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Cigar City Brewing

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BEER AVG
3.97/5
Based on:
347 Beers
42,356 Hads
Place Score: 99
Reviews: 203
Visits: 635
Avg: 4.5
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 | map
www.cigarcitybrewing.com

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Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-26-2008

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Reviews: 203 | Visits: 635
Reviews by bhalter8:
Photo of bhalter8
4.4/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

After many visits in the past leading up to the great new tasting room, I was very excited to make my recent trip to CCB. I have not made it to Tampa since all the additions to CCB, so I was blown away by their growth in such a short time! I'll begin with atmosphere, and blend my experiences over 2 visits. Seems like a mix of customers come through the doors, from the visiting beer enthusiast to curious locals making their first trip in. I am rating it a bit lower than some of my favorite beer spots, but I think CCB is doing a great job of expanding craft beer in Florida. I fully expect to be able to raise this score in the future. The quality is impeccable. They fill growlers with the utmost care to ensure healthy storage. The quality of their beers, as is well known, is not a question either. I also must commend CCB on their hiring. I visited CCB when it was Joey & Wayne only, and am impressed that they have hired so many people that represent similar passion for quality craft beer. Very attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly. I always have a hard time rating selection when dealing with breweries, CCB has a nice mix of their beers, and a few other taps from other FL brewers. There seems to always be some interesting treatments of their beers, as well as rather regular limited releases. They also stock a fair number of their bottled beers. There is no food, other than the tasty oatmeal raisin cookie I was given with my Oatmeal Raisin Maduro, so make sure you come with that in mind. Overall, great work in putting together an exciting customer experience. This seems like a real gem of a place for the local Tampa folks.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jhawkvol
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of smi69
4.42/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of Revrynd
4.03/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

To be fair the night I went there they were out of water due to some pipe breaking or something. When we went to the counter and told the tender we were from Michigan on a beer tour he basically gave us the run down of their wares and offered samples of everything he thought we would like. There was a food truck outside that night and the vibe was amazing. There were bathrooms next to where the grain was stored so you got to basically walk through the brewery on your way to the restroom(super cool). Overall I would say this is an amazing brewery absolutely the best brewery I saw in the south and had great service with even better beer! If I lived there, I would be a regular.

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Photo of Gobzilla
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of tribeerguy70_3
4.35/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Dicers
4.72/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Filickojm
4.74/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Lucifers_snifter
4.68/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Grackos
4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of DMillerTampa
4.23/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Beer4B
3.46/5  rDev -23.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 2.25

I love a lot of CCB beers and spend a lot $...my only complaints is that their space is horrible. It's a warehouse with orange walls and no character. Not a place to enjoy the space or scenery or take the wife.
The selection is often poor with the regulars and some variants of the regulars. Lately they have been improving the draft selections...still don't know why things like Zhukov aren't on all year round.

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Photo of JimPottNY
4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.54/5  rDev -21.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4.25

The Mecca of craft brewing in Florida, a place I have been wanting to visit for quite sometime. The opportunity presented itself today and I jumped at it. Sadly, however, I walked away with mixed feelings.

The is no question as to the quality of their beer as they are considered master crafters in FL, or their selection, by far some of the widest ranging I have seen in any taproom. The vibe was pretty good as they have two separate rooms that allow the customer to choose from a more dimly lit, dare I say romantic atmosphere, to a brighter, lighter half that takes the beer goggles out of the equation. What disappointed me was the service - absolutely horrible. I stood around for a good 10-minutes before one of the two bartenders got around to me. Mind you, two bartenders on a beautiful Saturday afternoon - two! They've got to know better than that, and during the holidays no less.

I guess I'll have to come back on a weekday or some hum-drum weekend when it isn't so busy. (At least they sell sixers - a big plus - so I was able to walk with something more than the one taste that I got...

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Photo of Docrock
4.3/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Visited while in town for business. Couple of different small areas/bars to drink in. 30 beers on tap with a decent selection. We got 3 different samplers and all were solid. Good Gourd nitro was very good. Would be nice to have some food available but overall it was worth the effort to get there.

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Photo of jtk21351
4.8/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of speedvagen
4.21/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of eifster82
4.72/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Real nice brewery. Friendly staff, lots of beers, good vibe. The place doesn't serve food but there are always food trucks outside so that's not an issue. Brewery tour is entertaining. Shop has a lot to choose from. Would very much recommend.

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Photo of FLHopFarmer
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Can't say enough about Cigar City.

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Photo of rogacks
4.83/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.97/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of SanFranJake
4.2/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Hesscabob
4.23/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Jrcphish
4.54/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Ive always wanted to go and it didn't disappoint. love the beer to go cooler. picked up 12 bombers and 2 sixers. staff was awesome. also - cool merch for sale! I'll be back soon!

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Photo of xt0n1cx
4.68/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

This brewery is the real deal in Florida. Over 20 different selections on tap and lots of bottles, cans, and merch available. Staff was extremely helpful and Victor provided an awesome tour of the brewery. Can't wait to go back!

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Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, FL
99 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.