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College Station...any suggestions on bars or hotels to visit with LSU fans?


Will be making a trip to College Station, Oct 20th


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cupchu1
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re: College Station...any suggestions on bars or hotels to visit with LSU fans?


Northgate, it is an area right near campus similar to Tigerland. I read a month or so ago that there's a bar there that hired a jazz band and will be filled with LSU fans. I'm sure that there will be beaucoup LSU fans all over college station that day.





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Ball Gravy
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re: College Station...any suggestions on bars or hotels to visit with LSU fans?


I posted this a few months back....

Before I start, a few landmarks I should point out. Northgate is the largest Bar District in town. About 25-30 bars on University Avenue that backs up to Campus. About a mile walk from Kyle Field. Main Campus is where Kyle Field is. West Campus is across Wellborn Road which is home to the bulk of tailgaters on Gameday. Spence Park is the park right next to your visitors section and has thousands of tailgaters on gameday.

Restaurants/Local Eateries that I like:
Fargo's BBQ -- Best BBQ in the area.
Freebirds - Monster Burritos that you make yourself. On Northgate.
La Bodega - Great Baja tacos and tex-mex on Northgate.
Cafe Eccell - A little higher end, but wonderful food and award winning desserts on Northgate.
Kyoto Sushi -- Northgate
Atami Sushi -- University Drive
Antonio's Pizza - Boston Style Pizza on Northgate
Zapatos on Northgate -- Trash Can Nachos.... nuff said
Fuego -- 24 hour taco service -- drunk food, but wonderful, lots of tail running around here at 3 am.
Republic Steakhouse -- If you want an expensive dinner but really good steak, try here.
C & J's BBQ -- Texas BBQ
Rudy's BBQ -- See above
Koppe Bridge -- Best Burgers in town and the beer is ICE cold
Cafe Capri -- Higher end, but great
Christophers -- Higher end like Republic and an intimate atmosphere

Bars (most on Northgate):
Corner Bar -- 3 story bar with a rooftop bar on Northgate
Dixie Chicken -- Staple of Northgate that sells an *** ton of beer per square foot (Northgate)
Dry Bean Shot Saloon -- 250 shots on menu (Northgate)
Schotzi's -- Live Music outside and inside on Northgate
The Ranch -- Rooftop bar, good drinks
Church St BBQ & Blues -- Live Music
Zapatos -- Live Music on the porch, good margaritas on Northgate
Barber Shots -- Shot bar next to Zapatos on Northgate
Daisy Dukes -- Dancing, young college girls in basically nothing on Northgate
OBannons -- Irish Pub with 100 beers available on Northgate
Paddock Lane -- Low key, good service on Northgate
Tipsy Turtle -- Daquiri Bar New Orleans Style on Northgate
Fitzwillys -- two story live music venue, cheap drinks on Northgate
Duddleys Draw -- Front and back porch with cheap drinks
315 Shot Bar -- Like Dry Bean on Northgate
Madhatters -- 80s bar with a back porch and tall beers on Northgate
Basil Whippets -- Apothecary Lounge (two story) on Northgate
Logans -- Sports bar with 44 oz. beers on Northgate
V Bar -- more greek crowd, dancing
Gatsbys -- dancing, small (on Northgate)
Hookah Lounge -- hookah bar that serves booze on Northgate
Cedar Lane -- New bar with plenty of outdoor seating and an interesting "wake me up" drink that will make you forget 10 minutes ago.
Rebel Draft House -- New draft house right next to Cedar Lane
Hurricane Harrys -- Country Dancing on Northgate
The Tap -- my favorite bar not on Northgate (Harvey Road)... cheap drinks, good food
Fox and Hound -- Tons of beers on tap on University Drive
Carneys -- On South College on Bryan/College Station Line
Downtown Bryan -- 4 or so bars in a revamped Downtown that has live Music most every night and good eating as well. About 20 minutes from campus.

Random Sights of College Station:
George Bush Sr. Library -- On West Campus
Messina Hof Winery -- You can also lodge here, but the view in the garden is fantastic and you can dine here as well.
Bonfire Memorial -- On Main Campus (pretty emotional memorial for those of us who were in school when the 12 students died in 1999).

Golf:
Traditions Country Club (Nicklaus designed Course....Home of Texas A&M Golf -- 2009 National Champions)
Miramont Country Club (Private, but can drive by it... Robert Trent Jones Course... Beautiful!)

There are some cheaper options like Bryan Muni, Bluebonnet in Navasota, Pebble Creek in College Station (Decent), Briarcrest in Bryan (decent)

Tailgating/Gameday: Our crew usually arrives around 7 am (lots open at 630 am) and we tailgate in Lot 100 on the Southeast side of Reed Arena. I've attached the parking map. I suggest Reed Arena or Spence Park. You won't be able to park at Reed, but across the street is the WCG (West Campus Parking Garage). You can drop your stuff off on the curb at Reed and set up in the grass with everyone else, but you'll have to park in the garage. It is $15. Don't park in the green cash lots way out on West Campus. Its a long walk or shuttle and its for the few folks who come in and out.

