Downtown Bryan TX

on Oct 18, 2018
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The Bryan, TX downtown area is the kind of place you can enjoy whether you have lived your whole life in Bryan/College Station or if it is the first time in the area.

With its historic charm, variety of local shopping & dining, or the art and music around every corner, visiting downtown Bryan is never a disappointment! Here you will find a vibrant nightlife that is just as popular as entertainment offered during the day.



Here are some events and attractions
to check out for your next visit!


Downtown Bryan - Texas Cultural District


What started as a railroad town in the late 1800's is now a thriving Texas Cultural District, click here to learn more about Downtown Bryan and its history.


train sculpture with painted art in bryan tx


Third Thursday Art Step

Businesses in Downtown Bryan host artist receptions, gallery openings and studio showcases monthly.


sculpture in downtown bryan tx


First Friday

On the first Friday of each month, you can listen to street musicians as you browse boutiques & art galleries and enjoy shops & restaurants with extended hours so you can make a night of it!


painted bench in bryan tx


The Queen Theatre

Having visited Bryan for the first time back in 2010, one of the very first photos I captured using black & white film was of the Queen Theatre pre-renovation. 


the queen theatre in bryan tx


After extensive renovation by the Downtown Bryan Association, the theatre reopened May 2018 and it has truly transformed into a jewel of downtown. Click here to learn more about showings at the Queen Theatre.


3 Places to Visit

1. Corner of Time's Soda Shop

Combination antique store and soda shop, Corner of Time Antiques & Collectibles Mall is always on my list of things to do in downtown Bryan. Who can pass up an old fashioned hand-mixed ice cream shake?


Corner of Time in Bryan TX


2. The Chocolate Gallery

Having just discovered this lovely culinary delight, it has immediately jumped up on my list of things you must try at least once! When you go, you'll discover world class chocolates in this small Texas town and not want to leave...seriously. You can get a sense of how delicious the treats are by my lack of a better photo to share, but you can certainly see what I'm talking about and learn more on the website for The Chocolate Gallery.


chocolate gallery in bryan texas


3. Carnegie History Center

In today's technologically driven world where we are always connected, the Carnegie History Center located in the historic Carnegie Library offers a welcome change of pace & opportunity to disconnect while browsing their collection of historical & genealogical archives.


carnegie library in bryan tx


New to the area or staying a bit longer? Here are a few more favorites to check out:

As all the cool people say, "there is always something at the Village" - The Village Downtown is one of the most enjoyable places to kick back and enjoy the local scene.


the village downtown bryan tx


I always make it a point to have at least one meal at The Bavarian Brauhaus for authentic south German cuisine, Madden's Casual Gourmet for brunch on Saturday, and Casa Rodriguez for my taco fix.


casa rodriguez bryan tx

If you are relocating to Bryan/College Station or looking to make your stay more permanent, visiting a model home is a great way to get started.

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