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Cigar City Brewpub
Cigar City Brewpub

Cigar City Brewpub Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cigarcitybrewpub.com/
  • Phone: (813) 962-1274
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday-Thursday 11AM-10PM Bar Open Late
    Friday-Saturday 11AM-11PM Bar Open Late
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Gastro Pub, Brewery
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Northdale Blvd.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Cigar City Brewpub
Cigar City Brewpub opened April 1st 2013 with the simple goal of giving Tampa great food to go with great beer. Our menu is a little Cuban, a little Southern, a little Italian and all Tampa. We aim to provide a welcome and casual environment for our guests to enjoy a good time with their friends and family.
Our mission is to offer a handpicked selection of the farmers’ finest wares highlighting locally sourced and humanely raised meats free from adulteration such as hormones. This dedication to local purveyors and sustainable practices combined with small batch, house brewed ales, hand crafted cocktails and a celebration of Tampa’s one of a kind history, cuisine and culture inform all we do at Cigar City Brewpub.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Food was a little expensive for the portion size. We left hungry."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "fresh local ingredients! beers and ales made right on the premises. too many different items on the menu we wanted to try. I know because we tried....chicharrones, stuffed piquillo peppers, empanadas of the day...wonderful choices and all with their own great flavor. BBQ burger was very moist and cooked to my perfect rareness and stayed together without running out onto the roll. tasted like meat too! what a concept kale salad was perfect. nice young tender kale with a dressing to offset the tartness of the kale. wonderful. macaroni and cheese perfectly cooked pasta and cheese sauce stayed just right until the last bite. didn't get runny or harden up. didn't have room for dessert but would have gone for the bread pudding.......next time"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "My first visit to Cigar City was amazing... this visit was okay. I recommend that you do not get the chicken. We ordered a chicken Caesar and a chicken sandwich. Both were average at best. And both portions were very small. Compared to the exceptional burger and sausage we had the last time, this was a let down. The beer, however, was still exceptional."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We had great beer, and an even better meal. The burger was exceptional, and the sausage sous vide was a game changer. We will be back!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food was great the only problem was that the server was unaware of the "Resturant Week Menu" so he wasn't aware that you get a 4oz pour with each course."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My family came here for dinner on a Sunday night recently. We had reservations and were seated promptly. However, the service after that was beyond slow even though the restaurant was not busy. The waiter did not come by our table to take our drink order for at least 15 minutes. 2 in our party never received their appetizers after everyone else had finished their apps. Our beer orders for each course which did not come until some or most of each course was already eaten. When I asked the waiter about our first round of beers, he told me he forgot to put the beer orders in. In terms of food, the food was delicious. We tried the empanada, shrimp & grits, & rope vieja. The beers were great too. Most of us liked the cider with the warm weather."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Still hungry after $30 Creative Loafing dining special. Afterwards, looked at main menu, and cost for our 3 items would have been less if ordered from menu. Overpriced, child-like portions, and 4 oz beer pairings not to our liking. Would rate a 2.5 star for food. Would not return. Unlike last year, we dined at Capital Grille which was and still is awesome!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "The food was good and the beer selection obviously amazing. However, our server was slow and also didn't put one of our orders in correctly. It wasn't worth mentioning and we didn't get charged for it but it may have been helpful for her to write down the order. The piquillos appetizer was delicious!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The listing is small for the menu items but no matter what you choose, you can't go wrong! Definitely recommend the ropa vieja!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "I love Cigar City Beer! The food at the brew pub was sub par. I was really hoping for food as great as the beer. Boy what a disappointment."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Really enjoyed eating at Cigar City. I just moved back to Tampa and couldn't be more excited to have a super legit micro-brew label here in the bay area! Being able to drink a freshly brewed beer is a treat and the Jai Alai here is as good as it gets. As if the beer isn't good enough, the food is adventurous and rarely disappoints."