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Cigar City Brewing

Cigar City BrewingCigar City Brewing

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 322
Beer Ratings: 31,997
Beer Avg: 3.89

Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
100
world-class

253 Ratings
Ratings: 253
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.83%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar ]

3924 W Spruce St
Ste A
Tampa, Florida, 33607-2441
United States
phone: (813) 348-6363

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @cigarcitybeer

Notes:
(Master Beer Listing) None, yet.

(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-26-2008)
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falcon1

Ohio

3/5  rDev -34.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$$$

While in Tampa, a friend and I decided to visit Cigar City Brewing. The overall selection of beers available on tap was outstanding and the Cuban sandwiches were very enjoyable. However, the experience would have been very pleasant had it not been for the condescending and rude female bartender on duty. She constantly overcharged every bar order and when this occurred with the second round of ordered drinks, she became very bitchy with my friend, after she pointed out the overcharge. The bartender would take our credit card back and claim that she would fix the problem. The bartender did not resolve the issue and in all reality, she charged us for more beer. In the end, according to my online bank statement, I paid $27.00 dollars for two beers and one flight of beers. When visiting Cigar City Brewing pay close attention to your credit card purchases if there is a short, dark haired, female bartender with glasses, behind the bar.

04-09-2014 13:26:22 | More by falcon1
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One1Asterisk

Florida

4.66/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Though I've not been to many brewpubs, this one is not 10 minutes from my home, and is located on the way home from work. I could not think of a better place to sit down with some friends and hang out over some tasty brews. The atmosphere is very laid back, promoting good conversation and truly enjoying the beer in your glass with friends. There's always something outstanding available to try, and the people could not be more helpful in selecting which beer is right for your taste. I'm a hardcore believer in Cigar City Brewing, and I hope to see many a fellow BA there with me!

04-08-2014 20:16:53 | More by One1Asterisk
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Ak555667

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -17.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | $$

I personally really enjoyed my visit tomCigar City. Great atmosphere and nice employees. Great selection of brews on tap. Was really impressed that you can actually bring your dog inside to hang out or sit out on the patio to enjoy your brew. If your ever in Tampa I would definatley suggest stopping in for afew here.

03-26-2014 12:32:51 | More by Ak555667
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TX-Badger

Texas

3.63/5  rDev -20.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

I stopped for a brewery tour while with my wife on our last trip to Tampa. It was neat seeing the brewery, and it was after the latest shit show of Huna Day 2014. You could tell everyone was a little tired and overwhelmed by the events of the weekend. Our tour guide Chris was fantastic, answered any and all questions and gave us a nice history of the brewery and some of the beers. The selection in the tap room was decent, I got to try a lot of one-offs. The bartender at the front bar, Zeus was pretty cool. The bartender at the back bar, don't remember his name, but he could have cared less about people buying flights, and only was interested in serving those who were buying full pints. Needless to say, we hung out by the front bar. We also got sandwiches from the cafe they have set up there. Not a huge selection, but the Cuban sandwich was pretty darn tasty. Overall, I liked the experience and will be going back.

03-14-2014 15:02:46 | More by TX-Badger
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winningwes91

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -40%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$$

Okay, get your shit together guys. I traveled all the way from NC and was expecting much more at Huna day 2014. Didn't get to try any of the taps I wanted because of greedy bastards who managed to get by your lazy-ass "ticket checker." Great beer, shitty service, overpriced food = overrated experience. Hope you fix your issues.

03-10-2014 07:34:17 | More by winningwes91
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camartin27

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev -14.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | $$

It was raining today when we went to Tampa. We had intended on a trip to the zoo but wound up at the Cigar City Brewery and had a great time. Tasting room was packed and it took a long time to get one of the bar keeps attention. Once we did it....was....on! Being from OH this was a treat for me! Im super glad we stopped and got treata for the journey home.

03-07-2014 03:55:50 | More by camartin27
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rickrem

California

4.76/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $

As of this review, my only other brewery tour has been Stone in southern California. As a brewery in terms of larger modern, restaurant, tasting room, store. . . This place doesn't compare. But as a brewery that has great service, passionate brewers, amazing beers and a quite small brewing area, this place is off the charts rocking it.

I truly wish I could swing by the local pub or liquor store in so-cal and pick up their beer.

Fun place taking advantage of the local cigar history. Enjoyed the fact you pay for the tour by ' buying a glass' that you get to select what it is filled with to enjoy on your tour. ( which is essentially a well covered bit of info about beer ingredients, and looking at some brewing equipment.)

I made this place a point of destination on a quick trip to Florida and would do it again.

02-23-2014 23:24:30 | More by rickrem
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jworkman

West Virginia

4.8/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

We visited the Cigar City tasting room and took the tour this past Thursday (02/20/2014). With the tour $5 gets you a free pint of beer and you get to keep the pint glass with logo. The staff were great, the young lady at the bar was very friendly and our tour guide was new to the brewery but nonetheless did a great job with his presentation. The tour included an overview and hands on raw ingredients and samples of the Humidor series IPA straight from the fermentation tank. While the tour wasn't exactly what I was expecting, I would definitely recommend and plan on making a return visit.

02-20-2014 21:59:46 | More by jworkman
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jaialai-untilidie

Florida

4.63/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$

A great place to be if you're in the tampa area. Great beer selection and value.
I went on the tour of the place there for just $5 and got a free beer and a glass! what a deal!
i would go back anytime, great bar atmosphere, shirts were a little pricey but i bought one anyway.

02-18-2014 16:29:23 | More by jaialai-untilidie
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3fdread

Illinois

4.9/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | $$

Nice little gem in Florida. Great selection, awesome taproom, very spacious with a regular bar upfront to get your beer to go, and yes you will be stocking up. Not as many bombers as I would've liked, but plenty to go options as well. Their IPA's can hang with the best of them. Jai Alai, especially the white oak aged IPA Jai Alai was perfection in a can. Don't forget to grab some freshly rolled stogies while you're there. The place is called cigar city after all, and they got a guy rolling the cigars right there. If in Florida you have to stop in for a session

02-09-2014 20:03:46 | More by 3fdread
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Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, FL
100 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.