Best Beer, Bars, and Breweries in Gainesville & Ocala

Top 7 Breweries and Bars in the Gainesville Area

Gainesville breweries and bars are a great place to get a drink and enjoy the company of those around you. We have a few staples and breweries and beer houses that work for a range of situations and people. Whether you’re drinking a cold one with your friends, family, or coworkers, you’re guaranteed to have a great time at these places.

If you find a brewery you absolutely love or just enjoy spending time at, one of Pepine Realty’s leading Realtors in the area will find you the perfect house nearby.

1. Blackadder Brewing Company

Location: 618-A NW 60th Street Gainesville, FL 32607

Blackadder Brewing Company is one of the best breweries in GainesvilleFounded in May 2014, Blackadder Brewing Company is a microbrewery in Gainesville that has 40 taps and has earned over 30 medals in beer competitions throughout Florida and the United States. Blackadder hosts food trucks, events like belly dancing, and more.

Blackadder offers a mix of standard, small batch beers and guest brews that will allow you to experience a spectrum of different tastes. The interior décor is like that of an English pub giving it a cozy and welcoming feel. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly.

Find a house near Blackadder Brewing Company in the Mill Pond, Suburban Heights, and Durant Estates neighborhoods.

2. First Magnitude Brewing Company

Location: 1220 SE Veitch St. Gainesville, FL 32601

First Magnitude Brewing Company is one of the best breweries in GainesvilleFirst Magnitude Brewing Company might be hard to miss on the street, but the cozy atmosphere and great selection of beers will make it easy to remember. First Mag was founded in March 2012 by four friends and has since been a staple of the Gainesville community.

First Mag hosts a range of events from guided bird walks to yoga to trivia to live music shows. They also focus on the outdoors raising money for spring protection, conservation, and education about the environment. They have about 20 drinks on tap at a time, games for people to play while there, and a lot of space indoors and outdoors to host events.

Find a house near First Magnitude Brewing Company in Porters Community, University Heights, or Sugarhill neighborhoods.

3. Swamp Head Brewery

Location: 3650 SW 42nd Ave. Gainesville, FL 32608

Swamp Head is one of the best breweries in GainesvilleSwamp Head is one of the more well-known breweries with their alcohol sold in stores across the country. Founded in 2008, Swamp Head has focused on creating and providing beer to the Gainesville and Florida community with a focus on being environmentally friendly. Like the other breweries they host events like Tree Fest and May the 4th Beer with You and food trucks like Cilantro Tacos.

They have a wide selection of beers that they rotate through ranging from the Cranberry Beet Wild Night to Chocolate Orange Udderly Calm to Blueberry Cottonmouth so there’s a fresh selection for everybody. They have a 30 barrel brewery and regular brewery tours. Dogs are allowed inside which is a huge bonus.

Find a house near Swamp Head Brewery in the Arredondo Estates, Haile Plantation, or Phoenix neighborhoods.

4. Cypress & Grove Brewing Company

Location:  1001 NW 4th St. Gainesville, FL 32601

Cypress & Grove is one of the best breweries in GainesvilleCypress & Grove resides in a building once used as an ice and cold storage factory in the early 1900s. Like the other breweries, they are committed to saving the environment which they do through such actions as using paper straws, recycling growlers, and repurposing the old ice building.

They offer a series of basic beers and a few specialties. They host bands, live music, and more. The environment is also very child-friendly, and they have a range of activities including pool and board games. They also offer wine and flavored seltzer for non-beer drinkers. Cypress & Grove is less than a year old and one of the newest breweries in Gainesville.

Find a house near Cypress & Grove Brewing Company in the Grove Street, Oakview, or Gateway Park neighborhoods.

5. Infinite Ale Works

Location: 304 SE Magnolia Exd. Ocala, FL 34471

Infinite Ale Works is one of the best breweries in OcalaInfinite Ale Works is a brewery in Ocala with 34 different taps from their in-house brews and local and non-local brews. Beer they offer includes Into the Dark Roast, an imperial coffee stout, and Raspberry Witfinite, a Belgian style witbier. They specialize in Belgian inspired beers.

Infinite Ale Works has a lot of discounts on various beers depending on the day. They also host events like yoga, ping pong tournaments, trivia, live music, and more. Because of the large selection of beer, there is always something for everyone.

Find a house near Infinite Ale Works in Ocala in the Tuscawilla Historic District, Historic District, or The Ocala Strip.

6. Gainesville House of Beer

Location:  19 W University Ave. Gainesville, FL 32601

House of Beer is one of the best bars in GainesvilleGainesville House of Beer is a bar that pours 40 taps of micro brews and imports. Their beer can also be purchased in bottles or quart or gallon growlers. The Gainesville House of Beer is part of a chain that was first started in Dunedin, FL in 2009. They have Happy Hour events, trivia nights, and more.

The atmosphere is chill, and the environment is friendly. The bartender is helpful and can recommend drinks based on your preferences. They also have wine on tap for those who prefer it. Dogs are allowed, and they often play soccer games on the TV.

Find a house near Gainesville House of Beer in the Porters Community, Duck Pond, or Grove Street neighborhoods.

7. World of Beer

Location: 3265 SW 34th St. Gainesville, FL 32608; 140 SW 128th St. B Newberry, FL 32669

World of Beer is one of the best bars in GainesvilleThere are two World of Beers in the Gainesville area, one in Tioga and one near the University of Florida that boast more than 500 global beers, food, TVs, and more. They have alcohol ranging from various beers to ciders to cream ales and more. There’s something for everyone at World of Beer.

WoB offers promotions like buy one get one drinks and even pretzels. Their food selection includes fries, waffles and wings, flatbread and more. People have been hesitant with the service, but the beer selection and sports offer a nice environment for people looking to try out something new.

Find a house near World of Beer in Tioga or Gainesville in the Phoenix, Tioga, or Golfview neighborhoods.


Gainesville has other breweries and bars that many locals frequent so you don’t have to stop with this list, but if you haven’t been to one of these places, we encourage you to check it out. Who knows? It might become your next favorite watering hole. If beer is your top priority, our experienced Realtors are here to help you find the perfect home near these locations. Our real estate agents have excellent knowledge of not just local breweries and bars but all points of interest in the Alachua County and Gainesville area, and they’re happy to find you a home with easy access to the places that are important to you.

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