Cigar City Brewing
Active Beers: 363
Beer Ratings: 37,618
Beer Avg: 3.88
Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 322 | Reviews: 168 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Lerxst:
4.3/5 rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
A-Inside it is a nice beer bar with friendly folks enjoying good beer. Nothing that knocks your socks off, but it is a good atmosphere.
Q-The quality of the tap selection is excellent. The only thing that keeps this from being a 5 is the limited # of taps. I'd expect the brewery to have a few more of their selections offered at their own establishment. But what they do offer is quality.
S-I visited twice during a 5 day stay in Tampa and both times found the service to be friendly, courteous and prompt even when the place was busy.
S-As I stated earlier, I really hoped the tap selection would have been greater, but the bottle selection is disappointing to be honest. During my visit earlier this week they only had Guava Groove, Humidor IS, Humidor IPA and Winter Warmer in 750s and Jai Alai & Maduro in sixers. I really think they could improve here.
V-Hey, good beer isn't cheap. The tap prices are in line with what I've seen elsewhere, but as is usually the case, the bottle prices are higher at the brewery than elsewhere. So, unless they have something at the brewery that is really hard to find, you're better off going around the corner (literally) to Total Wine or Whole Foods to make your bottle purchases. Growler prices are very reasonable.
Overall, I really enjoyed my visits here. If they'd increase their offerings on tap and in the bottle it would take this already excellent brewery up another notch.
12-09-2011 02:59:21 | More by Lerxst
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Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, FL
100 out of 100 based on 322 ratings.