While Florida's big cities are known for their vibrant night life, college towns like Gainesville also know how to have a good time when the sun goes down. Home to the University of Florida, Gainesville is where many go to cheer on the Gators, but the fun doesn't end there. See all of what UF's stomping grounds have to offer and party like a college student at the best night clubs in Gainesville!

University Club

A local favorite, University Club is a rowdy, LGBT-friendly night club with low cover fees and great bartenders whipping up amazing drinks, spelling a fun night out. This night club ups the ante even more with the occasional drag show!


If you're looking for a night to remember, head to Simon's for some picture-worthy memories. You'll find a good music selection and relaxing atmosphere, perfect for any Friday or Saturday Night.

The Bank Bar and Lounge

Want to get pumped? Hit up upbeat night club The Bank for amazing cocktails, fun entertainment, and live music. Be sure to check out their Latin Nights so you can break out your best moves. Everyone 18 and over is welcome at The Bank!

The Copa Nightclub

Copa Nightclub allows you to be yourself as all 18 and older can join the party. There are fun events throughout the week such as Free Pool Wednesdays where you can enjoy all you can drink drafts and single wells for only $12! The night club also has drag queen shows on Friday and Saturday that you won't want to miss.


Madrina's is a charming speakeasy offering creative drinks, unique decor, and chill vibes so you can celebrate any day of the week. Perfect times to swing by are Happy Hour on Tuesday through Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Latin nights.

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Stage 7 Karaoke & Lounge

If dancing isn't up your ally, try singing! Grab your friends and head to Stage 7 where you can enjoy drinks and private karaoke rooms so only your friends will know if your vocals aren't totally perfect.

Take a cue from the college kids and head to these six best night clubs in Gainesville for a fun night as well as some great deals!

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