THE ORIGINAL INDEPENDENT BAR WAS OPENED IN 2005 WITH A SIMPLE MANTRA: “INDEPENDENT BIERES, VINS, MUSIC & THOUGHT.”

FOUNDED WITH A VISION TO SUPPORT NON-COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS + MUSIC, AND TO ENCOURAGE A SENSE OF COMMUNITY AMONG OUR PATRONS; THE REST IS HISTORY…

The Independent is proud to have been one of the pioneers of the craft beer movement in the Tampa Bay area.  And now, during the present craft beer renaissance, the Independent continues to be one-step-ahead, offering rare and unique beers and wines truly 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 brews. 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 is a frequent host of 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 our custom made 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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TAMPA BAY BEER WEEK 2017 : EVENTS FOR ALL BEER LOVERS at the Independent

Independent Bar Tampa is Proud to host events during Tampa Bay Beer Week 2017 ! 7TH ANNUAL BREWER’S BALL AFTER PARTY March 5 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm “HOTSPOT 305” MIA BEER COMPANY SHOWCASE AND MIAMI-STYLE DANCE PARTY 7 pm featuring DJ (TBD) March 6 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm “CHEERS TO BELGIAN BEERS”” Mini Belgian Beer […]

February 14th 7pm: Bubble Lounge Valentines Day Tasting 2017 w/ Live Music From LaRue Nickelson *RSVP Required!*

Bring your Valentine, parent, friends or family and enjoy a Valentine’s Day tasting of fine champagne, prosecco, cava, cider, beer and kombucha. We will provide the ambiance, with a special jazz guitar serenade by LaRue Nickelson and some light hor d’oeuvres! Space is limited. $25 per person RSVP to independentbeer@gmail.com

February 6th: 6pm-9pm DESTIHL BREWERY Launch Party !

JOIN US FOR THE EXCITING WELCOME/LAUNCH PARTY FOR DESTIHL BREWERY (Central Illinois)! Tapping: St. Dekkera Sour (Flemish-style Oud Bruin), Here Gose Nothin’ (Leipzig-style Gose), Abbey’s Single (Belgian-style blonde ale), Plum Sour Stout and Single’s Going Steady (Single-hopped Single Pale Ale). Also have the Relic Ale in a bottle. We willl have some swag and some […]

ADDRESS: 5016 N. FLORIDA AVE. TAMPA, FLORIDA 33603

CAFE HOURS: SUN, MON, TUE, WED, THU 9:00am – 10:00pm | FRI, SAT 9:00am – 11:00pm

BAR HOURS: SUN, MON, TUE, WED 11:am-Midnight | THU, FRI, SAT 11:00am-1:00am

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