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The Best Bars for Foodies in College Station

Deep in the heart of Texas, College Station is one of America's most exciting towns - a true Lone Star state paradise with plenty of culture, great cuisine, and a true college-town feel. The best bars in College Station embody that spirit, serving up a full slate of great times for all the visitors, students, and locals in and around the city. But where are the good-time revelers in the city headed out to when they're looking for the best bars in College Station? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. Here, we've put together a list of the best bars in College Station, gathering information from the in-the-know partiers in the city. From neighborhood honky-tonks and craft cocktail places to raucous sports clubs perfect for Aggies games, the best bars in College Station deliver great vibes for everyone. Grab a table in one of these spots and enjoy a night out tonight!

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10 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:The Republic Steakhouse, Porters, Amico Nave Ristorante
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse, Italian
Neighborhoods:College Station, Bryan
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The Republic Steakhouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
College Station
4.8
1667 reviews
A classic Texas steakhouse, The Republic is one of the most historic restaurants in town. It's also one of the best bars in College Station. Grab a seat in the lush, leather-accented bar with bottle displays for a glass of wine or craft cocktail. Pair a glass of red or white with some of the classic steakhouse food selections. Try the roasted free-range chicken with Israeli couscous or the grilled Texas redfish with Cajun risotto and andouille sausage. A light beer or craft IPA provides an ideal companion to a rack of New Zealand lamb or a double-cut pork chop with bacon maple barbecue glaze.

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Porters

$$$$
Steakhouse
College Station
4.6
878 reviews
In the heart of Century Square, Porters is a classic "dining and butcher" restaurant driven by excellent meat selections and prime cocktails. Park at the upscale bar for one of the classic cocktails. The "Steakhouse" cocktail features Stoli elite vodka and pork belly blue cheese stuffed olives, or the "Good Tidings" with Cointreau, vodka, and cranberry juice. There are also plenty of prime whiskeys on the Porter menu. Try some of the Knappogue Castle 12 year or the Old Overholt Rye, or grab one of the Japanese selections. Far East favorites include Nikka "From the Barre;" or Yamazaki 12 Year.

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Amico Nave Ristorante

$$$$
Italian
Bryan
4.4
678 reviews
One of the top Italian spots in town, Amico Nave is also one of the best bars in College Station. This exciting Italian spot is an excellent option for a hearty dinner or just a few libations for a night out. Try one of the Italian specialty cocktails. The "Italian margarita" boasts Anejo, Solemo blood orange liqueur, and Tuaca. A "John Daly" boasts Enchanted Rock vodka alongside limoncello and tea. There's also an excellent selection of wines from Italy, Sicily, Texas, and Washington state. Pair the drinks with some of the pizza specials, like the Italian chimichurri pizza with grilled chicken and black olives.

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Ronin

$$$$
American
College Station
4.6
977 reviews
A true Texas farm favorite, Ronin is an exciting local spot with an ever-changing menu and some exciting cocktails. Try one of the local-styled craft beers, wines, or spirits. Pair the drink with one of the farm-special foods from a menu that changes every day. Start with some sourdough bread with salted or honey butter, or a Ronin farm salad with roasted squash and onion. For a Texas special, go for the wagyu brisket sandwich with peach barbecue sauce or the fried Gulf shrimp tacos with creamy cucumber and spicy salsa verde.

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Christopher's World Grille

$$$$
Continental
College Station
4.8
2571 reviews
This classic and elegant restaurant and grille is an excellent spot for dinner and some fun times with friends. Grab a seat in the Casablanca Piano Bar for some fine tunes with a classic cocktail. Try the blood orange cosmopolitan with Deep Eddy's lemon vodka and Cointreau, or a lemon drop raisin with Tuaca and fresh lemon juice. One of Christopher's unique cocktails is the "Perfect Margarita" martini, with platinum tequila, Cointreau, and fresh citrus juices. Be sure to get a selection from Christopher's extensive wine list, with favorites from France, Germany, Italy, and elsewhere.

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Luigi's Patio Ristorante

$$$$
Italian
College Station
4.5
1096 reviews
This celebrated courtyard bar and restaurant is an excellent spot for live music and great drinks. Stop into one of the best bars in College Station to enjoy some tunes and a classic cocktail. Try the sweet and tart Luigi's limoncello drop, with Ketel One vodka, home-made limoncello, and fresh sweet and sour. A "Buenos Aires" pairs Belvedere vodka with fresh line juice and Malbec wine. Luigi's also boasts seasonal home-made sangria, with a blend of house red wine, brandy, and fresh fruit juices.

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Vintage House Restaurant at Messina Hof

$$$$
American
Bryan
4.8
802 reviews
The Vintage House is a prime spot for dining and drinks for anyone visiting the Messina Hof Winery and Resort. Before or after a sightseeing trip or tour, stop in for a meal and a cocktail at the Vintage House bar. The local wine flights are a prime choice at the Vintage House. Try a "New to Wine" flight for testing basics. This flight features a riesling, "Father & Son" Cuvee, and a Sophia Marie rose. For a sweeter taste, try the dessert flight with Paulo port, Angel Late Harvest riesling, and Solera sherry.

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Casa Do Brasil - College Station

$$$$
Steakhouse
College Station
4.8
1633 reviews
A lively Brazilian steakhouse, Casa do Brasil is also one of the best bars in College Station. The house-made sangria with fresh fruit and served "on the rocks" is a must-get, and Casa do Brasil features a full menu of prime bourbons from around the country. Head in for one of the Casa do Brasil's "Cigar Night" and grab one of the Brazilian "caipirinha" liquors to pair with the events. Try the strawberry caipirinha with silver cachaca, passion fruit puree, and fresh lime. The menu also features a toasted coconut caipirinha with coconut cream, passion fruit puree, and toasted coconut.

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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - College Station

$$$$
American
College Station
4.4
39 reviews
Frosty mugs of beer is the calling card at the College Station location of BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse. Alongside pub favorites like pizza, pasta, and tacos, BJs boasts a full menu of prime hand-crafted beers. For the fall season, try the malty brown Oktoberfest lager or the lighter "Lightswitch" lager. Hop-heads will enjoy the Tripel seasonal IPA or the "Zany Zitrus" Hazy IPA, and the "Hopstorm" IPA kicks the style up a notch. Other favorites include the blonde Kolsch, harvest hefeweizen, or the Pirhana pale ale. It's a great place to enjoy a brew and a ballgame.

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Brazos-Proper Texas Kitchen

$$$$
Southern
College Station
4.2
168 reviews
This "proper Texas kitchen" is also a proper and prime spot to enjoy one of the best bars in College Station. Stop into this lively hot spot near Freedom Park for some excellent local craft beers and cocktails and a full menu of Southwestern tastes. Pair a Texas craft beer or traditional cocktail with some of the excellent Lone Star dishes. Start with the trip of dips - including black bean, pimento, and guac - or the "hell's eggs." The beer goes well with a Brazos sandwich. Try the Outlaw Burger with house-blend smash patty and roasted poblano.

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