Hardback Cafe

$ • Music Venues

920 NW 2nd St, Gainesville
(352) 317-1997


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Reviews for Hardback Cafe

My husband's Band played this venue. Starting time was 9pm. The band was on time and started playing. After playing 2 songs they were stopped by the venue and told to play at 10pm because there were only 2 bands. On the last song the Singer's mike went silent. This of course led to confusion but the band finished up. Afterwards they were told the sound guy turned off the mike because they ran over their time. I believe there are better ways to tell a band they have to finish up....read full review

The hardback is home to the best music hub in Gainesville. Alan the owner is a true hero for local and all artists alike for allowing performers to play a wide arrangement of media and music. Never dull and always awesome performances. Not only is the hardback amazing for shows , you’ll always feel kindness and welcomed even if you’ve never been. You go for the show , but you end up staying longer for the amazing people you run into.

Small venue but the sound isn't bad. I came to scope it out because my band is playing next month and a friend was playing tonight. Cheap beer and a cheap cover BUT it's CASH ONLY. That wasn't a problem for me though because there is an ATM right by the bar. Just beware of that and have fun!

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Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 6PM - 2AM
Thursday 6PM - 2AM
Friday 6PM - 2AM
Saturday 6PM - 2AM
Sunday Closed

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