Cigar City Brewing

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Cigar City BrewingCigar City Brewing
BEER AVG
3.93/5
Based on:
308 Beers
38,702 Ratings
Place Score: 100
Ratings: 552
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 4.56
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

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Ratings: 552 | Reviews: 205
Reviews by Lerxst:
Photo of Lerxst
4.3/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Cytoplasman
4.38/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Great beer, great selection. Nothing here but beer. Nothing.

Photo of IckyT2012
4.38/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Always something special on tap that you don't expect. Always a reason to stop by and see what's new.

Photo of Sasquatch_31
4.93/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Went for Huna Day so I'm a little biased but the taste room selection was great along with the service. The new bar area really helps with the crowd. Everything on tap was great. The combination of flavors they experiment with all work.

Try the Strawberry Jalapeño PB&J Double Cream Ale if you have the chance. Tastes and smells like a Strawberry PB&J Uncrustable with a slight amount of heat in the throat. Sounds weird but works beautifully.

As for Huna Day, AWESOME, nothing else really needs to be said.

Photo of TheElectricOne
4.26/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Cigar City was really great. Full size bar, excellent food truck out front, tons of CCB and a few other offerings on tap, as well as a separate bar just for growlers/crowlers/quarts. The only minor complaint I had was that the first server I got was relatively gruff and seemed quite pissy, though I'm sure it was just because it was really busy. Not a big deal, and everyone else was totally cool.

Photo of Richie_Inman
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Love Cigar City. The place that introduced me to craft brews.

Photo of magnusfl
5/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This year hunahpu's day event cost 200 for a 6 hour event which I thought was obscene price but as I worked the event as a volunteer as the 2nd shift gate captain and was shocked at the number of people who were will to shell out 200 in cash to get
in fact the 2000 ticket to the event sold out in 30 minutes.
and I did work also after my shift at the exit gate and ever saw so many happy people giving great praise to the event as there were 80 microbrewery's there from north America

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.68/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Handrolled cigars on premises? Yes please (and they were damn good cigars too! Especially for the price)!

LOTS of beer options. LOTS of solid beers at that. Plenty of beers for sale in cans AND an awesome snifter for purchase. Dare I say, the perfect snifter? Although mine unfortunately broke in transit on way back to New York, which is a severely depressing thought that makes me want to deduct a star out of revenge against the world. But I'll remain strong and remember the Peach American Sour Ale, which is about on par with Westbrook Gose, and all is forgiven. No wait, they served it in that beloved snifter. I hate everything...

Okay, I admit it. I foster way too much feeling towards glassware. Plus the ink peels easy and would've probably all been gone in a month anyway. Yeah. That makes me feel better.

Photo of Redbeard505
4.8/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Attended Hunahpu Day 2015. What a blast!

Photo of JonathannRobert
3.53/5  rDev -22.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

I was saddened by my experience at Cigar City...

After I raved about how well they ran Hunahpu this year, I expected the tasting room to be as good of an experience. Unfortunately, I have never met a more arrogant bartending staff. Front of house service is number one for me, and theirs really left a bad taste in my mouth.

Photo of mynie
4.24/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Incredibly spacious, no frills setup. That's important. As much as I love visiting, say, Three Floyds, it really sucks to have to stand in line for a half hour to get a spot at the bar.

The inside is sparse--woody interior, couple tvs, shuffleboard, handful of posters. There's a small to-go bar up front and a much longer and more fully staffed bar at the back, and even though it was 7PM on a Saturday we had no trouble finding a seat, no trouble getting served.

So, to recap, the vibe is plain--maybe even a little vacant or generic--but they exchange exciting ambience for unparalleled usability. That's not a bad trade off at all.

The beers, of course, are excellent. No shock there. But also nothing terribly hard to find. Which is good, because it means that Cigar City does wide releases of most of the beers they make. But also just a wee bit disappointing because it's nice to get to say you've had something new.

Don't got too much else to say. If you're in Tampa, then of course this is a must-visit. I was impressed was how accessible everything was.

Photo of marieli
3.66/5  rDev -19.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4

The tasting room at Cigar City is wonderful. It's a great place to sample beer (or have a full one) and have fun. Bar tenders could have been more friendly and helpful. If you're not a people person then find another job! The problem is all beers are at same temp. You'd think if anyplace would serve beers at the optimal temperature, it would be a brewery. Oh well.

Photo of KSOZE
3.38/5  rDev -25.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2 | selection: 4.25

Extremely disappointed. Was looking forward to this place the most from my trip. The vibe was "OK", and they had a good selection. Loved the fact they had easy to read constantly updated selection with boards showing last time tap lines cleaned. Service was very "meh" with a lot of beer snobby bartenders. Didn't like "Egg" the pub dog walking around on a Friday night with a ton of people clearly stressed out.

Photo of indurTheB
3.96/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25

CCB is still the best in town.

Photo of MNBeerGeek
4.6/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

CCB is an excellent place to visit. Highly recommended! Probably the best beer tour I've ever been on. Fun, informative, and lots of beer. The taproom has a ton of beers on tap and solid service.

Photo of mlmintampa
5/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Not the oldest Florida brewery, but the best.

Photo of Brewstradamus
4.73/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

The tasting room at the brewery is pretty awesome. Such a diverse variety of amazing beer. You can buy stuff to go- growlers, cans, merch, etc. This place is without a doubt my favorite Florida brewery. Jai Alai is one of the best IPAs I've had. The other beer styles they offer are stellar. They do have cask beers also!

Photo of ricknelson
4/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

A lot of great beers, definately the best brewery in Florida.

Photo of PostRockandCats
4.86/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Awesome place with outstanding people and beers. Everyone is very knowledgeable about the products and proud to work here.

Photo of Act25
4.44/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Cant miss for a trip to Florida.
SE's best brewer?
I like the industrial vibe and love their beers.

Photo of WillBA
5/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great professional vibe, very informative staff, great tour, something for everyone, close to the airport.

Photo of poppollutesminds
4.46/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Excellent selection and great staff. By just having a conversation on a slow day, when of the staff brought out a barrel aged hunahpu and shared it.

Photo of Jfishe13313
4.65/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Always something new and tasty at ccb, sometimes it takes longer than it should to get some. Worth the wait though.

Photo of KillerJigger
4.27/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Pretty big place with plenty of parking. Outside seating as well as inside. Went on vacation and would gladly go again.

Photo of bobt11
4.83/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Cool place, great beers, stop by if you are in the area you won't be disappointed.

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Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, FL
100 out of 100 based on 552 ratings.