For $10, today's side deal gets you $20 worth of cocktails at Lux on West University Avenue. With two floors offering two distinctly different atmospheres, Lux combines an upscale lounge with neighborhood bar all under one eco-conscious roof. Depending on the vibe of the evening, carousers and rabble-rousers of all shapes and hat sizes can gargle from Lux's full liquor bar upstairs or downstairs. Beach-loving revelers may enjoy Saturday's Luau-themed drink menu, which features a variety of island-inspired cocktails ($5 each). Drinks in hand, patrons can create engaging stories out of their luau libations, such as when a Sun of a Beach (gin, melon liquor, and orange juice) lays into a stranger with a Hawaiian Punch (rum, vodka, amaretto, banana liquor, orange juice, pineapple juice, and grenadine) that tried to steal front lawn decorations that had been carefully constructed by his stern but loving Bahama Mama (rum, coconut rum, orange juice, pineapple juice, grenadine).
A steady wave of live music erupts from both floors of the establishment, whether it be DJ Robzilla mixing beats in the lounge or Mama Trish plucking acoustic melodies on the patio. Meanwhile, open-mic poetry nights give versatile versesmiths a respectful audience to recite sonnets about hygiene found on truck stop hand dryers.
Seven Yelpers give Lux a three-star average, saying:
- This is by far my favorite bar in G-ville. Lux is a really chill place with lots of local artwork on the walls and good music with a wide variety. – Sarah W.
- I really like this space - urban and well designed without being over the top and pretentious. The upstairs outdoor space is my favorite spot when the weather is nice – Jim B.
211 W University Ave.
Gainesville, Florida 32601Get Directions