Standout Cider Bars NYC

Although Cider is omnipresent in most bars these days, some do better than others at collecting a diverse range of ciders from New York and beyond. Here are the top 5 standouts:

Eli’s Night Shift
189 East Third Avenue
at 3d &79th Street
(Upper East Side)
(212) 879-7160
By day, this addition to the Eli Zabar empire offers the market’s signature sandwiches, pastries and other cafe items, but in the evening it becomes a bar dispensing local beers, ciders and accompanying bites. Vintage lighting and hexagonal tiles set a retro mood, while 60 feet of windows provide a prime view onto 79th Street.
Broadway Dive
2662 Broadway
Between 101 & 102nd Street
(Upper West Side)
(212) 865-2662
Unpretentious hangout focused on local unique finds, ciders, brews on draft & a highly curated bottle selection plus take out in growlers. A mounted wild boar’s head, an oversized model airplane, Christmas lights and a collection of the most amazing taps in the city adorn the bar. Entertainment comes in the form of an iconic jukebox on which Patsy Cline and Elvis meet Marvin Gaye and The Ramones, plus a dartboard and eight sports-tuned TV screens.We love the Dive!
High Street on Hudson
637 Hudson St
At the corner of Hudson & Horatio
(West Village)
(917) 388-3944
High Street on Hudson belongs to a rare class of venues where the rustic pleasures of weekend brunch can equal the refined options of dinner. High Street pulls off the all-day experience with aplomb. Snag a stool behind the host stand and spend an hour or two during a slow lunch sipping a Big Apple Hard Cider and reading the paper. This amazing West Village spot makes everyone feel at home.
46-42 Vernon Blvd
Near 47th Ave. Queens
(Long Island City)
Rustic American with a great, savory twist, bringing farm to table to Long Island City. Local Ciders, Craft beer & 100+ whiskies; the most in Queens! Alobar boasts a New American lineup of charcuterie (some of it house-cured), cheese, and pickles, plus large and small plates (highlights: roasted chicken, maple bacon popcorn). This gorgeous space is the perfect place to enjoy a pint of Brooklyn.
126 Front St, Brooklyn
F Train to York Street Stop
(718) 243-9005
Iconic Brooklyn restaurant & bar serving organic, locally sourced dishes in a community built environment since 1998. Truly a swath of the cultural fabric of Dumbo, this friendly, funky artistic beauty is centrally located under the Manhattan Bridge and serves our signature Big Apple Hard Cider Brooklyn on tap. Superfine, indeed.