Downtown Bryan offers more than its history as a railroad town. Over time, the town has grown into a haven for small businesses to flourish in an increasingly corporate world. Downtown Bryan offers an array of music, food, shopping, and art that is the foundation for its title as one of Texas’s Cultural Arts Districts. The streets of Downtown Bryan are rich with a variety of retail – from antique shops to family-owned restaurants, to art galleries, and boutiques. During the day, Downtown Bryan is the place to enjoy unique cafes and historic beauty. Lit by the glow of the newly restored Queen Theatre, the streets of Downtown Bryan at night are just as entertaining. The Palace and Grand Stafford Theater are frequent hosts of live music, poetry slams, and other events throughout the year.