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Chicago Riverwalk Gets a Dog-Friendly Cider Bar This Weekend

Read the menu for Northman Beer & Cider Garden along the Chicago River

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A cider flight at the original Northman.
The Northman/Facebook

Chicago’s first cider bar, the Northman, will this weekend open its location along the Chicago Riverwalk. Ownership has grander plans for its space, officially called Northman Beer & Cider Garden, along the river between Stetson and Columbus. Friday’s opening is only phase one and comes with a limited menu. They’ll offer more items in spring 2019 when they unveil the entire space.

They’ll have a beer garden with space for more than 500 seats. It’s dog friendly, and they’ll have around 15 taps for draft cider, beer, wine, and cocktails. They’ll have another 25 more in bottles and cans. The space also has a full bar with two draft cocktails. “Supersonic” is a spin on a gin and tonic with ginseng tincture. There’s also the “Winter Banana” made with Hennessy and banana-infused rum.

The seating for the Northman’s Riverwalk location.
The Northman [Official Photo]

Food includes a donor kabob sausage, an encased take of the Northman’s donor kebobs served in Lincoln Square. The menu also includes a rotating selection of sausages, pretzels and other snacks. The Lincoln Square location opened in 2016, and helped educate Chicagoans to the different types of cider. The same ownership group runs the Fountainhead and Bar on Buena.

The space along the river features picnic tables and there’s also Cornhole. Check out the menu below. Northman Beer & Cider Garden opens on Friday.

Chicago Riverwalk

Chicago River, Chicago, IL 60601

Northman Beer & Cider Garden

East Lower Wacker Drive, , IL 60601 Visit Website

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