United States > Florida > Tampa
markwise (176) North of Tampa, Florida | June 25, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stopped in on a Monday as I was flying out of Tampa. They are operated by the airport and not the brewery. They have a nice selection of Cigar City beer if you donít have time to visit the brewery, but donít expect Barrel Aged Hunahpu. They have a brewery on site, and they even brew a beer exclusively on-site for the airport, Tony Jannus Pale Ale. The service was spot-on and they had a nice sampler of CCB alongside a Stella and a Bud Light tap. The place is very welcoming and kind of looks like a piece of Ybor City in the airport. A nice novelty overall, but at airport prices. A nice place to enjoy my last CCB beer before a trip.
3fourths (1453) Boulder, Colorado | April 30, 2015
50 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Airport food court ambiance. Service is typical Florida ambivalence, and the bartenders push cinnamon whiskey shots on everyone who orders a beer. Other than the well-distributed Cigar City beers, there was a single IPA made on site with their small system, but it was very amateur in character, burnt malt and resinous hop. Nice enough to visit once to get a sense of the beer but thereís nothing here that I would drink regularly.
devman171 (162) Annapolis , Maryland | March 16, 2015
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Solid bar, got the last pull of Huna! nice sampler, great mexican style food, pricey
Sledutah (469) Utah | February 24, 2015
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
This was my first and last stop for RBWG 2015. Nice little brewpub in the C Terminal. Small selection of beers, mostly the regulars but they brew a few beers onsite. They have 6 packs. Breakfast was good. Good service.
cheap (184) Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania | January 18, 2015
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice little surprise bar tucked away back in the corner of gate C. Had a sampler of 4 CC taps for $9. Not crowded on a Friday afternoon. Nice big pints for $7. Helpful and friendly and quick. Much better atmosphere than my hometown bar symon. Having those CC beers on tap was a plus. Also, they have a special CC brew, Jannus, made just for this brewpub, sweet.
batcountry72 (1) New Port Richey, Florida | December 19, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
I opened CCB. It was built the same time as Shulaís. You pay airport prices...no shock, but the menu design and recipes were solid. We put a lot of thought into it, considering we may need to make changes according to demand. At the time we had the core CCB beers, and ordered seasonals according to availability. Iíve never had a bad CCB beer.
The food is well prepared, and we didnít put cost ahead of quality. I donít know what is going on there now. However, we did launch a game plan by design. Ongoing beer and food training. Pairing beer with food, etc. The unit is partnered with HMS Host, Tinsley Family Concessions, and CCB.
Itís a great place to stop by before a flight, or on a layover.
Dogbrick (797) Columbus, Ohio | September 27, 2014
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
(Visited 07/2014): Cigar Cityís airport pub is located near gate C44.
There is a small bar and a few tables for seating, in the typical style of airport bars. The logo sign sticks out from faux brick walls, and there are hanging lights above the bar, and TVs behind it.
The airport location not surprisingly isnít going to give the brewpub a run for its money in the variety department, but there are 5 or 6 Cigar City brews including a seasonal or less-common beer.
Service at the bar on a weekday was good. The bartender was amiable and knew the Cigar City beers well.
I did not have any food on this visit.
Overall I engage an "any port in a storm" approach when it comes to beer places in airports, so this is a welcome sight at TPA.
theisti (633) Leawood, Kansas | June 30, 2014| Updated September 8, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Visited during a layover on a Thursday afternoon. Located in a big open part of the airport across from gate c44. 6 Cigar City beers were featured on draft including two beers that were advertised as being brewed on site. Taster available, though seemed to be just for the regular lineup beers. Food menu is fairly typical airport fare, with a bit of a Cuban flair. I didnít eat, but the food coming out seemed perfectly fine. They also had limited six packs to go, which is a very cool feature. I enjoyed my visit.
70 = ★★Ĺ (Locals should check it out, visitors with extended time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
Beerman6686 (149) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | March 20, 2014
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Ambiance is what you would expect from an airport terminal bar. staff was friendly, small selection, but two special beers on. Had the special airport beer which was pretty nice. Didnt eat. Would definitely stop again if in the tampa airport for whatever reason.
GenDV138 (279) Falls Church, Virginia | February 6, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited on a return flight via AirTran in March 2013. Only accessible via Terminal C so youíll have to use one of the airlines in this terminal. About 5 or so Cigar City beers and one of their ciders at the time I was there, including the airport exclusive Tony Jannus Pale Ale. Taster set was available with the Tony Jannus and 3 of their regular brews, they also have one beer brewed at the airport brewpub. Food was good, had the cubano sandwich which was pretty solid. Bartender was pretty nice and attentive. Definitely recommend planning ahead and getting a flight into/out of Terminal C as this seemed like the best airport bar at TPA. Would be nice if they had a few more taps for other Cigar City offerings.
MeerkatTampa (2) New Port Richey, Florida | July 16, 2013
54 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
As an airport bar, this rates very high and it is a great place to stop and have a pint before getting on the plane. However, the big 4 + Tony Jannus are the only things you can rely on here. So sad given that Cigar Cityís forte are their small batch and experimental offerings. Prices are, of course, jacked up for the airport.
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