Last weekend, Dane and I had plans lined up with friends of ours to check out Paradise Ciders in Honolulu. We had been together earlier this summer and shared a delicious sample of some of the cider they picked up + we decided to make a fun double date night out of it so Dane and I could check out this new cider spot. I had no idea, but Paradise Ciders is Hawaii’s first cider company! Today I’m sharing what you can expect if you’re on Oahu and want to try it or planning a trip to Hawaii and love hard cider like we do 🙂
Visiting Paradise Ciders – Hawaii’s First Cider Company
I had no idea, but Paradise Ciders is Hawaii’s first hard cider company! Paradise Ciders are made in small batches with local fruit flavors and they have a board of constant flavors and then seasonal rotations.
I love hard cider, so I knew right away I wanted to try as many samples as I could. A flight of 4 was $8 — a total deal in my mind! You could also buy larger bottles or fill a growler to take home. We didn’t do that this time, but we definitely would next time.
They have snack-type food, but we brought our own food in picnic-style and they didn’t have a problem with it. It made a great cheap double date and we all got to try a ton of different flavors.
My favorite permanent flavors are Guava Lava (it’s just the right amount of fruit and tart) and Kickit, which tastes like a super high quality ginger beer. My favorite seasonal flavor I tried was Strawberry Mojito — you could definitely taste the mint and it wasn’t overly sweet.
We will definitely come back to Paradise Ciders! The atmosphere was great (loved the garage door open-air style) and the drinks were tasty (and not too expensive). Definitely check them out if you live on Oahu or are planning a visit!
Paradise Ciders is located at 2003 Colburn Street and open Wednesday-Saturday from 3pm-8pm and Sunday 1-6pm. You can stay up to date with what they’re doing or featured flavors on Instagram.