The weekend of September 17 begins Texas A&M’s round of away games, with the first against Auburn in Jordan-Hare Stadium.
After the first two games of the season at Kyle Field, College Station has gotten comfortable with the process of pulling tickets and hearing the canon go off. However, not everyone knows the best places to watch away games (besides your couch, of course). Here are some ideas:
The Tap on Harvey provides a relaxed environment in addition to friendly service, good beer, and a patio area. With a large wall projector, you can finally view Kyle Field the way it was meant to be seen on a television. Because of a variety of BBQ specialties, tacos, and burgers, this bar is perfect for families and those looking for a more relaxed crowd.
Fox and Hound on University is a traditional American sports bar with plenty of seating and relaxed atmosphere. It has been a popular spot for watching any A&M game and gets busy quickly. With TVs above every pool table, viewers can follow a variety of sports or just join the crowd cheering on the maroon and white.
The Corner Bar, known for its rooftop grill, is convenient for students that live on campus. With first floor and rooftop seating overlooking Northgate, there is ample space for large groups of friends in addition to fast, friendly service. This bar is usually busy every night because of daily specials and events, but the experience is worth working around the crowds.
Another popular sports bar on Northgate is The Backyard. The lively atmosphere attracts customers, along with the amiable staff and familiar environment. Because many college students favor this establishment on game days, it gets quite busy and parking on Northgate becomes tight. But with its tailgate vibe, you’ll feel like it’s just another day at Kyle Field.
For those who live closer to Bryan, Proudest Monkey offers a variety of brews, cocktails, and meals, and is more suited for smaller gatherings. It is also a go-to for a casual meal and drink after games and for informal evening get-togethers. Set in historic Downtown with bar seating and TVs at every table, this restaurant is ideal for Bryan residents. And nothing beats their signature French fries while watching the Aggies take on an opponent.
Be prepared for these popular game day hangouts to get busy quickly, so gather up friends, family and a good brew and check in to these locations before that first touchdown.