Clearly by the title of this blog post, this must do is not in College Station, but seeing as how the 2 are pretty much connected and I have previously allowed Bryan to remain in the College Station must do's, I'm going to keep it based on precedent. And it is so much fun!
Downtown Bryan is full of cute, family owned restaurants and bars. With a wide variety of food covering nice Italian, pizza place Italian, Mexican, and even a nice chicken, fish, or steak entrée. This little strip does not look much like a downtown, but it is a quaint and romantic place to go. The bars are small but cool and you will not get the same feel as the college town one in College Station. All you have to do is take a straight shot down South College and you will be in downtown Bryan in no time. So make reservation, or not. There are plenty of places to choose from, including my favorite, Los Nortenos. This place is BYOB and so much fun with all of your friends for a laid back dinner.
Therefore, when you need a little escape from the college town, head over to downtown Bryan. You will feel like you are in the movie the Notebook. Not kidding, just give it a little imagination.