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18 SW 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6244
17:00 - 00:00
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Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

My mother was in town, and The Bull had live music for the evening. I knew from previous visits that The Bull is a low key and lovely venue to have a beer or glass of wine and just sit and visit or listen to acoustic acts. I also enjoy that the clientele is varied, including people of different ages... More 

1 Thank Doozer L
Gainesville, Florida
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

The bar itself is cute and cool to hang out in. The drinks are just a tad overpriced and not in large variety.

Thank kaytmack
Palatka, FL
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224 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

This is a small space BUT well laid out and easy to maneuver around the bar area. Lots of good beer and wine choices, plus the folks were fabulous!

1 Thank gogators52
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93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015

I enjoy The Bull and love the music that comes through the doors. It is strictly a wine and beer bar, do not expect hard liquor, as with many of the newer places in Gainesville. It is a small venue, but can be very nice just for getting a glass or pint with a friend. Can be loud depending on... More 

1 Thank Doozer L
Gainesville, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 June 2013

love the beer, wine and tee variety that they offer. And they have life music on thee weekends, the only cons might be how small the place is and the fact that is a beer bar with only one single person restroom.

Thank GatorD85
Gainesville, Florida
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2013

There is no whiskey at this bar. They dont even serve domestic beer, just overpriced IPAs. I hear its a restaurant too, but the few things on the menu are vegan. Just go next door to looseys they have good burgers and cheap drinks. If you want good expensive beer go around the corner to stubbies. To its credit though... More 

Thank Bob J
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2012

Always a great choice, The Bull is my go to bar in town. They have great free music most nights and a very nice selection of beers and wines. GO TO THE BULL!

Thank grlantrn13
Gainesville, Florida
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2011

This place is great. It's relatively new but looks like it's been there for a long time. Their coffee, sandwiches, bagels, quiches, and pastries are good and not too expensive. They have a nice selection of micro beers. There's bench seating and WIFI. It's a good place to park yourself on a rainy day with your laptop or go to... More 

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Restaurant Details

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17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 SW 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6244
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?