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Stopped in for Mother's Day; have been aware of the brewery but hasn't tried any. Arrived early so we sat at the bar and had a beer waiting for the rest of the group. It's the quality you'd expect from fresh and local brew. For dinner the group ordered the oyster po-boy, veggie Cubans, two burgers and a charred romaine salad. Reports on the burger was it was over-salted, the Cuban was an odd mix of sweet and savory as well as mushy, and tr salad was good but small for the price. We'd return for the beer and maybe some appetizers, and enjoyed the ambience. I personally enjoyed the experience, but I wouldn't consider it a particularly novel or memorable experience."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We weren't sure what to expect about the food based on reading other reviews. However, we were quite impressed with the quality and taste. We ordered the shrimp with grits, and braised short ribs entrees. Both dishes were flavorful and portions were just right. It isn't an extensive food menu, but there is something for everyone. My husband ordered a beer sampler which consisted of four types of beer about 5-6 oz. each. He loved it, especially for the price! The atmosphere and decor was much nicer than we expected for a brewery. It was more a restaurant than pub/bar. Would definitely recommend giving a try."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "First, great vibe - it's all about the vibe. Next, the people / servers were super - and knowledgeable about the menu items. Food - 9's for sure... Other Reservation system worked great too! Thanks - we'll be back! Bobby Rocket"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Four little poppers for $7.00. A 10 oz., $21.00 ribeye that was mostly fat and muscle."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Burger was decent...the rest of the food was meh. Good beer. Server was quick and friendly. Not enough to get me back there."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Quiet Monday night (after 8:30 p.m.) but good food and service nonetheless. He had a brown ale called Paulina Pedroso and she had a glass of Pinot Grigio (a bit too cold) over a shared crab mac and cheese Appetizer. Delicious! Continued with entrees: panzanella salad so fresh and crisp (part of the small plates menu -very smart!) and brown ale braised short rib over a bed of risotto for regular appetites. Too full for anything else: we shared a glass of sweet home brewed soda called Root Cream. Wow! That is good stuff! Would go back for drinks and food. Loved the decor, all wood and beer theme."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Well thought out menu w/good selections, reasonable prices esp for haapy hr specials (arrive before 7pm) great beer (of course) really enjoyed my beer flight (not on menu? So glad I asked about it!) Recently remodeled & decor is perfect for a brewpub very comfortable we brought our young son but didnt feel out of place as there were a few other kids there I had shortribs very tasty although a little fatty my only suggestions is that cooks should taste the food before sending out my risotto and veggies were good but underseasoned and there were no salt & pepper shakers on our table enjoyable overall & we will be back to support an independent locally owned biz"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We were very pleased with our dinner. The food was excellent."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "It was great. First time checking it out. Will be back again. Service could have been a little more personable. Waitress didn't really visit the table other than to greet, drop off drinks, or drop the check. Another girl checked to see how the food was, and prebus the table. Should have tipped her instead. But drinks were great, food was even more amazing, definitely coming back."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great beer and pretty good food too. Was pleasantly surprised."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "As parents to a 1.5 year old we don't get out much by ourselves for a nice quiet dinne and when we do we tend to stick to the old favorites so we know we won't be disappointed but we were so glad we branched out and tried cigar city brewpub! The food was incredible, our waitress was awesome and the decor in the restaurant as great. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Cigar City Brewpub, it's a place you can get great beer made local and fresh paired with the food that it tastes best with!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "First visit to Cigar City Brewpub and it was very good. The food was better than expected and the beer was exceptional. I will definitely visit this place again. I had the lamb and it was cooked perfectly. I enjoyed every bite. My wife had the braised short ribs and it was so tender it nearly melted in your mouth."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Good food and great beer excellent service as well"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We arrived a few minutes before our reservation time and were escorted to our waiting table. The drink list was wonderful and it was hard to choose. We had 2 orders of the Crab Mac and cheese, the tomato bisque and the cheddar beer soup. Both soups were exceptional. I was skeptical about the cheese popcorn on the cheddar beer soup but it was a welcome and unique touch. The tomato soup was really rich and when forced to choose between finishing the soup or the crab Mac and cheese the Mac and cheese won! It was cheesy without being covered in sauce. The lump crab meat was piled on and the toasted Panko bread crumbs added just the right amount of crunch. We raved about this for several days after our dinner at Cigar City Brewing."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Notable craft beer selection, very knowledgeable waitress with excellent spot on recommendations."