Dismiss Notice
Get 12 monthly issues of BeerAdvocate magazine and save $5 when you select "auto-renew."

Subscribe now →
Dismiss Notice
Join our email list →

And we'll send you the latest updates and offers from BeerAdvocate, because knowing is half the battle.

Cigar City Brewing

Not Rated.
Cigar City BrewingCigar City Brewing
Grab a complimentary copy of BeerAdvocate magazine here while supplies last.
BEER AVG
3.98/5
Based on:
339 Beers
42,280 Hads
Place Score: 99
Reviews: 203
Visits: 637
Avg: 4.49
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

Notes:  Master Beer Listing
Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-26-2008

No notes at this time.
Place: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 203 | Visits: 637
Reviews by ndolover:
Photo of ndolover
4.46/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

So this place is in an Industrial park near the airport and strip clubs. Which makes it a true diamond in the rough.

They have a tasting room next to the brewery, that looks more like a bar. They don't offer fodd, but they do allow you to order delivery.

The beer is outstanding. They have won awards for their beers. However, their spanish cedar smoked IPA is the flagship. They really push the limits, but the flavors are not overdone. The cocoloco is a cocoa nib and coconut beer that is actually a good session beer, as the flavors are well balanced and understated.

The service is good. They know their beers and seem like they like to work there.

In my opinion this is THE best brewery in Florida. The only drawback might be the location and the bathrooms. However, the beer is worth the visit. Make sure to stop by while in the Tampa Area.

 850 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of MachIPA
4.65/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of elvisdoc
4.05/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jhawkvol
5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of smi69
4.42/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of Revrynd
4.03/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

 684 characters

Photo of Gobzilla
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of tribeerguy70_3
4.35/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Dicers
4.72/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Filickojm
4.74/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Lucifers_snifter
4.68/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Grackos
4.62/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of DMillerTampa
4.23/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Beer4B
3.46/5  rDev -22.9%
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.

 416 characters

Photo of JimPottNY
4.65/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.54/5  rDev -21.2%
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...

 1,115 characters

Photo of Docrock
4.3/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

 298 characters

Photo of jtk21351
4.8/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of speedvagen
4.21/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of eifster82
4.72/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

 246 characters

Photo of FLHopFarmer
5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Can't say enough about Cigar City.

34 characters

Photo of rogacks
4.83/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.97/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of SanFranJake
4.2/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Hesscabob
4.23/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, FL
99 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.