Cigar City Brewing

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BEER AVG
3.95/5
Cigar City BrewingCigar City Brewing
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

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

(813) 348-6363 | map
www.cigarcitybrewing.com

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-26-2008

BEER STATS
Beers:
321
Reviews:
8,999
Ratings:
45,401
PLACE STATS
Score:
99
Reviews:
219
Ratings:
695
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
5.36%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 219 | Ratings: 695
Reviews by Lerxst:
Photo of Lerxst
4.3/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

A-Inside it is a nice beer bar with friendly folks enjoying good beer. Nothing that knocks your socks off, but it is a good atmosphere.

Q-The quality of the tap selection is excellent. The only thing that keeps this from being a 5 is the limited # of taps. I'd expect the brewery to have a few more of their selections offered at their own establishment. But what they do offer is quality.

S-I visited twice during a 5 day stay in Tampa and both times found the service to be friendly, courteous and prompt even when the place was busy.

S-As I stated earlier, I really hoped the tap selection would have been greater, but the bottle selection is disappointing to be honest. During my visit earlier this week they only had Guava Groove, Humidor IS, Humidor IPA and Winter Warmer in 750s and Jai Alai & Maduro in sixers. I really think they could improve here.

V-Hey, good beer isn't cheap. The tap prices are in line with what I've seen elsewhere, but as is usually the case, the bottle prices are higher at the brewery than elsewhere. So, unless they have something at the brewery that is really hard to find, you're better off going around the corner (literally) to Total Wine or Whole Foods to make your bottle purchases. Growler prices are very reasonable.

Overall, I really enjoyed my visits here. If they'd increase their offerings on tap and in the bottle it would take this already excellent brewery up another notch.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of mdfb79
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BurritoBen
4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of MadMax29
4.57/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Nice setup. Front and back bat each cater to a slightly different age bracket and level of love for craft beer. Worth the trip from Pinellas county.

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Photo of VICMANROQ
3.52/5  rDev -21.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25

I arrived for the beer tour on a Saturday morning. Vibe was a little mellow but it was 11:30 am. Tour was awesome and multiple beer tasting along the way.

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Photo of bigred89
4.77/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.65/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Pit stop in Tampa from Orlando and boy was it worth it. There are two tasting rooms with different selections in each (cans to go and merch in the front). Insane number of beers on draft plus bottle pours of Huna 2014!!!! Highlight was Caffe Americano.

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Photo of user785335
3.93/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of RCrown
5/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The Michael Jordan of Breweries.

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Photo of FBarber
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Great vibe! Two nice bars with plenty of seating in the tasting room area. Excellent quality and service. Prices are very fair and their beers are very good to outstanding. Service was good all around - staff was friendly and the tour guide, Jensen, was excellent. If you get his tour, you won't be disappointed. Great selection of their beers in the coolers. All the main lineup is there along with plenty of rotating and one offs. The website is kept up to date with what is on tap and whats in the to go cooler. Just a great place all around.

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.36/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

I was here 2 Saturdays in a row, and the atmosphere was great each time. There is a bar toward the front where you can get growler and crowler fills, and a larger bar toward the back with a bigger draft list. The merchandise selection is great and there are cold bottles and cans to go just inside the door.

My biggest knock would be the cigar offerings. The only ones for sale are local made, which of the 2 I had, ranged from terrible to ok. I know it is a brewery, but, you know... the whole name thing. I nicer humidor, selection, and maybe lounge area (unless I missed it) would be nice. A must visit in FL. Love the speigeleu glasses for pours!

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Photo of wilsonrj
4.23/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Very smooth and nice blend of hops and citrus with emphasis on hops.

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Photo of stan913
4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Mikemcgrath4
4.97/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.83/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Had a great time here doing flights of many beers. The quality here is unbeatable. Talked to the guy selling handmade cigars for a while that tossed in an extra cigar for me. We were very hurried as we had our three kids with us. Place was packed, but still got to our beers quickly. Neighborhood feeling still.

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Photo of Zonian1
4.64/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

First question: Why do a review of a place like Cigar City, which all BAs have on their bucket list? Answer: because sometimes you can get your hopes up and be disappointed. So here's my review:

My brother and I visited on a weekday at the end of May, 2016. Arrived at the Tap Room not long after opening. As we walked in, the staff was loading the cooler with Oak Aged Jai Alai that had been canned the day before. I raised my hands and shouted, "Yes! Yes!" What great luck that was! We took 4 fourpacks back home with us. So delicious.

At the bar, there were 20 beers on tap, covering a range of options. It's a great vibe, very knowledgable staff. We got a pour from the 2014 bottle of Huna--very cool, although the beer is better fresh, in my opinion.

Yes, CC has to be on your bucket list. You might get lucky like we did, or you might not, but it's still a must-visit if you are in Tampa.

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Photo of Mothergoose03
4.55/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

This is stop #3 of 14 brewpubs for my wife and I on this one week vacation and pub crawl. This place has to be a must-visit by any beer geek who travels to the Tampa area. We arrived in time to join a brewery tour, which meant that we got to drink 4 samplers at different stages of the tour. (An $8 fee and you get to keep the 4 oz. Logo snifter.)

We lucked out after the tour when we went into the tap room to try a few other beers. They were pouring 5 oz. Portions of 2014 Hunaphu from bottles, and this has been one beer on my bucket list to try someday. WOW! Best beer that I've ever had the opportunity to drink! We also tried the White Oak Jai Alai which I didn't like as much as the regular Jai Alai, but it was still a very good beer.

The vibe in this tap room is special, and to get to take a tour caused this to be a special day. I'll say it again, this place has to be a must-visit by any beer geek who is anywhere nearby to Tampa. It is worth the visit.

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Photo of krl2112
4.86/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of musicman1234
5/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of CBrodbeck
4.13/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of cadaugherty
4.22/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jloomis
4.87/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Jas45678
4.54/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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