Cigar City Brewing

Cigar City BrewingCigar City Brewing
BA SCORE
85.8%
Liked Their Beers
3.96 w/ 48,441 ratings
Cigar City BrewingCigar City Brewing
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

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:
272
Reviews:
9,678
Ratings:
48,441
Liked:
41,581
Average:
3.96/5
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
95.6%
Reviews:
227
Ratings:
723
Liked:
691
Avg:
4.53/5
pDev:
10.82%
 
 
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Ratings: 723 |  Reviews: 227
Photo of The_Snow_Bird
4.88/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place seems like a pretty cool hang out spot. As soon as you walk in there are coolers full of bottles and 6 pack can for sale. Then there is the growler fill up station, with a large selection to choose from. Past the merchandise area is the main bar, with an even bigger selection at good prices. The staff was quick and was really knowledgeable about their product.

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Photo of TrapJaw77
4.36/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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

Photo of cristhre3floyd
5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Valentno7
4.87/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of twonder23
5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Bv590
4.53/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

Photo of johnwkraft
4.86/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Gandingo
4.45/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

Photo of ArchimedesSox
4.8/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

V: Really informal, parking lot was really empty, showed up at 11:03 for the 11:00 tour. Walked into the tap room and bartender sent me into the area where tours start. Guide was hanging out talking with others before tour started. Allowed me to take my kids along and see the tour.

Q: You can tell quality is what their after. They are a rapidly expanding brewery trying to keep up with the demand for their excellent beer. Tour guide explained that the 15 barrel, tanks in the tour room are the old tanks that were originally used to brew their beer but they have upgraded to larger 30 barrel tanks and put in the newly expanded area. Smaller tanks are now used for smaller batches and used in the tour room so patrons can see the beer being made.

S: Everyone here are very friendly and we loved the tour. As soon as I walked in the bartender was very helpful and said there would be no problem taking my kids along on the tour. We were in Tampa on vacation and this was on my must do list, so we picked a rainy day to leave the beach behind to do the tour and hit the aquarium. Tour guide was excellent and even though this was only his second tour, he was really beer savy and was able to give a wonderful tour. I know the tours will only get better with experience.

S: I have tried all of there widely available beers and was eager to try something new. I was fed a steady diet of their flagship Jai Alai while on the tour but also sampled their Patio Pils at the end. In the taproom the selection was great. Lots of their beers available and I left with a bomber of their latest release, two regular joes imperial stout and a crowler of a really excellent chocolate pumpkin ale called seasonal creep from the tap room.

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Photo of CHickman
4.59/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I did not take the tour, spending time in the really nice tasting room/bar. There are 2 bars, the one up front for drinking and growler fills and then one in the back with a bigger selection in the "bar" area. The place has TV's with sports on and the feel of a local tavern.

Very welcoming and relaxed environment with a knowledgeable bartender who was equally attentive, it was an ideal craft beer setting. Cigar City made this place right. It's a craft beer destination and not just a bar; it has the 2 bars where you can get growler fills, fridges to buy 6 packs or single bombers, a gift shop, and electronic beer menus above the bar that tell the basics of each brew and which are available for growler fills and those that are brewpub exclusives. Best feature was the iPad/tablet that had the beer list which the bartender would bring over to discuss with you before offering samples. World class set up.

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Photo of suckaj
4.37/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of VinceMig
4.82/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of JMScowcroft
4.93/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Fahrn13
4.39/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of tharper178
5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I feel Cigar City is like a Mecca for the craft beer world. You gotta go if you haven't been. It's just a really classic, cool brewery serving up amazing beer. The staff is friendly and helpful.

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Photo of jdcompton2
4.61/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of JohnWolfe62
3.73/5  rDev -17.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.25

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

Photo of 22Blue
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Visited March, 2015. Arrived shortly after opening. Nice selection of taps, decent selection of beers to go. Enjoyed the service and prices seemed fair. Would visit again if get the chance.

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Photo of JR86
5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Fantastic selection, good merchandise. Tour is awesome!

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Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.41/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of kirkfrailey
4.61/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I just love this place! It is one of the tops on my list. Always a unique beer on tap and the atmosphere is true beer pub brewery at it's finest. Great service and great beer, what more can you say. 2015 Huna day was amazing.

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Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.7/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of CTJman
4.35/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, FL
Brewery rating: 85.8% out of 100 with 48,441 ratings
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