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Madrina’s Brings Charm of Old Havana to Town

Downtown Gainesville’s newest cocktail bar, Madrina’s, opens this week with a stellar drink menu that centers around rum and other island-inspired concoctions.

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Electro Aerial Show Gets Off the Ground at Market Street

The Market Street Pub & Cabaret hosts a show tonight that begins with bartenders serving beer and wine while suspended from the ceiling. The aerial…

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Downtown Gets First Taste of FishHawk Spirits

The new tasting room in the old 2nd Street Speakeasy is the first offshoot of the Ocala-based distiller of rum, vodka, absinthe and, soon, whiskey….

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First Magnitude’s Can-Do Spirit

The 17-month-old craft brewery off South Main Street now has a nifty canning operation that puts its beer on local store shelves—and into your refrigerator….

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Bank Bar Offers History Lesson, Too

Those who think they know the full story behind The Bank Bar & Lounge on West University Avenue might be in for a surprise. Its new co-owners…

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Hardback Café is Back for an Encore

Sixteen years after closing its doors next to the Hippodrome, the Hardback Café is up and operating again at a new address—and still aiming the spotlight…

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The Dime: Shining Example of Change

The owners took their time after it opened to finally give the business an official name, but the swanky little cocktail bar now known as The Dime is…

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The Bull is Everyone’s Friendly Neighborhood Bar

In the heart of downtown, a little establishment with a lot of character. There’s nothing more satisfying than walking into a local watering hole after a long…

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High Dive is Always a Happening Place

For more than two decades, the music venue has showcased some of the best talent to pass through Gainesville as well as top local bands….

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First Magnitude: New Brew Crew in Town

A year into business, the taps are flowing strong at Gainesville’s second craft brewery. Eric Dreyer has both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in…

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