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Downtown Street & Art Fair

by admin on April 7, 2014

We are excited to announce the return of the 5th Annual Downtown Street & Art Fair on Saturday, April 12, 2014. This event features artists and artisans from across the region exhibiting their original art. Pieces will be available for purchase for you to take home and enjoy! Join us for our kids art area and let your child create their own masterpiece!

Stick around downtown for a free showing of “Singin’ in the Rain” at the Palace Theater starting at 8 pm!



April First Friday

by admin on April 1, 2014

first friday facebook logoCome downtown to eat, shop & play! Here’s what’s happening during April First Friday.

There is plenty of parking at the Roy Kelly Parking Garage (entrance on E. 27th Street, cost $1 per hour).

Alpha Reclaim
International Student Services/Zumbathon

Atlas Credit Loans
MSC Fish/Kyle Field Day

Baby Love
Popcorn and Pickles! Customers can register for a $25.00 gift certificate. Winner will be drawn Friday at closing. Need not be present to win!

Burr’s Unfinished Furniture
Warren Waren

The School of Public Health at Texas A&M
Long Way Home
Brazos Pets Alive

Casa Rod
Mariachi band inside
Mexican American Seniors

Catalena Hatters
The Lonestars

Chocolate Gallery
Project Unity Artwork
Multicultural Performance

Daniel Stark
Bryan Animal Center
Joey McGee
Chef Tai Food Truck
Sugba Food Truck

Emilys JimS
Brazos Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial
The Owl & the Pussycat Tea Emporium
Performers Cassie and Katie

The Frame Gallery
Contradiction outside
Jazz at 6:30
Aggie Fiddlers at 8:30
Free Art Activity for all

Grand Stafford Theater
Free concert featuring Milkdrive

Heritage Manswear
Women’s Chorus

The Lasalle Hotel Courtyard
Hidden Oasis Carriage Rides 6PM – 10PM $25

The Lemon Wedge
Singer/Song Wrighter Paul Renna
Weather permitting Beignets on the corner

Mr. G’s
Order of Aggie Illusionists

Must Be Heaven
Lone Star Dutch Oven Society

O’Connor and Associates
Camp Kesem

Palace Theater
Aggieland Orchestra at 6:30
BHS OAP  ”The Crucible” at 8:30

Papa Perez
The Pursuit Ministries
Charity the Clown

Purple Turtle
Kids’ First Friday Painting Party

Queen Theatre
Proclamation from Mayor Jason Bienski and cupcakes from Patranella’s Bakery & Cafe at 6 pm

Sale Park
Despicable Me 2 at 8
Eye Interrogation: High Brow/Low Brow by Becky Phillips at 9:45
JJs Snow Cones Food Truck
Wafology Food Truck

Square One
See new art, taste some of Pankey’s Home Made Wine, and enjoy music and snacks

St. Andrew’s
Art exhibits for show and sale 5-8
Tours of stained glass windows at 6 and 7

St. Andrew’s Parking Lot
Farmer’s Market
Rudder Jazz Band

St. Vincent De Paul
Texas Avenue Baptist Church

Stage Center entrance on Bryan
Roseville Fair

Varisco Building
Salsa Fusion

The Village Alley
Yoga Pod

Whitty’s Corner


by admin on March 24, 2014



Best Tattoo Shop – Arsenal Tattoo & Design

Best Dance Club/Dancing – salsa dancing at the Village Cafe

Best Open Mic/Poetry – Revolution Cafe and Bar

Best Wine Bar/Winery - Downtown Uncorked

Best Mexican Food – Casa Rodriguez

Best Pizza – Mr. G’s

Best Italian Food – Caffe Capri

Best Dessert – Must Be Heaven

Runners-up in other catagories:  The Chocolate Gallery, Proudest Monkey, Papa Perez, Grand Stafford Theater, Art979

Sip & Shop

by admin on March 21, 2014


Mark your calendars!

