3002

Featured on the popular TV show “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives,” Hullabaloo Diner serves up diner-style breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.

Koppe Bridge

11777 FM 2154 (Wellborn Road), College Station, TX 77845 • (979) 764-2933

Known for serving the best burger in town, you can expect to see some fellow Aggies around Koppe Bridge.

Napa Flats

1727 Texas Avenue South, College Station, TX 77840 • (979) 383-2500

Serving both lunch and dinner, Napa Flats offers fresh, California-style food like wood-fired pizzas and fresh soups, salads, and sandwiches.

The Republic Steakhouse

701 University Drive East, College Station, TX 77840 • (979) 260-4120

For a fine dining option, consider a trip to The Republic Steakhouse. The restaurant offers house-brewed beer and whiskey alongside its Texas-style steaks and seafood. Plus, they also offer live music.

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Bars in College Station

If you’re in the market for a pre- or post-game drink, here are a few hotspots to check out — equally well-suited to celebrating or drowning your sorrows.

Beer and liquor offered at Duddley's Draw in College Station, TX

Known as “College Station’s Favorite Dive Bar,” Duddley’s Draw offers everything from bottled beer to liquor. Image: Instagram

Dry Bean Saloon

305 University Drive, College Station, TX 77840 • (979) 846-4300

Dry Bean Saloon is College Station’s premier shot bar. Options include Bruised Apple, Jellyfish, Killer Beer, Starry Night, and Ninja Turtle.

Duddley’s Draw

311 University Drive, College Station, TX 77840 • (979) 846-3030

As if happy hour specials seven days a week aren’t enough, Duddley’s Draw is the perfect spot to relax, unwind, and enjoy a game of pool or your favorite arcade game. The bar offers everything from domestic mini-pitchers to bottled beer and cold liquor.

Mo’s Irish Pub

1025 University Drive, Ste. 101, College Station, TX 77840 • (979) 704-3275

Specializing in pouring Guinness’ three-step perfect pint, you can’t go wrong ordering any of the brews at Mo’s Irish Pub.

The Tap

815 Harvey Road, College Station, TX 77840 • (979) 696-5570

Located in a 1930s train depot building, The Tap has offered beer and food to Aggie fans since 1990. If you’re lucky, you may even be in town during one of the bar’s many live music events.

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Where to Tailgate in College Station

There are a few different areas to consider if you’re interested in tailgating. Each is filled with both alums and student organizations. You can set up your own tent, or just choose to wander and socialize.

  • Reed Arena (west of the stadium)
  • Simpson Drill Field (north of the stadium)
  • Spence Park (east of the stadium)
  • If you’re looking to have someone else set up your tailgate, the university partnered with Tailgate Guys to bring this option to fans.

SB TIPS:

If you’re hoping to continue the festivities post-game, consider stopping by one of these spots:

  • Dixie Chicken: An older bar in the area, this is a great spot to play a round of pool, grab a pitcher of beer, and even see a live rattlesnake.
  • Northgate District: Northgate is a strip of bars near campus that’s sure to be lively post-game. Two good spots are The Backyard and Corner Bar.

Go Aggies!

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