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.
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.
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