Where to drink/buy cider in Vienna?

I didn’t spend enough time in Vienna to properly explore the city in terms of cider. But, I will share with you a few spots, where you can find this delicious beverage.
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They usually have three ciders on tap, but in the summer they reduce the number of ciders available on tap to only one. I think that it’s rather strange as I would assume, that cider is more popular in the summertime? What else can cool you better than a glass of lightly chilled cider? As for cider available here, you can purchase the local Big Arlet from Gusswerk Brauerei. No bottled cider here. Also, they serve food. I can recommend their pastrami. Delicious!

Mel’s is located in the centre of Vienna so if you are doing sightseeing here you will sooner or later pass by this bar. Mel’s is actually an American craft beer bar with a quite impressive selection of English cider. At least impressive for this part of Europe. Ciders available on tap feature Aspall Cyder, Westons Rosie’s Pig and Old Banger, price-wise 0,25L €2.90 / 0,46L €4.80. In bottles, they offer ciders from Oliver’s Cider & Perry and Cornish Orchards. See below for Mel’s cider list. Sadly, you will not find Austrian cider here. Also, they serve food here if you are hungry, but I haven’t had the chance to try it.

As the name already indicates, Hawidere specialises in burgers and craft beer. They have 15 taps and one is reserved for cider. Usually, it’s one of the ciders from Westons such as Flat Tyre, Old Banger or Rosies’s Pig but sometimes they have hopped craft cider from the Austrian Blakstoc. Check their website for the current offer here.

Last but not least, Beaver Brewing Company, a craft beer bar stocks a selection of bottled ciders from Blakstoc. If you’re into American food, you may find something for your taste buds here too.

If there are more cider spots in Vienna worth mentioning, just drop me a line! I would be happy to update my post.

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