Cigar City Brewing

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Cigar City BrewingCigar City Brewing
BA SCORE
3.96/5
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50,069 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:
9,961
Ratings:
50,069
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.52/5
Reviews:
234
Ratings:
755
pDev:
10.84%
 
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Ratings: 755 |  Reviews: 234
Reviews by mynie:
Photo of mynie
4.24/5  rDev -6.2%
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 npendres
3.83/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Scottsbeer
4.12/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of CrimeDog
4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
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 -15.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.01/5  rDev -33.4%
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 -11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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

Photo of Try-em-all
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
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 -7.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of SWChi
3.65/5  rDev -19.2%
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 +0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of larryarms847
3.88/5  rDev -14.2%
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 +10%
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%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Joe_rp04
4.78/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Kev-a-Beer
4.28/5  rDev -5.3%
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 -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Photo of heddar33
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of mkh012
4.47/5  rDev -1.1%
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 -12.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.86/5  rDev -14.6%
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 -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Rdagley823
4.67/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.91/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, FL
Brewery rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 50,069 ratings