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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Reviews by biggsbowler:
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biggsbowler from Florida

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

This place is amazing. It is great to see a small brewery become a large brewery. Cigar City has about twenty beers on tap. Also, they have about eight bottles available for purchase. They recently started to charge for tours but you get a drink with the price of admission, it is still a free tour. The brewery is located near a Whole Foods and Total Wine and more, so if they are out of their beer, you can go here. Plus, they have food trucks on Friday to feed the customers. It is great to have an awesome brewery here in florida.

Oct 05, 2011
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RPM3334 from South Carolina

4.55/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Jun 25, 2020
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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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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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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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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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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
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Danmullens1 from Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Jan 11, 2020
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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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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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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
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Catzie from Georgia

5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Jul 03, 2019
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coz from Illinois

4.38/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Jun 13, 2019
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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
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LloydDobler from Indiana

4.74/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

May 14, 2019
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Samnem from Georgia

4.47/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Apr 18, 2019
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bschmidt_37 from Illinois

4.3/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Apr 15, 2019
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Valkyrie23 from Texas

4.46/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Apr 08, 2019
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gbiello from Massachusetts

4.62/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Apr 03, 2019
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mickyge from Massachusetts

4.97/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Apr 02, 2019
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Griffith from Connecticut

4.22/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Mar 18, 2019
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Kdouble from Tennessee

4.1/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Mar 10, 2019
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Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Mar 02, 2019
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PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan

4.1/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Feb 03, 2019
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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
Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, FL
Brewery rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 46129 ratings