Cigar City Brewing

BEER AVG
3.96/5
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
cigarcitybrewing.com

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-26-2008

BEER STATS
Beers:
293
Reviews:
9,248
Ratings:
46,566
PLACE STATS
Score:
99
Reviews:
223
Ratings:
709
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
5.36%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 223 | Ratings: 709
Reviews by Zraly:
Photo of Zraly
4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Visited the brewery twice while on a business trip. My first visit was a solo tasting; it's the first place I went after deplaning at TPA. I tried Black Whole, Cubano Espresso (yum!) and a few others -- all very tasty. The four sample option is reasonably priced at $6. I bought my Fruit in the Room ticket, a 32 oz. growler of Cubano, and a snifter. The room was clean, cozy, and the service (I think his name was Jason) was friendly and informed.

I returned for the Fruit in the Room event with my boss, his partner and mother-in-law. Pretty much most things I tried were exceptional, if not amazing. High quality brewing going on here. I also had the chance to try Maduro and Jai Alai - White Oak. Both incredible.

I remain hopeful that CCB will extend their distribution to Virginia. At the same time, I don't want for the brewery to over-expand and have to size up their brewing for large distribution. I just wish CCB the best and would love it if they consistently brewed these incredible elixirs they've crafted.

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Photo of CollinaTiger
4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
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 +1.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of JamesBondGA
4.89/5  rDev +9.2%
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 -8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of JackRWatkins
4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
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 -8.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.47/5  rDev -0.2%
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 +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of plaid75
3.78/5  rDev -15.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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

Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.32/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of johunnic
4.05/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

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

Photo of MichialTanner1
4/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

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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Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, FL
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