Bars in Duckpond


Select Local Merchants

For 35 years, downtown Gainesville's Wine and Cheese Gallery has held court in a quaint white wood house that INsite Gainesville writer Jennifer Coleman calls "reminiscent of a classic French bistro.? Owners Bunky Mastin and Wade Tyler curate a larder with more than 3,000 varieties of wine, an international selection of cheeses, rich chocolates, and gourmet lunch items served on the charming patio bistro or inside at Panache, the shop?s restaurant. Panache's chefs pull from the Gallery?s stock to harmoniously blend flavors in sandwiches such as The Normandy, which combines brie, apples, and cinnamon on french bread and is garnished with a miniature beret, and the turkey and havarti, which is balanced by an Adriatic fig spread. Patrons can also nibble on the quiche du jour or hide their faces from exes in soups that vary depending on the whims of the chef, with one recent creation involving sage matzo balls in the affairs of a ginger-chicken broth.
113 N Main St.
Gainesville,
FL
US
Eat green at The Top, a local vegetarian restaurant. Low-fat fare is not available here, so leave some room in your diet. Beer, wine, and more are also available from The Top's extensive drink list. Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at The Top. The Top offers an affordable happy hour. Eat outdoors The Top (weather permitting) with their beautiful patio seating. The Top is a suitable restaurant for both large and small groups. You'll want to save quiet conversations for another spot, though — the restaurant can get noisy. Shake off the stiff workday duds at The Top — attire is casual. Through their catering service, The Top can also set out a delicious spread for your next party. If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead. Tired of driving in circles? Head to The Top for a bite to eat and find quick parking in the lot next door. The Top offers various parking options, including bike parking. For a night out with great food that won't break the budget, head to The Top. For a quick and easy payment solution at The Top, pay by major credit card. The dinner menu is a crowd pleaser at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
30 N Main St
Gainesville,
FL
US
Sweet Mel's combines food and drink in a way not seen since the invention of the banana milkshake, offering a lengthy lineup of burgers, beers, and mixed drinks inside a red and black bar. From their perches on exposed-brick walls, hungry TVs can only dream of sampling what they see?pork chops, deep-fried Oreos, beef patties sandwiched between funnel cakes (The Sweet Mel), and foot-long hoagies packed with slabs of ground beef and bacon (The Boss). To wash down big meals, bartenders pour a steady stream of martinis and specialty cocktails, and fill 100-ounce towers with beer, the only beverage that does not immediately curdle when poured into a tower. A wide array of events puts the corner stage to use, with $1 drafts on Mondays, trivia on Tuesday, and Shakespearean-style readings of the menu specials every day.
1 W University Ave
Gainesville,
FL
US
Reserve a table for two! Manuel's Vintage Room specializes in intimate Italian cuisine for those looking to add some romance to dinner. Tired of the same healthy meals? Come to Manuel's Vintage Room for healthy, innovative eats. Don't go thirsty during dinner! Manuel's Vintage Room also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more. Manuel's Vintage Room caters to all party sizes, both large and small. For comfortable outdoor service, Manuel's Vintage Room sets up a seasonal patio. Enjoy the vibe here with a business casual dress code. Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Manuel's Vintage Room for their catering services. Drivers will be happy to know that Manuel's Vintage Room is located near many street and lot parking options. Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
6 S Main St
Gainesville,
FL
US
Snack on tasty pub fare at Stubbie Shirt Pub, a local favorite. Stubbie Shirt Pub's menu features inspiring, gluten-free dishes. Stubbie Shirt Pub's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal. Getting online is easy with Stubbie Shirt Pub's free and convenient wifi. Groups of all sizes can easily be seated at Stubbie Shirt Pub. Between the music and the crowds, Stubbie Shirt Pub's noise levels can be intense. Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Stubbie Shirt Pub patrons come in casual attire. At Stubbie Shirt Pub, diners should plan to park on the street. The average check at Stubbie Shirt Pub will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option.
9 W University Ave
Gainesville,
FL
US
Wine and dine at Paramount Grill in Gainesville. Vegans and health nuts unite and find your way to Paramount Grill. Round out your meal with a little tipple — Paramount Grill has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more. Paramount Grill is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along. It's party time! Head to Paramount Grill to share great food with a large group of friends. Enjoy the vibe here with a business casual dress code. You can also grab your food to go. Paramount Grill is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering. You can easily find street parking near Paramount Grill or pull up curbside and make use of the valet service. Paramount Grill provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes. If you go out for a nice meal, it doesn't need to cost $100, come treat yourself at Paramount Grill. At Paramount Grill, you can pay with any major credit card. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
12 SW 1st Ave
Gainesville,
FL
US