Western New York's Premier Craft Hard Cider

BlackBird Cider Works is now in two locations in Western New York!!!

Visit our original Lake Ontario tasting room, orchard, and production facility located in Barker (Niagara County) or our newly opened Buffalo Cider Hall located in the Black Rock neighborhood of Buffalo.  ​At this time, do to COVID-19 social distancing rules, we are not accepting buses or limo buses.

8503 Lower Lake Rd, Barker NY 14012

Lake Ontario Tasting Room, Orchard and Production Facility

You’ll be excited to arrive at our facility, located on the shore of Lake Ontario.  In our tasting room the friendly, knowledgeable staff will serve you pints of fresh made orchard to glass cider and/or guide you through a cider tasting; offering anecdotes and suggesting food pairings for our hard ciders. Bring a picnic and eat inside or out or schedule a private orchard tour (must be scheduled ahead of time).  We’re approximately one hour from both downtown Buffalo and Rochester, but no matter where you’re from, it’s worth the trip. Come on in for a tasting!

155 Chandler St, Buffalo, NY 14207

Buffalo Cider Hall

Located in the historic and newly renovated Linde Air Building at 155 Chandler Street, the Buffalo Cider Hall provides visitor with a rustic experience. the interior theme celebrates Buffalo’s connection with agriculture and the transportation of agricultural products. The roomy cider hall featuring over 30 ciders and beers on tap with a focus on local and New York State products. Outside a spacious patio area situated around the smokestack replete with fire pits in a park like setting that will include bocce ball courts allowing guests to enjoy their cider outside. The production area will focus on limited edition and barrel aged ciders.

Group Policy

Our cider venues cater to customers interested in enjoying and learning about ciders.  As such we invite groups of all sizes to visit and enjoy either of our unique cider tasting locations.
When planning a visit to either of our locations, please be aware that our maximum group size is 8 guests. We do not permit the splitting of a group larger than 8 into multiple groups.

Please call 48 hours in advance and make a reservation so we can ensure there is ample room for your party when you arrive.

Lake Ontario Tasting Room
Call (716) 795-3580 for reservations.

Buffalo Cider Hall
Call (716) 240-9689 for reservations.


Lake Ontario Tasting Room

(716) 795-3580

We do not accept groups after 3:00 p.m.

Due to high volume, reservations may not be available during Niagara Wine Trail event weekends for non-event ticket holders.

Buffalo Cider Hall

(716) 240-9689

We do not accept groups after 7:00 p.m.

Large groups that arrive may be turned away so please be respectful and follow our group policy for the best experience.

We reserve the right to turn away group buses and limos that randomly arrive at our property without a reservation or after the stated group cut off time.

Please be respectful to our staff, guests and our property.  Do not enter the orchards, pick or cause damage to our fruit, litter or walk behind the tasting room buildings. Patrons who break any of our rules may be asked to leave without being given a refund.

New York State prohibits the serving of alcohol to intoxicated people.

All alcohol brought onto the property must remain in the limo or bus. By New York State Law, patrons are not permitted to leave the tasting room building with samples or glasses full of alcohol.

Lake Ontario Cidery, Tasting Room & Orchard

8503 Lower Lake Rd

Barker, NY 14012

Original Cidery, Tasting Room & Orchard

8503 Lower Lake Road
Barker, NY 14012
Summer Hours (Jun-Nov)
Mon-Fri: 11a-5p
Sat: 11a-6p
Sun: Noon-6p
Winter Hours (Dec-May)
Mon-Sat: 11a-5p
Sun Noon-5p

Buffalo, Cider Hall & Showroom

155 Chandler Street
Buffalo, NY 14207
Sun-Tues: Closed
Wed-Thur: 4p-9p
Fri: 4p-10p
Sat: Noon-10p


155 Chandler Street

Buffalo, NY 14207