A New Yorker's Guide to Gainesville


The nightlife in Gainesville is something anyone will grow to love in college. The scene here is unlike anything I had ever experienced before. You may not see a-list celebrities surrounded by a posse, but there's always a Gator athlete hanging around looking to party!


One of the most popular bars in Gainesville, Cantina is known for its amazing atmosphere, located in the heart of midtown on University Ave. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte can always be found here having a great night.

The Swamp is an amazing place to hang out with friends. The live music and huge screens for watching sports games create an upbeat, relaxing environment that's amazing for any college student.


The club scene in Gainesville is not as high-end as the scene in New York, but this is a place that is comparable.

The Bank is one of the most popular clubs in Gainesville, known for its loud and popular scene. The space is huge and has three bars. It is always packed with young, dressed up college students looking to have a great night!