Seattle

Your guide to the top 3 places in Seattle for hard cider

Looking to grab a glass, can or flight of hard cider? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top spots in Seattle, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to satisfy your cravings.

1. Schilling Cider House

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Topping the list is Schilling Cider House. Located at 708 N. 34th St. in Fremont, it is the highest rated cidery in Seattle, boasting 4.5 stars out of 287 reviews on Yelp. Schilling uses local ingredients from the Pacific Northwest, fresh-pressed apples and hand-selected yeast strains, according to its website.

Current ciders in rotation include the Passport with pineapple and passionfruit juices, Grapefruit and Chill, ginger-infused Ascender, and Emerald City with blackberry and pear. Staff picks are available upon arrival and Schilling offers cider-making classes.

Take it from Yelper Phillip D., who reviewed the cidery Aug. 10: "I'm a regular at Schilling Cider House and it is awesome. With their 32 rotating cider taps, there is always something new to try. You can custom-construct your own flight and try as few or as many as your liver will allow. The staff are all super friendly and helpful."

2. Ounces Taproom & Beer Garden

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Ounces Taproom & Beer Garden, located at 3809 Delridge Way SW, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the bar, beer garden and cidery five stars out of 44 reviews. This child- and pet-friendly space features both outdoor and indoor seating and a rotating cast of food trucks.

There are 30 beers and ciders on tap with choices such as the Wild Fermented cider from Dragon's Head Cider; the Rhubarb Gose from Seattle Cider Company; and Mojito cider from Locust Cider. Here's the full list of current offerings. 

3. Seattle Cider Company

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Seattle Cider Company is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 45 Yelp reviews. Head over to 4700 Ohio Ave. South to try it for yourself. It shares space with The Woods Tasting Room, which offers unique, handcrafted brews. 

Seattle Cider says it's "bringing true craft cider back to Seattle and across the country," and aims to bridge the gap between wine and beer with flavorful, small-batch cider, per its website. This spot's cider can be found across the United States and internationally. Look for staples such as dry hard cider, semi sweet cider, Tangerine Tumeric and Basil Mint.