Cigar City Brewing

BEER AVG
3.97/5
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:
271
Ratings:
48,080
Reviews:
9,585
PLACE STATS
Score:
99
Ratings:
720
Reviews:
227
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
5.36%
 
 
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Ratings: 720 |  Reviews: 227
Photo of Chris-1911
4.26/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of JonathannRobert
3.53/5  rDev -21.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

I was saddened by my experience at Cigar City...

After I raved about how well they ran Hunahpu this year, I expected the tasting room to be as good of an experience. Unfortunately, I have never met a more arrogant bartending staff. Front of house service is number one for me, and theirs really left a bad taste in my mouth.

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Photo of sliprk314
4.79/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of mynie
4.24/5  rDev -5.4%
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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Photo of marieli
3.66/5  rDev -18.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4

The tasting room at Cigar City is wonderful. It's a great place to sample beer (or have a full one) and have fun. Bar tenders could have been more friendly and helpful. If you're not a people person then find another job! The problem is all beers are at same temp. You'd think if anyplace would serve beers at the optimal temperature, it would be a brewery. Oh well.

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Photo of KSOZE
3.38/5  rDev -24.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2 | selection: 4.25

Extremely disappointed. Was looking forward to this place the most from my trip. The vibe was "OK", and they had a good selection. Loved the fact they had easy to read constantly updated selection with boards showing last time tap lines cleaned. Service was very "meh" with a lot of beer snobby bartenders. Didn't like "Egg" the pub dog walking around on a Friday night with a ton of people clearly stressed out.

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Photo of Mdodge8837
3.69/5  rDev -17.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Photo of matt23j
4.24/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Gator_Chomp
4.69/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of baggedlunch
4.14/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of indurTheB
3.96/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25

CCB is still the best in town.

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Photo of MNBeerGeek
4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

CCB is an excellent place to visit. Highly recommended! Probably the best beer tour I've ever been on. Fun, informative, and lots of beer. The taproom has a ton of beers on tap and solid service.

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Photo of mlmintampa
5/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Not the oldest Florida brewery, but the best.

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Photo of wrecknut
4.78/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.57/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of BrewBusMike
5/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of TampaRainman
4.94/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of ComeAtMeBrew
4.52/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of tommy5
4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of DangerDawg
4.22/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Brewstradamus
4.73/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

The tasting room at the brewery is pretty awesome. Such a diverse variety of amazing beer. You can buy stuff to go- growlers, cans, merch, etc. This place is without a doubt my favorite Florida brewery. Jai Alai is one of the best IPAs I've had. The other beer styles they offer are stellar. They do have cask beers also!

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Photo of ricknelson
4/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

A lot of great beers, definately the best brewery in Florida.

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Photo of fraz13r
4.8/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Dactrius
4.33/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Patrick_Redbeard
4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, FL
3.97 out of 5 based on 48,080 ratings.
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