Urban Orchard Cider | Craft Cider Bar and Tasting Room in Asheville NC

Interested in hosting your rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, or corporate event at one of our taprooms?  Inquire at [email protected]!

Asheville’s premier cider festival is back, Carolina CiderFest! Join us for ample tastings of hard cider, mead, apple wine, and seltzers along with artisanal food, live music, and more this year on South Slope, while McCormick Field gets a facelift. Shay & Company is partnering with the North Carolina Cider Association to host our annual cider festival on June 22nd from 12:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with VIP hours starting at 11:30 a.m.

#1 Best Place to Drink Cider in America 2017
– Food & Wine Magazine

#1 Best Cider Establishment in South East 2017
– United States Association of Cider Makers

 

Thank you for continuing to support our family owned and operated local business!  We wouldn't be here without you.

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Full Cider Menu

All Urban Orchard Ciders are aged at a minimum of 8 months, crafted from Hendersonville, NC apples, and utilize a variety of yeasts to give each cider a unique flavor profile.

On Tap - Tasting Room

Check out the hard cider's served on tap at our South Slope (Downtown) location at 24 Buxton Avenue in Asheville NC.

Snack and Charcuterie Menu

 Our South Slope taproom offers snacks in a pre-packed grab and go format.

Get in Touch

Send us questions, comments, event requests, etc.

TESTIMONIALS


This place is amazing! Good food, amazing service (Ben made it such a special visit) and most important, great cider. Tons of different flavors from sweet to sour and even spicy. They offer flights and mulled cider. We will be back!!!

Stowe Perry


Love urban orchard. Friendly staff, great selection of cider. Hot cider is my personal favorite this time of year. The food is also really good with fresh and healthy choices that compliment the ciders well.

Jill Parker


It's a good bar for people into hard cider. They have a variety of options and an 8 oz. size makes it possible to try multiple. I went on a Saturday night and it was absolutely empty.

Charles Morgan


Had no idea you could do so much with cider. Every flavour had something to offer. The flavour varieties are innumerable. We even had one that was coffee flavors. We went on a Wednesday night and had a very personal experience win individualized attention.

Analee Tapia


Cool cider place among the many breweries, so a great place for people who aren’t big beer lovers or just want to have something a bit different. We really loved the ginger and the strawberry ciders. We got the cheese and charcuterie board too which was delicious. Just a cool place to hang out too

Carlye Beyer


My wife is gluten free so this was a must for us. We really loved it. Every cider was solid and the food was really good too! Def stop by and grab beers at the brewery up the street while you are there.

Neil Natic


Loved this place! Great service and ciders. Their jalapeño cider was delicious. Can’t wait to go back when I’m in town.

Anna Leverence


Great vibe, awesome bartenders, amazing cider! Go visit Kevin and Ben, they’ll take good care if you and great pictures too! Xo -Tammy!

Heather Hall


Cider was awesome. Small bites were fantastic. Prices are reasonable. I had a great time with my party of 7.

David Walling


I recommend this place to everyone in this area because they are so amazing!! From awesome food to share and munch on to some of the best ciders I’ve ever had, this place is my new all-time favorite place. Friendly staff and relaxed environment with delicious ciders and a dog friendly porch.

Colleen Conneran


Excellent Ciders and a nice place. Friendly staff. The English Sweet Cider is as good as it gets. Well Done!!

Richard Long

About Urban Orchard Cider Co.

Urban Orchard Cider Co. provides a warm and inviting space in the South Slope district of Downtown Asheville, allowing visitors to experience our one-of-a-kind hard ciders that are made on site. We proudly offer a welcoming atmosphere that fosters creativity, invigorating discussion with friends, or a warm chair to enjoy your cider in one hand and your new favorite book in the other.

 

In a time where product labels can be difficult to navigate and interpret, you can be sure that Urban Orchard Ciders are of the purest form. We are dedicated to producing the highest quality craft ciders that we feel good about drinking ourselves. Forget the days of overly sweet ciders, full of artificial sweeteners, aromas, and flavors. We let fresh-pressed apple juice do the job for us. Aging/maturation and a variety of yeast strains are competitive advantages for us and we have found that the extra work delivers us a superior product in the end.  Stop by for a visit!

Check out a FoodTopia profile on owner Josie Mielke

URBAN ORCHARD CIDER CO. TAPROOM AND HEADQUARTERS LOCATION

South Slope Location (Downtown)

The South Slope location is the main headquarters for Urban Orchard Cider Co. production and offers a comfortable and unique educational atmosphere for its customers to enjoy one of Asheville's quality craft beverages. The taproom is also available for your next corporate or private event. Inquire via our contact us page.

 

Monday - Thursday:  2pm - 9pm

 

Customer Appreciation Night, Every Tuesday! Specials/Validated Parking!

Trivia! Every Wednesday starting @ 6:30pm Free to play/Validated Parking!

Latin Night Every Other Thursday @ 8:30!

 

Friday:  2pm - 10pm

 

Every 1st and 3rd Friday Live Band! Trippin' Up the Stairs

Celtic and Traditional Old-Time Music @ 6-8pm

 

Saturday:  Noon - 10pm

DJ Mtn Vibez - Latin Dance @ 9pm Every Second Saturday

 

Sunday: 1 - 8pm

 

Click below to head to our Facebook page and more details on events!

https://www.facebook.com/UrbanOrchardCider

PHOTO GALLERY

(Photography Credits: Stephan Pruitt unless otherwise noted)

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