Best places to drink cider in Vancouver

Craft beer has enjoyed a huge rise in popularity lately, with new breweries popping up every week it seems. But what about those that don’t love beer? Or maybe you’re looking to mix up your beer-drinking game? Cider is a great answer to that! Here are more than enough cider-friendly places to enjoy. [Photo credit: iStock]


105 Pender St E, Vancouver, BC V6A 1T6

Bestie has branched out to start their own cider company – Sunday Cider. Launched in December 2015, it’s on tap at their cozy Chinatown location in sleeves and pints. In the winter, they also offer hot apple cider with an optional bourbon kick.

Sunday Cider

1575 Vernon Dr, Vancouver, BC V6A 3P8

On select Saturdays throughout the summer, Sunday Cider also puts on a family-friendly party that includes food, music and growler fills. Here, you can stock up on your favourite cider, as well as taste new and rare releases.

33 Acres Brewing Co

15 8th Avenue W, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1M8

33 Acres was the first brewery in Vancouver to offer cider on tap – and it was a hit with the non-beer drinkers who wanted to hang out with their craft beer-loving friends. The tasting room is simple and lively – and is a great place to meet up with friends after work.

Tap & Barrel

1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, BC V5Y 0B1

The only thing better than the crisp, cold, large glasses of cider you can get at Tap and Barrel in Olympic Village is the great view from the beautiful patios. Lean back on the couches on the upper patio and take in the cityscape and North Shore Mountains, or enjoy great people-watching from the lower patio.

Salt Tasting Room Ltd

248 Georgia St E, Vancouver, BC V6A 1Z7

Duck into the famous Blood Alley in Gastown and make your way to Salt Tasting Room. Build your own tasting plate from the options written on the chalkboard or have the experienced staff members build one for you. Cider choices include several options from Logan Lake’s Left Field Cider Co. as well as the Victoria-based Todd Creek Craft Ciders.

R&B Brewing Co.

54B 4th Avenue E, Vancouver, BC V5T 1E8

This craft brewery keeps one tap available for cider lovers who visit their East 4th location. The food menu offers plenty of delicious fare: they offer daily specials and keep a nice lineup of meat and veggie pizzas for a lunch or dinner visit.

The Storm Crow Tavern

1305 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X5

Head to Commercial Drive to discover one of Vancouver’s original game bars. Enjoy a cider by the sleeve, pint or pitcher while you watch old cartoons, play some board games or take part in trivia or any one of the special events the Tavern puts on throughout the year.

Orchard & the Sea

55 Powell St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1E9

The alter ego of Birds and the Beets, Orchard & the Sea offers a well-curated cider list on weekend nights. Most are from the Pacific Northwest and the Okanagan, but some come from as far as northern Spain. You can choose to try something new with a flight or you can buy your favourite by the bottle or pint. With a rotating menu, you can always find a delicious treat or two to go with your cider of choice. They also keep a beer or two on hand for the non-cider drinkers in your group.

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