Cigar City Brewing

Cigar City BrewingCigar City Brewing
BA SCORE
3.96/5
47,659 Ratings
Cigar City BrewingCigar City Brewing
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

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

(813) 348-6363 | map
cigarcitybrewing.com

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-26-2008

BEER STATS
Beers:
268
Reviews:
9,320
Ratings:
47,659
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.53/5
Reviews:
228
Ratings:
724
pDev:
10.6%
 
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Reviews by Billolick:
Photo of Billolick
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

First stop in Tampa on a recent mini vacation visit...its very close to the airport, and made for a relaxing spot to unwind a bit from the usual airport stress.

Large bar and growler fill area up front, with ample options to go in a couple of refrigerators. And a larger/longer bar area towards the rear. Friendly staff, comfortable and low key athmosphere, tons of CC options on tap, bottle, cans and growler fills. Industrial area and feel to the brewery.

No real food offered. Bring some in or order for delivery when you get there. Never understand why places like this dont have at least something decent to eat or partner with a vendor/food truck.

Well worth a visit to stock up on and enjoy the tasty CC beers.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of bigcountrylutz
4.26/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of BillRoth
4.35/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Fun place. Great people. Two bars and 20 CC Beers to try. Good range Inc 4 intros and 2 on cask. Current tap lineup was pretty good but too many MOR beers. Some very good but little exemplary. A couple of experimental beers were interesting. Vintage bottles of great stuff / fairly priced but on premises drinking only really limits ability to taste and savor. Unless you come as a group and share the bombers. Cooler had a number of choices for 4/6 packs... and a couple of BA singles. All in all plenty to try and still take some home. Staff are awesome, friendly and super knowledgeable.
Would definitely recommend for a visit if in Tampa/St Pete area.

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Photo of wjbent
4.27/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Alequine
4.4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Lukass
4.15/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of FJHeeter
3.75/5  rDev -17.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Drove over from Orlando on a pilgrimage. Simple place, with some outstanding beers

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Photo of TCP2017
4.48/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This place hearkens back to the small-town bar feel that I, like many others; know and love. But, as a brewery; has a great selection of drafts available for just about anyone.

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Photo of TrilliumFan
4.32/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of MJSFS
4.89/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Love hanging out at this brewery. They always have a great draft selection, and even pour bottles of Hunahpu's from time to time. There's plenty of room and two bars.

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Photo of cmurda33
4.03/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Cool feeling inside with a lively crowd of people. Had a nice selection of their beers and for the most part has friendly staff.
The tour is a must and I personally had a great tour guide. Highly recommend to anyone who appreciates beer. Cigar City definitely knows what they are doing. The gift shop on site has a nice selection of gear with fair prices. Have fun!

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Photo of MTKATL
5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Brian29
4.7/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of TH28
4.44/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ale_addin
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of beergorrilla
4.15/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of kreg02
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of CollinaTiger
4.6/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

We did the brewery tour on a Sunday. Staff was very knowledgeable and entertaining.
Excellent beers...I mostly stuck with the Jai Alai (excellent). We were hoping to get the White Oak Barrell Aged Jai Alai but they were out at the brewery. We later found some locally at Whole Foods and it did not disappoint.
Great Vibe. There was always a good crowd but lines moved quickly. Great food trucks; Highly recommended.

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Photo of JPadilla
4.53/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of JamesBondGA
4.89/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Tons of beers on tap at the bar and in the Brewery itself inside. Great selection of merchandise as well like tons of t-shirts, hats, stickers, just about anything you would want. There were also 3 full coolers of beer for purchase in case you did bring or didn't want to purchase a growler for the tap selections. I purchased 3 bombers of beers I had not seen before, a t-shirt and a sticker for my laptop. Will hit this brewery up again, next time I'm in Tampa.

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Photo of Duffman79
4.08/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of JackRWatkins
4.49/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

V: A very chill and relaxed environment, I do wish the building was more interesting but it has the pleasant and inviting feel of a local brewery and that I like
Q: Well I mean it is Cigar City, so yeah
S: The service was good and the staff was friendly, on par with anyone else but not above and beyond, no complaints here
SL: They have a wide selection of beers but not so many that the menu would seem bloated

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Photo of ADG2995
4.11/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.47/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I recently visited Cigar City Brewing in Tampa. I had had their Jai Alai before and I love it. They have two bars, a smaller one and a larger bar featuring more choices. The smaller bar had fewer choices but you could sit there while ordering from the other bar. I chose to sit by the smaller bar because the other bar was too crowded and there were no seats available. They had a lot of selections. I didn’t count but I would say a few dozen. I had Jai Alai (of course), Space Pope IPA, and the Cognac Oak Barrel Aged Raspberry Halo Imperial Stout. The Cognac Oak Barrel Aged Raspberry Halo Imperial Stout was an incredible stout, perhaps the best stout I’ve ever had. The atmosphere was nice and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable.
Like at so many other breweries you get your food from food trucks. When I visited, they had a Taco Truck. I was told that the Taco Truck is what they usually have. Unfortunately, they ran out of Tacos at about seven thirty. They went to get more and I bought some Tacos when they came back. I was lucky. I got the last Tacos before they ran out again. The Tacos were good, but perhaps the Taco operation could improve a bit. That’s not the breweries fault though. Overall I think it was a very nice brewery with a good atmosphere.

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Photo of greencovesteve
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, FL
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