Cigar City Brewing
Active Beers: 363
Beer Ratings: 37,570
Beer Avg: 3.88
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Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 322 | Reviews: 168 | Display Reviews Only:
4.86/5 rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Review from visit in February 2013
Atmosphere- Very laid back and relaxing atmosphere. Not overly crowded, brewery has a very good layout, giant hand table shuffle board against one wall, A bar that could fit close to 20 people, camera views above the bar of their bottling line and the beers in the process of being brewed.
Quality/selection- Talk about a great selection, this place has around 20 or more beers on tap most of which I have never heard of. They had a bluberry muffin beer, a maple porter which tasted liked pancakes with maple syrup and even smelled like breakfast. Ghost stories braggot was good, had a sour with guava that was really unique and flavorful. Also tried Maduro Brown, Jai Ali, and Tocobaga Red all of which were phenomenal! Great selection with amazing quality, a combination that is greatly appreciated.
Service- The bartender that I talked to was very friendly and was able to answer all of my questions. He was well informed on every beer that they had to offer on tap and even offered me a few free samples before I decided on a pint.
Overall, this was one of the best brewery experiences my wife or I have ever had. Well worth the trip, if you are in Florida you have to visit this brewery. Top to bottom a fantastic experience and I cannot wait to go back.
07-22-2013 19:11:14 | More by king75
4.5/5 rDev -2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Call me a homer, but this place rocks. They have all their flagship beers on tap, a few circulating beers, collaborations, and TBBC beers on tap. Their growler selections is also pretty expansive
A: Two separate bars (growler and tap room) plus a few round tables, a lounge, and a few fun drinking games. Very relaxed place to unwind after a soul crushing day at work
Q: CCB rules. Their beers are amazing and they offer an expansive tapping
S: Fantastic, pretty sure that the bartenders are also the brewers. What better way to find out about the beer than from the person who makes it
F: Typically there's a good food bus outside. Last I saw was a taco bus (Not THE taco bus, just a knock off)
V: All tap room beers were 5 bucks last time I went. Great value for a good beer at a bar
07-22-2013 07:07:53 | More by Charlemagne
4.97/5 rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
The brewery is located in a warehouse behind the Home Depot. There are now two bars. A growler bar and a larger bar in the back. Both have excellent selections. Best part of the brewery, other than the beer, is the pinball machine. Go there, have fun, and take a tour.
07-20-2013 01:19:58 | More by djtomain
4.81/5 rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Cigar city is Amazing! What a talented staff. If it is your first time don't be afraid to ask questions! They will teach you anything and everything you would like to know.
Atmosphere is great. They roll cigars for you. Ever since the remodel it has really opened up.
Take the tour! You get a souvenir to take home with you (won't ruin it) and it is very informative.
The selection is amazing . Tons of beers on tap. Stop in and stay a while. Great people , great environment, and not in Ybor since 2009.
07-16-2013 21:49:10 | More by Culture
4.75/5 rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$$
Glad to have made the visit here. Mark this off the "brewery bucket" list. Great beer to go and an incredible tap list. It was a short visit because I had the family with me, was only able to have 2 pints. Would love to hang here for a few hours. I love the tasting room setup. The staff were very friendly and knowledgable. Want to go back!
07-14-2013 21:14:56 | More by eaglefreak
4.79/5 rDev +4.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
I love the atmosphere here. I often go in by myself and end up making friends from around the United States. I am a new beer nerd but have always been treated excellently by both the CCB employees and the other patrons. I highly recommend this is a stop to anyone who is passing through.
07-13-2013 17:18:59 | More by CajunMary13
4.65/5 rDev +1.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
One of my favorite breweries. Visiting them was pure enjoyment. The tasting room is beautiful and very spacious. At the main brewery they have about 35 beers on draft, of which 8 are available for in growlers in either 32oz or 1 gallon. Flights range in price from $6-$8. Each flight being 4oz of 4 beers. Food is served is severed at the brew pub about 8 miles from the main brewery. It is a quick easy drive on the same road. The food is better than most sports bars i have been too. All around the service was top notch. The only negative thing i can list are the beers we received in our two flights. We asked the bartender to give us two flights ranging from IPAs to Stouts. Both flights were all IPAs and Ales. We had to go back and request a third flight of their darker beers. This one minor setback was the only negative spot on a other wise perfect day at Cigar City.
07-01-2013 17:08:33 | More by trh70
4.48/5 rDev -2.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
CIGAR CITY BREWING HANDS DOWN IS A MUST VISIT BREWERY. ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW AND FRESH ON TAP. THERE TASTING ROOM IS AN OLD SCHOOL VIBE WITH JUST THREE TV'S OF WITCH ONE IS THE MENU AND THE TWO TO THE LEFT AND RIGHT ARE CAMERAS OF THE FACILITY FORCING YOU TO ORDER A BEER AND HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH YOUR FELLOW CRAFT BEER DRINKER.FAR AND FEW BETWEEN THAT HAVE THAT FEEL. CROWD IS MIXED NEVER THE SAME BUT ALWAYS A CONSISTENT APPRECIATION OF CIGAR CITY AND WHAT THEY DO. THERE SERVICE IS OUTSTANDING AND ALL STAFF IS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE NOT ONLY WITH CIGAR CITY BUT CRAFT BEER IN GENERAL. NOT THE BIGGEST TASTING ROOM OUT THERE BUT ITS ABOUT QUALITY AND WHAT IS BEING SERVED SO YOU NEVER HEAR COMPLAINTS. FOOD TRUCKS FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY FROM 4PM UNTIL THEY RUN OUT OF FOOD AND THE FOOD TRUCKS NEVER DISAPPOINT. OVERALL THIS IS AN EXCELLENT BREWERY IN EVERY FACET SO IF YOUR IN TAMPA, BUSINESS OR PLEASURE MAKE SURE TO STOP BY AND ENJOY A GREAT EXPERIENCE!! ALSO THEY HAVE JUST OPENED A BREWPUB 20 MINUTES NORTH OF THE BREWERY AND THE FOOD SELECTION IS SECOND TO NONE. MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THEM OUT.
06-24-2013 19:57:43 | More by THATGUY_BIGMIKE
4.53/5 rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | $$
Such a great brewery! Their taproom is spacious, and has some fantastic offerings. My only real complaint about the place is that they don't growler but a few of their delicious beers. Flights are like $12, which is awesome for people who want to try several things without drinking a whole pint. Bartenders are super friendly and most know their shit. Constantly new and interesting things on tap.
06-24-2013 03:11:18 | More by mverity
4.53/5 rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
One of my last weekend in Florida a few friends and I went to Cigar City before a Phillies preseason game. By far the best tour I've been on. The tour-guide was hilarious and very knowledgeable. We were able to try some Jai Alai Humidor series before it was carbonated. The tasting room is very big. They have games and TV's all around. The selection is awesome. They had several collaboration beers on tap, which was a plus. I recommend visiting Cigar City if you find yourself in Tampa, Fl.
06-19-2013 04:34:41 | More by HamGlade10
Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, FL
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