cider bar toronto

Cider bar and restaurant opening in Toronto this spring

Toronto has plenty of craft beer bars, but so far, we don't have a spot dedicated solely to hard cider. But that's all about to change thanks to Her Father's Cider Bar and Kitchen.

Owner Joshua Mott tells me that he plans to serve up more than 75 domestic and international ciders when Her Father's, located at 119 Harbord St. in the space formerly home to Loire, opens at the end of May during Ontario Craft Cider Week.

But you won't have to wait until then to try it out because Her Father's will doing a soft opening next month. The menu, however, isn't finalized, but Mott says to expect Canadian comfort food from chef Ryan Barclay.

Mott's no stranger to cider; his parents run the Beaver Vallery Cidery near Kimberly, Ontario (as of March 18, Beaver Valley cider has been on tap at Wvrst).

The name Her Father's also has a familial ring to it. Mott explains that it references the history of 119 Harbord St. The approximately 80-year-old building used to be home to a business called Harbord Fish. "HF [Her Father's] sort of pays tribute to the HF that was Harbord Fish," he says.

Along with serving cider straight-up, Mott plans to introduce a cider cocktail program as well as cider flights. He'll also have wine and beer on hand.

Photo by Hector Vasquez.


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