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Cisco Brewers Inc.

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Based on:
30 Beers
6,306 Hads
Place Score: 91
Reviews: 18
Visits: 35
Avg: 4.11
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar ]

5 Bartlett Farm Road
Nantucket, Massachusetts, 02584
United States
phone: (508) 325-5929

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @ciscobrewers

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Reviews: 18 | Visits: 35
Reviews by ChipChaight:
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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Photo of WeymouthMike
4.85/5  rDev +18%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Great setup and a selection for whatever your vice is; beer, wine, booze. Wish there was something in the Boston area that was similar. Will go back anytime we visit the island.

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Photo of Resuin
3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of rjd722
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Great outdoor seating area with live music and multiple food truck vendors with a high quality variety. Didn't have any of their "classic" beers which can be found in stores, but tried a number of their Island Exclusive beers including the 20th Anniversary Grapefruit IPA (Gripah) and their Nitro Bailey's. They run a free shuttle from downtown Nantucket to the brewery; I would come back to Nantucket just to visit Cisco again.

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Photo of RKing44
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of RBCIPA
4.86/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Best place on the island by far! Great beer great vibe they also have a spirit and a wine bar (all the bars are separate which helps speed service I feel like). If you're not on the beach be here!

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Photo of dwatulak
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of NateF90
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of TaraF
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

A cool little spot on some farmland, this is always a must-visit for me when in Nantucket.

Cisco's beers are solid mostly, with some being really great. I loved the gose they had on tap last summer during a visit, but at the same time was quite disappointed by the Russian Imperial Stout. That's kind of the trend with Cisco, hit or miss beer-wise.

While the atmosphere can be pleasant, the place is almost always packed and the crowd is very representative of Nantucket (at least the seasonal crowd) in that you have lots of privileged, self-entitled folks crawling around that haven't learned such pleasantries as "Please," "Thank you," and "Excuse me."

Also, I have to ding this place for the use of plastic cups to serve their beers. I'd hope a brewery would respect the proper glassware ethos without exception or excuses.

I should mention there are coolers with beer for take-home consumption, growler fills available, and a lot of schwag for sale.

The servers here can either be cool, or uppity pricks, so that's always a crapshoot.

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Photo of morebeergood
4/5  rDev -2.7%

The Pros: they have a bus that takes you back and forth from downtown. There is live music and tons of people having fun. They have beer, wine, and liquors all in one place. The cons: it's expensive. They charge $5 entrance cover on a Sat, and the drinks are not cheap. The $20 tour sucks. You get a small glass and a couple of pours of beer from a growler. You do not get any wine or liquor. Not worth the time or the $20.

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Photo of Jsmick
1.6/5  rDev -61.1%
vibe: 1 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 2

It pains me to give this place a one star review. The beer is five stars, and so are the spirits...... however, this place is an absolute ripoff, and that's what I will speak to in this review. We were charged a five dollar cover charge per person for the privilege of paying $20 per person for a tour. For $20 a person, I thought it would be an in depth tasting and tour of the facilities, as they stated that this was a top rated tour in America.

We were passed around a growler of three different beers, which were very commonly available in stores..... none of their special brews. We were then shown the outside building of the winery.... and just the outside, and then the edge of the barrel aging spirit room.... and nothing else. No tasting of the spirits or wines.

The brewmaster who led the tour was amazing.... intelligent, kind, passionate, and thorough. This tour, however, should have been free, and the "cover charge" because some annoying band that I could care less about is a load of crap. Owners, you are ripping off the public, and you should be ashamed of yourselves. I will never frequent your brewery again. Breweries like Allagash don't charge you a cent. Buy their beer at your favorite craft beer store, but steer clear of this wallet vacuum.

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.76/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

I visited Cisco this past week on a Tuesday. My girlfriend and I took the one hour ferry ride from Hyannis to Nantucket, hopped on a Moped, and zoomed on over to the farm for a few drinks.

Cisco is basically a Brewery, Winery, and Distillery all in one. There are three huts selling the various products, that open up in-between with tons of seating and a really relaxing/chill setting. I stuck mainly to the brewery.

It looked like there were 20 or so beers on tap, but when I went to order, many of the offerings were not available. I still managed to try three brews, and loved just hanging out in the open space. It has a hippie/gypsy/eccentric/artsy type feel, without being pretentious.The beers were decent overall, but not anything incredible. They had merch for purchase and a bunch of their bottled and canned beer available as well.

We got there at around 2:00, so there wasn't any live music and the raw bar was just starting to set up.I'd recommend visiting if you have plans to spend some time on Nantucket, but I don't know if it's really worth going to on its own. We had a good time, but it is quite a trek.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Oh boy, did I have a good time at this place. I was staying on the mainland, so I took the ferry over to the island. From there, I took a cab up to the brewery. Before I decided to make this trip to Cisco, I checked out the website and learned that the brewery was also accompanied by a winery and distillery. Make sure you get some food in your system before you venture out, if you are attempting to visit all three sites. In the brewery, you can sample all of the beers available for $10, and you keep the glass. All beers available in pint form, as well as most being available to go in bottle form or growler. They have a rotating set of taps alongside their flagship brews to provide the locals that visit frequently a better shot at getting their hands on some of the more special offerings. Snacks are available in the brewery, and there are also some food trucks that are parked there on scheduled rotations. The place has live music regularly, and the outdoor area gives you a great look at all the farmland that produces the harvest to create all the beer and other goodies. The outdoor area is also great for kids and dogs, if you happen to have either with you. The bartenders were very informative at each place, and very friendly. Tours are available for $20 at 4pm daily, but that was too late for my return ferry ride so I passed on that one. Great time on our visit all around, and I am already looking forward to getting back to the island to visit once again.

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Cisco Brewers Inc. in Nantucket, MA
91 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.