After students finish their schoolwork many head to local bars and clubs to relax and spend time with friends. Two of the most popular spots for students under 21 are the Vault Nightclub and the Swamp Restaurant.


Vault Nightclub

The Vault Nightclub is a Miami style nightclub in the heart of downtown Gainesville. The Vault is located at 238 W. University Ave. The club is about 16,000 square feet and offers multiple bars and dance floors. The Vault opened in March of 2010. Since opening Vault has been premium venue for many preforming artists such as Steve Aoki, MSTRKRFT and many others. The cost of attending Vault varies; there is generally a five-dollar cover.

The Swamp

The Swamp Restaurant

The Swamp Restaurant is located at the corner of Northwest 17th Street and West University Avenue directly across from the UF campus. Swamp is a restaurant, bar, college haunt and Gainesville establishment. The Swamp Restaurant opened in 1994. The Swamp Restaurant features a casual environment, great atmosphere, and great location. Swamp is frequented by college students and is 18 and up after 10 p.m. The Swamp charges cover at 10 p.m. on Monday nights and the weekends.