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Visiting Tampa to see family and talked the wife into joining me for a trip to Cigar City brew Pub. The waitress took time to explain the different beer selections to me and the food selections to my wife. I had the crab macaroni and cheese and my wife had the Cuban. We interacted with several of the wait staff and they were all friendly and helpful; the proverbial 'service with a smile'. They all seemed genuinely happy to be working there. Not being able to decide which beer I wanted a pint of I order 2 'flights' of 4 beer samples (4 oz) each to get maximum exposure to the beer list. Loved them all! My only regret is that I live so far away that I can't come back often to try the other dishes or sip some more of the different brews."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great pub type atmosphere. Excellent Cuban sandwich. Only disappointment was they had no Chardonnay by the glass - focus is on beer selections but was not in the mood for a beer!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Service was great. They were very accommodating. We are a large group (8 this time) and visit a local restaurant every Thursday night. However, we come early (order at 6) and we were crammed into a table meant for 6 when the restaurant as basically empty."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Great restaurant--amazing food for all you foodies out there!!! And beer--don't get me started--great selection to choose from. My only qualm is the layout is a bit funny--large tables in the middle. Also would be nice to hear some music..maybe bring some bands in??? Crowd is a mix of of those dressed in shorts and flip flops, and then others dressed up...not sure where this restaurant falls...maybe it's just the area?"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Took my husband to the BrewPub for Valentine's day because he loves Cigar City beers, but we were very pleasantly surprised with the great menu and excellent service. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were there for Valentine's Day. It was not overly crowded and the food and service were excellent. This was our first visit and we will definitely return. It suited us perfectly from the laid-back atmosphere to the tasty dishes and an attentive server."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We enjoyed sharing several dishes including the pork bellies, stuffed peppers, and bread salad. The ribeye was flavorful and the mixed berry compote on the bread pudding was amazing"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "And average food. I felt let down by the food. I was expecting flavor or at least some WOW factor but instead we had a normal standard dinner. The ingredients were great, but it seemed every plate we tried just lacked that little something. Yes I would eat there again, but I'd equate their food to slightly better than Fridays, Chillis, or Ruby Tuesdays. We shared all our plates...Mac & Crab, been cakes, swordfish tacos, and the empanada."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Made reservations thinking it would be packed for the super bowl. And to my suprise it wasn't. Their signature was out on a super bowl Sunday! What the heck, the beer that is their staple wasn't available especially on a Sunday this big. Huge disappointment. The food was not as good as I thought it would be. The swordfish tacos are great. The blue crab mac was very cold and tasteless. The yuca fries were ok. And the oyster po boy was unique. Btw the crowd was 45 on up. I felt the place wasn't alive. Even if they have an older crowd somebody make some noise! Nothing stands out in this place except for the beer can decorations.place does say pardon our mess since it's doing improvements. However I praise the beer when they do have it."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "If this was located in Ybor, downtown or Seminole Heights i would be there constantly. It does not look like they are missing my presence-they were slamming early on a Friday night and thankfully I made a reservation. Some great interesting Brewpub only beers (imperial oyster stout? yes please!), chicharones to die for, and some nice inventiv brewpub food. We shared 3 "snack" plates and dessert. Chicharones...omg, stuffed ciquillo peppers w/chorizo and rice were delicious and the empenada of the day (pulled pork, bacon and aged cheddar) was very good, although it could have used some sauce. The Hunaphu's flourless choc cake was decadent and I loved the peppers which added a subtle mole-esque quality to the dessert. Great beer, 'nuff said."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Spent $53.00 on two dinners. Very dissapointing. No salad, no bread. Portions were small. Had better dinners at Outback, Olive Garden, Lone Star, just to name a few. Beer was good. Right now would not return!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "This place is all about the beer. The food was OK, but it's the outstanding beer that will make me want to go back. No one does craft beer better than Cigar City."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Fun to eat where the beer is good and the food was pretty good too. The hostess was not very personable and tried to seat us 2 times at a table that no one would want. Also told us that tables were being reserved but no one ever showed up for them. RUDE servers too. Kind of think there are many awesome places to eat in the Carollwood area and this wasn't one of them. The food was good so I may have to give them a second chance."
    Dined on 10/12/2013