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Interest in hard cider around D.C. has been growing for a long time. Part of the trend stems from the availability of ciders with greater complexity of flavors than sickly sweet tallboys of Strongbow. Many restaurants are stocking at least one cider on their drinks lists to meet the increased demand for a gluten-free alcoholic option that isn't wine.

Meanwhile, a lot of cideries have gotten creative, adding tropical flavors like hibiscus and pineapple, rather than traditional fall flavors like cranberry, pear, and ginger.

The recent increase in locally-made cider options has also helped. Options such as Maryland's Millstone and Distillery Lane, Virginia's Albemarle and Blue Bee have made cider a good local choice.

And now with Anxo, D.C. has its own cidery in two locations. Rather the traditional sparkling style found most often in the U.S., Anxo makes predominantly still sidras similar to those found in the Basque region of Spain, where it is a major part of local cuisine.

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1. Bier Baron Tavern

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1523 22nd St NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) 293-1885
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Bier Baron continues the Brickskeller's tradition of having a large selection of beers and related drinks. It features nine ciders and a perry.

2. Brookland Pint

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716 Monroe St NE
Washington, D.C. 20017
(202) 758-2757
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Brookland Pint and its sister restaurant, Meridian Pint, both offer large beer selections. And both also offer varying selections of one or two ciders on draft or by the bottle–though few there is usually one unique selection among them.

3. ChurchKey

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1337 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 567-2576
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As would be expected Churchkey has an extensive selection of ciders. Along with one option on draft, there are over 25 cider and perry options from England, Spain, and the US with a variety of flavor profiles. Find options that are earthy, bright and fruity, mellow and floral, or rich and intense.

4. Estadio

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1520 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 319-1404
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Estadio offers a Basque and two Asturian sidras on its drinks menu.

5. Pizzeria Paradiso (Multiple locations)

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3282 M St NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 337-1245
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The Dupont location offers two different ciders on tap. Other Pizzeria Paradiso locations typically have one cider on tap.

6. Rustico (Multiple locations)

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827 Slaters Ln
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 224-5051
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Like its sister restaurant, Rustico offers a relatively large selection of ciders — a choice of 17 bottles. They are split among mellow & floral, bright & fruity, earthy & still, and earthy & sparkling.

7. Scion

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2100 P St NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) 833-8899
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Scion features four bottled cider options. The restaurant also hosts cider events from time to time to allow exploration of more options.

8. Fainting Goat

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1330 U St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 735-0344
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The Fainting Goat offers a rotating cider from Graft on tap as well as Bold Rock by the bottle.

9. Queen Vic

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1206 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 396-2001
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The Queen Vic offers a selection of English ciders. Two options are regularly on tap, along with two ciders by the bottle. For those looking for something a little different, there are hard cider cocktails like cider and Ribena, and cider and the Czech cinnamon liqueur, Becherovka.

10. Lost & Found

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1240 9th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Lost & Found currently offers three ciders, each from a cidery in Maryland or Virginia.

11. Lost Dog Cafe (Multiple locations)

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2920 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 553-7770
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The Lost Dog Cafe locations in North and South Arlington offer a variety of ciders on tap and in bottles, including ones from Crispin, Woodchuck, Blue Mountain, and Austin Eastsiders

12. Anxo Cidery & Pinxtos Bar

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300 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 986-3795
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Anxo ferments its own Spanish sidra with a large number of varieties, and its restaurants aim for a true Basque experience. They typically serve pintxos and will occasionally host a traditional multi-course Basque meal, called a txotx, and diners can get their sidra from a tapped barrel.

13. Ser

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1110 N Glebe Rd.
Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 746-9822
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SER offers two ciders on the menu. One is Bold Rock, while the other is a Spanish sidra that varies. They also offer txotx dinners, which are traditional multi-course Basque meals accompanied by unlimited sidra.

14. Sovereign

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1206 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 774-5875
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Find nine different bottles of cider on the menu at Georgetown's Sovereign. The majority are French cider, with three coming from Graft in New York.

15. Doi Moi

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1800 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 733-5131
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Doi Moi offers a variety of domestic American ciders from local spots like Anxo, Foggy Ridge, and Potter's as well as options from around the country as well as a French cidre.

