Cigar City Brewing

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Cigar City BrewingCigar City Brewing
BA SCORE
3.95/5
Very Good
49,634 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:
268
Reviews:
9,733
Ratings:
49,634
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.53/5
Reviews:
232
Ratings:
748
pDev:
10.6%
 
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Ratings: 748 |  Reviews: 232
Reviews by mynie:
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4.24/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Incredibly spacious, no frills setup. That's important. As much as I love visiting, say, Three Floyds, it really sucks to have to stand in line for a half hour to get a spot at the bar.

The inside is sparse--woody interior, couple tvs, shuffleboard, handful of posters. There's a small to-go bar up front and a much longer and more fully staffed bar at the back, and even though it was 7PM on a Saturday we had no trouble finding a seat, no trouble getting served.

So, to recap, the vibe is plain--maybe even a little vacant or generic--but they exchange exciting ambience for unparalleled usability. That's not a bad trade off at all.

The beers, of course, are excellent. No shock there. But also nothing terribly hard to find. Which is good, because it means that Cigar City does wide releases of most of the beers they make. But also just a wee bit disappointing because it's nice to get to say you've had something new.

Don't got too much else to say. If you're in Tampa, then of course this is a must-visit. I was impressed was how accessible everything was.

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More User Reviews:
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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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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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

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

Photo of Beerbuddha
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of CobraDC23
4.66/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of FlaS4
4.43/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of malf922
4.33/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Photo of oldmankoch
4.33/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, FL
Brewery rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 49,634 ratings