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Independent Bar and Cafe

5016 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603-2122
+1 813-341-4883
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“caraway seeds” (3 reviews)
“sandwiches” (6 reviews)
Closes in 5 min
9:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
German, European, American, Bar, Cafe, Pub
$$ - $$$
5016 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603-2122
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a nice small cafe but it is pack with a lot of people. I was passing by and I took a chance to see what this venue was about.....well I must admit I like it. I would recommend this place to a lot...More

Thank latonja1969
Reviewed 13 October 2017

nicely located off Florida Ave south of Hillsborough Ave.. great selection of beers...wines....nice food menu...all good staff friendly and knowledgeable.. has music on occasion...

Thank Herman B
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Enjoyed a quiet mid day snack during the week. Good selection of beer and yummy pretzel bites with beer cheese. Also had great pork tacos.

Thank Ana S
Reviewed 20 July 2017 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 10 July 2017 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 13 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 24 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 29 December 2016 via mobile

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

Thank tsudoughnim
Reviewed 14 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 22 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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$14
German, European, American, Bar, Cafe, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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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