Tampa's Independent Bar opening Clearwater pub

The Independent Bar and Cafe, a popular hangout in Tampa's Seminole Heights, will open a second location in Clearwater on Friday. Located in the former Brew Garden at 904 N McMullen Booth Road, the Clearwater Independent will have 32 beers on draft, featuring a similar selection to that of the Tampa location — lots of continental European offerings — plus a small wine and bottled beer selection. There will be a large selection of canned beer in stock. The bar is laid out exactly like the Brew Garden, but there's space for live music on one end, and they're adding a long bench at the other. There's also lots of outdoor, cafe-style seating on the front patio. The Independent originally opened as a craft beer bar in downtown St. Petersburg before expanding to Seminole Heights. Following the divorce of co-owners John and Veronica Vellines, Veronica kept the Seminole Heights location, while John renamed the St. Pete bar Empouria. For more info, see independentclearwater.com.

Tampa's Independent Bar opening Clearwater pub 04/25/13 [Last modified: Thursday, April 25, 2013 3:34pm]

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