The Benjamin Knox Wine Depot is a combination art gallery for renowned Texas A&M Aggie artist, Benjamin Knox; historical restoration, and wine bar. Browse through the aristic creations of Benjamin Knox and look at the restored train depot (completed in 1900 and renovated in 1925), and have some cheese, pastries and delectable deserts. Take your time selecting from the over 100 wines and beers on hand. They also have live music on Thursday and Friday nights. Hours for the Wine Depot are 12 PM to 10 PM Monday through Wednesday, and 12 PM to 12 AM Thursday through Saturday. They are closed on Sunday.
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Dress Code: Casual is fine.
If your pleasure runs more towards an Irish Pub then check out O'Bannon's. Hours are 2 PM to 2 AM Monday through Saturday and 7 PM to 2 AM on Sunday. Reportedly, the best selection of beers in town. Full range of other drinks too.
If you want to listen to country music and dance, then Daisy Dukes is always highly recommended by the locals. It is also reputed to have the best looking patrons (the women were quite cute) and be the best place to meet someone (maybe not for me I am well past college age). Still a fun place to go! Hours are 10 PM to 2 AM Thursdays and 8 PM to 2 AM Friday and Saturday.
Dress Code: Casual and HOT!
The Dry Bean Saloon is a shot bar associated with the Dixie Chicken Restaurant. Go here after eating and drink up! Don't miss bottle cap alley located between the two establishments and add your bottle caps to the collection. Here littering is not only tolerated but encouraged. The Dry Bean Saloon is known for attracting good-looking college students. Hours are 4 PM to 2 AM Monday through Saturday and 7 PM to 12 AM on Sunday.
Dress Code: Please remain dressed.
I believe this place is still owned by the same guy who owns the Blarney Stone and is located right across the street from it. The bar features billiards, a large screen TV and an even more laid back atmosphere than the Blarney Stone. There is also good food and nightly drink specials, so stop on by for a drink.
One of the great, lesser known bars of the Bryan/College Station Area. This place has a nice, laid back atmosphere with billiards, darts, a small dance floor and nightly drink specials. The place is rarely crowded and never empty. Stop by for a drink, you wont be disappointed.
This club/dance hall, though playing mostly country music, plays more of a variety that other dance halls in the area and tends to be a little more trendy than most places in the BCS area. Always a good time and they run drink specials almost every night they are open. Stop by and dance the night away.
This large dance hall features some of the best country music and dancing in the area. The dance floor is always full and the music, though mostly country, features a variety including rock and hip-hop. The bar also offers great drink specials on beer and well drinks. Open Thursday-Saturday 8PM-2AM.
This was one of my favorite bars in College Station. Cheap beer, great Texas music, pool tables and you can always find a game of 42. This bar serves the most beer/square foot of any bar in the US and was also named one of the top 20 dive bars in America by Stuff Magazine in 2002. I dont remember how many times I stopped in for a beer and a burger between classes and ended up shutting the place down. The last song of the night is always "Good Night Irene" which almost everyone in the bar will sing along to.
This is my favorite bar on Northgate! This was the last stop on my 21st birthday and continues to be my place of choice. Laid back and casual, but everyone's always a little dressed up (by choice, not neccessity). It's THE place to have fun, to meet your friends' friends, and your friends' friends' friends.
PLUS, they play amazingly fun 80's music - not overbearing, just happy and FUN.
Dress Code: Wear jeans and a trendy shirt. Don't dress like the 80's, just sing along with the music.
You cant go to CLL without going to Northgate and dropping in on Duddley's Draw and the Dixie Chicken!
If Double Dave's is still there, you might drop in on them for a half order of pepperoni rolls and a pitcher of Shiner Bock beer too :-)
If you'd prefer a big fat burger in a rustic setting where carving your name on the tables is encourgaed, then check out the Chicken Oil Company (check the Dixie Chicken website - they're under the same owner and same site)
Northgate is a fairly typical collegiate cluster of night spots, but they are more fondly remembered than most and theyve been around forever! The Dixie Chicken is probably THE most talked about beer joint in the town. Last time I was there they had a snake pit in the front of the bar. You'll also find good ol' boys paired up playing 42 at the tables.
Dress Code: very very casual! Boots are a good idea LOL If you go in the summer though, I would highly reccomend the lightest most comfortable clothing you have... it's hot!
Located in Northgate, College Station's 'downtown,' it is a casual bar where one can watch sports, drink lots, and smoke if you got 'em.
Dress Code: Texas-casual: boots, belts, tucked-in shirts, jeans... and the usual hot-weather attire.
The Tipsy Turtle is another shot bar with daiquiris. Mostly go here to do some serious drinking. Best name; but probably my least favorite bar in Northgate.