Aggies to Astros

May 5, 2017
Yankee’s Tavern has been a popular biker bar since it opened in 2000. Photo by: Joe Runcer

Our star-studded movie cruise to Houston begins in College Station. Late night movie buffs might have Revenge Of the Nerds (1984) in their collection. It included scenes from Kyle Field. Whoop! Yankee’s Tavern, east of town near Carlos, has been a popular biker bar since it opened in 2000. Farm-to-Market Road 1486 rolls south through the prairies before arriving in Magnolia. Head east to The Woodlands: The independent film Sacrifice (2015) was filmed in the area. Scenes for the final tournament in Tin Cup (1996) were shot in Kingwood. There should be a coffee table book devoted to movies made in Houston. Films such as Apollo 13 (1995) helped staple the NASA name-tag on this city. Several late night street locations were chosen for the thriller RoboCop 2 (1990). Add to the list Brewster McCloud (1970), shot in the Astrodome; Sugarland Express (1974), filmed in Sugar Land; and the movie that drew the world’s attention toward Houston—Urban Cowboy (1980), catapulting John Travolta, Debra Winger, and Gilley’s in Pasadena to mega-fame. See if you can ride the mechanical bull in Houston’s Rebels Honkey Tonk or Whiskey River night club.

ALONG THE WAY

COLLEGE STATION

GEORGE BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM
1000 W. George Bush Dr.
979-691-4000
bush41.org

MAD TACO
404 Jane St., Ste. 400
979-704-6266
madtaco.com

NEW REPUBLIC BREWING
11405 N. Dowling Rd.
713-489-4667
newrepublicbrewing.com
Taproom open Thurs.–Sun.

TEXAS BLUEBONNET WINE TRAIL
http://texasbluebonnetwinetrail.com

CARLOS

YANKEE’S TAVERN & GRILL
10328 FM 244
936-873-3314
yankeestavern.com

HOUSTON

BIMBO’S BAR & BBQ
16718 Hufsmith-Kohrville Rd.
281-370-3037

THE DAM ICE HOUSE
1718 TX Hwy. 6 S.
281-496-1603
Popular biker bar.

WHISKEY RIVER
7637 FM 1960 W.
Houston
281-477-0528
facebook.com/whiskeyriverhouston
Honky tonk with mechanical bull.

THE WOODLANDS

GRUB BURGER BAR
2417 Research Forest Dr., Ste. A
281-907-9001
grubburgerbar.com

Map by: Mapping Specialists

ON THE ROAD

PIT STOPS

SHELL
3611 S. Texas Ave.
Bryan
979-846-9939

GRAB A BITE
REBELS HONKY TONK
5002 Washington Ave.
Houston
281-727-8989
rebelshouston.com
Honky tonk with mechanical bull

REPUBLIC STEAKHOUSE
701 E. University Dr.
College Station
979-260-4120
www.therepublic1836.com

STAY THE NIGHT
RAMADA COLLEGE STATION
506 Earl Rudder Fwy.
College Station
979-846-0300

THE WOODLANDS RESORT &
CONFERENCE CENTER
2301 North Millbend Dr.
The Woodlands
281-367-1100
www.woodlandsresort.com

DAYTIME DIVERSIONS

HOUSTON ART CAR PARADE
Downtown Houston along Smith St.
www.thehoustonartcarparade.com
April 8, 2017

THE CLUBS OF KINGWOOD
1700 Lake Kingwood Trail
Kingwood
281-358-2171
Scenes from “Tin Cup” were shot on the Forest and Deerwood courses here, as well as in the clubhouse.

ONLY IN TEXAS

HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO
NGR Park
832-667-1000
rodeohouston.com
Every March. Largest in the U.S.

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December 2 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

A community-wide appreciation banquet for hunters, this evening helps raise money for local civic organizations and the West Texas Rehab. Attendees are fed a meal of chicken-fried deer, turkey, axis, deer sausage, deer chili, deer tamales and brisket. Proceeds are raised through ticket sales for door prizes and admission fees. Previous years’ door prizes included guns, $10,000 in Cabela’s gift cards, a Polaris Ranger, and much more. FMI visit www.deerfest.org or call Martin Childress 325-277-9345
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