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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March 12th 6:30pm: Matt Woods & the Lonely Ones LIVE !

Sun March 12 Matt Woods & The Lonely Ones 6:30 pm Americana legend-in-the-making Matt Woods comes to the Independent with his full touring band to lay down tales of rough travel and the human experience. No Cover, courtesy of your friends at the Independent. His brand of genre-saving country possesses an authenticity that’s earned him […]

March 9th 6pm: Bring on the Funk! A Celebration of American Wild Ales

Come celebrate the craft beer world’s obsession with tart, funky ales! We are showcasing beers from three award winning breweries that push the boundaries in this arena: CROOKED STAVE ARTISAN ALE WORKS (Colorado), JOLLY PUMPKIN ARTISAN ALES (Michigan). Brewery reps from those breweries will be present, and we will offer sample sizes of the wild […]

Tuesday March 7 CHEERS TO BELGIAN BEERS! Mini Belgian beer festival 7 – 9 pm

Tuesday March 7 CHEERS TO BELGIAN BEERS! Mini Belgian beer festival 7 – 9 pm Join us as we celebrate the wonderful Beers of Belgium during our annual “Cheers to Belgian Beers” mini-Belgian beer festival. Brewery representatives from Belgian breweries will be on hand to discuss the history and brewing process of the various Belgian […]

March 6th, 7pm: Hotspot 305 MIA Beer Co Showcase and Miami Dance Party

Immerse yourself in the taste of the “305”!! We are tapping numerous MIA BEER COMPANY’s beers, with a few one-offs made just for this occasion! We will have DJ Blenda spinning some Miami’s club music, just to set the tone and get the real Miami experience! Come hang with MIA Beer Company reps and experience […]

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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