1337 14th St., NW; 202-567-2576
Just as he does with beer, Greg Engert meticulously curates a list of 25-plus local and international ciders—among the largest in Washington—divided by flavor profile (“bright & fruity,” “earthy & sparkling”) for easy drinking.
Dupont Circle, 202-223-1245; Georgetown, 202-337-1245; Alexandria, 703-837-1245
Ruth Gresser’s pizzerias boast a strong selection, including local drafts, and coveted bottles such as Domaine Dupont Cidre Reserve ($36) from Normandy.
1110 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington; 703-746-9822
This Spanish restaurant hosts weekly Wednesday dinners named after the Basque txotxritual of tasting cider straight from the barrel. For $80 a person, you can drink as many glasses as you want along with a family-style meal.
This article appears in our January 2016 issue of Washingtonian.