We are excited to announce, on May 17, Downtown Bryan will host its first Wine Swirl from 3-7pm! Visitors can stroll through downtown and sample various wines in participating merchant stores. Participating shops will offer tastes of red and white wines.

Check back for more information and to purchase tickets!


by admin on March 5, 2014

first friday facebook logoCome downtown to eat, shop & play!  Here’s what’s happening during March First Friday.   There is plenty of  parking at the Roy Kelly Parking Garage (entrance on E. 27th Street, cost $1 per hour).

Amity of Bryan 

*Open House  and tours (26th & Parker)

Arsenal Tattoo & Design

*Today’s Surprise Band

*”Youth Art Month” art hanging in studio


*Mic Check Poetry Slam 7:30 PM (Main @ MLK)

Baby Love  Boutique

*10% off if you’re wearing green; “Lucky You” cupcakes and Green Lemonade

Burr’s Unfinished Furniture

*Musician Michael Rugh

Carnegie Library

*Book sale – library closes at 7 PM

*Brazos Pets Alive

Catalena Hatters

*Grifters and Shills band

Daniel Stark Law

*Free craft

*Mickey’s Sliders food truck

*Bryan Animal Center

*Musician Jacob Asbill

Emily’s JimS

*Brazos Valley Vietnam Veterans

*Mardi Gras tshirts

*Musicians Kate & Cassie

The Frame Gallery

*Live jazz

*Free art project

Grand Stafford Theater

*Free concert featuring Baskery & Fresno with Brave Baby & Hazy Ray 8:00 PM


*Musician Thomas Fedorchik

LaSalle (courtyard)

*Hidden Oasis Carriage Rides 6PM – 10PM $25

*Salsa Fusion

Lemon Wedge

Beignets for sale outside!

Murphy’s Law

*Vintage Ramikins Band 9PM to midnight

Must Be Heaven

*Musician Wildhart

North Hair Design Studio & Spa

*Musician Mondo

The Palace Theater

*KKYS MIX 104.7  radio remote 6PM – 8PM

*Rudder Jazz Band 6 PM Sponsored by Allen Honda

*Razz  Band 7:30 PM Sponsored by Allen Honda

**Queen tshirts for sale $20


*R&T Treasures

Purple Turtle Art Studio (Federal Building)

*Make tissue paper flowers 6 – 8PM

The Queen

*Keep Brazos Beautiful

*They Shall Go Free – prevent and respond to human trafficking

*Queen tshirts for sale at The Palace across the street

Sale Park

*”The Phantom Tollbooth” movie @ 7 PM Sponsored by Brazos Valley Art’s Council

*Wafology food truck

*Sugba food truck

SEAD Gallery

*Jennifer Christy exhibit

Square One Art Studio

*Open house


*Musicians Roseville Fair

Varisco Building

*Unharvested Music, Matthew Ford

The Village

*”Youth Art Month” art hanging inside

*Musician Claire Domingue  inside 6:00 PM

*Music (outside)  Broken Spokes band 8PM – 10PM

*Music (outside) (R&B) 10 PM – midnight



Celebrate Mardi Gras in Downtown Bryan, Tuesday, March 4, 2014!!

Head downtown after work Tuesday for the Mardi Gras Pub Crawl!  Each bar  listed below will have a drink special that includes a drink in a commemorative cup, strands of beads and a Mardi Gras mask.  Every location will charge a refill price based on what drink you order, but there will be no cover charge anywhere all night long!

In true Fat Tuesday style, Greg Tivis and his band will be playing from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM, drifting from bar to bar in that old world style of a walking jazz parade.   See the facebook page for a list of specials!

Participating businesses:

Casa Rod

Downtown Uncorked

Grand Stafford Theater



Murphy’s Law

Papa Perez

Proudest Monkey


The Village

Valentine’s Day Movie

by admin on February 11, 2014

We will be playing “You’ve Got Mail” this Friday and Saturday at the Palace Theater at 9:00! Admission is $5. If you bring your receipt from a Downtown Bryan retail store or restaurant dated Friday or Saturday when you purchase one ticket, you get one free.


