Whether you're single or your spouse is at a baseball game or out drinking with their friends, here are some of the best places to visit with you and your girlfriends for a ladies night out in Gainesville! A few of these places require a reservation ahead of time so be sure to plan your ladies night out in advance.

Painting with a Twist

Painting with a Twist is perfect for a an artsy night out with your friends where you can talk and laugh without being distracted by low lighting and loud music. Everyone can bring their favorite beverage and relax while their instructors guide you step by step through the night's featured painting.

No art experience is needed for you to enjoy this ladies night, and Painting with a Twist provides all of the painting supplies! Two-hour classes are $35 per person and three-hour classes are $45 per person. Depending on what day you want to visit, you can look online to see what painting they'll be teaching so you can plan ahead.

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Corks & Colors

If you're still looking for an artsy night out in Gainesville with your friends but you are interested in more than painting, check out Corks & Colors. Here, you'll be able to do mosaics, pottery, canvas, glassware, and painting! Even better, they also offer mimosas, soda, wine, beer and sangria while you're there.

Corks & Colors also offers daily deals for $10 per person. You can experience Wineglass Wednesday when you can decorate any of their glassware or Figurine Friday when you can decorate any of their animal pieces and much more.

The Bull

The Bull not only offers a great selection of craft beers, wine, and cocktails, but the ambiance and live music here shouldn't be missed! It's a more casual haunt in Downtown Gainesville, but this makes it the perfect place to gather with your friends and enjoy a more low-key ladies night out.

The Bull's performer schedule can also be found online. There are also plenty of surrounding bars you can visit while you're near the Bull, which makes it a great place to start and/or end your ladies night out!

Arcade Bar

Arcade Bar is Ooe of the most fun places to go out in Gainesville! Take a stroll down memory lane and try your hand at old arcade games such as Pacman and fooseball! They even have more current games such as Game of Thrones-themed Pinball and plenty of shooting games.

This three-story bar has drink specials on Wednesdays which change in price the higher you go up, so $3 wells can be found on the top floor and $1 drafts can be found on the first floor. The arcade games operate on tokens, which you can buy at the bar.

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If you're looking for Sex and the City vibes with a classy cosmo or delicious cocktail, Madrina's is the perfect spot for a ladies night out in Gainesville. This rum bar in Downtown Gainesville is quite small, so be sure to arrive early to beat the crowds.

What Madrina's lack in space, however, they truly make up for with their sophisticated decor and thoughtfully-created cocktails. Pro tip: order the Swan if you're out with a large group! It serves six in a beautiful golden swan chalice... definitely an Instagram-worthy moment!

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Although there may be somewhat of a dress code at Madrina's, the other places on this list are casual, so feel free spare your heels and put on some sweatpants when you head out for a ladies night in Gainesville!

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