What comes to your mind when you think of fall?
Leaves? Hoodies? Candles? Pumpkins?
What about apples? Apples are a top fall harvest crop, and with Richmond being a quick drive along I-64 from the Blue Ridge Mountains, we can’t get enough of the fruit and all it can bring to the table – including the beverages.
Richmond is a hub of activity, and this fall, you can satisfy your apple craving at the three cideries downtown. The end of summer doesn’t have to be the end of fun. Expand your drink palette while enjoying the city’s finest, apple polishing establishments.
Need help with parking? CityParking can help you find the perfect location so you don’t have to struggle with finding a spot near the cidery.
3 Cideries in Downtown Richmond You’ll Enjoy a Whole Bunch
If you’re in the mood for some cider to celebrate the season, Richmond is the place to be. With two cideries in Scott’s Addition and one in Shockoe Bottom, you can enjoy a glass of cider with family and friends anywhere downtown.
Located: 1320 Summit Ave
As Virginia’s first urban cidery, Blue Bee Cider is renowned for their draft ciders that are created using Virginia heirloom apples. You can enjoy a brisk fall day on the outdoor patio or stay warm in the indoor cider salon.
They even have tours of their 1940s stables and tastings for those who are interested in the craft. It may be overflowing with history, but this cidery’s atmosphere is a perfect blend of chic and traditional. Come see what all the buzz is about.
Located: 2910 W. Leigh St.
Across the street, Buskey Cider has also found a home in the growing Scott’s Addition. Also a fan of sticking to Virginia pressed apples, this cidery likes to keep things fresh and healthy. Most of their ciders will appeal to its young adult crowd with no added sugars or acid adjustments. You know what they say, an apple a day keeps the doctor away 😉.
Despite its location in an old brick warehouse, the vibes of the building are wooden, rustic and industrial, clinging to its roots.
- Lot 203 (2 min walk)
- Lot 117: 1117 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd (2 min walk)
- Lot 209: Arthur Ashe & Leigh Street (4 min walk)
Located: 2114 E Main St.
For granny smith enthusiasts who enjoy a little less sweet, Bryant’s Cidery and Brewery is known for its dry ciders. On the other side of town, Bryant’s makes a name for itself with an authentic 1850’s storefront and Victorian inspired tasting room that’s covered in paintings.
Guests can try their rotating ciders on draft, or go for something a bit stronger like their cider cocktails. Even beer drinkers can find the apple of their eye.
Other Restaurants and Bars with Ciders
Interested in a glass but don’t want to commit to a full-on cidery? Not a problem. Downtown Richmond has tons of restaurants and bars that serve the local ciders alongside their other beers and food options. How ’bout them apples?
To list a few:
- Oak & Apple
- Union Market
- Rosie Connolly’s
- Pizza & Beer of Richmond
- Grandstaff & Stein
- Gus’ Bar & Grill
- Garden Grove Brewing and Urban Winery
CityParking Options in Downtown Richmond
As much fun as Downtown Richmond is all year ‘round, no one enjoys having to find street parking. The process of circling the same streets over and over until a spot opens up is like biting into a bad apple, leaving a rotten taste in your mouth. But it’s better than parking far away and walking in the chilly weather.
Don’t let the daunting task of finding parking spoil the whole bushel and keep you from tasting all the best ciders Richmond has to offer.
Instead, try one of CityParking’s parking lots – we have locations all over the city!
When you use our Parking Locator, finding a spot will be as easy as apple pie.