For more information on businesses in this commercial,  CLICK HERE


by admin on January 10, 2014



There is plenty to do INSIDE tonight at First Friday Part II! Come downtown to eat, shop & play.  Here are a few things  that are happening tonight.   Don’t forget there is plenty of  parking at the Roy Kelly Parking Garage (entrance on E. 27th Street, cost $1 per hour).


Arsenal Tattoo & Design
Open House – face painting for all ages

Baby Love Boutique
See what’s new at Baby Love!

Brazos Glassworks
Glass demonstration

The Chocolate Gallery
Live music at 6 PM – Don Hancock

Emily’s JimS Boutique
“Plarn Bag” demonstration

The Frame Gallery
Live jazz with Randy Watkins Trio, art activity with Jennifer Kristy, henna tattoos

The Grand Stafford Theater
Free concert. Eclectic electronic music and live graphics. Doors open at 7 PM

Hemline Boutique
Great sale at Hemline

Hidden Oasis Carriage Rides
Starting at the LaSalle Hotel (weather permitting)

Jim.n.i. Boutique
Jim.n.i has many items on sale 30% – 60% off. Many scarves and shoes $10.00

The Lemon Wedge
50% off House wine, Fall Creek, by the glass or bottle

Mr. G’s Pizzeria
Mr. G’s will be open from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The SEAD Gallery
Meet artist David Sites. Gallery will be open from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM. TAMU Department of Visualization will have an exhibit.

The Village Cafe
Live music – The Vintage Ramekins

elf poster

WIN $150 IN DOWNTOWN BRYAN GIFT CERTIFICATES THIS WEEKEND, Friday, December 20 & Saturday, December 21, 2013!

Here’s how it works:
Pick up an Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt card at any participating store.
Visit a store listed on the card, find the Elf and write the name of the elf on the card. You can pick up and drop off your card any participating store.

Each correct elf name is one entry into the drawing to win the grand prize or other gift certificates. Drawing will be held at the Downtown Bryan Association office on Monday, December 23, 2013.

Participating stores:
Arsenal tattoo & Design
Baby Love Boutique
Brazos Glassworks
Burr’s Unfinished Furniture
Caffe’ Capri
Casa Rodriguez Mexican Restaurant
The Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley
The Chocolate Gallery
Emily’s JimS
The Frame Gallery
Gifts & Gab
Grand Stafford Theater
Haute Couture Boutique
Hemline Bryan/College Station
Hidden Oasis Carriage Co.
The Lasalle Hotel
Mr G’s Pizzeria
NORTH Hair Design
The Proudest Monkey
Southern Grace
Village Cafe and Art979 Gallery

MonuMetal Auction will be closing soon!

December 13, 2013

Bidding will end at 5 p.m. on Dec. 18, 2014 on nine metal sculptures in the MonuMetal competition sponsored by the Downtown Bryan Association (DBA). Photos of the sculptures and current bids can be seen on the DBA Facebook page and the DBA website. Phone bids will also be accepted by calling 979-822-4920. The DBA office is open from 9 […]

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December 2, 2013

The Downtown Bryan Association is looking for an enthusiastic individual to fill the position of Programs Manager.  The successful applicant will have a passion for Downtown Bryan and share our mission to create, cultivate and showcase the commerce, culture and community of our Downtown District by preserving the past and building a vibrant future.   […]

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Lights On! in Downtown Bryan

November 19, 2013
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November 4, 2013

….and the winner of the MonuMetal People’s Choice award goes to COME HELL OR HIGH WATER. Congrats to Christopher Paulk, Nesrine Mansour (Graduate Assistant), David Gardner, Troy Hassman, Karen Martindale and Stephen Renard.   Keep checking our website and facebook page for more information about the MonuMetal auction!  

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October 31, 2013

Stop by the Queen during November’s First Friday (11/1) and vote for your favorite!

