Cisco Brewers Inc.


Type: Brewery, Bar

5 Bartlett Farm Road
Nantucket, Massachusetts, 02584
United States

(508) 325-5929 | map

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Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 40
Reviews by albern:
Photo of albern
3.15/5  rDev -23.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Cisco beer is very good, but the actual brewery is in the middle of nowhere, has no food or even snacks, and is pretty much a low budget operation. The place has three small outbuildings, a brewery, winery, distillery, but in the winter they just keep one open on the weekends. They have a tiled patio with some tables to sit down, but again, this is rustic stuff. There was a John Deere tractor in the yard and plenty of brewing and fermenting aluminum vats and holding tanks around the outbuildings. There was also some wooden crates hanging about too. This brewery is for real, but it isn't that nice of a place to visit. The brochure with table service and candles and tables service wasn't even close to reality when I was there this winter. Maybe in the summer time, this place picks up and is more inviting.

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Photo of Jaycase
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

A must visit for any beer fan while on the island. Tried to avoid peak times (i.e., keeping to early afternoonish) which worked out well. Food trucks present on premises. Beer options vary but seemed to be about 5-6 core beers with another 4-5 other beers of theirs. Prices I recall ranged from 6-8 depending on the beer which seemed reasonable to me considering the effect the island typically has on prices. Just walk to the beer bar (note there are separate wine & distillery bars for those options), purchase your beer and grab a seat at one of the outdoor tables and relax. Not all outdoor tables are covered so the sun can be strong at times depending on where you sit. Brewery merch and beers to go can be purchased at the beer bar as well. Plenty of bike racks for the preferred method of transportation imo. They have daily tours of the entire facility but I did not participate in one. Also live music as well but I was out the door before the shows started so I cannot comment on that either. Great place to hang out and enjoy a beer when not at the beach. Again I purposely avoided evenings when visiting here so ymmv.

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Photo of crewfan1952
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of Seebeej
4.48/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Maprezens
3.11/5  rDev -24.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3

Photo of weirdbrewbeerdudes
4.86/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of WeymouthMike
4.85/5  rDev +18%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Great setup and a selection for whatever your vice is; beer, wine, booze. Wish there was something in the Boston area that was similar. Will go back anytime we visit the island.

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Photo of Resuin
3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of rjd722
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Great outdoor seating area with live music and multiple food truck vendors with a high quality variety. Didn't have any of their "classic" beers which can be found in stores, but tried a number of their Island Exclusive beers including the 20th Anniversary Grapefruit IPA (Gripah) and their Nitro Bailey's. They run a free shuttle from downtown Nantucket to the brewery; I would come back to Nantucket just to visit Cisco again.

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Photo of RKing44
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of RBCIPA
4.86/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Best place on the island by far! Great beer great vibe they also have a spirit and a wine bar (all the bars are separate which helps speed service I feel like). If you're not on the beach be here!

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Photo of dwatulak
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of NateF90
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of ChurchofPayton
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of TaraF
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

A cool little spot on some farmland, this is always a must-visit for me when in Nantucket.

Cisco's beers are solid mostly, with some being really great. I loved the gose they had on tap last summer during a visit, but at the same time was quite disappointed by the Russian Imperial Stout. That's kind of the trend with Cisco, hit or miss beer-wise.

While the atmosphere can be pleasant, the place is almost always packed and the crowd is very representative of Nantucket (at least the seasonal crowd) in that you have lots of privileged, self-entitled folks crawling around that haven't learned such pleasantries as "Please," "Thank you," and "Excuse me."

Also, I have to ding this place for the use of plastic cups to serve their beers. I'd hope a brewery would respect the proper glassware ethos without exception or excuses.

I should mention there are coolers with beer for take-home consumption, growler fills available, and a lot of schwag for sale.

The servers here can either be cool, or uppity pricks, so that's always a crapshoot.

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Photo of morebeergood
4/5  rDev -2.7%

The Pros: they have a bus that takes you back and forth from downtown. There is live music and tons of people having fun. They have beer, wine, and liquors all in one place. The cons: it's expensive. They charge $5 entrance cover on a Sat, and the drinks are not cheap. The $20 tour sucks. You get a small glass and a couple of pours of beer from a growler. You do not get any wine or liquor. Not worth the time or the $20.

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Photo of Jsmick
1.6/5  rDev -61.1%
vibe: 1 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 2

It pains me to give this place a one star review. The beer is five stars, and so are the spirits...... however, this place is an absolute ripoff, and that's what I will speak to in this review. We were charged a five dollar cover charge per person for the privilege of paying $20 per person for a tour. For $20 a person, I thought it would be an in depth tasting and tour of the facilities, as they stated that this was a top rated tour in America.

We were passed around a growler of three different beers, which were very commonly available in stores..... none of their special brews. We were then shown the outside building of the winery.... and just the outside, and then the edge of the barrel aging spirit room.... and nothing else. No tasting of the spirits or wines.

The brewmaster who led the tour was amazing.... intelligent, kind, passionate, and thorough. This tour, however, should have been free, and the "cover charge" because some annoying band that I could care less about is a load of crap. Owners, you are ripping off the public, and you should be ashamed of yourselves. I will never frequent your brewery again. Breweries like Allagash don't charge you a cent. Buy their beer at your favorite craft beer store, but steer clear of this wallet vacuum.

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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Cisco Brewers Inc. in Nantucket, MA
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