Capitol Cider

Beveridge Place Pub
6413 California Ave SW, West Seattle, 206-932-9906; beveridgeplacepub.com
Don’t let the beer bar’s gently worn rec room vibe fool you—the cider knowledge runs deep. One tap is dedicated to a “pint-pour” (aka beer-priced) cider, two taps pour more artisanal fare from Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, and the UK. The staff is also eager to geek out with you over the 30-bottle cider list.

 

Full Throttle Bottles
5909 Airport Way S, Georgetown, 206-763-2079; fullthrottlebottles.com
Georgetown’s badass beer shop also happens to have a massive collection of cider. Owner Erika Tedin carries virtually every domestic cider legally available to her, plus favorites from France, England, and Spain.


99 Bottles
35002 Pacific Hwy S, Federal Way, 253-838-2558; 99bottles.net
Federal Way’s hometown bottle shop harbors a big cider section. The 12 shelves of bottles give plenty of real estate to Washington and Oregon brands, especially the seasonal and one-off versions, which are a common outlet for Northwest cidermakers’ creativity. Sorry, no growler fills of cider—that’s not legal. 

 

The Noble Fir and the Sixgill
5316 Ballard Ave, Ballard, 206-420-7425; thenoblefir.com / 3417 Evanston Ave N, Fremont, 206-466-2846; thesixgill.com
Mellow sibling bars in Ballard and Fremont each have multiple cider taps (six at the Sixgill, usually about three at the Noble Fir) and a small but spectacular array of bottles from all corners of cider country. 

 

Capitol Cider
818 E Pike St, Capitol Hill, 206-397-3564; seattleciderbar.com
As the name implies, this Englishy pub is cider central. Half of the 30 taps are apple dedicated—mostly ciders from the Western United States, plus a few East Coast and European pours. Owner Spencer Reilly says it’s the largest collection of cider taps in the world. If that’s not impressive, the 72-bottle list is frankly staggering. The downstairs is full of games like shuffleboard and the food menu is absent of gluten.

 

Published: October 2013

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