TOP of the HOPS

Raise a glass this fall at Century Square and CITYCENTRE's Biergartens.

Aaron Chamberlain

September 2022

Have you always wanted to experience the sights and sounds of Oktoberfest? Can you almost see the beads of condensation trickling down a freshly pulled pilsner as the laughter of friends and family rings out among the pleasant cacophony of a jovial crowd and live music? Living it up at a Biergarten sounds a little more enticing than more yardwork or watching the game at home, doesn’t it? This fall, you can experience his and more with two unique football, food, and drink experiences for friends and families with Biergartens at Century Square in College Station (September 3 to November 27) and at CITYCENTRE in Houston (October 1 and 2). Catch a game on the big screens, have a picnic with food and drinks from local vendors, or dance along to live music.

At the Biergarten at Century Square in College Station, you’ll be close enough to hear the cheers from Kyle Field. Picnic tables and umbrellas will spread out across The Green for the entire college football season, from September 3 to November 27. Kids can wander around The Green as mom and dad reunite with old friends while enjoying brews and food from local vendors. When it gets time to eat, visit Hopdoddy and grab a Llano Poblano burger and a Brazos Valley Brewing Mama Tried IPA to enjoy on The Green. If you are feeling adventurous, go for a Roadie (half gallon bag) of frozen margaritas! Not in the mood for burgers? Order tacos from Juanita’s Tex-Mex Cantina or a pie from Blaze Pizza, which also pair perfectly with a cold beer. For the kids or anyone else with a sweet tooth, Sweet Paris has delicious crêpes, and you can’t beat a decadent cone of Lick Ice Creams. Other restaurants and bars include, Mess Waffles, PORTERS, Piada, Mo’s Irish Pub, CAVA, Velvet Taco, and Harvest Coffee Bar.

Fellowship and food with friends and family is always fun, but add Texas’s favorite pastime, and you’ve got a weekend to remember. All SEC Texas A&M away games will be shown on four 85” televisions to keep everyone entertained. When halftime comes around, take a stroll in the fresh fall air around Century Square. The Biergarten will be the perfect place for pregame, mid game, and post-game fun. To make everyone's life easier, there will be shuttles to and from Kyle Field three hours before games, during the game, and three hours after games. For friends and family who are not into football, there will be live music on the weekends as well, with bands on Friday and Saturday night from 7-10 PM, depending on Aggie KickOff , and Sunday mornings 11 AM-2 PM, making The Century Square Biergarten an ideal spot for Sunday brunch.

The festivities don’t stop in College Station. Football fans headed to Houston can enjoy CITYCENTRE’s first Biergarten on October 1 and 2. The Biergarten will feature picnic tables and umbrellas for dining and drinking in the plaza. A giant 23-foot screen will stream football games on Saturday and Sunday. Sip Oktoberfest-inspired beverages from The Moran Hotel and order food to go from many of the nearby restaurants. These include Yard House, Bellagreen, Brio Italian Grille, and Daily Gather, as well as restaurants throughout CITYCENTRE only a commercial break’s walk away. Save room for dessert from Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams or an espresso from Fellini Gelato & Caffe. Afterwards, keep the fun going throughout Houston at bars downtown at GreenSteet, like House of Blues and Pete's Dueling Piano Bar, and Dish Society in Memorial Green, with local craft beers from Saint Arnold, Eureka Heights, 8th Wonder, and more.

Join the fun this fall in College Station and Houston. Whether you're taking a break from shopping or warming up for an A&M game, these Biergarten experiences will be the perfect place for relaxing with family and drinking a cool one with friends.

Below from top left: Enjoy drafts from many local vendors; The Green at Century Square transformed into a Biergarten; Look out for live music lineups every weekend; It's a great chance to meet up with friends; Cheers to fall weather.