It’s always nice to head to a local brewery or cidery and spend time relaxing with the ones you love. That’s especially true on vacation! In Wallingford, Connecticut, there are several places perfect for just that. Discover locals’ favorite Wallingford, CT, breweries and cideries below, and then start planning your getaway! As you make your travel arrangements, be sure to take a look at our complimentary Vacation Guide. It’s full of the area’s best attractions, fine dining establishments, stunning vineyards, and outdoor adventures.
A Local’s Guide to the Best Wallingford, CT, Breweries & Cideries
Front Porch Brewing
Front Porch Brewing is a cozy, local establishment offering a delicious selection of handcrafted beers in a laid-back, friendly atmosphere. Local favorite brews include the refreshing Hand Cannons sour IPA and the Ego Death Pale Ale. In addition to great beer, the brewery is known for fun weekly events such as The Office Trivia Night and a Mario Kart 64 Tournament.
Hours: Open Monday, Thursday, & Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Located on Center Street in downtown Wallingford, Cliffside Brewing is the first nano-brewery in Wallingford, CT. The brewery offers a rotating list of delicious small-batch brews such as the chocolatey Moonless Night stout and the Enlightenment, a refreshing fruit beer. You are welcome to bring your own food to Cliffside Brewing or order from a list of local restaurants who will deliver right to the brewery. Free popcorn is also an added treat!
Hours: Open Thursday & Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
New England Cider Company
Although New England Cider Company ciders can be found at dozens of locations throughout Connecticut, locals agree that they’re best enjoyed at the company’s stellar cidery in Wallingford. Choose from a variety of ciders from dry to sweet, all fermented in-house from local New England orchards. While you sip, enjoy bites from a local food truck, live music, or a fabulous seasonal workshop!
Hours: Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Looking for more places to Sip and Relax?
Unwind at the Wallingford Victorian Inn
After enjoying a refreshing beverage at one of the Wallingford, CT, breweries above, make your way back to the Wallingford Victorian Inn to relax. Our handcrafted Queen Anne Victorian Inn is the perfect romantic escape. Choose from one of our well-appointed guest rooms that feature luxurious amenities, fine bed linens, comfortable antique furniture, and all the essentials for an indulgent, relaxing stay. Wake up to a delicious, gourmet breakfast each morning served in our charming dining room!
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