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October 29, 2013

Join us this Friday, November 1, 2013, for First Friday in Downtown Bryan!  First Friday is a monthly event hosted and coordinated by the Downtown Bryan Association (DBA).  It is a fantastic opportunity to come out and enjoy a variety of arts & culture related activities and demonstrations. First Friday is a free event open […]

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Merchant Spotlight: Gifts & Gab

October 28, 2013

Gifts & Gab is “the place to talk about.”  Marilyn Ferguson had her shop on Texas Avenue but always felt like downtown Bryan was where she needed to be so she  moved Gifts & Gab downtown a few years ago.  Marilyn carries handmade gifts and accessories, glass art, pottery, mixed media, watercolors, woodwork and handmade jewelry. […]

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Haunted House! Ghost Tours! Zombies!

October 24, 2013

Children under 12 must be with an adult to enter the haunted house

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Merchant Spotlight: The LaSalle Hotel

October 23, 2013

The LaSalle was recently purchased by Clarke & Wyndham, Inc. who have big plans for the landmark Downtown Bryan hotel.   In addition to  getting WiFi up and running throughout the hotel, the new owners are going to be “reinventing” the guest rooms and lobby as well as adding a wonderful new bar in the boiler […]

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October 8, 2013

Monumetal has started! Teams have three weeks to sculpt their idioms of choice. What would you create?

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First Friday Artist Harvest!

October 4, 2013

Join us tonight for First Friday Artist Harvest! We will be showing the movie Babe at 7:30 PM in Sale Park

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October 2, 2013

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September 30, 2013

The Queen T-Shirts designed by Cliff Collard of Arsenal Tattoo & Design will be available at The Queen Theatre during First Friday on October 4th for a donation of $20!  Women’s fitted shirt has the crown on the front (blank on the back) sizes s,m,l, xl.  The men’s shirt has a small crown on the front […]

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September 23, 2013

WE HAVE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR MONUMETAL TO SEPTEMBER 30, 2013!! We are excited to announce a new event and it’s going to be MonuMetal! 20 teams. 3 weeks. 10,000 lbs. of metal. Team applications are now being accepted for this sculpture competition to benefit the Queen Theatre. Artist_Entry_Packet_2013

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Merchant Spotlight: The Clary House

September 16, 2013

“Be Warm, Be Welcome, Be at Home…”  has been the theme of The Clary House Bed & Breakfast since it opened in 2009.  Linda Roberts, proprietor, was thrilled when she realized the 1902 Victorian home was within walking distance from Historic Downtown Bryan.  Linda loves that guests can walk to shops and restaurants and that […]

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Welcome to Downtown Bryan!

September 13, 2013

Welcome visitors! A trip to Bryan/College Station isn’t complete without a visit to Historic Downtown Bryan. We invite you to enjoy our shops, restaurants and entertainment venues while you’re here. You’ll find some of the friendliest people in the Brazos Valley, along with decadent desserts, unique art, flavorful food, quaint shops, live music and world […]

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Downtown Bryan welcomes GameDay fans!

September 12, 2013
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September 9, 2013

Casa Rod has been in Downtown Bryan since 1978.  The Rodriguez family loves the growth of “our little town” and are blessed to be in Bryan!

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September 7, 2013

Thank you to our sponsors: Amity of Bryan, Brazos Glassworks, Caffe Capri, Casa Rodriguez Mexican Restaurant, Chocolate Gallery, Downtown Uncorked, Emily’s JimS, Frame Gallery, Jim.n.i., LaSalle, Murphy’s Law, Must Be Heaven, North Hair Design Studio & Spa, The Village

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September 6, 2013

Stop by The Queen for a chance to win two tickets to tomorrow’s football game to see the Fighting Texas Aggies BTHO Sam Houston State! Drawing will be held at the Palace at 9 PM* *You do not have to be present to win, but you MUST pick the tickets up by 10 PM TONIGHT!

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