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Independent Bar and Cafe

5016 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603-2122
+1 813-341-4883
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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CUISINES
German, European, American, Bar, Cafe, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
5016 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603-2122
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1 - 10 of 57 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I'm a chef and restaurant owner and this is exactly what my personal bar would be. Excellent choice of beer both local on tap and European specialties. I lived in Europe(The Netherlands) for 15 years so I know what good beer is! This place has...More

Thank Sigmonster1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We purposely look for unique places to eat and found this one to try. We went here on a Friday for lunch and found it to be not what we expected as far as the setting goes. It is definitely a bar setting, but it...More

Thank 757triciah
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Nice little place, mellow. Looks like a great place for a beer. We had lunch and I thought their menu was creative and different. Good service, friendly athmosphere. I'd go back and try a few more things.

Thank Gena C
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

The best that Seminole Heights has to offer. Sit, drink, enjoy, and relax to start the weekend. A great place to be laid back with friends. Marc

Thank altedbaseball
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Outdoor seating and reasonably priced tasty breakfasts. Love the Cuban toast and flavorful coffee. Friendly staff.

Thank tsudoughnim
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a quick lunch...food is awesome, beers are more awesomer..food vibe..laid back. Nice place in Tampa to chill with a pint or 2, and catch some good grub

Thank urbagurba
Veronica D, Owner at Independent Bar and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2016

Thanks for the kind words!! Cheers!

Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This is the place to go in Tampa for those looking for an authentic, well stocked, international level proper beer session. The selection is superb, the barmen know their stuff and you can't fault it really. Forget all the other faux pubs. This is the...More

Thank JambianiNeil
Veronica D, Owner at Independent Bar and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2016

Thanks for the kind words!! It is so nice to know when people really get what we are doing, and the level at which we are doing it. Cheers!

Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome big selection of imported draft beers. They even had schwabenbrau from Stuttgart. I didn't have any food but beer, vibe and friendly service plus 3 to 6 happy hour makes this a great place.

Thank Eric R
Veronica D, Owner at Independent Bar and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2016

Thanks for the kind words, and for your love of German bier!! Cheers!

Reviewed 25 October 2016

Amazing beer selection. And you have try the Indie grilled cheese or the Randy. I like to bring my dogs to sit outside in the shaded overhang.

Thank Shannon M
Veronica D, Owner at Independent Bar and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2016

Thanks for the kind words!! Cheers!

Reviewed 18 October 2016

We found this place by reading reviews on Trip advisor. So glad that we did. What a find. The young man that waited on us was a class act. Very helpful with menu and advise on what to drink. The food was delicious...interesting combinations on...More

Thank Brenda V
Veronica D, Owner at Independent Bar and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2016

Thanks for the kind words and for going off the beaten path to find us! Cheers!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 14
Cuisine
German, European, American, Bar, Cafe, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5016 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603-2122
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-341-4883
  • E-mail
Description
The Independent is proud to have been one of the pioneers of the craft beer movement in the Tampa Bay area. The Independent continues to be one-step-ahead of the curve, offering rare and unique beers and wines truly from around the world, as well as quality, award-winning European café fare. The "Indie" 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 two hundred 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.
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