April 3, 2001
There are special cover charges every Thursday night ("Ladies get in Free," "Aggie Ring Night," or "18 & up free before 10"), all designed with the budgeting college student in mind! Drink special range from 50 cent well drinks/$1 beers till 11 to $1 jello shots all night. Even without drink specials, the beers and drinks are never more than $2.50 and even the biggest mixed drink (a large Long Island) is $7.
Harry’s started out as one dance floor and then around ‘95, they expanded to more than twice the original size. Regulars refer to the two areas as the "old side" or "new side." The "old side" is smaller, with a well-worn small wooden dance floor, two bars, several booths on the dance floor, and a few off to the side, a few pool tables, and a small space to walk around the dance floor. The "new side" is larger and "upstairs" (8 steps up), it's A/C works better, it has a bigger wooden dance floor, two bars, several booths, a couple pool tables, the DJ booth, and an upstairs "hanging out" area. For some reason, the "new side" seems to attract the people who don't dance at all (they sit in the booths over there) and the REALLY good dancers (the dance floor is usually not as crowded). The "old side" attracts the regulars and almost everyone I seemed to know, and the good dancers. Both sides are decorated with the requisite-College Station bar stuff: dead, dusty, stuffed animals, beer neon signs, and antique signs.
Dancing is a serious thing at Harry's. Almost everyone there can two-step, polka, waltz, and jitterbug. Some are members of Texas A&M dancing teams. If it's a fast song and you don't know what you're doing, you'll get run over! During slow songs, most of the GOOD dancers get off the floor to cool down and let the people who can only two-step fight their way through the crowds of people who rush the floor during slower songs. Harry's also plays a set of rap/dance/hip-hop music for about 20 minutes of every hour. It's a good mix.
Harry's is a great place on Thursdays (get there early on "peak" nights like the first Thurs after classes start!). It's also great with a group of friends on a Saturday night also. Fridays are kinda EH. But, it's a fun time with cheap drinks and a fun atmosphere. If you're into country music, and maybe even if you're not, you'll have a great time!
From journal College Station - The ideal college town