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Cigar City Brewing

Not Rated.
Cigar City BrewingCigar City Brewing
Based on:
333 Beers
41,034 Hads
Place Score: 99
Reviews: 197
Visits: 617
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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @cigarcitybeer

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

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Reviews: 197 | Visits: 617
Photo of kirkfrailey
4.61/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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Photo of Sasquatch_31
4.93/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

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Photo of TheElectricOne
4.26/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

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Photo of magnusfl
5/5  rDev +11.1%
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

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Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.68/5  rDev +4%
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.

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Photo of JonathannRobert
3.53/5  rDev -21.6%
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.

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Photo of mynie
4.24/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

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Photo of marieli
3.66/5  rDev -18.7%
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.

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Photo of KSOZE
3.38/5  rDev -24.9%
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.

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Photo of MNBeerGeek
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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Photo of Brewstradamus
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
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!

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Photo of tkdchampxi
4.66/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

This is a can't-be-missed stop for any BA coming into or through the Tampa Bay Area. This brewery had a nice knowledgeable tour that included some fun samples of beers that weren't quite ready to be bottled, and the tour guide was really nice.

Good, rare release beers can often be had at the brewery only.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

visited 11-24

very nice place, roomy, well lit. It has two separate bar areas one for growler fills and one just to drink at. Very clean bathrooms and I thought the staff was nice. I would definitely hang out here and drink if I were in Tampa.

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Photo of floridadrift
5/5  rDev +11.1%

Pretty open, two different bars, all kinds of growler options + crowler can option for shipping one-offs. Dog-friendly, pretty nonchalant staff, friendly regulars, smooth bottle releases for as big as the armies are at the front door.

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Photo of SassieCassie
5/5  rDev +11.1%

I absolutely love this place! If you are ever in the Tampa Bay area and enjoy great beer, do yourself a favor and pay these guys a visit. Inviting atmosphere, knowledgeable staff, and they hook it up with "green beer samples... I was a little tipsy by the end of the tour.

Great place, great beer.

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Photo of Jamie4beer
4.5/5  rDev 0%

The handful of visits, to include last year's Hunahpu fiasco, have all been a good time. Never seem to have any stouts in the taproom when I visit but will return any chance I get.

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Photo of Mangbus
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

A+ beers. A+ People. I always enjoy grabbing a flight of some of the beers at the back bar and grabbing a growler/bottles/cans to go on my way out. The tour was great. I try to make a trip here as often as possible.

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Photo of iTunesUpdates
4.71/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Tour was not very good. I mean it was very informal and perfect for what it was but I was looking for a bit more. Was basically taken around the front of each stating and really had NO way of looking closely at anything. Warehouse two was by far the most interesting but was only able to stand about 3 feet in the door. Did not see any barrel room or even inside the cooler. Bottle line was not on and all the samples were flagship(understandably). Great tour for what it was but I was looking for a more behind the lines tour of the place. Tour guide was wonderful! Tap list was endless and the cooler had some great beers to go home with.

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Photo of asams10
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Took a tour back in June. Very informative, even let us try an experimental brew they were working on. Tasting room is really cool. Wish we had more time to try all the beers on tap.

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Photo of CraigTravor
5/5  rDev +11.1%

This place is amazing. Helpful staff and knowledgeable people. If you are in for the third Sunday then check out the brunch, Kegs and Eggs. I was able to try a lot of quality brews. I give a strong recommendation to this brewery

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.76/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

At conference in Orlando and made the 1.25 hour drive to CCB in tampa. The location is tucked behind a target/home depot. They have a decent sized parking lot and overflow parking. I went on the day they released Marshal Zhukov (4 bottle limit). Sales started at 4pm, I arrived by 7pm and they sold out about 25-30 people ahead of me.

At least I got to try Zhukov on tap. It was pretty good. They had tons of taps and 2 different bars. Decent amount of seating and staff seemed friendly. The head brewer appologized to everyone for selling out and gave out some samples of Zhukov.

They have lots of cans for sale in reach-in-coolers as well as a ton of tees, glassware and tackers.

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Photo of RichKent
4.85/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

CCB is one of my favorite breweries. I took the brew tour with my wife (make a reservation), and when we arrived they had about 10 beers on tap that we could take on the tour, and maybe 10 more that were available at the bar.

Tour was good. They refilled us on the tour (fresh Jai Alai) and showed the facility, while talking about their new facility. Very friendly and knowledgeable.

There was no food in the building, but a food truck with wraps outside, so that worked. There's a large bar area with tons of choices, including small batch stuff, humidor series, and collaborations. I was very impressed by the selection and sampled as much as I could.

They sell bottles and cans right at the brewery with good availability for their popular stuff. Definitely worth a visit if you're in Tampa!

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

The selection at this location is top notch...a lot of brews that they've experimented. Check out the site for the updated draft list. You can also get growlers filled to-go along with swag. The bartenders are super nice and helpful. I would suggest if you are in the area or thinking of coming this place is a MUST!

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Photo of twoodward101
4.83/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Beer was exceptional, Cigar wrappers on site blew my mind, and service was pretty laid back. Had an awkward encounter with bearded bar tender but he rectified his strange and almost rudeness with a free brew. Certainly lived up to expectation, and one for the books!

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Photo of JulioH
4.97/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The Mecca of beer in Florida. It's a must whether you like them or not. There are so many styles on the boards, it is mind boggling. Add to that several guest taps and you are rocking. You could spend the whole day there easy, no problem. Best thing, you are drinking quality beers. One of the best breweries in the country for sure. No need to expand on this.

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Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, FL
99 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.