Cider Toronto

The top 10 bars for cider lovers in Toronto

Bars with a decent cider selection can be surprisingly difficult to find in Toronto, despite our numerous watering holes slinging dozens of craft beers. Sometimes a good beer hall is just where to go to find great cider, though, and we’re starting to get a couple places dedicated especially to the fermented apple beverage. 

Here are some of my favourite bars to go to drink cider in Toronto.

Her Father's Cider

Arguably one of the first bars to really put cider at the forefront in Toronto, this Harbord Village spot also serves a delectable food menu. Dozens of ciders are listed by category here, but beware, some can get pretty pricey.

Cider House

Roncesvalles Village has this laid-back bar where you might encounter blue or purple ciders from local craft producers with flavours like maple blueberry spirulina or blood orange on a constantly changing chalkboard menu.

Brickworks Ciderhouse

This Toronto producer of cider has a bar and restaurant in Riverside, where you'll find their tried-and-true classics as well as experiments and one-offs not available at the LCBO.

Wvrst

Two French ciders are available by the glass as well as dozens more in bottles at King West and Union Station locations of this European-style beer and sausage hall, alongside others divided into categories such as Estonian or wood aged.

Tequila Bookworm

There are always two ciders reliably on tap at this beer bar and cafe with sunny patios on Queen West, plus more available in bottles and cans.

The Only

Not to be out-shined by the already amazing beer selection, there are usually a healthy number of ciders on tap at this Danforth favourite from trusted craft producers like KW, West Avenue and Revel.

Escape Goat

Parkdale has this little gem where there's typically a decent lineup of ciders in cans from the likes of Pommies, Shiny and Eden Grove in varieties such as cranberry, sangria and pinot noir.

Tennessee Tavern

The extensive booze menu at this Eastern European restaurant in Parkdale includes a cider section with specialty bottles that go for up to $60.

Queen and Beaver

This charming English pub on Elm St. usually has a good handful of ciders on the menu from reliable producers such as West Avenue and Thornbury.

Craft Beer Market

Eight options for cider are listed in the "anomalies" section of the drinks menu at this giant craft beer bar in the Financial District.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Wvrst Union Station


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