Daylight savings means we get to enjoy the sun for longer! Crybaby’s happy hour deals also gives us a great excuse to enjoy dinner and drinks outdoors.
Crybaby’s is located at the heart of downtown right across from Pop-a-Top. If you go on the weekend, you will want to get there before the dinner rush if you want a seat outside. Crybaby’s owners also own the Afternoon restaurant, so you know your food and drinks are in good hands!
Their interior is very nicely decorated with a pastel green theme and black, brown, and brick details.
Once you enter, you place your drink and food orders at the bar and get a number to place at your seat. They have select menu items for cheaper during Happy Hour ($4-7) every day so make sure to take advantage of that! They also have Monday $7 Sandwich Specials and Wednesday dinner specials with fried chicken, fries, and wine for $25.
The cocktails are strong and look beautiful.
Light up gold ($11) was refreshing, strong, and had a variety of flavors with spiced rum, mezcal, amaro di angostura, fresh carrot juice, ginger, and lemon. It had a beautiful aesthetic with mint and candied ginger for added decoration and flavor.
The Bolevardier ($10) has Bourbon, Apertivo Select, Italian and Spanish Vermouths
The Aperol Spritz ($9) is also a nice choice with Aperol, Champagne, and Soda. Wonderful choice if you like bubbly drinks.
My friend had the Shirley Temple, which looked fancy, but flavor seemed a bit off that night.
The Chicken Tenders ($10) stole the show for me that night as the tenders were super crispy and cooked perfectly with tender meat on the inside. It came with a side of crispy thin fries, that were salted perfectly, and ranch to dip.
I actually got the Happy Hour special Big Baby Burger ($7), which only comes with one patty, but the chef mistakenly put two patties so it became The Big Baby Burger. Don’t you love it when that happens? Thanks to @grazeandgrains for recommending their burger! The burger comes with patties, American cheese, caramelized onions, pickles, and secret sauce. The bun is really soft and buttery, and the patties were juicy. However, the caramelized onions were very charred and I only wish the burger came with lettuce and tomato to balance the richness of the meat, cheese, and sauce.
For non-meat eaters they also have the Impossible Burger ($13), which is the same as the Big Baby Burger but with impossible patties so you can still enjoy all the flavor without the meat!
The Bánh mì “Hot Dwag” ($8) is also a great choice for non-meat eaters as they have a grilled veggie dog with pâté, pickled cucumbers, carrots, cilantro, jalapeños, and mayo.
Definitely check out Crybaby’s to fuel your night out in downtown Gainesville! They just released some new menu items for spring so now would be a perfect time to go!