Here in Pennsylvania, we are blessed with an abundance of cideries all across the Commonwealth. There are orchard cideries that grow their own fruit, wineries and breweries that have added cider to their line of products, and city cideries that bring the flavor of the country to downtowns and urban neighborhoods.
Visiting a cidery (or two) is a lovely way to spend the day — many offer tours, guided tastings and flights, as well as to-go sales of cans, bottles and growlers. Some cideries in PA are more akin to full-fledged bars and restaurants, with additional local beverage options, like PA beer, wine and cocktails, as well as happy hours, dinner and brunch service.
To help you explore all that PA cider has to offer, we’ve put together the Pennsylvania Cider Trail. There are cideries to discover in all four corners of the state, and everywhere in between; use our guide to string together your own cider road-trip, add a cidery visit onto a vacation, or just check out a cidery in your own town the next time you’re looking for a fun night out.
All along the Western side of Pennsylvania, you’ll find craft cideries, as well as wineries, making their own lines of hard cider. From urban cideries in the bustling city of Pittsburgh to charming tasting rooms in rural communities, there is so much great cider to try in Western PA.
Nestled in the idyllic Pennsylvania resort community of Conneaut Lake, Conneaut Cellars Winery makes a number of Lake Erie wines, spirits and a tight assortment of ciders. The tasting room, which overlooks the shore of the pretty lake, is open every day (except major holidays), with free guided tours, free tastings, glass pours and to-go sales.
12005 Conneaut Lake Rd., Conneaut Lake, PA; (814) 382-3999.
Second-generation orchardist, Maria Kretschmann, makes harvest-driven ciders using apples grown at Kretschmann Farm, which was founded in 1971 by her parents Don and Becky Kretschmann. Her brand-new tasting room offers tastings by reservation only on Thursdays and Saturdays; look for After the Fall ciders at the Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier (Leaf) Market, and the Squirrel Hill and East Liberty Farmers Markets in Pittsburgh.
257 Zeigler Rd., Rochester, PA; (412) 254-6346.
Since 2008, this U.S. Civil War-thematic winery/cidery has been making small-batch, handcrafted hard apple cider, fruit/grape wines and meads. In the years since, Arsenal has expanded to include a number of locations: Its original urban cidery is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh, and it’s open Wednesday through Sunday with 13 ciders, meads and wines on tap. The location in Dormont, PA combines a cider house with a menu of bites from Haversack Sandwich Co.; and its Farm Cider House in Wexford, PA is on location at the lovely Solebury Orchards.
300 39th St., Pittsburgh, PA; (412) 682-7699; 2905 W. Liberty Ave., Dormont, PA; (412) 403-6174; 2537 Brandt School Rd., Wexford, PA; (724) 777-2402.
This established cidery runs a Cider House in Pittsburgh’s Troy Hill neighborhood that offers over a dozen Threadbare ciders by the glass, PA beers, Wigle Whiskey barrel-aged cocktails, snacks, and tasty craft pizza. There’s plenty of family-style seating inside the tasting room and outside on the (dog-friendly) patio!
1291 Spring Garden Ave., Pittsburgh, PA; (412) 322-5100.
KingView’s full-service Mt. Lebanon mead house has all your beverage options covered, with 40 rotating taps of cider, mead, wine and beer, which are a mix of its own products and other PA-made items. Cocktails and mocktails are also available, as well as an extensive food menu, including options like lobster rolls, flatbread pizzas and charcuterie boards. This location is open Wednesday through Sunday, with a great happy hour. KingView also has two other locations: one in the Tanger Outlets in Washington, PA and the other inside the Lumberjaxes axe-throwing facility in Cranberry Township, PA.
101 Beverly Rd., Mt. Lebanon, PA; (412) 388-1990; 2200 Tanger Blvd., Suite 875, Washington, PA; (412) 335-0070; 20111 Route 19, Cranberry Township, PA; (412) 408-2650.
This lovely spot, which was originally opened in 2016 as a wedding venue, now includes a large winemaking facility, as well as a sizable tasting room, plenty of patio seating and private event spaces. Though the main focus of the beverage list is wine, there are a number of Bella Terra ciders to try, as well as PA beers, seltzers and cocktails. Bella Terra’s Hunker location is its original tasting room space, and includes a bistro, live music Wednesday through Sunday, and unique outdoor igloos and cabanas. The other locations are a tasting room in downtown Bedford, PA, and a spot inside the Hartwood Wine Cave in Allison Park, PA.
121 Sunny Lane; Hunker, PA; 107 E. Pitt St., Bedford, PA; (724) 635-3658; 3141 Harts Run Rd., Allison Park, PA; (412) 486-1050.
