Drinking Calvados → Recommended addresses


Bars, hotels, res­taur­ants, del­icates­sens, wine stores, you’ll find Calvados every­where. In Normandy, in France, and all over the world.

  • Bar Stag

    Fukuoka - Japan

    At the north­ern tip of the island of Kyushu in Japan, there is a temple ded­ic­ated to Calvados! Tono­haki Wasai will be delighted to have you try his finest vin­tages and cock­tails for which only he knows the secret. Ask for the Normandy Highball!

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  • Rue Ecuyère

    Caen - Normandy

    This street is the epi­centre of stu­dent life in Caen. The spe­ci­al­ity here is the Embus­cade, a cock­tail made from lager, white wine and Calvados and inven­ted in Normandy. While you’re in Rue Ecuyère, pop in to see Nathan at the Speak­easy and ask him to intro­duce you to the “Demois­elle”…

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  • The Brandy Library

    New York - United States

    This is THE place for brandy in New York. Here you will find over 50 dif­fer­ent Calvados that you can enjoy neat or mixed in cock­tails. This high-end bar is loc­ated in the heart of New York’s Tribe­ca district. 

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  • Calvador カルバドール

    Kyoto - Japan

    This amaz­ing place is tucked away in the very heart of the former imper­i­al cap­it­al of Japan. Owner Hiroy­uki Takayama offers a selec­tion of over 200 dif­fer­ent Calvados selec­ted during his many trips to Normandy.

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  • Le Syndicat

    Paris - France

    This inim­it­able bar waves the flag for French spir­its and, of course, serves up some deli­cious Calvados-based cocktails.

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  • L’Edulis

    Granville - Normandy

    A lover of region­al products, Jonath­an Datin serves up a finely-craf­ted and suc­cu­lent cuisine often involving Calvados in one way or anoth­er. Some­times it is even com­bined with a deli­cious Chau­sey blue lobster…

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  • Coupette

    London - United Kingdom

    Inspired by France, but proudly London-based, Cou­pette is a Calvados insti­tu­tion on the other side of the Chan­nel. With its French monik­er and relaxed ambi­ence, Cou­pette has quickly become one of the most import­ant bars on the inter­na­tion­al scene. “Apples” is one of its most iconic cocktails.

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  • Normandie

    Portland (OR) - United States

    This place is like a tiny Normandy enclave on the West Coast of the U.S.A. A bistro atmo­sphere, simple yet eleg­ant cuisine and excel­lent Calvados cock­tails await you here…

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  • Roquette

    Seattle - United States

    Loc­ated in the heart of the Bell­town dis­trict, Roquette is a trib­ute to French spir­its. Calvados fig­ures prom­in­ently on its ima­gin­at­ive cock­tail menu. At the helm you will find Erik Hakinnen, one of the most influ­en­tial bar­tenders in the U.S.

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  • Le Central

    Trouville - Normandy

    Come and check out the after-dinner drinks list at this Trouville institution. 

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  • Au Comptoir des Saveurs

    Bayeux - Normandy

    At this del­icatessen spe­cial­ising in local Normandy pro­duce, you will find a great selec­tion of Calvados includ­ing, of course, the per­fect one for you!

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  • Gill

    Rouen - Normandy

    Boast­ing two Mich­elin stars, this is an import­ant res­taur­ant on the Normandy culin­ary scene. One of chef Gilles Tour­nad­re’s spe­ci­al­it­ies is his Calvados soufflé, served as a grand finale to round off an amaz­ing meal.

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