Adults don't always understand that college students want more than wild nights inside Gainesville dive bars with dirty and $1 beer covered floors. Sometimes college students want to treat themselves to a nice dinner and a few craft cocktails. Especially in the age of Instagram, where we all feel the need to share our every move and mood with our followers.

So if you live near the University of Florida, or are a student there, don't always settle for the same bars, check out these more upscale bars and restaurants in Gainesville for a bougie night out with friends. 

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The Bank Bar and Lounge
22 W University Ave, Gainesville FL, 32601
A classic bar and lounge with a great happy hour and nightly specials and events, brought to you by a friendly knowledgeable staff. Cheers. . The best...
5.0  5 Rating (1)
112 Sw 1st Avenue Gainesville, Florida 32601, Gainesville Fl, 32601
The Bricks Bar of Gainesville, Florida is a place to kick-back outside of the grind of work, school, or home life. We feature hundreds of specialty cocktail...
Gold Room Nightclub
4.8  5 Rating (1)
11 SW 1ST Street, Gainesville FL, 32601
Gold Room Nightclub is one of the sexiest & most exclusive night clubs in Central Florida with a state of the art sound and lighting system.
the TOP
Bar & Restaurant $
30 N Main St, Gainesville FL, 32601
Good Food Good Folks Good Times
The Social GNV
5.0  5 Rating (1)
1728 W University Ave, Gainesville FL, 32603
Welcome to your new favorite hangout. Your favorite place to get Social! Lots of large screen TV's
Leonardo's 706
5.0  5 Rating (1)
706 W University Ave, Gainesville FL, 32601
Family owned and operated, 706 has been a part of the Gainesville landscape since 1973.