Cigar City Brewing

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Cigar City BrewingCigar City Brewing
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3.95/5
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323 Beers
7,968 Reviews
Place Score: 99
Reviews: 191
Visits: 577
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: n/a
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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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Reviews: 191 | Visits: 577
Photo of sendsilk
5/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great bers at great prices. You can try any of their beers before you commit to it and everyone there has always been extremely friendly and good natured.

The best part is that you can bring in a cooler full of beer and share it, drink it, have tastings, do whatever you want and everyone there is totally cool about it! Feel free to take a walk through the actual brewing area and the guys working there are cool and accomodating!

Beware, no food is served here though, so eat beforehand or plan on taking a break for food. (526 characters)

Photo of Chaney
4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

This place has only been in existence for a handful of years, but it is already considered one of the pinnacles of beer craftsmanship... and for good reason.

It was a real treat to take a tour of and to siphon a few pints on a recent Florida vacation.

Atmosphere: Really, this place is ideally located. Sure, it has the same industrial park-like surroundings as most breweries, but just a block or two away is civilization.... and tons of it! The brewery itself is simple enough and very similar to that of other breweries. However, the new tasting room, with it's ornate paintings and tons of beer schwag, is just plain awesome! Tons of well-spaced tables and a cozy bar area.

Quality and Service: A lot has been made in previous reviews about the stand off-ish attitude of the employees. Sure, the one who served us was rather dry, but I don't think it was intentional. He was just being himself. Also, he did give me a free pint for waiting. The tour guide was a nice dude as well. We chatted for a bit about the brewing scene in DC (he had just recently gotten back from SAVOR), poured me a Puppy's Breath Porter, then gave us a nice leisurely tour of the facility.

Selection: All of CCB's signatures were here, including their Puppy's Breath Porter, which was just a mere sneak preview and wasn't scheduled to be released for at least another month. Additionally, since I went on "Firkin Friday," I got to sample their latest Maduro variation: "Oak and Beans."

Value: Did I mention that that pint of Oak and Beans only costed me $4? And that it was the best Brown Ale I've ever tasted? Great deal! However though, most of the bottled selections in the store could be found slightly cheaper up the street at the Total Wine.

I can't say enough good stuff about this place. Sure I got to go to Disney World and Universal on this trip, but this was the highlight!

NOTE: They really don't have any food for sale here except for a few bags of pretzels and other crunchy snacks, however, they are very cool with you bringing food into the place. As a matter of fact, Datz Deli is right up the street, and they advertise the place very aggressively. This is not surprising, considering Datz contracted a beer from them and serves many of their beers. (2,254 characters)

Photo of HopDiggityDawg
4.86/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Visited CCB June 14th while on vacation with my wife in St. Pete Beach. Nice, intimate tap room attached to the brewery. It was hoping when we walked in and we found the last two seats at the bar. We were immediately greeted by Justin (Super nice, knowledgable guy).
Nice selection of beers on tap. I suggest ordering a flight of samples first because the selection is overwhelming. I would guess that all the staff behind the bar goes through good training because they are all very bust but also very attentive. Anyway, I was very excited to finally get there and I they exceded my high expectations. If you ever get the chance don't even think twice, just do it. (666 characters)

Photo of polisanl
4.8/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Blah, blah, blah.

Cigar City Brewing is the best! Quality and slection?? Let the reviews speak for themselves. Cigar City is innovative and takes brewing to another level. Whether over the phone, in person or in an event, it's in the service where Cigar City Brewing stands out. I could go on for hours about their customer service. Great product + great customer service = a bright future. It's not difficult math and they know it. Very happy for Cigar City Brewing and always looking forward to seeing you again. (516 characters)

Photo of AdamBear
4.46/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Atmosphere: its a really small tap room. luckily when i was there, it wasn't too busy so the small size wasn't a big deal. there was a nice free dart board in a small back area that my girl friend and i greatly enjoyed. i loved that you needed to walk through the brewery to get to the bathrooms. it made the experience really unique and fun.

