Cigar City Brewing

Cigar City BrewingCigar City Brewing
Cigar City BrewingCigar City Brewing
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

3924 W Spruce St
Tampa, Florida, 33607-2441
United States

(813) 348-6363 | map

Notes: Oskar Blues acquired Cigar City in 2016
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Reviewed by ProNR from Florida

3.78/5  rDev -16.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
I am a big fan of Jai Alai and Fancy Papers so decided to stop by to try some of their other selections. I was a bit disappointed with the beers on tap at the brewery.
Jul 31, 2023
Rated: 3.97 by deereless from Colorado

Mar 23, 2023
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Reviewed by Gatch from Massachusetts

4.57/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75
Finally made it here after many years of wondering if I’d ever be in Tampa. A work trip made it happen. Went two days in a row, actually. Both weekend days and both times I was surprised how steady yet not packed it was. Don’t know if that’s good or bad. Solid industrial brewery feel as you pull into the parking lot. Inside is roomy and has a ton of seating. A small merch section and a few to-go coolers. Draft list is extensive and provides a good variety of styles. Food is outstanding. Service is meh….they’re just working there, they don’t seem to care much about the beers. I wish I made it here before the Oskar Blues acquisition. Seems like that may have tarnished the original appeal.
Dec 05, 2022
Rated: 4.43 by BeerMe8 from Florida

Jun 09, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by cd34 from Illinois

Apr 14, 2022
Rated: 4.26 by DOCRW from Washington

Mar 30, 2022
Rated: 4.51 by papposilenus from New Hampshire

Mar 01, 2022
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Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
10/7/21 In Tampa on our way to stay at Sanibel island. Bar tender was helpful and acerbic. Great selection of beers. Had the rice bowl, which was fabulous.
Oct 07, 2021
Rated: 4.44 by hoosier222002 from Illinois

Jun 13, 2021
Rated: 4.55 by RPM3334 from South Carolina

Jun 25, 2020
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Reviewed by Bullswan

4.68/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Really enjoyed speaking with Ryan and the two selected beers I had. Awesome tap list. Music was a little too jarring (rap) for the relaxed mood I was in. Will visit again.
May 16, 2020
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Rated by Ruger_44-Redhawk from Idaho

4.33/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
Outstanding beer, nuff said.
Mar 15, 2020
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Reviewed by Newbeergeek1 from Maine

4.57/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75
First time there and it was very good especially since it was pretty busy. Bar was attentive, helpful and my beer and food came in a very reasonable time. Beer choices were spectacular and the comraderie with others really was fun. I walked out with some cams and bottles that I could only get there. Yay.
Mar 14, 2020
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Reviewed by cratez from Canada (ON)

4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75
Was a little disappointed that Hunahpu wasn't available outside of the event (which we didn't have tickets for), and I had already tried the Marshal Zhukov, but I enjoyed almost every beer that I sampled.

I didn't realize how well-rounded CCB is until visiting the taproom - they nail a wide breadth of styles that I never associated their brewery with. I always perceived them as excelling in brown ales/porters/stouts on the one hand, and hoppy pales/IPAs/DIPAs on the other, but it's clear that their range is much broader than that.

Tried the following beers over the course of two visits:

CCB Chinook Dry-Hopped Invasion Pale Ale (cask)
CCB Blackberry Pineapple Session Sour Ale (sample)
CCB This Won't Be Popular In The Tasting Room English Dark Mild (draft)
CCB Hotter Than Helles Munich Lager (sample)
CCB & Coronado Azimuth Session IPA (draft)
CCB Florida Cracker Belgian-Style White Ale (sample)
CCB Maduro Brown Ale (draft)
CCB Tony Jannus American Pale Ale (sample)
CCB Hoppier Than Helles Hoppy Session Lager (draft)
CCB Florida Man Double IPA (sample)
CCB & DuClaw Impey Barbicane’s Moongun Session Amber Ale (draft)
CCB You Never Know Imperial IPA (sample)
CCB Jai Alai India Pale Ale (draft)

Service was quick and competent and the "Who's Your Dumpling?" food truck provided some much-needed nourishment (we went for the Korean-style "mandu" dumplings). Overall, Cigar City is one of the best breweries in North America and I'm glad we made the pilgrimage here. Recommended.
Feb 12, 2020
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Reviewed by Luckydog91 from Texas

4.2/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
Admired this place for awhile so had to stop in during a quick day trip to the Tampa area. Everything they make seems to be solid at worst.

As I understand they finished renovations on the main taproom about a week ago so things were still a bit fluid. Selection was above average with a lot of the heavy hitters and some specialty barrel aged beers that people would be excited to see.

