Here’s Where To Find Apple Cider Near Your Sagamore Apartment

There’s nothing like a glass of hot apple cider in the midst of autumn – especially if that cider is homemade right from the orchard. Being that the Upper West Side area is full of hip bars and restaurants, we’re lucky to live by lots of destinations featuring local cider, and even hard cider, all season long.

If you’re looking for that perfect glass of cider, check out these nearby places for a sip you’re sure to savor all season long. It’ll be difficult to return to the typical glass of wine or beer after these ciders!

The Owl’s Tail, located at 215 W 75th St, New York which is eight minutes from your Sagamore apartment, is a cool hot spot with a cozy retro vibe showcasing inventive cocktails and global small plates.

Their seasonal cocktails and kitchen are inspired by global spirits, fresh local herbs, fruits and vegetables and house-made bitters and syrups. Their menu also includes bar snacks, global small plates, baked goods made with love and of course, an impressive selection of ciders.  

Big Apple Hard Cider, located at 32 Union Square E, New York which is 16 minutes from your Sagamore apartment, creates small-batch ciders made with 100% New York State apples which are inspired by the neighborhoods in and around New York City and the people who live here.

Some of their ciders include the Brooklyn, which is a smooth fruit forward medium-dry cider with just a touch of sweetness; and the Upper East Cider, which is aged in local whiskey casks for 6+ months and infused with caramel and toasted oak with a hint of smoke. 

The Owl’s Tail

215 W 75th St, New York, NY 10023

(646) 609-3906

Big Apple Hard Cider

32 Union Square E, New York, NY 10003

(212) 401-6934

NYC Cider Festival Is Here

Some of the best aromas of fall include the smell of freshly turned leaves, cool crisp, apple spice and of course cider! Now that it is starting to feel a little more like fall it’s time to retire the summer ales and dive into apple cider season. NYC will be hosting Cider Week taking place from October 20-29th. If you are looking for a fun fall activity this month, make sure to take part in this fun event!


About: Cider week focuses on increasing the presence of craft ciders in several local bars and restaurants all around NYC! For the 7th year in a row, local businesses will come together in celebration of one of the best fall flavors and drinks! There will also be tastings throughout the week at several locations and classes to learn more about how cider is made.


Breweries: Over 30 Cider breweries are participating in this event, all expect for a select special exceptions located right here in New York! Participants include Angry Orchard, Brooklyn Cider House, Big Apple Cider, Graft Cider, Original Sin, Rootstock Ciderworks and many, many more!


Events: Take a trip to Brooklyn for the opening of the Bad Seed Cider Tap Room, or stay a little more local by taking the downtown subway to Union Square  for free tastings from several NY Cider breweries! You can check out the event Happenings page for all tastings and special events that will take place throughout the week.


Location: You can find cider featured from all participating breweries around NYC! Right here on the Upper West Side you can visit Broadway Dive located a few blocks uptown from The Sagamore which will feature special cider selections throughout Cider Week. Find the full list of participating locations here.


Learn more about this weeklong event and everything you could need to know on the NYC Cider Week website!