5 Of NYC’s Best Spots For Cider Sipping
It’s like apple juice but for grown ups!
Move over pumpkin spiced lattes because there’s a new autumn drink on our radar that we cannot seem to get enough of: apple cider. Pumpkin spiced lattes, while absolutely delicious, have taken on a bit of a bad rep as they’ve been over-advertised, over-obsessed over, and absolutely over-Instagrammed, and though we’ll still be sipping on them in the comfort of our own home (where no one can say a word to us about it), we’re moving onto bigger and better things when it comes to enjoying an autumn beverage out with our friends, and that’s where apple cider comes in. Think of cider as the grown-up version of apple juice that gets you into the fall spirit, and gets you a bit tipsy at the same time – what could be better? Cider is making its way into NYC like it’s nobody’s business, and we’re loving every second of it. You can even take part in NYC’s Cider Week, happening from October 20 through 29, to sip copious amounts of this fall hit, experience different classes they’re offering, and even learn what foods pair best with its crisp apple taste. Don’t feel confined to only drinking cider this week though – we definitely will be making it last! For all of your apple cider wants, needs, and desires, here are 5 of NYC’s Best Spots For Cider Sipping.
1. Bad Seed – Brooklyn
Opening this fall, Bad Seed is a tap room you’ll absolutely want to make your way to once or twice…or 100 times. With twenty rotating taps from American to Vintage to eight taps of local Hudson Valley brews not found anywhere else in the five boroughs, Bad Seed is basically cider heaven.
2. The Owl Farm – Brooklyn
The Owl Farm is another bar where you’ll never get sick of the ciders they have to offer. This is because they feature 28 rapidly rotating cider drafts, bottled ciders, and rare bottled beers. They’re open 365 days a year until 4am, so there’s no excuse to not pay them a visit and try some of their tasty ciders this fall!
3. Huertas – East Village
Bringing Northern Spain to NYC, Huertas is devoted to showcasing the food and drink culture of Spain, and cider is definitely at the top of their list. According to Huertas’ operating partner, they focus on cider because it is entrenched in the drinking traditions of Northern Spain, and as an added bonus, they think cider is the best drink to pair with their tasty bites (and for that, we suggest their queso!)
4. Cardiff Giant – Brooklyn
Fairly new to the cider scene, Cardiff Giant opened in March and quickly became a huge hit. There’s no surprise why though. From ciders, to beer, to wine and cocktails, Cardiff Giant has it all, and we’re definitely game when it comes to spending a nice fall day here with friends.
5. Gramercy Tavern – Flatiron District
Gramercy Tavern offers both dry and off-dry ciders mostly coming from the New England region but featuring some choices all the way from France, Spain, and even Switzerland. Take a trip to Gramercy to sip from their huge drink menu and enjoy some tasty food at the same time. Their roasted broccoli salad is to die for.