Took the tour which was lasted about an hour and was a good deal for the money. Not much to set it apart from your typical brewery tour though.

Overall I respect the beers these guys are putting out and was happy to have seen where it comes from.
Jan 29, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by Danmullens1 from Wisconsin

Jan 11, 2020
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Rated by OldIrish from Philippines

4.36/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
Excellent pub brewery knowledgeable staff!
Nov 13, 2019
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Rated by ShawnyBellJive

4.85/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5
The BEST!! You'll look like silly city carpet baggers if you dont stop hear Yankee blue jeans
Nov 06, 2019
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Reviewed by bowzer4birdie from Illinois

4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
You feel like you’re in the swamp when you’re in this place, and I mean that in a positive sense.
Diverse selection of brews and I was able to negotiate with one of the managers on a price for a bottle of BA Zhukov ‘16. Boom!
You can feel the humidity, the dankness, the moisture in the air and you want more of it. So you stay all day, get loaded and enjoy the swamp!
Aug 16, 2019
Rated: 5 by Catzie from Georgia

Jul 03, 2019
Rated: 4.38 by coz from Illinois

Jun 13, 2019
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Reviewed by bradybeer from California

4.91/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
I think CC falls in the category of somewhat out of people's minds. But it should not be. Beers were outstanding. Tried sours, imperial stouts, and a few other stouts. Selection was amazing. Favorite was the cinnamon raisin cookie brown ale. If I had a designated driver it would have gotten ugly. A must visit brewery
May 17, 2019
Rated: 4.74 by LloydDobler from Indiana

May 14, 2019
Rated: 4.47 by Samnem from Pennsylvania

Apr 18, 2019
Rated: 4.3 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Apr 15, 2019
Rated: 4.46 by Valkyrie23 from Texas

Apr 08, 2019
Rated: 4.62 by gbiello from Massachusetts

Apr 03, 2019
Rated: 4.97 by mickyge from Massachusetts

Apr 02, 2019
Rated: 4.22 by Griffith from Connecticut

Mar 18, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by Kdouble from Tennessee

Mar 10, 2019
Rated: 4.48 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Mar 02, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan

Feb 03, 2019
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Reviewed by dfillius from Iowa

4.23/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
Stopped in here one evening while in state briefly for work. No parking in main lot, so I pulled across the street in the well-labeled overflow lot. Ordered a delicious dinner from the food truck outside and sat down with a beer at a picnic table on the patio. It is kind of confusing how there are 2 bars so close to each other with different selections. Also one can accommodate small pours but the other can’t. I wish that all beers had been available in 8oz pours so I could have tried more as I had to drive later that evening. As it was I stuck to 5oz tasters and low abv.

Vibe was compromised also by the fact that all outdoor seating is also the smoking section so warts of smoke kept interrupting my enjoyment.

Overall selection was great, though I again I wish I could have sampled more variety in small pours. To go selection was also pretty good so I rounded out my night by grabbing 4 options from the cooler to enjoy later.

Beer quality was excellent. Good beers, brewed to style, with fun twists that didn’t detract from the overall package. The lemon peel and lemon drop hops lager was quite enjoyable.

Service was good, but I wish they had the flexibility to pour smaller glasses. I offered to pay the same price as a 12 oz. beer for an 8oz. pour and they apologized and poured the full thing. Of course I need to take responsibility cause I did drink the whole thing!

Worth the side trip from Orlando.
Jan 24, 2019
Rated: 4.46 by DaveCash from New York

Jan 20, 2019
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Reviewed by WickedBeer from Alabama

4.21/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
A pretty big location, with a solid vibe and a wise decision to separate their location with a Growler / 12oz pour bar and a back bar with varying pours and a larger / small batch variety. Beer quality was good, great selection. Service was very good, and would definitely revisit.
Dec 23, 2018
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Rated by MrCruz23 from South Carolina

5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
TB’s best...
Dec 21, 2018
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Rated by Robin14 from Florida

4.4/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75
Loved visiting this small but popular Lacal Craft Brewery. The Madura happens to be my fav.
Dec 17, 2018
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Reviewed by robotic_being from Florida

4.18/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
Great selection of beer on tap at 3 different bars in the vast brewery warehouse. Chill music on the i-pod shuffle and local food trucks to keep your mind stable after a few 10% beers. The best treat were their Cask Ales on tap :)
Nov 12, 2018
Rated: 4.6 by DavidFLetts from Florida

Nov 08, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by DebSab from Florida

Nov 08, 2018
Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, FL
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