The best things in life aren’t things,
but moments shared over a drink

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Experience Bantam

The best place to experience Bantam is right here in our taproom. You can purchase full pours, flights, and growlers, as well as merchandise, just steps from where our cider is made. A partial wall is all that separates our taproom from our production area, so all the sights, sounds, and smells of the cider making process are always on full display. We have large communal tables to belly up to, but please take note, we don’t have chairs so make sure to wear your comfortable shoes. On the bright side, you’re nearly guaranteed to bump elbows with a stranger, and who knows, maybe you’ll walk out with a few more friends than you came with.

40 Merriam Street
Somerville, MA
02143

Friday 5-10pm
Saturday 1-10pm
Sunday 12-6pm

Bantam Cider Company
40 Merriam Street
Somerville, MA 02143Get Directions

Here in the city, trains, buses, bikes and ride share are the best options. We are a 15 minute walk from two T stops, Sullivan Square (orange line) and Lechmere (green line). A Bluebike station and bus stops are also right nearby. If those options don’t appeal to you, you can always hitch a ride with Uber or Lyft – they’ll get you here and back safely!

Or, if you prefer to drive, there is free street parking on Somerville Avenue and some metered parking a few blocks west. Sadly, we do not have a parking lot, so please plan your visit with this in mind.

We’ll stick with what we do well, and that’s cider. But we do offer a few cool snacks from local makers like Kalahari Biltong, Brewer’s Crackers, Q’s Nuts and Taza Chocolate. If you’re looking for something more substantial, you can bring in food from any number of amazing restaurants located nearby. You can also check out our EVENTS Calendar and come on over when we’re hosting one of our food pop-ups.

We love pets! But because our taproom becomes a part of our production facility during the week, we cannot allow dogs, cats, ferrets, hedgehogs, or other friendly domestic critters at this time.

Would you like to host a private or semi-private event at Bantam? If so, tell us more here.

What's On Tap

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Name
Flavor Profile
Description
ABV
Wunderkind
Bright & Crisp
Fermented with sparkling wine yeast and finished with orange blossom honey
ABV: 6.0
Rojo
Mildy Sour & Subtle Cherry
Fermented with ale yeast and aged with sour cherries and black peppercorns
ABV: 5.4
Lost in the Woods
Dry & Sour
Fermented with wine yeast over oak
ABV: 6.0
Ginny from the Block
Floral & Piney
Fermented with wine yeast; aged over juniper berries and finished with honey
ABV: 6.0
Conch Street
Fiery & Tropical
Fermented with wild yeast over fresh cut pineapple and finished with hot chilies
ABV: 6.0
Mighty Mammoth
Imperial Style, Hopped
Fermented with ale yeast, double hopped, juicy and unfiltered
ABV: 8.4
Buzzwig
Juicy & Unfiltered
Fermented with ale yeast, lightly hopped and blended with sweet cider
ABV: 5.5
Ginger Beer
Smooth & Spicy
Fresh ginger fermented with citrus and brown sugar
ABV: 6.0

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