4 of The BEST Cider Serving Establishments in The United States Right Now:

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4 of The BEST Cider Serving Establishments in The United States Right Now:

This is a starter list – we know there are more. If we have overlooked your favorite cider serving establishment please let us know. We hope to see this list grow to double digits in 2013.

Our requirements to make The List of The BEST Cider Serving Establishments in The United States are actually quite simple:

ONE: The establishment must be located in the US of A.*

TWO: The establishment must serve cider.

THREE: The establishment must serve a variety of artisanal craft ciders, ideally – both local and imported.

The SEPTEMBER 2013 LIST OF The BEST Cider Serving Establishment in The United States:

The Queens Kickshaw Astoria, New York.

If you visit New York for any reason, and You Like Cider The Queens Kickshaw should be on your agenda. An ever-changing list of US and imported ciders, and always at least one cider on draft.  For a local treat ask for AGUA de ASTORIA  – a sparkling cider and fresh orange juice delight.  Sample menu here.

UpCider San Francisco, California.

This Left Coast cider gastro-pub features a dazzling array of cider. Cider lovers should plan a trip to San Francisco NOW. The well curated single page comestibles menu is dwarfed by the substantial cider (and beer and mead ) offerings. Sample menu here.

Bushwhacker Cider Pub Brooklyn, SE Portland, Oregon.

Bushwhacker Cider’s menu presents a head spinning array of bottled ciders – simply Wonka-esque with 200+ offerings. Currently the only purveyor on our list to make their own ciders, they kindly offer multitudes of other brands for you to taste and enjoy as well. Sample bottle list here.  Sample house cider list here.

Capitol Cider Seattle, Washington.

Capitol Cider, the Emerald City’s newly opened cider pub offers an extensive list of ciders and also sells cider to go. Visiting Seattle just became a cider-explorer priority. Sample bottle list here.  Sample tap list here.

* Not located in the US of A but serve A LOT of different ciders? We want to know about you! Please leave a comment or send a note.

Ed. Note: USofC has had the pleasure of enjoying cider at The Queen’s Kickshaw, the other 3 outstanding establishments are on OUR must visit list.


The Queens Kickshaw thequeenskickshaw.com

UpCider upcidersf.com

Bushwhacker Cider bushwhackercider.com

Capitol Cider seattleciderbar.com

3 thoughts on “4 of The BEST Cider Serving Establishments in The United States Right Now:

  1. Lori Miller January 25, 2014 / 10:05 AM

    Hello! Urban Orchard Cider Co and Bar. in Asheville, N.C., recently opened on October 30, 2013. Urban Orchard does meet the 3 requirements….It is located in the USA, there are 3 – 4 artisan ciders that are made right on location at Urban Orchard, plus they carry other ciders from around the world…..I see that this post is from September, 2013, so perhaps Urban Orchard can be on this list next year! If you would like further information about Urban Orchard, you can check the website at http://www.urbanorchardcider.com
    Thanks for your consideration!
    Lori Miller
    Accountant at Urban Orchard Cider Co.


  2. unitedstatesofcider February 12, 2014 / 4:14 PM

    Thank you for the information and link re: Urban Orchard Cider Co and Bar. We definitely will be updating our list of cider serving establishment soon!


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