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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
brokensail  (1265) San Leandro, California | December 30, 2015
Seems to be a pretty happening bar and restaurant. Decent sized dining room and a good amount of patio space as well as a large bar area. Kind of dark and perhaps a bit of a mid-century feel to it in general, but doesnít feel dated.

Full bar with plenty of cocktails to be had as well as a selection of wines. Beer list was extensive as well with at least 30 different options. I believe pints only here, which is kind of to be expected since itís just a normal restaurant. That said, some of the beers are pretty interesting like Prairie 3rd Anniversary, a barrel aged IPA from Sixpoint, oak aged Oktoberfest from Two Brothers...so not just your run of the mill stuff (though they have that too). Definitely some beers available from the local Gainesville breweries.

Pretty cool place. Would definitely recommend popping in for a drink or two, and possibly dinner.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
BMMillsy  (120) Florida | January 5, 2013
Finally made it here after moving from Ann Arbor and was rewarded nicely. Really reminds me of being back in A2. They randomly had CCB Cafe Con Leche on tap! My face went "!!!$$$$!$!$!$!!!!$$!!!". Some other CCB brews that included their standard stuff in addition to seasonals and one-offs. Really a nice surprise. Burger was good as was the wifeís chicken breast. Decent service and perfectly reasonable prices on the beer given their selection. Unexpectedly awesome selection on tap. Will be returning.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
tastybeer  (35) Indiana | December 21, 2012
The Top is located in downtown Gainesville off Main St. At night, transforms from a hip restaurant to a indie night club. Really cool interior with patio, including a fire place! The service tends to decline when they get busy, but the bartenders do try their best. They recently expanded and now have an excellent selection with more than 20 taps. Tend to be Florida-centric with lots of Cigar City and Swamp Head, including their obscure stuff. Food is pretty good as well. Prices are higher but worth it in my opinion consider the ambiance. Highly recommended.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
erickok  (235) Leuven, Belgium | May 9, 2012| Updated November 10, 2012
This was my favourite bar when I lived in Gainesville. Pretty busy, but the atmosphere is great. Tap selection is excellent. What do you expect with Cigar City, Bells, etc. available? Food is very American but fresh, interesting, tasty and well prepared. Prices are good too. If you want to explore beer and beer style rarities youíre better of at Stubbieís maybe, but this place is great when you just want to enjoy beer, food and your company.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
PaulUnwin  (124) Pinellas Park, Florida | March 18, 2012| Updated May 7, 2012
Had a great meal in TOP last year, and again visited after the Hoggtown Beer Fest. They now have a large bar with a great selection of craft ales, the food is outstanding and itís the first Restaurant iíll be visiting when I get back to Gainesville!
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
pacond  (8) Muncie, Indiana | June 2, 2011
Good beer selection for gainesville. They usually have CIgar CIty, Bells and Terrapin on draft
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
FloridaNative  (19) Florida | May 16, 2011
Not the place I would seek out for the all encompassing beer experience, but a decent selection of the sort of beer you would find in a hipper establishment. Ambiance is very antique and rummage sale kitchy. Reminds me of somewhere you would find in Seattle or Brooklyn, with occasionally hipster servers to match. Either way, the service is usually good, and the food is absolutely great. Itís a must-dine establishment if you are in Gainesville. Advice- go there in off-peak hours. The place can get packed. But the bar area is fist come first serve and you can eat at the bar.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
ttutony  (15) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | December 13, 2010
Had dinner and a few beers here, food was just awesome. Our service was very good. The beer selection was not massive but the beers that were available were interesting and reasonably priced. Would certainly go back to eat here.

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