Selection: many cigar city beers, though not as many as i was hoping. there weren't too many brewery exclusives, but there were some. its still great getting to try some of my favorite CCB beers on tap, when i usually can only find them in bottles.

Service: very patient, friendly, talkative, and fairly knowledgeable.

There's no food.

The beers were all very cheap actually. i was quite impressed, especially considering many of them are only usually available in 750mL bottles. (830 characters)

Photo of fmccormi
4.33/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

What a wonderful little tap room at Cigar City. It's not much of a space, and in fact that damn warehouse is so evasive that the presence of ANYTHING on the inside is a pleasant surprise. It's not a big space, but it's nice and softly-lit with wood all over the place, and welcoming, again considering it's in a damn warehouse.

The quality of the beer is outstanding. It does not get any fresher than that, and damn is it good. Get a flight and a pint while you're there, and you will have a fantastic beer experience. The service only complements this, too -- they're nice, happy to help and not intimidating.

Obviously the selection of Cigar City beers there is pretty great. They always have limited-run and one-off beers there for growler fills and tastings, as well as 12oz and 750ml bottles of more than a few of their beers. They'll tell you, too, that if you're looking for one of their beers and it's not there, it very well may be at the Whole Foods next door. They also have a few guest taps, and their list of what's on tap is generally pretty up-to-date on their website (look to the most recent blog posts for that info).

Best of all, considering how good their beer is, it's a really not a bad deal at all. Flights are reasonable, they often will give you a taste or something else if it's not too busy, and growlers aren't too expensive. Looks are deceiving from the outside, but on the inside I can't say enough good things about Cigar City. If you're in the area, it's more than worth your time to stop by. (1,530 characters)

Photo of calcio360jrd
5/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Drove up from palm beach gardens for the nielbohrium release. I couldn't belive how small cigar city was, the place puts out so many amazing beers i figured it would be at least double the size that it is. Lots of great beers on tap, they have most available for growler fills, and of course they will let you try everything before order a glass, something not all places do anymore. Even have local guest taps, which i like to help promote the even smaller breweries. Nice guided tour and pretty good bottle selection, hey it was the only place to get their brewery only release beers in bottle as well. Next time will be bringing a few friends up with me to enjoy some tasty brews!

Jason D (692 characters)

Photo of fulcrum
4.72/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

As soon as I walked into this place I knew I was going to like it. It was a clasic small brewery with a tasting bar but the energy was fantastic. Maybe because it was Friday afternoon but who cares. The crowd (20 people) was equal male-female, young-ish (unlike 47-year-old me) and into good beer. I'm an IPA guy and they had three good-looking choices. I started with the Jai Alai--an American IPA dry-hopped w Simcoe. It was as good as it sounds. I then tried the white-oak-aged IPA which was not over-the-top oak like so many oak-chipped beers are. But I went back to their Simcoe beauty for my final pint. I left feeling very happy and can't wait to go back. Will wear my CCB cap with pride in the meantime. (711 characters)

Photo of UTCengOwl
4.6/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Going to a friend's wedding in Sarasota today, so I had to stop by CCB on my way into the area. Very glad I did. They have a great selection of their beers and always something a bit wild and crazy on tap. I got to have a Jai Alai with White Oak and a Humidor of the same beer. Also got to try their barrel aged sour "OK Guys, Let's Go", which was a one time trial offering (kind of like a gueuze with a slight bourbon aftertaste... not quite up to Bourbonic Plague).

The conversation was great with the guys there. Good stories of bar hopping at GABF and such. Got to see their pilot system (which is awesome), the random barrels including a rum barrel with some Hunaphu's in it and the rest of their operation.

This is a great brewery and I'd highly recommend going there for a visit. I got the 3 beers I mentioned, plus a 110K and a humidor IPA for a friend plus a bottle of Guava Grove for $35 after tips and all. Great value and I'd definitely visit again. (963 characters)

Photo of DmanGTR
4.64/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

This place is awesome.

