Country bars are a great place to mingle with people of all ages and tastes. The country music they play will have you swaying back and forth while your toes tap the floor. 

If you're in the mood for a night out with a few friends or just to watch some football on TV with chilled beers, look no further than country bars in Gainesville and Ocala to have fun.

There are plenty of good country bars in Gainesville and Ocala that you can visit to enjoy live music and drinks. From old saloons to fancy pubs, we have compiled a list of some places you're sure to enjoy.

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Salty Dog Saloon
1712 W University Ave, Gainesville FL, 32603
A laid-back saloon that serves some of the finest pizzas in town!
Salty Dog Saloon is one of the most popular spots in Gainesville. You can find live music almost every night. If you're looking for a place to enjoy some drinks and country music with friends after work, this is the spot.
Hardback Cafe
Other $
920 NW 2nd St, Gainesville FL, 32601
Hardback Cafe is a fantastic place to party with friends and show some moves or just kick back and enjoy your favorite beverage while listening to live music. This funky bar features live music seven nights a week, including local and regional bands and shows. They also have an extensive menu of food and drink options, including burgers, chicken fingers and wings, salads, sandwiches, and more.
Charlie Horse | Ocala
Bar & Restaurant $$
2426 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala FL, 34470
The Charlie Horse is an Ocala bar that has been voted the best country bar in town, featuring both live music and karaoke. Here you can expect to listen to all types of music, from country to rock and roll. The atmosphere is casual and fun, with plenty of room for grooving.
Snowbirds Bar
Bar $$
134 NW 20th st, Ocala FL, 34475
The Snowbird is a great place to go when you want to start the night with your friends. It is a full liquor bar, and you can also get a good variety of foods such as burgers and wings. Additionally, you can enjoy pool games, dart boards, and jukeboxes. The staff here is always friendly and willing to help.
It's a great place to visit if you're looking for a fun bar atmosphere, delicious food and drinks, and live music. People in Ocala usually throw their birthday parties here.
The Bull
Bar $$
18 SW 1st Ave, Gainesville FL, 32601
The Bull is a popular bar in Gainesville, serving craft beer, wine, and organic fair trade coffee. Talented local musicians regularly perform in this bar.
They also have a nice selection of wine and an extensive cocktail menu with options for every taste bud! The art pieces in this bar are worth adoring. Enjoy art, music, drinks, and food all in one place!