It's 5 o'clock somewhere! If you're looking for a spot to catch a drink with friends after work we've compiled the perfect list for you. Here's our list of the best happy hour deals in Gainesville. These restaurants and bars serve the best bang for your buck. Some are listed here for their overall low prices and others offer deep discounts on the most delicious drinks. Either way, you don't want to miss out on these deals!


Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant in Gainesville is the go-to spot for a margarita. House margaritas are only $5.50. You can choose from mango, strawberry, or the original lime flavor. Plus you get an option between frozen or on the rocks. If you’re looking for an extra kick in your margarita you can add a floater for $1. Even with the best margaritas in Gainesville, the drinks are not the best part of this happy hour. There is a nacho car loaded with chips, queso, beans, salsa, and beef all for FREE. Happy hour runs Monday through Friday 4-7 p.m. 

Tall Paul's Brew House

Tall Paul’s is a downtown bar with live music and craft beers. They have a relaxed environment and it's a great place to meet with friends for a beer. Tall Paul’s shelters a local brewery called Alligator Brewery. Thursday has their best drink specials with all you can drink beer and wine for $10 from 8-10 pm., but their happy hour has some great deals as well. Happy hour at Tall Paul's runs 4-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 

Salty Dog Saloon

This midtown bar is another great place to get a beer. They have over 70 beers to select from and many are on tap! They have select pitchers every day for $5.49 and other select drinks deals that vary every night. Happy hour is 4-7 p.m. in the fall and 4-8 p.m. in the spring. 

Tatu Sushi Bar

Tatu is a sushi bar in midtown, but this restaurant is rowdier than most. The best nights to go are Tuesdays and Thursdays because they have BOGO sake. Sake, sake, sake, bomb! Happy hour is every Tuesday and Thursday all night long! 

Original American Kitchen

Better known as OAK, this bar has a beautiful atmosphere. It features wood and leather finishes accents with modern rustic metals. The cocktails at OAK are unique and delicious. If you go on your birthday they give you a large free drink with a sparkler on it. The happy hour includes $2 off cocktails and wines from 4-7 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

These five bars and restaurants are sure to be a good time for your late afternoon drinks! So grab your co-workers or friends and head over to one of these places the best happy hour deals in Gainesville! It's the perfect way to unwind from a long day at work and these places won't break the bank with their specials. 

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