Wassail Opens on Lower East Side

March 29, 2015 Updated: October 8, 2018

Jennifer Lim and Ben Sandler are passionate about cider—true cider, not the sickly sweet stuff that often passes for it. They feature cider heavily at their popular Astoria restaurant The Queens Kickshaw, but have just opened Wassail, a cider bar and restaurant focused on cider, on the Lower East Side.

The cider bar is located on Orchard Street. How’s that for a serendipitous touch?

There are 12 ciders on tap (including Farnum Hill, Eden, Shacksbury, and Castañon) representing cider traditions from various countries, as well as cocktail ciders. A food menu includes bar bites as well as dishes like cauliflower with black garlic and cashews.

162 Orchard St.