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Half Cork'd

116 SE 1st Street, Gainesville, FL
3525195221
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Ranked #25 of 455 restaurants in Gainesville
Cuisines: American
Description: "Premium wine, beer and bubbles bar".
Restaurant details
Description: "Premium wine, beer and bubbles bar".
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

Half cork,'d has a very knowledgeable staff and they are very friendly. They are in a great location. Parking is quite easy & it's a nice place to view downtown Gainesville. They have been included in some events downtown & you can sit down there.

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Jupiter, FL
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Stopped in at 10pm on a Tuesday night and was pleasantly surprised that the staff didn't want to close down and go home. They have a very nice selection of wines that you can purchase by the taste, 1/2 pour or full pour. You purchase a card with a specific dollar value, and meander around the shop/bar and taste as... More

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I have season tickets to the Hipp and had walked by Half Cork'd a dozen times before finally deciding to stop in and check it out. We are SO glad we did! I love the self-serve concept, and that there's not a snobby sommelier looking down at you if you make the "wrong" choice. I have tasted... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Whether you're looking for a great date spot, a good place to catch up with friends you haven't seen in a while, a place to start or end a girls' night out, or even somewhere to go with family or business acquaintances, Half Cork'd is your place. They have several great seating areas for relaxing in privacy and the music... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Got a "Get my Perks" card there over a year ago and have been several times. It is so much fun to try new wines in their self service machines. Food is limited but decent portions and no tipping!!! You gotta experience it :)

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Half Cork'd is a great place for those of us that are new to the world of wines. I truely enjoyed trying a bunch of different wines from different regions. I felt very comfortable being able to just pick one of the many different ones and just trying an ounce. Once I found my favorite, I was able to buy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I met some friends there for wine. Great atmosphere with the ability to talk with our friends without loud music. Great selections of various wines and champagnes. Really relaxing and comfortable as well as classy. We will be back for the liquor tastings and wine classes. I would highly recommend Half Cork'd to anyone and everyone.

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