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“Great beer selection. Knowledgeable bartenders ”

Independent Bar and Cafe
Ranked #233 of 2,418 Restaurants in Tampa
Price range: US$5 - US$14
Cuisines: American, European, German
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Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Outdoor Seating
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.
Level 6 Contributor
309 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Great beer selection. Knowledgeable bartenders ”
Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

I pass this place weekly and finally stopped by. Glad I did. Small bit for selection of craft beer on tap. A good selection of bottles available too. It's a chill joint. Sharing of tables or sitting in the outside area with your dog is expected. Nice selection of food items that looked yummy and at reasonable prices. I was here to drink not eat. Can't wait to try food and enjoy more beer next time.

This is also a great place for music lovers!

Thank sportyangel215
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English first
Tampa, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
702 reviews
450 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
“Cool place to relax or eat”
Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

Really cool place to grab a brew.

Great selection of draft beers and complemented well with bottle beers. So essentially you will find what you want here.

The design of the exterior is an old gas station, unique! The interior is equally as interesting. The bar top is small. It only seats six but there is ample seating outside and inside.

Nice decor, this place is a keeper.

Thank 8ric
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Brussels, Belgium
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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Great bar, lots of belgian beer”
Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

If you're looking for a great bar in Tampa: check this out.

They have a great selection of belgian beers (they even have some beers that are rarely to find in belgium) but they also have a great selection of domestics beers.

The bar is a converted gas station, very relaxed. If I'm in tampa again I defenetly go back

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Thank pallieter_landlord
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Tampa, fl
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Grilled Cheese!”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

How good is this place. An old gas station into a restaurant. More beers than you can name. Like other reviewers the best ever adult grilled cheese and served with a small salad. The pork and bruschetta sandwiches other favorites. Very popular on weekends.

  • Visited April 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great patio”
Reviewed 23 March 2014

The crowd was a bit young for my taste, but they have an excellent selection of beers of tap and a truly great patio.

Visited March 2014
Thank mere13
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