Beating the cold and the heat
New York City winters can be trying when the temperature drops into freezing—and New York City summers can be sweltering after the sun hits the asphalt for too long. Stopping for a mug in the 5 best places for hard cider in Greenwich Village is always welcome.
Hard cider is a great remedy for both the trying winters and sweltering summers. A good hard cider in the right setting (including picking up a good pour to take home) can make you feel fuzzy in winter and cool you off in the summer. Here’s out vote for sipping the good stuff:
1. Murray’s Cheese Shop
Located at 254 Bleecker Street, Murray’s Cheese offers just about everything. From the obvious array of cheeses to specialty foods, to meats and just about anything else you can think of that pair perfectly with a good cheese. This includes beers and ciders! Murray’s offers classes specifically for learning what ciders pair well with what cheese, so you better bet on it that they’re going to have a great selection.
2. Arts and Crafts Beer Parlor
You’ll find this artistic gem at 26 W 8th Street. The setting is really the complete opposite of a typical bar. Think more of a comfortable extension of a living room space where you can enjoy your favorite drink and have an intimate conversation with your friends. Though they pride themselves on their beer selection the cider selection is just as good and diverse with 11 ciders to choose from. If you love art and you love cider this place will be a big hit.
3. Upright Brew House
This cozy brewpub is located at 547 Hudson Street. Again, the brewhouse focuses more on its beer selection than cider, but there manage to keep a few solid options available for the cider drinker. The focus here is just how cool and cozy the atmosphere here is. Not to mention, if your friends are more into beers and wines there’s a little bit here for everyone—even a good coffee selection for the non-hard cider drinkers in your life.
4. Blind Tiger
What is it about warm tones and wood accents that make a place so inviting? You’ll find just that at 281 Bleecker Street. Wooden bar stools and a long wooden bar line the room. The place might be more famous for its microbrews but you’ll find Doc’s Hard Cider, as well as a couple others. Not to mention, they keep a warm fire going when it starts to snow outside.
5. High Street on Hudson
What pairs well with a local NY cider? A fresh warm pastry maybe? At 637 Hudson Street, you’ll find local ciders and the freshest pastries. This is another great place with options for all, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, wine, local beers, and coffee. The decor reminds you of a place that serves everything homemade. Which makes you feel at home when enjoying your cider.
So whether you’re cooling off or warming up give one of these Greenwich Village establishments a try and let us know your favorite hard cider around the Village.
If hard cider isn’t your thing, you can always try some of the best apple cider Manhattan has to offer. It’s a sweet sensation.
Photo credit: Photo by Andrey Upadyshev Blind Tiger licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0