The trend toward cider-only and cider-mostly bars in the USA continues with:
1) Anxo, DC’s First Cider and Pintxos Bar. Like an ambitious beer bar, the goal is introduce guests to carefully-sourced, traditionally-made options—not macro-ciders like Stella Artois Cidre—and eventually expand the drinking public’s knowledge.
ANXO Beverage Director Tim Prendergast leads an ongoing series of Cider Classes covering a wide array of topics. Each class lasts a little over an hour and includes a sampling of five ciders related to the respective subject matter.
2) At Ash and Elm in Indianapolis, owner Andrea Homoya says "Many people have only tried one style of cider before (and in the US, that is likely a mass-market brand that would tend to use more sugar and apple flavoring than actual fresh juice). If they didn’t like it, they assume they don’t like cider. We know that there are as many kinds of cider profiles as there are beer and wine, so encouraging people to try different styles of ciders to find the kind they prefer is important to us."
3) At Wisconsin's first cider bar, Lost Valley Cider Company "our whole mission is sharing the exploration of the ciders of the world as an adventure with our customers," say Stuart & Chandra Rudolph, Proprietors.