In the heart of downtown, a little establishment with a lot of character.
There’s nothing more satisfying than walking into a local watering hole after a long day and seeing a friendly face behind the bar.
One such place is The Bull, a downtown Gainesville establishment where no one is a stranger. Manager Jacob Larson and his bartending staff make sure of that with warm smiles and, oftentimes, firm handshakes. Maybe even a hug.
“I love this place because it’s so welcoming,” said Del Wallis, who was catching up with old friends on a spirited Friday night at The Bull.
The Gainesville native, who now lives in Jacksonville with her husband and 3-year-old daughter, was in town visiting family. She couldn’t resist dropping in at her old haunt.
“This place feels like home,” she said. “It’s small, but not too small, and it’s not loud like so many bars.”