We've had various BA tastings here and the guys are always extremely hospitable and accommodating. I would like to first off thank them for it.

The atmosphere is very chill and relaxed. I can easily sit there for a couple of hours by myself, enjoying some beer, chatting with the good people there, and just having a great time. During releases, however, it can get pretty packed. A series of tables are set up opposite the tasting bar, which looks like a full scale bar really. Bottles and breweriana [sp] are available behind the counter for sale.

The doors open adjacent to the bar into the brewery. A cool setup.

There are ALWAYS at least 7 or 8 CCB beers on tap (obviously) and a couple of guest taps as well. Always good beer. These guys are committed to good service and good beer. And it won't destroy your wallet either (unless you're a crazy beer geek like me and drop $250 each time you walk in...)

What else can I say about this place? You have to experience it for yourself. You won't be disappointed. (1,043 characters)

Photo of tfsimpkins
4.8/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This was my first time at this brewery. I decided to take the trip on my birthday.

Pulling up to the building, I expected what I noticed on their website; its basically a single warehouse within a warehousing district. Which is great because it makes you feel like you've stumbled upon some sort of local hidden gem of a watering hole that very few people know about. Another thing I noticed from the website pictures is that the tasting room is bascially right in the middle of the brewery. You walk right through the bay doors. No air conditioning. They have a beer tender on hand & you get to see the full operation while enjoying their brew. Well, it turns out that they have changed this around by created a tasting room just to the right of the building. I was very pleased to see this because even this early into June, the Florida heat can be brutal. The tasting room is not very large which was a little intimidating at first. But we're all there for the same reason, right?I sat at the bar. All I ordered were two of their 4 paddle samplers(4 sample glasses across a wooden paddle)I picked 8 of 12-13 brews that they had currently on tap. The room temp, the beer temp, all were perfect. They wash each glass before poured. Very cool & clean atmosphere. They had a great rotation of music that I thought only I could still appreciate. It was at perfect volume so you wouldn't have to scream over the bar. Usually I smell stale beer at all decent tap houses when first walking in the door. You actually can smell the fresh beer. Exceptional staff. Very attentive & knowledgeable of their offerings. Reasonably priced. They have all of their bottled offerings available for purchase. All the typical beer swag; glasses, t shirts, & growlers. I think they went as low as $18 on refills of their growlers. Great beer selections as well. Some of the best IPA's I've had (Jai Alai & the Oak Aged IPA). I will be back very soon. (1,933 characters)

Photo of hoptualBrew
4.66/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Went to CCB a few weeks back for a public brew session with Ben Romano, their pilot brewer. The brewery was smaller than I had imagined and the taproom was pretty small, but the atmosphere was pretty cool & laid back.

The staff was really chill & had no problem explaining how all of their dynamics worked to make the brewery a success. My buddy and I even ventured into the back of the brewery where nobody was and talked with a cellarman for about 20mins.

When I was there they had about 10-15 different brews on tap and it was friday! Which means firkin' fridays! They busted out a Hopped Up Cracker, a hoppy up version of their Florida Cracker witbier, which was pretty badass. Had never tasted anything of the sort. They do casks like that every friday.

Also on tap was their regs like Jai Alai & Maduro Nut Brown, Big Sound Scotch Ale, El Lector, Hillsborough River Dry Stout, Guava Grove, 110k+ OT, and CA Jai Alai.

