Dallas-based cidery Bishop Cider is finally opening its Cidercade — part tasting room, part arcade — in Houston’s EaDo neighborhood this Friday.
The cidery, located at 2320 Canal Street, is expected to open on January 29 at 10 a.m. Bishop is known for creative flavors like Crack Berry, Blood Orange and Apple-Pineapple, as well as more creative seasonal brews, including a pecan pie-flavored cider, mango-habenero, and peach ice tea cider.
In addition to 48 taps of hard cider, hard seltzer, wine and hard kombucha, the warehouse will house nearly 300 arcade games alongside table games like pool, air hockey, foosball, and ping pong, as well as darts, skeeball and Dance Dance Revolution. A fleet of local food trucks will provide eats, and an admission fee of $10 buys unlimited access to all the Cidercade’s games.
At 18,000 square feet, the Houston Cidercade will be the largest of the brand’s three, which includes a Dallas location that opened in 2015 and an Austin spot that opened last year.
The cider brand was first founded in 2012 by husband-wife team Joel and Laura Malone, who started home-brewing when they couldn’t find a commercially-available cider that met their standards. They started Bishop Cider Co. in 2014, located in Dallas’ iconic Bishop Arts neighborhood. In 2015, they invested in a new production facility, but had more space than they needed. They decided to fill the overflow area with arcade games, and the first Cidercade was born.
When it debuts, the Houston Cidercade will be open Sunday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to Midnight, and Friday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.