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Cigar City Brewpub

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BEER AVG
3.95/5
Cigar City BrewpubCigar City Brewpub
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

15491 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, Florida, 33618-1822
United States

(813) 962-1274 | map
www.cigarcitybrewpub.com

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Added by MasterSki on 04-14-2013

BEER STATS
Beers:
332
Reviews:
8,929
Ratings:
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PLACE STATS
Place Score:
94
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
127
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
14.15%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 127
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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Photo of SpoiledInVT
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Fantastic and knowledgeable staff, great vibe, and marvelous beers. This place is simply "a lot of fun". Definitely a must stop if you're in the area.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3

After visiting the main brewery many times over the years, I finally made a point to stop at the brewpub for brunch early on a Sunday morning. Out of roughly 12 taps, I would say about half were Cigar City Brewpub beers brewed on location, with a few regular Cigar City beers and a few local guest taps. The food was okay, I ordered off the brunch menu and it was nothing special but again I have only been once so far so I will be interested to order something off the regular menu next time.

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Photo of hollywoodbeergirl
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Can't say I love the place but the beers are delicious. These guys opened my eyes to real beer back in the day and it just keeps getting better. I am not picky with regard to food and service and such when it comes to beer bars. No reason to be negative. Come. Hang out. Enjoy. Drink up.

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Photo of 50StateBeerTour
4.66/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Cigar City was a highlight of our Florida tour. The place was busy, but we really connected with our server who was attentive, knowledgeable, and fun. The beer was great, we were able to try beers we would never have the opportunity to taste. The food was delicious, highly recommend the fish tacos. Outstanding experience!!

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Photo of NCCIndy
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of floridadrift
4.31/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Vibe is always bustling in this place, in and out, lots of tourism. Quality of beer has always been solid, they also do bottle releases, service is good, employees are 20s-30s, beer savy. Beer menu and food menu are always broad and easy to decide!

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Photo of mdfb79
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

A pretty good place, fun to hang out at before hitting the airport. A few guest taps, about 15-20 CC lines. Nothing crazy on tap the 3 times I've been here, but a few different things they don't can or bottle. Lots of cans and bottles to go and merch, a fun visit.

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Photo of Bruce5
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

In Tampa visiting family, had to visit Cigar City one of my favorite brews. Lots of choices found only at the pub made the trip a definite! Great selection of beer combined with good food!

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Photo of Fordknox
3.66/5  rDev -15.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of smb
3.99/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Corburk
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Sam_Schwartz
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

The Food here was amazing. They brew a few in house that are not available at the main CCB brewery .

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Photo of Glenn_Cole_BTBC
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Jakethesnake503
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of KWhyte23
4.81/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.73/5  rDev -13.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I was hoping for more, but unfortunately I was slightly disappointed.

The placed looked pretty good with the brewhouse on display and fermentors out in the open, and an overall wood/tile look with some interesting barrel-lights overhead. At least they tried, but I didn't think the design was great as it seemed half-formed, or at least done under a strict budget. At the very least it's functional, just unimpressive.

As for service, I hate sitting at the bar unattended waiting to order my first beer. I've tended bar, and even at your busiest you can make eye contact to imply "I've seen you and I'll be over" - to not receive even that on a slow afternoon is bizarre. Following that, service seemed entirely lackadaisical, as if our server was about to end his shift and knew he'd be turning it over to someone else - which is even more unacceptable.

The food was good, perhaps even "very good", and the prices were for the most part reasonable, but I didn't find it to be any better than any other restaurant in its class.

As to the beer, I was pleased that 4 of their beers were 'brewpub' beers, and they also have two casks via hand pump (although I'm not sure how often they're used). I can get the regular Cigar City beers anytime, but I understand that they can't produce everything out of the brewpub.

Overall, fairly basic but with good food, and surprisingly bad service at the bar (where you should get the best service). I'd normally say that I'd have to give them a second chance but it's been 8 months and I really just don't care to go back. I'd probably rather just go to the Brick House or Mellow Mushroom, as sacrilegious as that might seem.

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Photo of VinceMig
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of MyakkaRiver
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of tjk135
4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of cyrushire
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of aasher
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of user785335
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of InspectorBob
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of joseygoldfish
4/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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