Cigar City Brewing

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Cigar City BrewingCigar City Brewing
BEER AVG
3.95/5
Based on:
321 Beers
7,967 Reviews
Place Score: 99
Reviews: 191
Visits: 577
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ 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

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Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-26-2008

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Reviews: 191 | Visits: 577
Reviews by Lerxst:
Photo of Lerxst
4.3/5  rDev -4.7%
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. (1,429 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Bv590
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

Photo of johnwkraft
4.86/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Gandingo
4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

Photo of ArchimedesSox
4.8/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

V: Really informal, parking lot was really empty, showed up at 11:03 for the 11:00 tour. Walked into the tap room and bartender sent me into the area where tours start. Guide was hanging out talking with others before tour started. Allowed me to take my kids along and see the tour.

Q: You can tell quality is what their after. They are a rapidly expanding brewery trying to keep up with the demand for their excellent beer. Tour guide explained that the 15 barrel, tanks in the tour room are the old tanks that were originally used to brew their beer but they have upgraded to larger 30 barrel tanks and put in the newly expanded area. Smaller tanks are now used for smaller batches and used in the tour room so patrons can see the beer being made.

S: Everyone here are very friendly and we loved the tour. As soon as I walked in the bartender was very helpful and said there would be no problem taking my kids along on the tour. We were in Tampa on vacation and this was on my must do list, so we picked a rainy day to leave the beach behind to do the tour and hit the aquarium. Tour guide was excellent and even though this was only his second tour, he was really beer savy and was able to give a wonderful tour. I know the tours will only get better with experience.

S: I have tried all of there widely available beers and was eager to try something new. I was fed a steady diet of their flagship Jai Alai while on the tour but also sampled their Patio Pils at the end. In the taproom the selection was great. Lots of their beers available and I left with a bomber of their latest release, two regular joes imperial stout and a crowler of a really excellent chocolate pumpkin ale called seasonal creep from the tap room. (1,750 characters)

Photo of CHickman
4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I did not take the tour, spending time in the really nice tasting room/bar. There are 2 bars, the one up front for drinking and growler fills and then one in the back with a bigger selection in the "bar" area. The place has TV's with sports on and the feel of a local tavern.

Very welcoming and relaxed environment with a knowledgeable bartender who was equally attentive, it was an ideal craft beer setting. Cigar City made this place right. It's a craft beer destination and not just a bar; it has the 2 bars where you can get growler fills, fridges to buy 6 packs or single bombers, a gift shop, and electronic beer menus above the bar that tell the basics of each brew and which are available for growler fills and those that are brewpub exclusives. Best feature was the iPad/tablet that had the beer list which the bartender would bring over to discuss with you before offering samples. World class set up. (912 characters)

Photo of suckaj
4.37/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of VinceMig
4.82/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of JMScowcroft
4.93/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Fahrn13
4.39/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of tharper178
5/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I feel Cigar City is like a Mecca for the craft beer world. You gotta go if you haven't been. It's just a really classic, cool brewery serving up amazing beer. The staff is friendly and helpful. (194 characters)

Photo of jdcompton2
4.61/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of JohnWolfe62
3.73/5  rDev -17.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.25

Photo of hockeypuck
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of 22Blue
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Visited March, 2015. Arrived shortly after opening. Nice selection of taps, decent selection of beers to go. Enjoyed the service and prices seemed fair. Would visit again if get the chance. (193 characters)

Photo of JR86
5/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Fantastic selection, good merchandise. Tour is awesome! (55 characters)

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.41/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of kirkfrailey
4.61/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I just love this place! It is one of the tops on my list. Always a unique beer on tap and the atmosphere is true beer pub brewery at it's finest. Great service and great beer, what more can you say. 2015 Huna day was amazing. (229 characters)

Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of CTJman
4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of tjk135
4.15/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of 2-star
4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75

Photo of MISTER_CASH
4.27/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Went there in 2013 and it was a cozy, personal spot. In 2014, it had expanded and lost the vibe we feel in love with, but the Beer is amazing!! (143 characters)

Photo of Dralecg
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Sad_Larry
3.87/5  rDev -14.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

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Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, FL
99 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.