Nightlife in Gainesville


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  • Mother's Pub and Grill
    Chow down on all of your pub favorites at Mother's Pub and Grill. Mother's Pub and Grill is a fantastic spot to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day. Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on Mother's Pub and Grill's menu. Mother's Pub and Grill's happy hour is filled with food and beverage deals. Mother's Pub and Grill is the perfect spot to enjoy a great meal outside (weather permitting). Score quick and easy seating for your large group at Mother's Pub and Grill. Be prepared to raise your voice, though — the restaurant can get noisy. Mother's Pub and Grill tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go. For the tastes of Mother's Pub and Grill from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services. Bring your car to dinner and easily find a space in the area — street parking is available, as is a nearby lot. Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Mother's Pub and Grill. The food at Mother's Pub and Grill is not just delicious, it's also affordable.
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    1017 W University Ave
    Gainesville, FL US
  • Gator Bait Sports Bar and Grill
    Gator Bait is a laid-back bar offering a delightful menu. The casual atmosphere and reasonable prices allow customers to focus on what matters: the high quality food. Thanks to its outdoor seating, the restaurant is a fantastic option when you feel like soaking in some of those Florida rays. There's not really a recommended attire, so feel free to dress comfortably. Also, if you're in the mood for tunes, it's one of the better places to catch a DJ. It's been tabbed as a nice option for both families with children and large groups. WiFi is available if you want to get some work done, and if you're in a hurry, you can always take advantage of the convenient take-out menu. Or, if you're looking for a good spot to hit up after work, it's got a popular happy hour and pretty decent selection at its bar. Specializing in both lunch and dinner, Gator Bait Sports Bar and Grill is definitely a good call. Don't worry about trying to find a spot on the street, as visitors to the restaurant do have access to a private parking lot nearby.
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    304 State Road 26
    Melrose, FL US
  • Gator City Sports Grill
    Munch on tasty pub grub at Gator City Sports Grill. It's easy to find fare you love at Gator City Sports Grill, though fat levels are anything but low. Gator City Sports Grill visitors can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here. From cheap drinks to good eats, Gator City Sports Grill's happy hour is a steal. The restaurant hosts a DJ, and guests can take to the dance floor as well. The restaurant tends to blast tunes over an already rambunctious crowd, so be ready for thunderous noise here. Patrons pack the restaurant on weekends, so it's a good idea to make a reservation to ensure prompt seating. Take advantage of valet parking at Gator City Sports Grill's W University Ave location, and don't waste time circling the block. The super-affordable fare at Gator City Sports Grill will definitely make your budget happy too — prices are almost always under $15. Stop by for three square meals a day — Gator City Sports Grill serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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    1728 W University Ave
    Gainesville, FL US
  • Balls
    Located in Gainesville, Balls is a hugely-popular restaurant that features superb pub food. This restaurant delivers an unforgettable dining experience set in a casual vibe. It's a popular spot for guests that want great food. If you're trying to plan ahead, most fans will claim that Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays are the best evenings to visit. There's no particular required attire, so feel free to dress comfortably. Also, if you're in the mood for tunes, you can search for your favorite song on the juke box. If you just feel like stopping by for a drink, the restaurant has helpful bar staff (and a good selection behind the bar). Located right near the center of town, a trip to Balls is definitely worthwhile. Visitors to the restaurant have access to a private lot nearby or can park on the street.
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    1716 W University Ave
    Gainesville, FL US
  • Loosey's
    Craving finger food? Head to Loosey's and chow down on classic pub fare. Low-fat fare is not available here, so leave some room in your diet. Ready for a drink to unwind? At Loosey's, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar. The happy hour at Loosey's is sure to impress. Hop online in no time using Loosey's' free wifi. Enjoy the cool summer breezes on Loosey's' seasonally available outdoor seating. Man's best friend is welcome to join you for a delicious meal at Loosey's. The weeknight rush is in full force at Loosey's, so anticipate a wait if you go after work. Some say walking is the greatest thing in life. Loosey's knows it's carryout. The restaurant is within walking distance to a number of parking options.
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    120 SW 1st Ave
    Gainesville, FL US
  • Durty Nelly's Irish Pub
    Grab some friends and head on over to Durty Nelly's Irish Pub for great pub grub. Serving the opposite of low-fat fare, Durty Nelly's Irish Pub is perfect for people who want to indulge. Find time to peruse the wine list here — Durty Nelly's Irish Pub offers a variety of drink options. Durty Nelly's Irish Pub provides a fun vibe with a great happy hour atmosphere. Those hoping to avoid the weekend rush will do best visiting the restaurant during the week. Shake off the stiff workday duds at Durty Nelly's Irish Pub — attire is casual. Parking is available at an adjacent lot. You can take it easy on your wallet at Durty Nelly's Irish Pub — prices are generally less than $30 per person.
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    208 W University Ave
    Gainesville, FL US

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