THE ORIGINAL INDEPENDENT BAR WAS OPENED IN 2005 WITH A SIMPLE MANTRA: “INDEPENDENT BIERES, VINS, MUSIC & THOUGHT.”  THE IDEA WAS TO SUPPORT NON-COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS AND MUSIC, AND TO ENCOURAGE A SENSE OF COMMUNITY AMONG PATRONS; AND THE REST IS HISTORY….

The Independent was one of the pioneers of the craft beer movement in the Tampa Bay area.  During the present craft beer renaissance, the Independent continues to be one-step-ahead, offering rare and unique beers and wines from around the world, as well as quality, award-winning European café fare.

 The “Indie,” as it has become known, has 14 taps that are constantly rotated to ensure a fresh and ever-changing draft selection. There is also a hand-picked selection of more than one hundred fifty bottles to choose from — including beers from notable American craft breweries and amazing world class beers. The friendly, knowledgeable staff at the Independent strives to make craft beer accessible to everyone, and they will gladly help navigate through the eclectic tap and bottle lists.
 The Independent frequently hosts brewery launch parties and other craft beer and wine events, where one can often mingle with the actual brewery/winery owners in attendance from across the country or across the globe. Local brewers and top craft beer industry people can be found at the Indie daily, discussing the newest beer trends and imbibing their drink of choice.
 The atmosphere at the Indie is comfortable and ambient. There are no TV screens to distract from conversation. People can enjoy the outdoor Biergarten year-round, or sit inside at the custom cedar wood bar. The Independent also hosts free weekly live music shows featuring talented local and touring musicians. The Event Calendar provides an up-to-date list of the upcoming beer, music and community events.
 The Independent is open daily for breakfast and lunch, serving up gourmet coffee and tea, fresh baked goods, and some of the best bar food in the area. The Independent is a true “Neighborhood Bar,” in every sense of the word, and is proud to be the locals’ choice for great times and great libations. The Independent continues to raise the bar for the ever-changing craft beer culture: OFTEN IMITATED, NEVER DUPLICATED! DRINK INDEPENDENT!!

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June 7th: Sarah Rose Band w/ Dean Johanesen

Sunday, June 7 Sara Rose Band with Dean Johanesen 6:30 pm The Sarah Rose band performs a traditional old fashioned western swing sound, featuring Sara Rose on vocals, Mark Warren on guitar, Michael Hoag on bass guitar, Todd Fermanich on drums plus a rotating cavalcade of special luminaries! Dean Johanesen plays acoustic guitar-driven fare with a […]

May 31st: Live Music with the Ed Woltil Trio

Ed Woltil‘s prowess as a songwriter is well known in the bay area. A best of the bay award winner, with musical efforts spanning over the last couple decades, his release under The Ditchflowers moniker earned national attention. Ed performs at Independent Bar and Cafe, Tampa with his trio on May 31st at 6:30pm No Cover.

Independent Tampa Monthly Event Calendar

Live Music: Kasondra Rose and Matthew Haley

Starts: 6:30 pm

Ends: 7:30 pm, May 24, 2015

Live Music : Ed Wotil Trio

Starts: 6:30 pm

Ends: 7:30 pm, May 31, 2015

First Monday Movie Night

Starts: 8:00 pm

Ends: 11:00 pm, June 1, 2015

Location: Independent Bar Tampa

Description: First Monday Movie Night at the Independent Bar Tampa. Every first monday of the month, at 8pm we feature a movie on a screen in our beer hall room; featuring cult classics, vintage or new comedies, or arthouse flicks. Titles announced monthly.

First Saturday Jazz w/ ACME Jazz Garage

Starts: 8:00 pm

Ends: 11:00 pm, June 6, 2015

Location: Independent Bar Tampa

Description: Every First Saturday of the month at the Independent Bar is our First Saturday Jazz Series; featuring some of the best Jazz musical talent Florida has to offer in an intimate and causal setting.

Sara Rose Band with Dean Johanesen

Starts: 6:30 pm

Ends: 7:30 pm, June 7, 2015

Sunday School for Sinners Bluegrass Night

Starts: 6:00 pm

Ends: 11:30 pm, June 21, 2015

Location: Independent Bar Tampa

Description: Every third Sunday is Sunday School For Sinners Bluegrass Night, featuring a featured artist at 6:30pm.

First Saturday Jazz

Starts: 8:00 pm

Ends: 11:00 pm, July 4, 2015

Location: Independent Bar Tampa

Description: Every First Saturday of the month at the Independent Bar is our First Saturday Jazz Series; featuring some of the best Jazz musical talent Florida has to offer in an intimate and causal setting.

First Monday Movie Night

Starts: 8:00 pm

Ends: 11:00 pm, July 6, 2015

Location: Independent Bar Tampa

Description: First Monday Movie Night at the Independent Bar Tampa. Every first monday of the month, at 8pm we feature a movie on a screen in our beer hall room; featuring cult classics, vintage or new comedies, or arthouse flicks. Titles announced monthly.

Live Music (Jazz) Featuring La Lucha

Starts: 6:30 pm

Ends: 9:30 pm, July 12, 2015

Sunday School for Sinners Bluegrass Night

Starts: 6:00 pm

Ends: 11:30 pm, July 19, 2015

Location: Independent Bar Tampa

Description: Every third Sunday is Sunday School For Sinners Bluegrass Night, featuring a featured artist at 6:30pm.

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