Nestled in the scenic Chestnut Ridge in the Pennsylvania Laurel Highlands, find Tattiebogle CiderWorks, which specializes in both traditional and modern ciders, using fruit from the no-spray, heirloom trees on its property, as well as apples sourced from other select Pennsylvania orchards. Visit its tasting room, which is open Friday through Sunday, to try seven to 10 craft ciders on tap.
175 Ankney Hill Rd., Acme, PA; (724) 424-2437.
Brother Monk Ciderworks is owned and operated by brothers Dan and Joe Holoubek, who are both Navy veterans with a long history of military service in their family. On their property in Indiana County, PA, they grow over 2,000 cider-specific apple trees; the rest of the fruit for their ciders is sourced from Pennsylvania. A public tasting room on the farm is still in development, but they are open most weekends for takeout (call ahead first to be sure), and you can often find Brother Monk set up at the Mt. Lebanon Uptown Market on Saturday and the Carnegie Farmers Market on Sunday.
779 Elm Rd., Northern Cambria, PA; (814) 626-8800.
Central Pennsylvania is apple country, through and through. In fact, apples are PA’s fourth-largest agricultural commodity, and the majority of that fruit is grown in Adams County, which is part of South Central PA, and includes Gettysburg and many of the surrounding townships and boroughs. This area is the largest producer of apples and peaches in the state! Central PA is home to many fine cideries, each with its own unique style and products.
Find the Black Bear Hard Cider line, which is part of Reid’s Orchard’s beverage program (which also includes wine) on draft at its welcoming Cider House in downtown Gettysburg, which is open seven days a week. Cider bottles, drafts and flights, as well as glasses of wine and snacks, are all available.
400 Baltimore St., Gettysburg, PA: (717) 334-7537.
Using apples and other fruits grown at Three Springs Fruit Farm in Wenksville, PA, Ploughman Cider has made a name for itself selling at farmers markets and wholesale to bars and restaurants. It also runs a charming taproom in historic Lincoln Square in Gettysburg, which serves its own ciders plus local beers, wines and distilled spirits from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Settle in to make an afternoon or night of it with a pub-inspired food menu, including snack plates, savory pies and pastries and sandwiches. The Ploughman Taproom is open every day but Wednesday.
14 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA; (717) 420-2582.
This highly awarded cidery opened its taphouse in 2019, allowing guests to come visit its beautiful property, which is located along the northern extension of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just a stone’s throw from Gettysburg and the Appalachian Trail. It’s currently open weekends year-round, with pours of its harvest ciders as well as PA beer, food trucks, firepits and live music.
338 Georgetown Rd., Gardners, PA; (717) 677-0250.
Though it primarily serves wine, cider lovers can order pours of Armstrong Valley’s Bad Boy and Bad Girl ciders at the winery’s tasting room (which is inside a barn!). This location is open every day and often hosts food trucks.
212 Rutter Rd., Halifax, PA; (717) 896-7700.
Pop into Grand Illusion’s playful, magic-themed bar in Carlisle, PA, for the largest selection of Pennsylvania cider on draft in the world, including its own ciders, as well as a rotating selection of five PA beers and eight PA wines on draft. The food menu offers many gluten-free options, and the events calendar is full of fun entertainment, including escape rooms. Bonus: 100% of Grand Illusion’s servers are Cider Certified Professionals, certified through the program run by the American Cider Association. This spot is open every day except Tuesday.
26 W. High St., Carlisle, PA; (717) 462-4716.
At the original Wyndridge Farm restaurant you’ll find a scratch kitchen with a well-rounded beverage menu to complement it, including Wyndridge’s own line of award-winning ciders, its Winding Path Brewing beers, Wyndridge Vines wines and other PA wines, as well as cocktails. During warm weather, enjoy its outdoor beer garden. It is open every day but Monday.
Wyndridge also recently opened a Lancaster Tasting Room with a limited menu of scratch-made food and a tight beverage menu, including ciders, beer and cocktails. It’s open Wednesday through Sunday (including Sunday brunch!).
885 S. Pleasant Ave., Dallastown, PA: (717) 244-9900; 398 Harrisburg Ave., Suite 100, Lancaster, PA; (717) 296-8102.
This urban cidery in downtown Lancaster reopened after being closed during the pandemic and is now open Thursday through Sunday. Enjoy the bright, airy space hung with local art, for draft pours, flights, bottles/can sales and local snacks. On nice days, grab a seat in the window for a nice view of the neighborhood.
219 W. Walnut St., Lancaster, PA; no phone.
Lancaster County Cider is the cider brand made by Mount Hope Winery. Using locally grown ingredients, it offers a range of ciders, including dry, traditional, sweet and specialty flavors. You can find these ciders in cans and growler fills at any of the winery’s retail locations; for more of a tasting room experience, check out the original winery (also the home of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire) in North Lancaster County.
