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    Bantam Cider Company
    P.O. Box 398109
    Cambridge, MA 02139

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    Bantam Cider Company (Production facility & taproom)
    40 Merriam St
    Somerville, MA 02143

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Somerville Symphony Orkestar
7:30 - 9:30

Can’t make it to Churchill Downs? Come and experience 'The Run For The Roses' Somerville style. We’ll be celebrating the Kentucky Derby and the launch of this year’s Hibiscus Mint at our taproom with music, southern fare and great company.


Saturday, May 5th | 5pm to 10pm

$10 will get you in the door to watch the most exciting 2 minutes in sports, enjoy live music and experience one of the first 16 oz cans of Hibiscus Mint to come off the line this year.

Talk Derby to Me:
-Each guest will receive a refreshing 16oz can of Hibiscus Mint at the door
-Cold Chocolate, a Boston born, Americana band will be playing from 7-9pm, fusing bluegrass, folk and rock with their original tunes
-Food for purchase: The Smoke Shop BBQ will be serving up southern food all night with their burnt ends and pulled pork sandwiches, while Sweet Teez Bakery has you covered with gourmet cupcakes
-The first 50 to order our crafted Cider Mint Juleps will take home an official 144th Anniversary Kentucky Derby glass
-New Englanders always dress to impress, so awesome prizes will be awarded to the best hat & best bow tie

Day of Schedule:
5pm Doors Open & the 2018 Hibiscus Mint is tapped
6:46pm Live Steam of the Kentucky Derby Race
7pm-9pm Live Music by Cold Chocolate
8pm Best Bow Tie & Derby Hat Awards
9:45pm Last Call


Fine Print:
*Bring your ticket. You must be 21 to enter, we will be checking ID's. Sorry little ones, big kids only.
*Space is limited , so purchase your tickets through Eventbrite before they all run out!
*Street parking is limited, so we suggest hitching a ride with Uber or Lift if you're not within walking distance. Please do not park at Target, they will tow.

40 Merriam St
Somerville, MA 02143
Kentucky Derby & Hibiscus Mint Launch Party
5:00 - 10:00
Cambridge 5K Freedom Run
9:30 - 1:00

Hours of Operation | Price | What's on tap | Parking | Pets | Food

Please join us at our taproom located in Somerville's Union Square:  40 Merriam Street, Somerville, MA 02143

New Hours!

Friday: 5pm - 10pm

Saturday: 1pm - 10pm 

Sunday: 12pm - 6pm




Flights of cider-$12, Drafts-$6.50, bottles, cans, and growlers for sale.


What's on tap this weekend?





Curry Pop

Purple Lady


Ginger Beer



Sadly we do not have a parking lot.  Please be respectful of our neighbors and do not park in their private lots nor at Target. There is street parking on Somerville Avenue and some metered parking a few blocks west. Trains, buses, and bikes are a great option. We are a 15 minute walk from two T stops (Sullivan Square and Lechmere) and the Hubway and bus stops are right nearby. If those options don't appeal to you, you can always hitch a ride with Uber or Lyft - they'll get you here and back safely!


Pet Policy

As our taproom functions as our production facility during the week, we cannot allow dogs at this time.



We are happy to now allow outside food in the taproom. Please note, outside beverages are not permitted.