My long-time friends Bev Webb and Fredo Gonzalez have decided to be REALLY grown-up, (like, to an extent that I can't wrap my brain around, because I totally don't feel like a grown-up, even though we're all the same age,) and have opened Gainesville's newest beer bar!
The Midnight boasts more than 60 bottled beers from around the world, Seven beers on tap (with more to come!) and a full, diverse list of wines. There are also non-alcoholic beverages available for the designated drivers.
The atmosphere is intimate but fun, and I can easily foresee The Midnight becoming the "Cheers" of the Gainesville area. Popcorn is served instead of peanuts, and a food menu is going to be implemented in the near future.
While it is a very friendly place run by wonderful people, the atmosphere is definitely not "family friendly." It is, however, the perfect spot for a mom's night out, or a mommy and daddy date night, since it is definitely targeted towards the mature younger crowd. (Read as: You probably won't find the ridiculous hipsters, nor will you be surrounded by the frat boys and sorostitutes you would otherwise be subject to at the rest of Gainesville's drinking establishments.)
For those of you in the area, please - check it out. You won't be disappointed! For those of you not in the area... come visit. ;)