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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Independent Tampa Monthly Event Calendar

First Saturday Jazz w/ Scott Murley Trio

Starts: 8:00 pm

Ends: 11:00 pm, January 3, 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. RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/409559942524703/?ref=5

First Monday Movie Night

Starts: 8:00 pm

Ends: 11:00 pm, January 5, 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.

Sunday School for Sinners Bluegrass Night

Starts: 6:00 pm

Ends: 11:30 pm, January 18, 2015

Location: Independent Bar Tampa

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

First Monday Movie Night

Starts: 8:00 pm

Ends: 11:00 pm, February 2, 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

Starts: 8:00 pm

Ends: 11:00 pm, February 7, 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.

Sunday School for Sinners Bluegrass Night

Starts: 6:00 pm

Ends: 11:30 pm, February 15, 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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