Arsenal Cider House & Wine Cellar

Mayor: Travlr (3) | Taps: 8 | Bottles: growlers
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
jtclockwork  (463) , New Jersey | July 18, 2016
Civil war themed. Some of the best American made ciders around. Lots of choices on tap.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
italarican  (109) Winston-Salem, North Carolina | July 18, 2016
Impromptu visit during RBSG based on the quality cider sampled at a nearby bar. Staff were welcoming and very enthusiastic about a crowd of 12 or so people suddenly walking into their quaint setup. Free samples of a wide range of ciders. Above average quality overall. Cool late 19th century house feel to it. Seems like itíd be a fun place to relax at after work.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
djd07  (45) Houston, Texas | July 18, 2016
Great selection of different kinds of ciders and fruited ciders. Staff went above and beyond to help out and very knowledgeable about each cider. 3 free samples to help you decide on what to get a full pour of. Food trucks normally on site but not when I visited.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone  (124) Wood River, Illinois | July 18, 2016
Walked here during the Pittsburgh Summer Gathering. Just an old house in an neighborhood full of them. A civil war arsenal across the street gives it the name. Really cool wood work in this old home. We decided to stop here after really liking some of their offerings on the previous stop. The ones we had were the best of the crop but others were solid. Sweet and high ABV ciders, in general. The production must be elsewhere because there just isnít very much room here. A fun stop.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Ferris  (1092) Burnaby, British Columbia | July 15, 2016
A hard to find tiny little house that is trying to for a very old rustic look. Pleasant staff and the brewer was onsite to answer questions. Selection was pretty large and quality was pretty good. Big beef is with the plastic cups, I hate them and I think it is the poorest way to showcase your product. Prices were great and overall a good stop.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Travlr  (2467) Washington, Washington DC | July 15, 2016
Interesting place. Someoneís living room turned into a Civil War museum with booze. Tons and tons and tons of ciders available. Most seemed geared toward the masses, very sweet, lots of fruit infusions, force carbonated. Some were very tasty, others were just sweet, all were easy drinking - be careful, given the abvs (which seemed high for ciders) and the number available. Staff were pleasant, generous with samples in little plastic medicine cups. It seems to work.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 3/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
jsporrer  (20) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | April 3, 2016
Nice selection and variety. Free samples provided. A bit pricy but if you find something you like its well worth it. Limited food selection. Fairly small but there are several tables and chairs. TV, radio and memorabilia. Mixed in with the residential area and could be easily missed. Nice, cozy, relaxing atmosphere.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
thebighungry  (3) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | January 14, 2015
Very good ciders that vary from very dry to sweet along with ones with special ingredients. Also make wine and mead.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
LilBeerDoctor  (349) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | July 7, 2013
Essentially a cider growler shop in Lawrenceville. It is easy to miss because there really is no sign (just a small easel on the ground that you can easily miss from your car). Hours are limited. They have a number of interesting ciders available, which Iíve always enjoyed, but they are pricey! About $20 for 1L. They do have a card where you get a free growler or something after 10 purchases, but itís not much of a deal when you actually work out the math! The interior is small. I guess you can get samples but itís not a place to hang out and sample all day, just grab a quick swig before you make your purchase. Unfortunately, this isnít a place I frequent much due to their very high pricing, unless theyíve got something special on (like the Santaís Cinnamon Apple. Yum!). Some of their ciders are available on tap at bars in the city though (Fat Heads and Piperís come to mind)
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Drake  (671) Free Union, Virginia | May 3, 2013
Well, isnít this a weird little place. In a residential neighborhood, itís easy to miss. Just look for the red brick house that has an "open" sign. Inside is a well appointed room, wood decor, with the bar in the front and tables in the back. Very comfortable. Bartender pouring the samples was nice. Ciders (and one mead) are average and better.. The samples are served in little one ounce paper cups which is a bit annoying, and they limit you to four samples, though it is a soft limit. They do not do full pours but they do allow you to open growlers on premises. Iíd wager this has something to do with some law. Lots of options on tap, including cider, mead and wine (be careful, not all ciders available are rateable). Growler prices are a bit high. Easy street parking, but watch out as the neighborhood kids like to dart out from behind cars! Overall, nice place.

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