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Cigar City Brewing

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Cigar City BrewingCigar City Brewing
BEER AVG
3.94/5
Based on:
322 Beers
8,057 Reviews
Place Score: 100
Reviews: 193
Visits: 595
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: 595
Photo of SassieCassie
5/5  rDev +10.6%

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. (302 characters)

Photo of Jamie4beer
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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. (181 characters)

Photo of Mangbus
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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. (220 characters)

Photo of iTunesUpdates
4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
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. (640 characters)

Photo of asams10
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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. (182 characters)

Photo of CraigTravor
5/5  rDev +10.6%

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 (228 characters)

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.76/5  rDev +5.3%
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. (685 characters)

Photo of RichKent
4.85/5  rDev +7.3%
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! (798 characters)

Photo of UAhuntt
5/5  rDev +10.6%
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! (316 characters)

Photo of twoodward101
4.83/5  rDev +6.9%
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! (266 characters)

Photo of JulioH
4.97/5  rDev +10%
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. (360 characters)

Photo of bruedabaker
4.23/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

Been here for the last two Huna release parties. One good, one not so much. The bar always has a nice selection and once you get a bartender they are friendly enough. I am now just adding additional characters because my original statement was only 166 characters long and that was deemed to short. (298 characters)

Photo of IrishHockey
4.53/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

CCB is a great brewery to have a pint and chill. I stopped in on a Friday around 9pm. Not overly crowded, but a nice crowd. Music selection was pretty good. Pantera and some classic hard rock were the selection. Not obnoxiously loud, but loud enough to hear. The staff was very cool and seemed very knowledgable. No food of their own here (at least when I was here), but they had some cool food trucks roll up. I'll be coming back here on my next trip to Tampa. (461 characters)

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

CCB is the gold standard for me. Wayne and the rest of the brewers really do make some unbelievably great beers, a number of which are my personal all time favorites. I really like the way they aren't afraid to experiment and try new things. Every so often they hit a clunker, but most offerings are usually outstanding. The staff are always knowledgeable and friendly, but my best suggestion is to go when it's slower as it can get to be a madhouse when it's full. Ownership(Joey Redner) is also a class act, great businessman who showed how much he appreciates and respects his customers with the way he handled a very tough situation on Hunaphu Day. I've taken the tour twice here as well, well worth it as the guides I had were great (Bob and Steve). Make sure you reserve your tour in advance as they fill up. (814 characters)

Photo of apurpura214
3.36/5  rDev -25.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

if youve never been you should go. nice space, clean, great beer. service not so much, felt like my beard wasnt big enough. staff seemed knowledgable but upset. cool that they had the canning system on tv. need more games.

overall impression is that you need to go if you havent been just feel out your bartender first!! (321 characters)

Photo of heysuz
3.83/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Visited right before they opened canning line. Fairly small tap room, small tables, pretty sparse accommodations really.

I had the Jai Alai and the Maduro

Took the tour which lasted all of about 10 minutes. Walked into the production area stood in one place and they pointed over to the vats, bottling machines, a couple again barrels, a stack of empty bottles, and then tour was over.

At least I can say "Been there, done that, Got the t-shirt". Also, picked up glassware. (477 characters)

Photo of punktilend
3.79/5  rDev -16.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

I am a Florida resident who lives over in Pinellas County but I head over to CCB every once in a while. The staff is always friendly and very knowledgeable about their product and different styles of beer. The events are always put together very well and with precision. (270 characters)

Photo of NJBeer265
4.57/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Drive up to Tampa while on vacation in Naples to visit Cigar City. Went there early on a Friday and beat the crowd. Laid back atmosphere with a friendly staff of bartenders. The selection of 20 beers was amazing. Was able to do a sample of most all of them even though some were required full pours. Would go back in a heartbeat. (329 characters)

Photo of DNICE555
4.89/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

This place is fantastic. The bartender was such a nice guy. Mixed Zukov and Good Gourd for JJ and she loved it. Missed the food trucks but the beef jerky was excellent. Between Zukov, Good Gourd, Jai Alai, and all their other solid beers I was in heaven. (254 characters)

