Fall in Chicago: The City’s Best Hard Cider
As the temperature cools down in Chicago, many of us are reveling in classic fall activities. From picking up that Pumpkin Spice Latte on your way to the neighborhood farmer’s market to taking a trip out of the city to pick apples at a local orchard, we have plenty of delicious options. One of my favorite things about fall is apple cider- the truly good, fresh, unpasteurized apple cider. Much of that can be found at local markets or grocery stores, but a related craze can be a bit more fun to track down– the city’s best hard apple cider.
We’ve rounded up some of the best places in Chicago to sample a variety of hard apple ciders, starting with the most obvious answer:
In March, The Northman, Chicago’s first cider bar, opened to great success in Lincoln Square. With 18 ciders on draft and an additional 80 offering in bottles and cans, it is a must-visit destination for cider fans. Customers usually begin with a sample of The Northman’s semi-dry house cider to gauge their palate and help select an option, although the house is very good. The entire experience transports you to a faraway country, whether that’s a pub in England or a farmhouse bistro in France, it may be in the eye of the beholder. The environment is reflected in the menu, which offers a variety of choices. While it may be a bit of a trek for those living downtown, it’s well worth the trip.
A chicly rustic spot in River North, Farmhouse Tavern, utilizes local ingredients and creates most of their menu from scratch. The farm-to-table approach also includes dry cider made from organic apples grown on their farm in Mineral Point, WI. The long menu of craft beer options includes many local options, with two other ciders on draft from Vander Mill in Spring Lake, Michigan.
One of Fulton Market’s most popular restaurants, The Publican, puts a focus on fresh seafood and vegetables. Their weekend brunch is legendary, although all meals are served with an impressive beer list. The current menu features seven cider options, ranging from Oregon to Spain.
Known as a prime location for creatively topped burgers, the Bad Apple also offers an extensive draft list, which often includes a few great cider options. It’s a fun, eclectic stop for those looking to step off the beaten path.
If we missed your favorite spot for hard cider in Chicago, please share it in the comments below! For more Chicago news and lifestyle posts like this, follow the link below to sign up for our newsletter.
Our Checklist for Your First Apartment Tour
Touring apartment buildings in any city can be overwhelming, with different floor plan options in various buildings. When it’s time to compare all the […]
South Loop Apartments Have Tesla With Driver
1333 South Wabash South Loop apartments has opened its doors to residents. The beautiful new building officially welcomed renters at the end of August. […]
Two Bedroom West Loop Apartment for $2400
Building: Van Buren Morgan Place Neighborhood: West Loop Address: 1002 W. Van Buren Units: #101 and #102 Price: $2400 and $2500, respectively The Scoop: Just half a […]
Luxury Living Chicago Launches Sales Real Estate Website
Luxury Living Chicago Realty is excited to announce the launch of our new sales focused real estate website, LuxuryCondosChicago.com, offering Chicago real estate listings […]