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“Staff too cool?”

Independent Bar and Cafe
Ranked #211 of 2,458 Restaurants in Tampa
Price range: $5 - $14
Cuisines: American, European, German
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, 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.
Reviewed February 3, 2014

The food was delicious. The place is really loud so my parents couldn't hear anything. The staff reminds me of a lot of coffee shops in Seattle - too cool to be bothered helping you, at least on our visit. My parents did repeatedly say how good the beer was.

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Reviewed January 26, 2014

Friend and I stopped by for a beer and lunch. I had braut and sauerkraut. Tasted great with beer. The service was right on. Would recommend for a cause meal and a place to socialize.

Thank Ed S
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Reviewed December 21, 2013

I lucked into this one today! If you are searching for something different, fun, and tasty this is your apple! This is an old gas station/car garage converted into a European biergarten! It was a great place to eat outside in a comfortable atmosphere. I had the "Indie" Grilled Cheese which is a mix of pears sauteed in apple cider and spices, with creamy gouda, pressed on rye bread served with an amazing house salad with field greens, blue cheese, walnuts and grapes with poppyseed dressing. This was a little taste of Europe on a plate! I cannot wait to come back and try more!

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Thank Americanflygirl
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Nice place to have some good beer with above average "bar food". Relaxing environment, not hectic with attentive staff. Inside & outside seating.

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Thank SPfromTampa
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

If searching out a spot that offers first rate craft beers, casual well prepared food and original entertainment, then this is a pub you should check out. Staff offers samplings of any draft beer or cider being poured along with a personal description of the style to be found. The kitchen puts forth tasty fair at a reasonable price. Entertainment whether inside or out on the fresh air patio is provided without a cover charge. The crowd is always a mixture of professionals, students and folks just trying to make a living. Don't pass the Independent by!

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