Photo of Rodosman
4/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

I ordered a flight of Jai Alai, 5 Beers for 5 Years Barleywine, and 2 others I cannot remember at this moment. Place was cool, especially the guy rolling fresh cigars of which I purchased and enjoyed on location. The bar was kinda busy I guess since it was a Saturday, bartender was a bit hostile to me for ordering a flight. I drank my four little beers and left. Didn't feel welcomed, probably wont go back. (409 characters)

Photo of end_27
4.12/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

First time at Cigar City while on vacation. Was super excited about the trip, walked in to a pretty dead place, but what am I to expect on a middle of the day Monday. I sat down and spoke with the bartender by the name of Scott. Was a super cool guy and told us how the 4 samplers worked. Picked the Jai Alai, White Oaked Jai Alai, Cualquier DIPA & Puppy's Breath...all fantastic beers! Did suggest since we were in town on vacation to stop back in as they have rotation taps on a few handles and I might be able to dine on a few other tasty brews CCB offers before I head back north to IL. After a few more pints and conversation with Scott and other bar keep Zues (who was friendly in his own right and gave me other bars/breweries to hit up while in St. Pete/Tampa area.)

My only guff and a lil bit of which I'm a little bummed, and I hope to get resolved before I leave was I bought a CCB snifter glass for $6, ok, but when I got back to the hotel half the label of CCB that's printed on the snifter was coming off! So hopefully I can swap out w/o any issues and my trip to Cigar City Brewing will have been a success!

Cheers! (1,134 characters)

Photo of mbcrew484
4.86/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Love visiting CCB when I travel to Tampa. Wish they would have more beers to take home in cans, bottles and growlers. Most recently had the Porter from the 5 beers for 5 years series. Very tasty and easy drinking for a beer with a high alcochol content. (253 characters)

Photo of dogfishandi
3.93/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Was in town and decided to stop by for a tour and a few beers. The tour was nice but only showed the small old brewery which I'm guessing is just used for the one offs in the bar. However when I was wandering outside and looking into their big main brewery, a super nice employee invited us In for a quick tour. He even gave us all a super fresh can of jai lai right off the canning line! Very cool to see compared to the small older brewery. Spotted a few brandy barrels with "huna" written on them.

The bar area was nice, a smaller one up front with a much bigger one towards the rear. Lots of cool interesting stuff on tap. However, I was a little disappointed that they really didn't have many bottles for sale to go. Only there year round simple canned offerings.

Worth a visit if your in the tampa area. (813 characters)

Photo of falcon1
3/5  rDev -33.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | food: 4

While in Tampa, a friend and I decided to visit Cigar City Brewing. The overall selection of beers available on tap was outstanding and the Cuban sandwiches were very enjoyable. However, the experience would have been very pleasant had it not been for the condescending and rude female bartender on duty. She constantly overcharged every bar order and when this occurred with the second round of ordered drinks, she became very bitchy with my friend, after she pointed out the overcharge. The bartender would take our credit card back and claim that she would fix the problem. The bartender did not resolve the issue and in all reality, she charged us for more beer. In the end, according to my online bank statement, I paid $27.00 dollars for two beers and one flight of beers. When visiting Cigar City Brewing pay close attention to your credit card purchases if there is a short, dark haired, female bartender with glasses, behind the bar. (942 characters)

Photo of One1Asterisk
4.66/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Though I've not been to many brewpubs, this one is not 10 minutes from my home, and is located on the way home from work. I could not think of a better place to sit down with some friends and hang out over some tasty brews. The atmosphere is very laid back, promoting good conversation and truly enjoying the beer in your glass with friends. There's always something outstanding available to try, and the people could not be more helpful in selecting which beer is right for your taste. I'm a hardcore believer in Cigar City Brewing, and I hope to see many a fellow BA there with me! (583 characters)

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