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Seeking tips for College Station trip

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Pete, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. Pete

    Pete Well-Known Member


    Some college buddies and I will be making our annual College Football trip this weekend to College Station for Texas A&M-Mississippi State. We'd love some advice. Especially on:

    – What Aggie traditions are can't-miss? I imagine we'll check out Yell Practice. Is there a Bonfire any more? (I know they don't actually light it, but is there atmosphere to be gleaned?)

    – We've been told that the Northgate area is the best for bars/restaurants. Is that so? And besides the Dixie Chicken, are there specific places we should check out? We're mid-40s, but we like everything from campus dives (to pretend we're still in college and check out the local "talent") to relatively nice restaurants and cool breakfast spots, with a general preference for local landmarks and atmosphere.

    – Our game's kick is 6:30 so we really want to find a good place to watch Alabama-Georgia at 2:30, likely in the Northgate area. Any recommendations?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
  2. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Jalapeño sausage at Rudy's barbecue. (Actually in adjacent Bryan, Texas.)
  3. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    Blue Baker is good for breakfast.
    The Republic has great steaks, a bit pricier.
    C&J for BBQ, but make sure you go to the original location. Rudy's is ok, but not super-great.
    Freebird's for burritos, if that's what you're after.
  4. kleeda

    kleeda Active Member

    Duddley's Draw is where the older students, grad students and profs go to drink. It's next to the Dixie Chicken. Martin's BBQ is the old classic.
  5. amraeder

    amraeder Well-Known Member

    My Aggie wife basically echos the things already mentioned (though it's been a few years since she's been back in C.S.):
    Go drinking in Northgate.
    Blue Baker is really good (she said in addition to breakfast, they also have really good sandwiches for lunch).
    Dixie Chicken - Traditional A&M place. Bar/food.
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Cab or walk when you go out. CS cops are pricks of the highest order.
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