Gator Beverage | Gainesville, Florida
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Gator Beverage
Exceptional based on 13 ratings
Type: Beer Store

1126 W University Ave
Gainesville, Florida United States 32601 [ print map ]
352 336 6128

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Hours: 10am-Midnight M-Thurs, 10am-2am FRI&SAT, Noon til 11pm Sunday


Mayor: BMMillsy (18) | Bottles: 100+


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Beer Available At Gator Beverage (arranged by most recent)
Weihenstephaner Kristall Weissbier 88, Jolly Pumpkin Noel de Calabaza 98, Cascade Kriek Ale 99, Cascade Blueberry 99, Bear Republic Apex 99, Cigar City Tocobaga Red Ale 98, Unibroue Trois Pistoles 100, Cigar City Hopped on the High Seas IPA (Ahtanum) 94, Avery Old Jubilation Ale 96, Weihenstephaner Vitus 98, Bear Republic Racer X 100, Widmer Brothers Reserve Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout 94, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 100, Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine 100, Twisted Pine Farm to Foam Series Roots Revival 52, Founders Harvest Ale 99, Bear Republic Cafť Racer 15 99, Victory DirtWolf Double IPA 99, Stone R & R Coconut IPA 96, Cigar City / Mikkeller Life is Like ... 100
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13 reviews for Gator Beverage
 Ambiance  49%
 Service  59%
 Selection  82%
 Food N/A 
 Value  80%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  76%
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  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
GT2  (576) San Diego County , California | May 26, 2011
Much easier to get to than Tippleís or Wardís if you are hanging around Gainesvilleís "downtown". Gatorbev is really a convenience store that for some reason stocks a lot of random large format bottles including Cigar City. This is sort of like a very small version of Samís Quik Shop in Durham, NC. Odd finds have been Dupont Avec les bon Voeux, Duck-Rabbit, Bells Expedition, Hitachino, Cigar City 110K+OT #3, lots of random Scottish and English bottles. Definitely worth a stop and you might some oddities.
74
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign  (100) Fort Collins, Colorado | July 23, 2011
small and cramped liquor store on University very close to the UF campus - a definite stop for me every time Iím in town to get some CCB. Lots of craft beer in this store arranged by style in small cramped aisles with some singles in a cooler. They usually have a good amount of Cigar City as well as everything else FL gets. Prices are fair. Somewhat sketchy characters linger outside. Great mural on the outside wall - if you are a Gator fan!
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
BMMillsy  (73) Florida | November 15, 2012| Updated December 15, 2013
Walked in here expecting Bud Light central, and got a nice little surprise. Snatched up some Infinium and La Trappe Oak Aged Quadrupel (Batch #3). Lots of selection here for a Gainesville place. Will return soon! A little uptick for these guys after I found Moat Water here 3 months after the release, and then got three 4-packs each of BCBS and BCBW a week after the Black Friday release. Left a Utopias sitting on the shelf. Come in here regularly and find those gems.
70
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield  (56) , Florida | September 7, 2009
This is a small place and seems like every other beer place on the road, but inside are some real gems. A big majority of the store is dedicated to beer. They have a few Cigar City beers and the barrel aged Gonzo Stout (big surprise) which I didnít know you could get in Florida. The only down side is the ambiance of the place, its small and a bit pricey.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
tastybeer  (34) Bloomington, Indiana | December 21, 2012
I probably spent more time in Gator Bev than I did in class in college. Located right off University Ave a few blocks from campus. Ambiance is classic Florida crack head liquor store, but the selection more than makes up for it. Lots of CCB and Terrapin, and other stuff available in the region. Prices are best in town. Service ranges from good to poor; most of the staff members donít care about craft beer. Highly recommended.
66
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
azorie  (29) Florida | February 3, 2010
This is a tiny little place off the main drag near the U of F. It is mainly a beer/liquor store, They do have good prices, and a decent selection for such a small store and space limitations, heck I regularly make a trip down here from Jacksonville, because for what i drink they have a better selection than total wine does, Crazy shit but totally true. They have all terrapin, sweetwater and Atlanta brewing stuff, that TW half the time never has.
82
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner  (11) Florida | May 26, 2011
This is definitely a place where you want to be familiar with the staff. Iíve had them special order me beer, hold stuff for me, and just generally shoot the shit about beers they tried recently. Itís a dingy ass convenience store that looks like itís in a more dangerous part of town than it really is. The selection is pretty much top notch for Gainesville; lacks the European variety of Tipples but more than makes up for it with a much heftier American list. Iíll even bump it a point for basically maxing out what I think you can do in this beer hellhole.
52
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
cirtap  (10) Florida | April 13, 2010
Very very very small place that manages to pack a good amount of beers in. Prices were ok and selection was good, but the service was not.
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
blbaub  (10) Florida | January 15, 2011
Agree with other reviews, but not as harsh with environment. Good overall selection at a good price. It is what it is people. You canít have cheap beer and a million dollar facility.
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
pacond  (8) Muncie, Indiana | May 11, 2011
Everyone there is nice to you if you are cool. If a beer is available in Gainesville it is most likely there and you wonít find it any cheaper. They have a mix and match fridge too.

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