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Best College Hangouts in College Station, TX

Where the college crowd hangs in College Station

By Taylor Croteau on May 15, 2015

College Station / Courtesy of Kacper Gunia under a CC 2.0 license.

We’ve already given you 8 Reasons to Move to College Station. Here’s one more.

As a college town, College Station, offers a variety of great hangouts for Texas A&M students, as well as longtime residents. Aggieland doesn’t disappoint, from unique bars to sensational restaurants, students enjoy tons of places to hangout any day of the week. So if your idea of recreational options in College Station include dancing in the club or tossing back cold brews you’ll want to look below.  These cool hangouts are one of the many reasons why College Station has made our ‘Best College Towns’ list many times. Here are College Station’s top three best college hangouts:

Hurricane Harry’s

Hurricane Harry’s is a super popular bar for college students in College Station. Students go to drink, dance and just hang out, and love the “country bar vibe.†There are two dance floors that are always crowded. Live music events are always crowd pleasing, and the regular DJ has been known to play the Aggie War Hymn. Students say it’s not only a great concert venue, but is popular even on regular weeknights. Harry’s also located conveniently on College Avenue, and its inexpensive prices are definitely made for a college student budget.

O’Bannon’s Taphouse

O’Bannon’s Taphouse advertises itself as “much more than a bar†claiming to “cater to every facet of that social experience.†The pub offers 75 of the world’s finest ales and lagers. Students have been coming to O’Bannon’s since it opened in 2005. This pub is most popular on game nights, but they also have busy karaoke nights and half-price pint nights. Students, who we assume are over 21, say O’Bannon’s helped start their “journey into beer snobbery.†O’Bannon’s is a great place to hang out and socialize every night of the week.

Fuego Tortilla Grill

Students frequent the Fuego Tortilla Grill for great Tex-Mex. Open 24/7, the restaurant is most popular on late nights. Fuego isn’t just the basic, run-of-the-mill Mexican restaurant. Their menu offers authentic Mexican food with slow-cooked meats and homemade tortillas. Their puffy tacos are the most popular menu items, and students claim they’re worth the price. Students also rave about the fresh salsa bar that has tons of options including marinated cucumber. Dining in or through the drive-thru, students appreciate fast and friendly service. 

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