Cigar City Brewing

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Cigar City BrewingCigar City Brewing
BA SCORE
3.96/5
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50,039 Ratings
Cigar City BrewingCigar City Brewing
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

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

(813) 348-6363 | map
cigarcitybrewing.com

Notes:
Oskar Blues acquired Cigar City in 2016

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-26-2008

BEER STATS
Beers:
266
Reviews:
9,958
Ratings:
50,039
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.53/5
Reviews:
234
Ratings:
754
pDev:
10.6%
 
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Ratings: 754 |  Reviews: 234
Reviews by azorie:
Photo of azorie
3.93/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Well was in Gainesville in the early am and talked the wife into making a run to Tampa, and glad we did. We got there on a day where they were doing a raffle on the Barrel aged RIS, we entered but did not get lucky, anyway was crowded to the max, lol good times

Its your standard corner micro brewery and tasting room. Since I can compare the two BBC and CCB, We have to say that CCB comes out on top here also.

The bar is 90 degrees to the entrance, the restrooms are in the warehouse/brewery area, so its a hot trip trip back and forth. No smoking inside is great. The bar is nice, new of course and had about 20 chairs yesterday. Very friendly folks who actually introduced themselves!!. They had a large ratebeer crowd and a few BA folks all were very friendly. We got lucky as they had a cask of the 110k+OT Batch #3 so that was an early treat. so it s was a wild day. The beer list had 2 barrel aged RIS, in sniffer's, and you could buy 4 beers in bomber, the only beer that was hard to drink was the Gruit. which even they admitted required an open mind, I drank it and it was weird but not that terrible.

Anyway the got no food but the let you go get pizza and they usually have open tables and a less crowded Saturday but hey we love it when its crazy had a great time too bad we had to drive all the way back to Jax.

Beer list was nice, not for your average BMC drinker, yea it ran off the non craft lovers.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Scottsbeer
4.12/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of CrimeDog
4.71/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Nice spot near Tampa International....
The young lady behind the bar was fast and knowledgeable...
Full cooler of cans and bottles...
Good experience!

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Photo of einman
3.83/5  rDev -15.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.01/5  rDev -33.6%
vibe: 1 | quality: 4 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4.25

Thursday, 6/14/18. Dizzying array of taps and a killer sounding menu (though we didn't eat). The general vibe is pretty snobby though. We got there 20 minutes before last call but were still (reluctantly) served. Had a flight and walked out with some Space Pope. Two of the bartenders were relatively friendly but one guy just couldn't be bothered. I asked him some legit questions about the Marshall Zhukov variants and he treated me like I was a nail in his foot. I couldn't have felt more unwelcome. So...vibe? Nah.

"It's......Marshall Zhukov.... ...... (dead stare) but....with hazelnut and vanilla." Thanks for being fucking exciting. "What's your favorite?" "What does it matter....?" Wow.

How did he get a job? "Hello I'm an asshole, please hire me so your brewery looks hipster"? I decided against buying any Zhukov - either because I was not informed well enough or perhaps I just felt unwelcome.

Since then, CC has not tasted quite as exciting to me. In the future I will refrain from buying anything except the occasional spanking fresh Jai 6 pack.

Could have been a better experience.

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Photo of JDFLA
4/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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

Photo of Try-em-all
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Just east of Tampa airport, make it a stop when in town.

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Photo of AngEo
4.2/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of SWChi
3.65/5  rDev -19.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Great place, took the tour and was a good time, they also have different food trucks stop by which is great.

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Photo of alexsergio
4.54/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of larryarms847
3.88/5  rDev -14.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Taproom is filled with a bunch of snobs. The tenders are identical as they throw shade at everyone that walks in. Kind of bullshit. Was from out of town and knew nothing about their brews, but couldn't get the time of day from any of the employees. The beer is good, their service is fucking terrible, and that is being nice.

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Photo of BeerandLoathing
4.97/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place will always be my favorite brewery in Florida. Outstanding customer service, excellent beers, and delightful patrons. Really hard to find a better brewery in Florida IMHO.

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Photo of orangesol
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Joe_rp04
4.78/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Kev-a-Beer
4.28/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

We really enjoy this brewery and the tap room. The tap room is at the brewery and quite large compared to some we have visited. Cool swag, Crowlers, and good beer.

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Photo of Foxman27
4.44/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Photo of heddar33
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of mkh012
4.47/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

The brewery itself is clean and comfortable but nothing to write home about, really, so I'll just speak to the selection. Cigar City has multiple very good beers, e.g., Jai Alai, Guayabera, Hunahpu, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Brown Ale, and Cafe Con Leche. They have 20ish things on tap and some bottles (like Hunaphu) that you can buy. The bottles are all pricey but stuff you probably wouldn't be able to get otherwise, without trading. Everything they make is solid. Go if you're in Tampa.

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Photo of grahuba
3.96/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.86/5  rDev -14.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

Mostly IPA's and a few others. Sours were not very good. Thought i would enjoy this place more.

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

Photo of Rdagley823
4.67/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.91/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of bigdog3838
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

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Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, FL
Brewery rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 50,039 ratings