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Forget wine and beer (and pumpkin spice lattes). This season, it’s all about hard cider, one of the hottest drinks to sip this year. Check out our guide below to discover where to enjoy cider in the District.


This beloved 14th Street spot is all about authentic Spanish meals and drinks. The menu features an array of cider options from the Old and New World. Our recommended pairing? Make a cheese and charcuterie plate to enjoy with your boozy apple cider.

1520 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
(202) 319-1404


Make your way to this New American spot in Shaw, the city’s top culinary neighborhood, to sip any of the dozens of ciders available, including at least one on tap. We suggest going for a daily flight to sample a few different choices.

1316 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 733-3849

Millstone Cellars

In the mood for a mini-road trip? Jump in the car and head over to Monkton, Maryland (roughly a 1.5-hour drive from the Capitol Hill Hotel), where you’ll find the rustic Millstone Cidery. We recommend going on a weekend to enjoy free tours and tastings at the farmhouse spot.

2029 Monkton Rd, Monkton, MD 21111
(443) 895-9991

Great Shoals Winery

Located just outside the District in Silver Spring, Maryland, this local winery offers tastings of its hard ciders and fruit wines to visitors. Stop by to enjoy a glass and learn about the provenance of the acclaimed, orchard-sourced ciders available.

14526 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20904
(410) 849-9616


We couldn’t talk cider in DC without name-checking this Basque cidery, located in the heart of the District. Our recommendation? Go for a cider flight, where you can try out different varieties of the beverage with totally distinct flavor profiles.

300 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 986-3795