Swiss-Inspired. Colorado Roots.

Welcome to The Denver Waldschänke

Explore our taproom.

Escape from the stresses of everyday life with a rejuvenating escape to The Denver Waldschänke. Here you can enjoy our Swiss-inspired, unfiltered, and slightly still ciders while taking in the quaint and quiet Northside/Sunnyside neighborhood. Our cozy and charming taproom offers a European feel with chill Denver vibes, all at an unbeatable location.

We are just minutes from Union Station, allowing you to begin your day with us sipping a warm cup of Mad Loon Coffee Roasters coffee, as well as finish your evening with a Swiss-inspired nightcap.

Welcome to your new favorite spot!

Our patio is OPEN for dine-in service!
We also offer online ordering for curbside delivery & pick-up!



3-8 PM
12-8 PM
12-7 PM

Monday • CLOSED
Tues-Thurs • 3-8 PM
Fri-Sat • 12-8 PM
Sunday •12-7 PM

Our Ciders

Swiss-Inspired. Colorado Roots.

Thurgau Dry

Dark Sky

Kumquat Did You Say?

Thurgau Dry
[tur • gow] • dry • 6.5%

A dried out, slightly tart version of our Base Kämp. A flood of real apple taste followed by a tangy and dry finish. Named after the Canton (or province) of Switzerland where the original Waldschänke still resides to this day!

Dark Sky
dry • 6.3%

This cider is almost wine-like in taste and quality. Beginning with a subtle and refreshing berry taste followed by a satisfyingly tart dryness, this is a must try if you are a dry red wine drinker! (Formerly known as ‘Johannisbeere’)

kumquat did you say?

Citrus-forward with a hint of floral aromatics, this light-bodied cider is delicious, refreshingly tangy, and fulfills your craving for a super-tart summer lemonade. Sour beer drinkers will love this one!

Base Kämp

Prickly Pear Punch


Base kÄmp, vol. 3
off-dry 5.5%

Fresh and unfiltered, our flagship Swiss-inspired cider is satisfying and sessionable! This hazy, tavern-style cider has a light and juicy body with fresh-pressed orchard apple aromatics and a crisp finish.

prickly pear punch

Flourescent pink prickly pear gives way to a deliciously drinkable, sweet-tart cider that not only goes down easy but is a treat for the eyes as well!


Light-bodied and slightly sweet, this refreshing and delicious green apple cider is blended with organic Matcha green tea to create a crisp, slightly herbal, and dangerously drinkable cider. You won’t find a cider like this anywhere else!

Hot Fuzz

Raspberry Heiss

The Northcider

HOT FUZZ [habanero • peach]

Peachy juiciness melds with the warming heat of habanero peppers to create this unfiltered + insanely sessionable peppered cider. Be warned! The nose of this cider can be intense (AKA don’t sniff too closely), but the heat is subdued and lingers nicely.

Raspberry heiss

Don’t be fooled by it’s gorgeous burgundy color and rosy aroma- this cider is hot! Raspberry floods your mouth, immediately followed by the pleasant and biting heat of a fresh, hot habanero pepper.

The northcider
[hopped  grapefruit] semi-sweet • 6.3%

A punch of juicy and slightly bitter grapefruit followed by a pleasant blend of varying hops create an aromatic and refreshing cider. Crisp, balanced, and minutely tart, this cider is sure to please any citrus and/or hop-lover.

SUNI Citrus

Zermatt Razz

Cherry Bomb!


Are you a fan of summertime mimosas? Look no further! Dry bubbles greet your palate while fresh, juicy Venezuelan caracara oranges coat your tongue with a satisfying sweetness; each sip as refreshing and mouth-watering as the last!


Floral rose aromatics welcome your nose as you sip this fresh and sweet cider, finishing with full and tangy raspberry flavor. Named after the town in Switzerland where the beautiful Matterhorn peak resides.

Cherry BOMB!
[cherry • VANILLA] • SWEET • 5.9% 

Sultry and sweet, this dark cherry vanilla cider will blow your mind! The enticing scent of vanilla greets your nose as you take a sip, your mouth flooded with real cherry followed by a sweet layer of vanilla. Best served ice cold! 

Blue Bear

Limoncello Ginger

Pike’s Peak Plum

blue bear • SWEET • 6.3% 

Fresh blueberries delight the palate as they mix with tart apple to have a summery sweet taste mixed with a little bit of acid. Addictingly refreshing, this cider is the *perfect* addition to any cocktail or to enjoy on it’s own.

Limoncello gingersweet 6.5%

Hazy, lazy, and aromatic, our Limoncello cider transports you to the Italian Sorrentine Peninsula. Freshly-squeezed lemon juice and zest blended with fresh apples and a wonderful aroma of ginger- Bellissimo!

Pike’s Peak Plumsweet 5.9%

Sweet, juicy plum coats your tongue as you sip, almost immediately followed by a puckering tartness. Rich but light and oh-so decadent, this cider is like a refreshing SweeTart candy! Best enjoyed ice cold, straight from the tap!  

Saft vom Fass
"From The Barrel" a Waldschänke Barrel-Aging & Fermenting Project

Juniper Gin & Tonic

Whiskey Sour

JUNIPER GIN & Tonic • DRY • 7.0%

Barrel-fermented fresh cider in a gin barrel from Talnua Distillery in Arvada, CO! Post-fermentation, fresh lime juice/zest and juniper berry were added along with a bit of bitters to create the most refreshing and creative gin & tonic yet. Dry with a hint of lime, it’s the perfect refreshing summer beverage!


George’s Whiskey Sour
semi-sweet7.0% (SOLD OUT!)

Inspired by grandpa George’s original (and legendary) whiskey sour recipe, we fermented pure apple juice in both wheat and rye whiskey barrels from our friends at Bear Creek Distillery. We then combined the cider with a little bit of lemon and cherry juice and the slightest amount of sugar for just a kiss of sweetness. Still and unfiltered, take a sip and taste the fresh sharpness of apple and lemon, combined with a hint of delicious, comforting whiskey and sugar.

What Our Guests Say...

Fabulous Spot. Very European feel, the perfect escape from the day to relax and enjoy. Georgeous build out. Kind, educated staff. Family is warm fuzzy all around. Most importantly… AMAZING ciders. It’s not just A Ciderhouse… it’s particular and focused on THE BEST ciders. A welcome addition to the North Denver family-run business world!”

– KG via Google

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