Really nice experience & the public brew session was really really informative. (1,009 characters)

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.36/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

This was a cool little tasting room attached to the brewery. It was brightly lit, and they had about 12 beers currently on tap, as well as two guest taps from other local brewers. We visited on a Saturday, so they also had a firkin left over from their Firkin Friday promotion. They also have coolers with bottles available to go, as well as some limited snacks and soda, teas, and other NA drinks. That came in handy for my pregnant wife. The samplers come in 4-shot paddles, and you can mix and match whatever beers you may want to try. They carry a great selection of styles of beer, and the beer is damn tasty. Other than the little snacks, there is no food offered. They have a small area in the back of the tasting room to play darts, and there are lots of smaller tables lining the walls in case the bar is occupied. They give tours throughout the brewery during the day, but I'm unsure of the times. The restrooms are outside of the tasting room, and you have to walk through the brewery to get to them, so if you don't need a formal tour, just go take a leak and look around while you are out there. The bartenders were very knowledgable and very friendly. Overall, we had a great time there, and would absolutely be willing to go back again if in the Tampa region. (1,274 characters)

Photo of PurpleCloud
3.94/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Stopped into the Cigar City Tasting Room on a recent trip to Tampa. The bar is a small off-shoot of the brewery itself. Above the bar are some TV's where you can watch the brewers in action. The selection is good, with all the seasonal and regular Cigar City brews on tap, as well as some visiting taps (Sam Adams Revolutionary Rye was there at the time). The bartender was knowledgeable and the place was pretty cozy. Only knock... no food. Overall though, it's a great place to relax after work, before or after dinner with some great Florida brews! (551 characters)

Photo of Sammy
4.05/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Excellent place to try their beer fresh served optimally. About 10 beers on tap, many of their bottles, and growler fills. Friendly and you can talk to anyone,Great merchandise, knowledgeable staff. Lots of people everyday from all over the world. Quieter during the day of course. Guest taps from unheard of local places. In terms of tasting rooms, its average plus. For example, the Avery is a recent tasting room that blew me away. This is merely average plus. Snacks and soda for food and palate cleaners. (509 characters)

Photo of djmichaelk
4.74/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

After visiting this place dozens of times, I figured it'd be good to review it.

A - The tasting room is pretty focused on what it is, and doesn't try to do much else. There's a medium-sized bar that seats maybe 20 people, plus a handful of tables to seat another 20 or so. At the back of the room is a small, brightly lit area with a table and a dart board. Otherwise lighting is more comfortable, although it could be a little more dark at night. Two screens have been added recently, although instead of showing sports or anything on TV it's just a feed from the brewery, which is accessible through a set of double doors near the front. A vintage Macintosh system supplies the entertainment, which is usually via one of the bartenders' iPod playlists. Joey and Wayne regularly pop in and are seen at the bar, and are very easy to talk to.

Q - Everything is about the beer in this place. Lines are clean, glassware is serviced and used correctly, things are just done right. It's taken seriously here.

S - The handful of bartenders that I deal with regularly -- Tom, Mike, Mary, and Travis -- are awesome. Good service, conversation, and personality. I almost always feel at home here. The others aren't bad, but I just don't have as much experience with them. There are a few employees that aren't always so friendly, but they're mostly just the brewery workers who happen to be at the bar and aren't really customer-facing.

S - Selection is almost always excellent. CCB covers a lot of styles with their beers, and with 14 taps you can pretty much always fond something that you like. They also usually have 2-3 guest taps, mostly from regional breweries like Swamphead and Florida Brewing. The CCB beers almost always include a mix of beers that have been bottled and some that have not. My first visit included a few tastings of Zhukov's Final Push, which is still to this day one of the finest beers I've ever had.

F - No food to speak of, although they don't have any issue with bringing food with you or ordering delivery.

V - For the money, it's tough to beat. Beers are on-par or cheaper than you'll find at other bars. Considering that there's no delivery or other overhead, it maybe could be a bit cheaper, but I have no real complaints here. Bottles, on the other hand, are usually $1-2 more expensive than Total Wine around the corner, which doesn't really make sense to me.