16. Right Proper Brewing Company (Multiple locations)

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624 T St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 607-2337
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Along with its own beers, Right Proper Brewing offers 17 different cider options in cans.

17. Homestead

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3911 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20011
(202) 627-2371
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Homestead offers four local ciders on tap. Order them separately or opt for a flight.

1. Bier Baron Tavern

1523 22nd St NW, Washington, D.C. 20037
Bier Baron continues the Brickskeller's tradition of having a large selection of beers and related drinks. It features nine ciders and a perry.
1523 22nd St NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

2. Brookland Pint

716 Monroe St NE, Washington, D.C. 20017
Brookland Pint and its sister restaurant, Meridian Pint, both offer large beer selections. And both also offer varying selections of one or two ciders on draft or by the bottle–though few there is usually one unique selection among them.
716 Monroe St NE
Washington, D.C. 20017

3. ChurchKey

1337 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
As would be expected Churchkey has an extensive selection of ciders. Along with one option on draft, there are over 25 cider and perry options from England, Spain, and the US with a variety of flavor profiles. Find options that are earthy, bright and fruity, mellow and floral, or rich and intense.
1337 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

4. Estadio

1520 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20002
Estadio offers a Basque and two Asturian sidras on its drinks menu.
1520 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20002

5. Pizzeria Paradiso (Multiple locations)

3282 M St NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
The Dupont location offers two different ciders on tap. Other Pizzeria Paradiso locations typically have one cider on tap.
3282 M St NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

6. Rustico (Multiple locations)

827 Slaters Ln, Alexandria, VA 22314
Like its sister restaurant, Rustico offers a relatively large selection of ciders — a choice of 17 bottles. They are split among mellow & floral, bright & fruity, earthy & still, and earthy & sparkling.
827 Slaters Ln
Alexandria, VA 22314

7. Scion

2100 P St NW, Washington, D.C. 20037
Scion features four bottled cider options. The restaurant also hosts cider events from time to time to allow exploration of more options.
2100 P St NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

8. Fainting Goat

1330 U St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
The Fainting Goat offers a rotating cider from Graft on tap as well as Bold Rock by the bottle.
1330 U St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

9. Queen Vic

1206 H St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
The Queen Vic offers a selection of English ciders. Two options are regularly on tap, along with two ciders by the bottle. For those looking for something a little different, there are hard cider cocktails like cider and Ribena, and cider and the Czech cinnamon liqueur, Becherovka.
1206 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

10. Lost & Found

1240 9th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Lost & Found currently offers three ciders, each from a cidery in Maryland or Virginia.
1240 9th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

11. Lost Dog Cafe (Multiple locations)

2920 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204
The Lost Dog Cafe locations in North and South Arlington offer a variety of ciders on tap and in bottles, including ones from Crispin, Woodchuck, Blue Mountain, and Austin Eastsiders
2920 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204

12. Anxo Cidery & Pinxtos Bar

300 Florida Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Anxo ferments its own Spanish sidra with a large number of varieties, and its restaurants aim for a true Basque experience. They typically serve pintxos and will occasionally host a traditional multi-course Basque meal, called a txotx, and diners can get their sidra from a tapped barrel.
300 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

13. Ser

1110 N Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22203
SER offers two ciders on the menu. One is Bold Rock, while the other is a Spanish sidra that varies. They also offer txotx dinners, which are traditional multi-course Basque meals accompanied by unlimited sidra.
1110 N Glebe Rd.
Arlington, VA 22203

14. Sovereign

1206 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
Find nine different bottles of cider on the menu at Georgetown's Sovereign. The majority are French cider, with three coming from Graft in New York.
1206 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

15. Doi Moi

1800 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Doi Moi offers a variety of domestic American ciders from local spots like Anxo, Foggy Ridge, and Potter's as well as options from around the country as well as a French cidre.
1800 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

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16. Right Proper Brewing Company (Multiple locations)

624 T St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Along with its own beers, Right Proper Brewing offers 17 different cider options in cans.
624 T St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

17. Homestead

3911 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20011
Homestead offers four local ciders on tap. Order them separately or opt for a flight.
3911 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20011

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