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Cigar City Brewing

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Cigar City BrewingCigar City Brewing
BEER AVG
3.93/5
Based on:
324 Beers
8,091 Reviews
Place Score: 100
Reviews: 193
Visits: 597
rAvg: 4.52
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: 193 | Visits: 597
Reviews by ndolover:
Photo of ndolover
4.46/5  rDev -1.3%
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 Beer21
4.1/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of NickySop
4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of jrs3994243
4.51/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of schroeder1200
4.88/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of biggggant
5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of davidanastas
4.63/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of mtvolkens
5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place is awesome. (22 characters)

Photo of razorsdescent
5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place is a legend for a reason, and yes, they now sell cigars. (67 characters)

Photo of shelt11
4.67/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Such a cool place. I would recommend to anyone in the area. Very large building, tours by the hour, multiple areas to get beer, crowlers readily available, etc. Impressed! (171 characters)

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.65/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of tarheels4life23
4.13/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of RonRygs
5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of CTAdams
4.57/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of lexgoblue
4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Cool place and friendly staff! (30 characters)

Photo of The_Snow_Bird
4.88/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place seems like a pretty cool hang out spot. As soon as you walk in there are coolers full of bottles and 6 pack can for sale. Then there is the growler fill up station, with a large selection to choose from. Past the merchandise area is the main bar, with an even bigger selection at good prices. The staff was quick and was really knowledgeable about their product. (373 characters)

Photo of TrapJaw77
4.36/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Jason_cs
5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of cristhre3floyd
5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Valentno7
4.87/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of twonder23
5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Bv590
4.53/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

Photo of johnwkraft
4.86/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Gandingo
4.45/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

Photo of ArchimedesSox
4.8/5  rDev +6.2%
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)

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Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, FL
100 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.