Overall, no visit to Tampa is complete without hitting up CCB at least once or twice. I'm usually in here at least twice a week, and I couldn't be happier that this place is local for me. (2,589 characters)

Photo of hudsonvalleyslim
4.8/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Had the pleasure of capping off my Florida trip with some fine ales at the Cigar City tasting room. Clean place, friendly folks, no food and superb brews. Which are not real easy to find in Florida.

Had two sampler racks (4/$6): Jai Alai IPA, saison, Humidor IPA, Oatmeal Brown, White Oak IPA, Dark Mild, Dry Stout and an Imperial Red. My sister loved the Oatmeal Raison Cookie Brown.

All were very good to outstanding. If I lived down here I'd live here! Probably the best beer I've had in the South. (503 characters)

Photo of funkybuddha
4.81/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Located in an industrial area in Tampa, this is a brewery that should be visited by any beer lover that comes to Florida.

I've been several times and am always pleasantly suprised to see at least 2 new beers they've made that I've never tried.

I love the fact that these guys really go for it when making a new batch. They have the perfect base beers (jai alai, maduro, zhukov) for treatments and they seem to nail them everytime.

They have a small but more than adequate tasting room and each bartender is extremely knowledgeable about not only the cigar city beers, but craft beers in general.

Kudos to Cigar City for helping put Florida on the craft beer map!! (667 characters)

Photo of Stankonia
4.88/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Visited the tasting room on a quiet Sunday night on my way through town. Only a few people in the tasting room.
The bar is nothin special but serves it's purpose as a place to sit down and try what a brewery has to offer.

The selection was great. Cigar City is known for the many beers they make but few they bottle. This was a great opportunity to try some of the beers they don't bottle plus a couple pilot series batches (Only 10 gallons made)

Jason was the bartender and was great! More than happy to give samples and was very knowledgable. (549 characters)

Photo of CaptinRedBeard
4.14/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I visted the tasting room on the Hunahpu's release day. So, obviously it was much more hectic than normal.

Seems like a really nice place, with a nice atmosphere and decor. A small, pretty laid back tasting room with a good selection of different beers. The staff was attentive and prompt, even on such a busy day. The beers were all very reasonably priced. If was local, I would definitely make this a regular stop. It would be great if they added a small food menu though.

I will certainly make sure and stop in again the next time that I'm in town. (553 characters)

Photo of VaTechHopHead
4.3/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Been here a few times now when I travel down to the Tampa area, and it's starting to be a must-stop when I am in town. Along with the usual year-round selection of beers CCB offers there are usually at least 2 more taps of stuff you can't find anywhere else. You can get a flight of any 4 beers for $6 and you can get as many flights as you want. Tasting room isn't the biggest but the servers do a good job of keeping everybody with a drink in hand. The brewery tour is fun and it's quite impressive to see how such a small place can crank out so many different beers and the volume at which they brew. Staff is very nice and easy to talk to so I would suggest picking their brains about future releases and upcoming beers when you are there. Will be fun to see how CCB grows in the future. (791 characters)

Photo of CaptCleveland
4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Spent many a day in Tampa, Largo, St Pete, back in the day when "good" brew was Sam Smiths or my buddy's home brew--waited weeks for each batch, which could be hit or miss, but thank goodness was at least different.

Remember this area of Tampa for the Mons or my favorite Browns Backers bars: Blue Parrot for adults and Green Parrot for the family.

But lo and behold, the owner of the fabulous Mons (Mr. Joey Redner, hisself) decides to diversify and open a brewery.
Was a bit skeptical at first, but the reviews were outrageous. And thanks to this fine site, I ventured forth.

Typical brewery set-up in a non-descript warehouse with limited parking. A bit different scene, with Spruce Street nestled amongst residential.

Walk into a small vertical area, with bar along left wall and few small tables on right. Straight back provides a couple of additional tables but not much else. Door to the immediate left enters one into the brewery proper and access to the rest rooms (kept in good order).

