Origin of The Swamp

THE SWAMP RESTAURANT is proud to have served the Gator Nation since 1994. With a history closely tied to the University of Florida, the building that houses The Swamp was built in 1915 as the residence of a UF professor. After an almost catastrophic fire in 1993, a new owner saw greatness in the rubble and built The Swamp Restaurant to reconnect the building with its roots, as a place where all Gators are welcomed and celebrated. 

Over the years the swamp has become a true mainstay of the University of Florida experience and a proud member of the Gainesville community. Hundreds of thousands of Gators have passed through our doors, and we are honored to have hosted legendary music groups, past and present athletes, a diversity of politicians and entrepeneurs.  Enjoy The Swamp and know that you too are contributing to our continuing history.

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Drink Specials

ALL DAY  EVERY DAY

  • $4.00 Captain Morgan Doubles
  • $4.25 Jager and Rumpie Shots
  • $5.50 Moscow Mules
  • $5.00 Jager Bombs
  • $4.00 Soco & Lime Shots and Kamikazi Shots

HAPPY HOUR: Mon-Fri 2-8pm

  • $6.25 Pitchers of Coors Light, Bud Light, Rolling Rock and Yuengling
  • $5.00 Doubles: Jack Daniels, Bacardi & Flavors, 3 Olives & Flavors