As ridiculous as it may seem, I believe that Starbucks is a place of inclusion. I spend a lot of time at this Starbucks and every time that I'm there I take notice of the influx of people that come in and out. As expected, there are a lot of students that come here to study, but I have also seen families, large groups of friends, and local Gainesville residents that congregate here. In fact, I always run into Dennis, an older gentlemen who comes to edit a movie he is working on. He's always eager to tell me the progress of his movie and take to me about politics. The amount of languages I hear circulating the cafe is astonishing as well! Whenever I'm there, I have small interactions with people from my table about small things, but I think it's definitely a point of inclusion for many Gainesville residents. It's a place to meet and gather, it's a place to study, it's a place to take advantage of the free wifi and decent coffee.
I would say that fraternity and sorority houses all tend to have an exclusionary quality to them. However, this fraternity appears to be more exclusionary them most. They have a reputation for being "southern", as depicted by the cannon they display in their yard. They also have an annual "Old South" ball in New Orleans every year where they invite dates to dress in old colonial/plantation-style dresses. Not to say anything against the fraternity, but one of my friend's sorority sisters was actually denied entry to one of their parties. Not to say anything against their fraternity, but this girl believed that it was because of her ethnicity. I don't know if that is true, but I think it's reasonable to think that fraternities are exclusive places since you cannot enter the home or brotherhood without going through some kind of process. Personally, I have only been there once for a tailgate and I almost immediately left. Although I did not necessarily have a bad experience, I didn't feel comfortable there.
Unlike Starbucks, I think Pascal's is more exclusive in nature. Although it inclusive, since it is a coffee shop right next to campus that offers plenty of available seating and free wifi, it is also a Christian study center. A gay friend of mine confessed that he didn't like going to Pascal's because he felt as though he received strange looks from people because of an equality sticker on his laptop. I have also heard many people say they were uncomfortable going there due to the many religious conversations and bible study groups they would overhear. I haven't witnessed this myself, but I can imagine how both these situations would be uncomfortable. A friend of mine works there and he told me that all the baristas and most of the customers are involved with the Greenhouse church. Therefore, I definitely see truth to what some of friends have experienced while at Pascal's.
I have not "gone out" in a very long time, so I wasn't able to get a picture at night. But on weekends and even some weeknights, midtown is packed beyond capacity! Especially near The Swamp (pictured) and across the street in the UF Plaza many people pile into the streets, on the stairs, outside of bars. With it's close proximity to bars, restaurants, and campus, it allows both students and other Gainesville residents to get together to drink and dance. Since the bars in midtown are small, it gives people more of chance to interact with people they otherwise wouldn't.