Reed Arena and West Campus - Largest concentration of tailgaters. West Campus. Party Buses, RVs, larger tailgate spreads, bands, etc. Home to most of the RV Lots (Lot 100, Penberthy, Olsen RV lot, Lot 88, Lot 74 are the RV lots on West Campus). Lot 50 is another RV Lot on Main Campus. Northgate is on University Drive across from campus lots 30a, 30c and Northgate Parking Garage... It spans about 4 blocks.

Spence Park - Large concentration of tailgaters on the East side of Kyle Field. Lots of fun, mostly a younger crowd. Cannot park here, must drop stuff off and park in garages or across the street.

Duncan Field - Where most alumni club tailgates of visiting fans are... also the same place that the Fraternities and Sororities tailgate. Band/Corps March-In - From the Corps Quad in through the East Side of Kyle Field by Spence Park. It starts 1.5 hours before gametime.

Parking Map: Football ParkingRV Parking Map: RV Parking
Duncan Field is in pink at the bottom. My tailgating lot is 100g (Lot E) by Reed. Feel free to come by. Shoot me a PM and I'll give you my contact info. If you have any other questions, I'm here to help out.



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TexTiga
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re: College Station...any suggestions on bars or hotels to visit with LSU fans?








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re: College Station...any suggestions on bars or hotels to visit with LSU fans?


Just don't walk on the grass





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Friscodog
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re: College Station...any suggestions on bars or hotels to visit with LSU fans?


I spoke with an Aggie alum that I work with and she said that College Station hotels usually charge about 200.00 a night with a 2 night minimum on game weekends. This would suck if true.





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Just don't walk on the grass

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texastigerr
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re: College Station...any suggestions on bars or hotels to visit with LSU fans?


That is exactly the same as any hotel anywhere near campus in Baton Rouge on a game weekend. Close to $200.00 per night with a two night minimum.





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gnirwin11
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re: College Station...any suggestions on bars or hotels to visit with LSU fans?


Rebel Draft House will serve as the headquarters for Tiger fans when they're on Northgate. Look for the LSU flags at the corner of College Main and Church St, which can be seen from the back porch of the Dixie Chicken. 59 beers on tap (one of which being Abita rootbeer) and even more in bottles, plus a full bar.

Get ready to load up the weird cannon and blow a load of buck-wildness all over the place people






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Ball Gravy
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re: College Station...any suggestions on bars or hotels to visit with LSU fans?


Doesn't Rebel have purple haze, abita amber and andygator as well?

Anyway, as far as the grass comment goes... ... you do realize that we tailgate all over every inch of grass on West Campus and Spence Park. The only grass that is "protected" is a small 20x20 piece by the MSC where the memorial is located.

I've never understood why the myth of "don't walk on the grass" exploded amongst rivals. It's such a small small part of campus where they ask that you stay on the sidewalk.



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aggiegreen
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re: College Station...any suggestions on bars or hotels to visit with LSU fans?


The owner of Outback is a New.Orleans native and huge LSU fan. Lots of TVs. There will be lots of his lsu friends there.





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blacykaty
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re: College Station...any suggestions on bars or hotels to visit with LSU fans?


Thanks for the info.

I rememember way back in the day ('80 & '81) I was told all the grass in the central part of campus was a memorial and was told not to walk on any of the grass.

Not the case anymore or was I just misinformed?

Lot's of respect for the A&M traditions. They all pay respect to or military.






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re: College Station...any suggestions on bars or hotels to visit with LSU fans?


Grass around the MSC (Memorial Student Center)you want to stay off of..thats where the Medal of Honor displays are.

Was an all male / Military School until the mid 60's..over 20K commissioned officers served in WWII. More than all of the sevice academies.






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twk
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re: College Station...any suggestions on bars or hotels to visit with LSU fans?


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I rememember way back in the day ('80 & '81) I was told all the grass in the central part of campus was a memorial and was told not to walk on any of the grass. Not the case anymore or was I just misinformed?
You were misinformed. It's one building, albeit a heavily trafficed building close to the stadium. However, with the most recent renovations, there is hardly any grass left. Unless you are in front of the Memorial Student Center (the side of the building facing the Drill Field and clock tower), I don't think you will even see any of the off limits grass. Most visitors to campus never make it to that small area.






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gnirwin11
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Doesn't Rebel have purple haze, abita amber and andygator as well?

And Turbodog I think Abita is sponsoring the evening

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a small 20x20 piece by the MSC

Why does everyone think that there's hardly any grass anymore? There's alot more now that the MSC renovations are done






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