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“Neat spot for a cold one” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Independent Bar and Cafe

The Independent Bar and Cafe
5016 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603
+1 813-341-4883
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Ranked #11 of 73 Coffee & Tea in Tampa
Price range: $5 - $14
Cuisines: American, German, Coffee Shop, European
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Description: "You won't find a three-course tasting menu at The Independent, unless you count a few small plates and three different craft brews. What you will find is an exceptional array of serious beer, a relaxed and casual neighborhood atmosphere, and pub fare that has no right to be as good as it is. Whether it's grilled cheese or bratwurst, every dish has more going on than you'd first expect, from poppy seed vinaigrette to onion jam -- all made in-house."
Florida
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111 reviews 111 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Neat spot for a cold one”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This place has good food and excellent local craft beer on tap. It's a bit pricey and has limited seating. Outside is cool, but harder to get service if you choose to go out there. I would still highly recommend trying this place out!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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185 reviews 185 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Great beer selection. Knowledgeable bartenders ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

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!

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Tampa, Florida
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
“Cool place to relax or eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

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.

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Yamhill, Oregon
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Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Grilled Cheese!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great patio”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 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
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