Cider’s come on in a pretty major way over the last few years. When I moved to SF 10 years ago, you were lucky to find some Wyder’s Pear in a bottle in most places. Now most bars should have one or two varieties on tap, which is nice.
There’s plenty of stuff you can find pretty reliably now, depending on your location. In SF, you can usually come across Strongbow, Magner’s, Woodchuck, Wyder’s, Angry Orchard, and/or Crispin on tap or in bottles, with a few other choices in bottles, like the Cidre stuff from Stella Artois. Myself not being a fan of stuff that tastes really strong (my feelings on coffee are known, and I’ve never gotten the taste for stouts or IPAs or that kind of stuff), I generally prefer to stick with the lighter stuff. It’s not gonna get you smashed, but it goes pretty well with food, at least.
Angry Orchard and Woodchuck are the strongest of those, at least in taste, at least to me. Not fantastic and taste pretty sugary, but they’ll do in a pinch if the only other thing people are pushing my way are Sierra Nevadas or the like. Generally I prefer Magners (straight pour or a bit of ice), Crispin (ice), or the new-ish Cidre stuff. Cidre’s usually only found in bottles around here, so if I want a four-pack of something (and that’s some bullshit, that is), it’s a decent home-drinking option poured into a cup with hella ice. That stuff tastes pretty great.
To each their own, though, etc!