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October 24, 2019

Philadelphia Cider Week is back – and these are the events you can't miss

The Bourse, Kensington Quarters and more are hosting events

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Philadelphia Cider Week 2019 Grace Dickinson/PhillyVoice

Philadelphia Cider Week is back for a second year from Thursday, Oct. 31, through Friday, Nov. 8. Hard cider is an alcoholic drink made from fermented crushed fruit, typically apples.

Philadelphia Cider Week, which launched last year, is back from Thursday, Oct. 31, through Friday, Nov. 8.

During that time, popular bars and restaurants in Philly and the nearby suburbs will host dinners, parties and more featuring hard cider.

Like last year, we've looked through the list of Cider Week events to pick out some of the best ones. Below are six that you should have on your radar.

RELATED: Save the date for Hawthornes' Great Harvest Cider and Beer Festival

History After Hours with Revolutionary Cider Cocktail Competition

OK, so this event technically takes place before Philadelphia Cider Week begins, but it's too fun not to share.

The Museum of the American Revolution regularly hosts History After Hours, where visitors can enjoy special programming, extended evening hours and happy hour specials, and this time there's going to be a cider cocktail competition.

Bartenders will have to put their own spin on 18th century cider cocktails, then guests will have the chance to vote on their favorite.

Tickets ($10) can purchased online.

Tuesday, Oct. 29
5-7:30 p.m. | $10 tickets
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. Third St., Philadelphia, PA, 19106

Night of the Living Cider III: Stronger Than the Grave

The first Night of the Living Cider is what inspired the creation of Philadelphia Cider Week, so the third one is a can't-miss event.

On Halloween night, Kensington Quarters will be featuring tons of high-ABV ciders. You can pay-as-you-go or choose to purchase an all-you-can-drink pass at the door.

The party will also include $5 plates made by guest chefs, tarot card readings, bobbing for apples, a costume contest and a raffle.

Then when the party's over at 11 p.m., head next door to Bottle Bar East for more drinks and karaoke. 

Thursday, Oct. 31
7-11 p.m. | Pay-as-you-go
Kensington Quarters
1310 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19125

Okie Dokie Cider Doughnut Pop-Up

It's fall and there's no better seasonal treat than cider doughnuts.

Saturday, Nov. 2, Okie Dokie Donuts is visiting Hale & True's taproom with gluten-free doughnuts made with the local cidery's delicious ciders.

Head over at noon for samples, but you'll probably want to purchase some to-go, too.

Saturday, Nov. 2
Noon to 3 p.m. | Pay-as-you-go
Hale & True
613 S. Seventh St., Philadelphia, PA 19147

Cave à Manger: Cider & Seafood

If you haven't been to Cave à Manger at The Good King Tavern before, just imagine lots of cheese and wines by the glass. At this special edition, there will be seafood, too. 

Guests can enjoy a raw bar, oysters and cheeses, and instead of wine, ciders will be poured.

The restaurant suggests making a reservation, or be prepared to wait.

Tuesday, Nov. 5
5-8 p.m. | Pay-as-you-go
The Good King Tavern
614 S. Seventh St., Philadelphia, PA, 19147

Music's Back Bingo with Ploughman Cider

Did you know? Khyber Pass Pub is once again hosting concerts and other events in its upstairs performance space.

Celebrate the return of live music – and Cider Week, of course – at an interactive, multi-round bingo game based on music. 

While playing, sip on Ploughman Cider. You'll need some liquid courage for the physical challenges.

Wednesday, Nov. 6
Beginning at 10 p.m. | Pay-as-you-go
Khyber Pass Pub
56 S. Second St., Philadelphia, PA, 19106

Philadelphia Cider Week Closing Night

To end Philadelphia Cider Week, there will be a fun, evening event at The Bourse. Fifteen cider brands will be there handing out tastings and selling their goods.

In addition, The Bourse food vendors will be offering specials inspired by ciders and apples, the bars will have ciders on tap and a DJ will be spinning old school tracks.

Friday, Nov. 8
7-10 p.m. | Pay-as-you-go
The Bourse
111 S. Independence Mall E., Philadelphia, PA 19106

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