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Cigar City Brewpub

Not Rated.
Cigar City BrewpubCigar City Brewpub
BEER AVG
3.97/5
Based on:
348 Beers
42,356 Hads
Place Score: 94
Reviews: 19
Visits: 121
Avg: 4.31
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

15491 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, Florida, 33618-1822
United States
phone: (813) 962-1274 | map
www.cigarcitybrewpub.com

Notes:  Linked Beer Listing
Place added by: MasterSki on 04-14-2013

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Reviews: 19 | Visits: 121
Reviews by mecmd:
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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Photo of mdfb79
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

A pretty good place, fun to hang out at before hitting the airport. A few guest taps, about 15-20 CC lines. Nothing crazy on tap the 3 times I've been here, but a few different things they don't can or bottle. Lots of cans and bottles to go and merch, a fun visit.

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Photo of Bruce5
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

In Tampa visiting family, had to visit Cigar City one of my favorite brews. Lots of choices found only at the pub made the trip a definite! Great selection of beer combined with good food!

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Photo of Fordknox
3.66/5  rDev -15.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of smb
3.99/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Corburk
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Sam_Schwartz
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

The Food here was amazing. They brew a few in house that are not available at the main CCB brewery .

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Photo of Glenn_Cole_BTBC
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Jakethesnake503
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of KWhyte23
4.81/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.73/5  rDev -13.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I was hoping for more, but unfortunately I was slightly disappointed.

The placed looked pretty good with the brewhouse on display and fermentors out in the open, and an overall wood/tile look with some interesting barrel-lights overhead. At least they tried, but I didn't think the design was great as it seemed half-formed, or at least done under a strict budget. At the very least it's functional, just unimpressive.

As for service, I hate sitting at the bar unattended waiting to order my first beer. I've tended bar, and even at your busiest you can make eye contact to imply "I've seen you and I'll be over" - to not receive even that on a slow afternoon is bizarre. Following that, service seemed entirely lackadaisical, as if our server was about to end his shift and knew he'd be turning it over to someone else - which is even more unacceptable.

The food was good, perhaps even "very good", and the prices were for the most part reasonable, but I didn't find it to be any better than any other restaurant in its class.

As to the beer, I was pleased that 4 of their beers were 'brewpub' beers, and they also have two casks via hand pump (although I'm not sure how often they're used). I can get the regular Cigar City beers anytime, but I understand that they can't produce everything out of the brewpub.

Overall, fairly basic but with good food, and surprisingly bad service at the bar (where you should get the best service). I'd normally say that I'd have to give them a second chance but it's been 8 months and I really just don't care to go back. I'd probably rather just go to the Brick House or Mellow Mushroom, as sacrilegious as that might seem.

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Photo of VinceMig
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

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4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of tjk135
4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of cyrushire
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of aasher
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of user785335
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of InspectorBob
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of joseygoldfish
4/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of mozartandmadnes
4.88/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of BrewTangClan77
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of Jobin_24
5/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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4/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

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3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of baggedlunch
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

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Cigar City Brewpub in Tampa, FL
94 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.