Fall is approaching(!) and during this time my mind shifts to the best way to take in the season. Besides all the fashion finds, cider comes into view and I immediately want to get my hands on the tastes of the season. I’m rounding up all my favorites to start sipping before the leaves start to fall (get it!?).
- The Northman just opened in North Center and is the first true cider bar in Chicago. Expect massive crowds and a long wait– but it is so worth it! Knowledgable serves can help you pair your food with the perfect cider.
- The Bad Apple is a great option if you don’t have the patience for the wait at The Northman since it’s right down the street! It has always been known for its delicious variety of pub food and massive beer selection, so sure enough you’ll find the perfect cider here as well.
- Fountainhead is also around the corner from The Northman on Montrose and has a great cider selection to enjoy in front of their fireplace or upstairs on their rooftop.
- Hop Leaf is a Chicago staple at this point. Located in Andersonville, it’s a short distance from North Center and you’ll be joined by the masses since it’s such a local spot with a great vibe.
Enjoy planning your festivities for Fall, which should include lots of cider sipping!