2775 Lebanon Rd., Manheim, PA; (717) 665-7021.
This large region of the state, which includes the Lehigh Valley and the Pocono Mountains, the Greater Philadelphia metro area and Scranton, is packed with incredible cideries to explore. Whatever experience you seek, from a sleek modern cidery on a busy city street, to a small tasting room on a quaint Main Street, to a verdant patch of farmland, you can find it all here.
Tucked in the rolling hills of Bradford County in Northeastern PA, Deep Roots make high-quality hard cider with locally grown apples. Its comfy tasting room offers pours of cider, including many fruit ciders, like peach, blackberry and cherry, as well as all-apple ciders. It’s open Friday through Sunday, or by appointment.
348 Back Rd., Sugar Run, PA; (570) 746-3222.
This small production winery is known for its innovative ciders, including harvest ciders, perries, and cysers. Experimental beverage fans may also want to try Space Time’s meads in esoteric flavors, like Chaotic Evil, an apple honey wine with added chipotle. Inside its small retail space, Space Time offers sampling, best for groups of 4-8 people. FYI: There is no seating or food, so this is less of a hangout spot than a place to try some sips and then grab a few bottles to go. Regular hours are held Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday; call or send a message through Facebook to set up a tasting on other days/times.
419 S. Blakely St., Dunmore, PA; (570) 504-5758.
If you’re planning a trip to the Delaware Water Gap area, be sure to include a trip to Hardball Cider, a fifth-generation family farm which presses its own apples to make its line of baseball-themed ciders. The tasting room, which has a beautiful view and ample outdoor seating, hosts local food trucks and live music artists from April through December.
805 Orchard Rd., Mt. Bethel, PA; (484) 341-3101.
Stop into Five Maiden’s sleek tasting room in downtown Bethlehem for pours of ciders made from local apples, as well as live music. If you’re a local, or plan to visit regularly, consider joining its mug club, which comes with tons of perks with its annual membership fee. The tasting room is open Wednesday through Saturday.
327 Polk St., Bethlehem, PA; (610) 295-9260.
This family orchard has been growing quality tree fruits since 1944, and uses its own apples and to craft its line of everyday session and special estate ciders. To try these on-site, pay a visit to Frecon Farms’ Espresso and Cider Bar which has hard cider on tap, along with coffee drinks, kombucha and beer from Wissahickon Brewing Company. The farm market also sells Frecon Farms in bottles to go. It’s open seven days a week.
501 South Reading Ave., Boyertown, PA; (610) 367-6200.
Newer to the PA cider community is Excursion Ciders, the project of an ex-brewer and friends, which makes small-batch hard ciders with locally pressed apples, which are fermented on site, without additives. At its new tasting room in Kimberton Village, find its ciders alongside other Pennsylvania beer, wines and beverages, and a small menu of local cheese and other snacks. It’s currently open Friday and Saturday evenings.
14 Prizer Rd., Phoenixville, PA; no phone.
While this family-owned and -operated craft brewery makes a large array of beers, it also produces a handful of house-made hard ciders. Visit the brewery, adjacent to the entrance of Wissahickon Valley Park, perfect for post-hike sips. It’s open seven days a week with plenty of food trucks and events.
3705 W. School House Ln., Philadelphia, PA; (215) 483-8833.
An urban cidery in Philly’s Bella Vista neighborhood (right off South Street), Hale & True crafts modern ciders with juice pressed at local orchards. Its stylish taproom offers cider made on site, as well as other local beer, wine, spirits, and small plates. They hold hours Wednesday through Sunday, with indoor and outdoor seating and to-go sales.
613 S. 7th St., Philadelphia, PA; (267) 639-4334.
Stone & Key Cellars is a cozy winery (with a cool make-your-own wine program) that produces a variety of wines, as well as ciders made with local apples, ranging from bone-dry to sweet-and-fruity. The taproom is open seven days a week, with a menu of cheese, charcuterie and snacks on offer Friday through Sunday.
435 Doylestown Rd., Montgomeryville, PA; (215) 855-4567.
Located on the edge of charming New Hope, this cidery is part of Manoff Market Gardens, a family-owned farm. It makes a variety of dry sparkling and still ciders with estate-grown fruit. Stop by Thursday through Saturday for bottle sales; check out the calendar for the late-night hours of the tasting room. In addition to to-go sales, flights, bottles and snacks are available in the outdoor cider garden with its orchard views. BYO lawn chair and food.
3157 Comfort Rd., New Hope, PA; (215) 297-8220.
For a relaxing country outing, visit Old Stone’s tasting room in an historic rebuilt Pennsylvania bank barn in the rolling hills of Chester County. There, you’ll find English-style ciders made with over 20 varieties of cider apples grown in Old Stone’s orchard. The tasting room is open Thursday through Sunday, with draft and to-go cider, food trucks and live music.
You can also find them Tuesday through Saturday at Hood’s BBQ in Unionville, PA.
959 Chesterville Rd., Lewisville, PA; (484) 441-3344.