Are you looking to get your Beyonce on or impress your friends with your borderline-weird amount of trivia knowledge? Gainesville is known for its bar scene, and these spots are above-and-beyond the typical place to grab a beer. Prepare that heartfelt ballad for the stage and get your trivia team ready before you check out the best karaoke bars and trivia bars in Gainesville! 

Stage 7 Karaoke & Lounge

If you don't quite have the voice of an angel and want to belt it out without embarrassment, Gainesville's only private-room karaoke bar is the place for you. With professional sound equipment, snacks, and a full beer and wine menu, Stage 7 is perfect for a night out with friends. 

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Loosey's Downtown

This burger and beer joint hosts weekly karaoke at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday. If you're more of a listener than a singer, check out Loosey's event calendar for weekly live music. They also have free team trivia at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays with $4 craft pint specials and bar tab prizes for winners. 

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Fat Daddy's

Get your weekend started early with karaoke at Fat Daddy's on Thursdays from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. If you have the guts to get on stage, you'll get a free drink! This bar is a classic hangout spot for University of Florida students looking to blow off some steam after class.

Boca Fiesta

Mexican cuisine and margaritas are served at this local favorite with happy hour Monday through Saturday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and all day Sunday. Monday night karaoke at 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday trivia nights at 8:00 p.m. make this bar a happening spot all week long!

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The Midnight

A cozy nook featuring local art, classic comfort fare, and beer specials, The Midnight is a great place to get together with friends. Top players at trivia night every Monday at 8:00 p.m. will receive bar tab prizes!

Gator's Dockside

Wednesday night trivia at 9:30 p.m. is paired with all-you-can-eat boneless wings and fries from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Wings and trivia? Sounds like the perfect cure for that mid-week slump!

First Magnitude Brewing Company

First Magnitude is a craft brewery and tap room located in Downtown Gainesville with both seasonal and year-round beer options. Tuesday night team trivia from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. is free to play, and winners receive "FM bucks" that can be used like gift cards at the brewery.

Now that you know where to go for a fun night of karaoke or trivia, all you've got to do is get the gang together! Whether it's a GNO, birthday party, or just a celebratory drink for making it through the week, the best karaoke bars and trivia bars in Gainesville are sure to delight. We hope your vocal chords are ready! 

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