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Stubbies & Steins
Taps: 24 / Bottles: 400
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
9 W University Ave
phone: (352) 384-1261
(Place added by: gabe)
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| Reviews: 36
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
Hands down the best place in Gainesville to get quality beer. Stubbies, despite being compressed into one of the tiniest spaces of any bar in town, manages to have the largest selection by many orders of magnitude. If I have an objection, it's the somewhat claustrophobic space, and the logical followup of a smoking ban (more than one or two cigarettes would fill the room with smoke). Also, they seem to have occasional supply problems with the small number of beers on tap, but with over 200 beers, you'll always find a workable second choice.
And as if the beer wasn't enough, the owner of the establishment is one of the sweetest human beings I've ever met, and the rest of her staff isn't far behind. A real treat!
08-13-2005 20:54:15 |
More by SetarconeX
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is one of the many reasons I hated to move away from Gainesville...no more stubbie's. Stubbies has the firiendliest, most insteresting, and interested proprietor I have met in a long while. Berkley, the proprietor, is a lovely human and will gladly share her knowledge of beer, and will also listen if you know something that she does not. The bartenders are not beer snobs, and the patrons range from homebrew geeks, to those interested in trying something other than the usual college town beer-swill. They are always interested in bringing in new and interesting beers, and enlightening Gainesville about real beer.
08-08-2005 20:17:42 |
More by ridedammit
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I searched for a good bar in Gainesiville for nearly 18 months before finding Stubby's. It wasn't until a brewer friend of mine told me about the place before I realized the kind of quality establishment it truly is. If you are familiar with Gainesville, you are aware that most of the bars downtown are crap. The Library, next door to Stubby's has 12 beers on tap: 8 from Budweiser, 2 from Coors, 2 from Miller. The head bartender/proprieter is one of the nicest beer pourers you will ever meet. She provides an incredible selection of imports, domestic, and even PBR for those who don't like good beers. She knows every beer. If you ask for a recommendation, just describe what you like and she won't steer you wrong. Her staff is knowledgable, prompt (when they aren't swamped), and kind. I describe Stubby's as the bar to go to if you want to get a beer. You don't want to hook up, dance, eat, or anything else. You want to BS with your friends and drink a good beer.
My one knock against the place. The over emphasize Belgian style which I don't particularly enjoy. I'm from California, so I enjoy the northwest breweries.
08-03-2005 17:01:35 |
More by SierraDrinker
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
I was really impressed with this place. Getting the impression most of the bars in Gainesville are plastic cup swill serving establishments. I finally built up the courage to try Stubbie Shirt Pub thanks to a tip from a fellow BA. We arrived there at about 7:00 on a Saturday, the place was very calm with only 2 guys at the bar and 2 couples wondering in during the one and a half hours we were there. I think we were lucky when we went because it wasnt very crowded. I hear it gets very crowded, and there is very limited seating capacity at the Pub. You can't smoke in the bar which I found nice, coming out I didn't smell like rank bar stink. The selection was great, I ordered a bomber of Great Divide's Yeti Imperial Stout and a St. Bernardus Abt 12, while my boyfriend ordered Nostradamus and an Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock. The beers were served in the proper glassware, and the guys working the bar were knowledgeable about the beers.
Id have to say this is properly the best place to get beer in Gainesville kind of beer refuge from the typical local bar. So if your in the area or are a trapped student, this could be your only sanctuary from the typical Gainesville bar scene!
04-05-2005 06:51:21 |
More by heatmal
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Of all the places to go for a beer in Gainesville, this is really the only place that I bother with.
With some 200 or so beers on tap and in bottles, Stubbies easily has the best selection in town. The best part is they usually serve it in the correct glasswear.
Prices are good considering the selection.
Service is polite and everyone who works there seems to know something about the beer that they serve.
My only complaint about this place is that it is very small. At most about 75 people can fit inside, and only about 50 or so comfortably. When I was there last, there were only 6 hightop tables and maybe 4 or 5 seats at the bar.
Even with it's small size, it's still the best place to drink in Gainesville.
03-24-2005 03:42:38 |
More by LuckySevens82
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
What a most amazing place! Not enough good things I can say about it, but I'll try. First off.. the beer. Close to 200 different selections (mostly bottle/some draft) and counting. Quite a nice bit of belgians. They had the Avery Beast there and many other "big beers". There is a menu to peruse to help with your selection that is divided into countries and then the new selections are on the back.
The service is impeccable. Very attentive and knowledgable staff. They can recommend many great beers and describe them to a tee. Plus they are extremely friendly, especially the owner. Proper glassware is used for all beers.
As for the extras... It can get a little crowded at times (plus only 1 unisex bathroom) but still well worth it. You can purchase all the glassware that they use in the bar. They also sell t-shirts... most of them beer related... that they make in the upstairs portion of the bar. As with other bars of this nature, there is an "Offenders" club where you can try and take down 100 of the beers they offer in a year. If accomplised you get a free t-shirt and your name on the wall. Speaking of the walls... the atmosphere is great. Very cool/neat paintings on the walls and ceiling. Just a great vibe all throughout.
If you are ever in the area I highly recommend a vist to Stubbies!
10-20-2004 15:57:55 |
More by gabe
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