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Cigar City Brewing Taproom Downtown, Tampa, FL

Cigar City Brewing Taproom Downtown

3.6
3.6
9 Reviews
$30 and under
Sports Bar
A delicious buffet service!! Available for all Hockey games and most live events for $35 per person which includes non-alcoholic beverages. The Taproom is located in Thunder Alley across from AMALIE Arena and directly under the Pam Iorio garage, boasts a rotating Florida-inspired cuisine and a full bar featuring a full CCB lineup of beers on draft and in cans.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sports Bar

  • Phone number

    (813) 301-6712

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Looking for a fun place to host your next event that is different from places you've visited in the past? Give us a call to discuss the perfect catering option for you and your guests! 813.301.6712

  • Neighborhood

    Tampa

  • Cross street

    S Morgan Street and Channelside Drive

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in the Pam Iorio garage for an hourly rate, and the Pink and Blue lots are located about 30 steps away from Thunder Alley. Both are available for a fee. Please note that parking can be purchased online prior to your event date!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 9 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.6
3.6 based on all time ratings
  • 3.1Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 2.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. SD

    ScottD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been twice now and we love it! The staff is great, the food is great and there are tv’s everywhere you turn! Hope they keep this venue going, great place for watching our lightning play!!!
  2. AB

    ABTampa

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    They do not tell you on the website they only offer a $35 buffet that’s not worth the price. But the beer is far less expensive than the arena so that’s good. But you can eat in the arena at the same price or cheaper
  3. F

    Falcon

    Tampa

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pre-game gathering place. Great selection of food and excellent service. One suggestion - increase your advertising! It appears that since the Taproom is on a "reservation-only" system, you are drawing a small crowd because too few people know about the great food, drink, and atmosphere available in the taproom before games. Kudos to Sarah for being a great hostess!
  4. F

    Falcon

    Tampa

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Great place to meet up prior to a Lightning game. Small plate buffet works great, the choices are perfect for a pre-game meal, and the beer is a fraction of the cost of beer in Amalie. Great pre-game atmosphere.
  5. FV

    FormerVirginian

    Tampa

    83 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Was an expensive buffet for what you got — only included small snack-sized bar-food plates, and you had to wait a long time before any food came out. Then you had to hurry and grab what you wanted before the next person did. They are very short-staffed it appeared, and the guys couldn’t keep up with the people waiting on food. Good was not of good quality either.
  6. KP

    KimP

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Wanted to eat pre-Lightning game, so made a reservation didn’t indicate that it was a buffet service. With that said, we thought okay. However, at $35per person not including drinks, the buffet service was terribly slow, not placing enough items out, had to constantly wait, had sign for chicken ranch flatbread that never appeared, Cuban sandwiches were very slim to none placed up , the cheese that was for both the very small plate of nachos and to dip pretzel sticks in was not smooth cheese at all, like textured. Boneless wings, slim on the salad, and small burger sliders. Definitely not worth the $35 and the food was so mediocre. For 2 people: $91; 2 beers, all small plates of pretzel sticks (2), sliders (2), salad (1), wings(2) 3 on a plate, nachos(1)….. Let’s just say never again, such a rip off 🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️
  7. AW

    AngelaW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The pre-game setup is a buffet that opened at 5:30. Nowhere when making a reservation was this indicated and we didn't have a buffet on a previous visit, so this was unexpected. The $35 buffet charge (beers extra) offered about 6-8 different small plates of wings, cubans, sliders, and other pub food. The food itself was okay and if we had spent the whole game there, might have been worth it. As a pre-game spot, it wasn't a good deal and I don't see us returning. They need to better advertise that you're reserving a buffet spot so folks can decide if this makes sense for them. Service was good for a buffet and drinks were refilled fairly quickly.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went and took advantage of the buffet offerings before the Lightning game. Excellent choices and great service! We’ll be back!
  9. MW

    MarlaW

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    It was a nice way to catch some fun food before a concert.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Cigar City Brewing Taproom Downtown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 301-6712.

Cigar City Brewing Taproom Downtown is rated 3.6 stars by 9 OpenTable diners.

Cigar City Brewing Taproom Downtown does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Cigar City Brewing Taproom Downtown

375 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

Additional information

  • Cross street

    S Morgan Street and Channelside Drive

  • Neighborhood

    Tampa

  • Cuisines

    Sports Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in the Pam Iorio garage for an hourly rate, and the Pink and Blue lots are located about 30 steps away from Thunder Alley. Both are available for a fee. Please note that parking can be purchased online prior to your event date!

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (813) 301-6712

  • Private party facilities

    Looking for a fun place to host your next event that is different from places you've visited in the past? Give us a call to discuss the perfect catering option for you and your guests! 813.301.6712

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