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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Live Music: Sun April 2 Moonshine Holler 6:30 pm

Sun April 2 Moonshine Holler 6:30 pm Moonshine Holler can only be described as “a two person music festival that captures the essence of American southern roots music.” Featuring Appalachian ballads, blues and breakdowns on more musical instruments than they can juggle – fiddle, banjo, guitar, Hawaiian guitar, harmonica and ukulele – the duet has […]

April 1st 8pm: First Saturday Jazz w/ ACME Jazz Garage

April 1st 8pm: First Saturday Jazz w/ ACME Jazz Garage Jazz, blues, funk, rock, soul, New Orleans R&B, fusion and jamband styles meet in the music of ACME JAZZ GARAGE, whose recordings have been heard on WMNF, 88.5 FM and WUSF, 89.7 FM. Acme recently began recording sessions at Springs Theatre in Tampa for a […]

March 29th 6pm-9pm Brasserie de l’Abbaye de Val-Dieu – Meet & Greet the Owner

Come in and drink Val Dieu 750ml bottles with the owner Marin of the Brasserie de l’Abbaye de Val-Dieu! This will be the last chance party and the drawing for our monthly Belgian Big Bottle special. The grand prize is a basket of 750ml Val-Dieu ales and glassware! The Val-Dieu abbey beers were inspired by […]

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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