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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December 28th : Will Quinlan & the Burke Brothers (Have Gun Will Travel)

December 28th : Will Quinlan & the Burke Brothers (Have Gun Will Travel) Join us for a special evening of live music with legendary Texas born Tampa Bay area singer songwriter Will Quinlan (of Pagan Saints, Diviners, Holy Slow Train)  with very special guests the Burke Brothers (of Have Gun Will Travel, Chase Theory). Show […]

ANNUAL NEW YEARS EVE BASH & NEW YEARS DAY HANGOVER BRUNCH

It’s the Independent Bar’s Annual NEW YEARS EVE BASH Stay in the neighborhood, or take a cab, either way this is going to be a good time in Seminole Heights. Dj Tollbeard is providing the music and the Independent Bar provides the champagne toast. A good time to be had by all starting at 9pm, absolutely NO […]

Independent Tampa Monthly Event Calendar

Live Music: Will Quinlan (Diviners, Pagan Saints) w/ the Burke Brothers (HGWT)

Starts: 6:30 pm

Ends: 8:30 pm, December 28, 2014

New Years Eve Bash w/ DJ and more!

Starts: 9:00 pm

Ends: 2:00 am, January 1, 2015

Location: Independent Bar and Cafe, 5016 North Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL 33603, United States

Description: Annual New Year's Eve Bash with DJ Tollbeard, champagne toast at midnight, no cover, 9 pm til 2 am

Annual New's Year's Day Hangover Brunch

Starts: 11:00 am

Ends: 1:00 pm, January 1, 2015

Location: Independent Bar and Cafe, 5016 North Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL 33603, United States

Description: New Year's Day - Hangover Brunch $10 - 11 am - 1 pm; $4 Malt Liquor Bloody Marys, $4 sangria and mimosas

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

Live Music: Geri X

Starts: 6:00 pm

Ends: 9:00 pm, January 4, 2015

Location: Independent Bar and Cafe, 5016 North Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL 33603, United States

Description: Live Music featuring Best of the Bay Award winning singer songwriter Geri X.
RIY: Cat Power, Amanda Palmer, Rilo Kiley & more.

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.

Live Music: Amanda Lynn Duo

Starts: 6:00 pm

Ends: 9:00 pm, January 11, 2015

Location: Independent Bar and Cafe, 5016 North Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL 33603, United States

Description: Live music from the Amanda Lynn Duo. Folk influenced indie pop with ukelele and more.

Sunday School for Sinners feat. Hey Monea

Starts: 6:00 pm

Ends: 11:30 pm, January 18, 2015

Location: Independent Bar Tampa

Description: Every third Sunday is Sunday School For Sinners music night featuring touring artist Hey Monea

Live Music: Nate Najar Trio

Starts: 8:00 pm

Ends: 10:00 pm, January 24, 2015

Location: Independent Bar and Cafe, 5016 North Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL 33603, United States

Description: Live music front the Nate Najar Trio. Best of the Bay Award winner and international touring Jazz guitarist and band leader, returns for another night of excellent world class music at the Indie.

Live Music: Jason Kenney w/ Fil Pate

Starts: 6:30 pm

Ends: 8:30 pm, January 25, 2015

Location: Independent Bar and Cafe, 5016 North Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL 33603, United States

Description: Live Music: Jason Kenney w/ Fil Pate

Live Music: JW Teller w/ Dean Johanesen 6:30pm

Starts: 6:30 pm

Ends: 8:30 pm, February 1, 2015

Location: Independent Bar and Cafe, 5016 North Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL 33603, United States

Description: Live Music: JW Teller w/ Dean Johanesen 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.

ADDRESS: 5016 N. FLORIDA AVE. TAMPA, FLORIDA 33603
HOURS: Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed 9:00am – 12:00am | Thurs, Fri, Sat 9:00am – 1:00am

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