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116 SE 1st Street, Gainesville, FL
3525195221
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English first
Gainesville, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This is a great place! Like others have mentioned it's a "self serve" wine bar. As someone who likes to try a bunch of different wines, this place was awesome! It's not cheap to do the tastings (meaning it would be cheaper to have a whole glass vs multiple tastes to equal portion of one glass) but that should expected.... More 

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Attended a birthday party at Half Cork'd last night. It was a nice setting to get together with friends and family. It is a friendly, low-key setting and the wine selection was excellent. Our hostess had set us up with the key card we needed to try the different wines. Wine is dispensed from a number of stations organized by... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This wine bar is a self-serve joint. You get a card to insert into machines and pick the size of pour you want and which wines. It seems to be pretty pricey for hit or miss wine. You can't really talk to the bar tender about the wine as you are choosing it because you are circling around the room... More 

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Palm Beach, Florida
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122 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I love this place, 50 different wines to sample, cold plate apps. A great place to start or end an evening. Great concept: charge a card and serve yourself vino in various varietals. Great staff, Bob Dillon the manager is passionate about his trade and it shows. I've bought in bulk as this is not just for drinking but bottle/case... More 

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Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I live in town and go here regularly. Great atmosphere and value. A wide range of wines that you can try from a sample to a glass to full bottles. manger is well informed and can assist with selections. All serve appetizers, beer and some high end drinks. Really nice staff and owners. All around a great place to spend... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The opportunity to sample many different wines to expand your tastes is such a fabulous idea!! I don't know why no one has done this before. After all, who doesn't want to try a few really fine wines but stopped short of buying a bottle because of the price tag? For just a few bucks, you can do just that;... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Lots of fun. Went with girlfriends and we had lots of wine. Wish there were more chairs! The waitress was really helpful.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

I visited Half Cork'd on a recent Saturday evening, and my opinion of it is that it is a wonderful addition to Gainesville. The concept of being able to serve yourself a one, three, or six ounce tasting of wine is great. The atmosphere is very relaxing and conducive to conversation. My only recommendation is perhaps have a greater selection... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

One of my favorite places in Gainesville. The wine selection is great and there are always a few craft beers on tap. The service is consistently solid.

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Such a great find and what a cool idea for wine samplings. Before I went I wasn't much for the idea of wine being "dispensed" in my glass, however upon going and experiencing it was great fun with my girlfriends. I would say it's in the category of "boutique wine bar", great for small gatherings and girls night out. Upscale... More 

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Additional Information about Half Cork'd

Address: 116 SE 1st Street, Gainesville, FL
Phone Number: 3525195221
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: American

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