Bar keeps are no nonsense blokes who are there with a pour, not so much quick depending on their attention to cleaning the glassware. Beer knowledgeable about all things Cigar City is evident, with limited small talk. You will be bound to discover other beer aficionados and Beer Advocates, which will keep the conversation lively and informative.

The selection has been right on.
I have been there on 4-5 occasions and have not been disappointed. Variety of flavors, beer types and guest brews. Nice selection of Mikkellers collaboration (Either/Or), their own fantastic brews and sours. Always something new, different or unique to try, beside the tried and true IPAs (jai Alai)--in many different formulations--oak barreled, fruit mixed; brown ale (Maduro), etc (see the website).

I personally have tried 8-10 brews while there and have been surprised by the successful attempt to push the envelope, creating brews that I have not found anywhere else, introducing style varieties that have me longing to move back just for the beer. Exaggeration and hyperbole this is not.

No food, but you are able to bring in.

Prices are reasonable and growlers available. Funny thing, though, only 32oz (quart) and 128oz (gallon) glassware need apply. Standard (NEO) 64oz growlers are not filled--state law.
They also sell 750ml bottles of their brew. Check for availability. Depending on their supply, you can also procure different brews in bottles at Total Wine around the corner.

If you are in the vicinity a stop is warranted. Don't forget the cooler for the take away bottles or growler fills. (2,594 characters)

Photo of jrallen34
4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

In Florida for the Hunaphu release, got to visit this place the day before and for the release. The brewery is located in a huge whare house on a slowish street, close to hotels for the release, about a half mile away from a strip mall area... The brewery itself, is much bigger than I imagined being a mostly local brewery. The bar area itself is a bit small, but intimate. There about 6 tables, or you can take a seat at the bar. A chalk board menu shows what drafts are on tap, 6-8 beers, then have a a couple guest taps. What's really cool is that you can buy bottles to go directly from them. They offer a 4 sample for a very reasonable price, you can choose any four beers that you want. I'd give the pub itself probably an A- due to size. However, the release itself was excellent. It was run exceedingly well. Wasn't too big, they had 5 different places to get beer so the lines never were too long. They had tons of special variants of their own beers and the guest taps were great. They had Three Floyds and Founders, which isn't much to a Chicago native, but since the later doesn't get distributed here quite a treat. The event was an A+, reminds me a slightly small more efficient Darkness Day.

I'd glad go back to CCB and Hunaphu release. (1,254 characters)

Photo of Deadheadbill
4.86/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Man do I love Cigar City tasting room. The vibe is relaxed and comfortable and you always can find a friendly face to crank up a conversation with. The bartenders are friendly, responsive and knowledgable.

Always a great selection of the freshest beers, with the ever present Jai Alai, Jose Marti and Madura Brown augmented by newer brewings or variations on the standards like Cubano Expresso, White Oak Jai Alai etc. They also have guest taps dedicated to Florida breweries like St. Somewhere, Swamp Head and Fl. Brewing. (524 characters)

Photo of ktrillionaire
4.3/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

CCB is a great place to go if you want the freshest possible brew, potentially served by a bald, middle-aged man in a skirt.

Jai Alai at the brewery is insane. Humidor IPA is insane-r. The many variations of base beers that come and go keeps things interesting and lends a new element to every visit.

The service is decent. Everyone has a nice attitude, but none of them are professional bartenders by trade, so they are not on the level of service that you would find at a typical bar, restaurant or club. What they lack in speed and functionality, however, they make up for with knowledge and personality. Special shout out to Scott, Todd, and Jason as my favorite barkeeps.

As to the brew staff, they are some of the best people around. Wayne Wambles is the deal, straight up. Ditto for Doug and (Brewer) Tim, with Tim being one of the most solid dudes you will encounter, and Doug being both talented and personable. Ethan, Ben, Travis, the list goes on; these are good Guys. And last but not least, Joey, who will go down in history as the patron saint of Tampa Bay's beer scene. I am lucky to live by CCB. (1,114 characters)

Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, FL
99 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.