Drinking Calvados → Recommended addresses


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

  • Le Central

    Trouville - Normandy

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

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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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  • Le Manoir du Lys

    Bagnoles-de-l'Orne - Normandy

    You can enjoy a lovely old Calvados at any time of day in the lounge bar at the Manoir du Lys with its Eng­lish private club ambi­ence and décor cre­ated by the Itali­an visual artist Aldo Paolucci. You can also sample the Mich­elin-starred cuisine of Franck Quin­ton, who man­ages one of the finest res­taur­ants in the region.

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  • 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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  • 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 Bréard

    Honfleur - Normandy

    Good food lovers will be delighted with the char­ac­ter­ful cuisine served here cre­ated by an inspired and cre­at­ive chef who works with the best local artis­ans and pro­du­cers. Check out their superb selec­tion of Calvados. 

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  • Le Bar Hemingway — Hôtel Ritz

    Paris - France

    Prob­ably one of the most myth­ic­al hotels in the world. Pop along to its Hem­ing­way Bar (named after the famous writer who used to hang out there) and ask head bar­tender Colin Field to serve you the ‘Serendip­ity’, his sig­na­ture cock­tail made from Cham­pagne and Calvados 

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  • La Fabrique

    Caen - Normandy

    Loc­ated on one of the oldest squares in Caen, Place Saint-Sauveur, La Fab­rique Côté Terre wel­comes its cus­tom­ers in a bright, com­fort­able ambi­ence. Here you can sip on sev­er­al ori­gin­al Calvados cocktails.

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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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  • 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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  • The Northman

    Chicago - United States

    This place is an ode to cider and Calvados in the heart of the Windy City. A wide vari­ety of dishes are avail­able to com­ple­ment the ciders and innov­at­ive cock­tails which can be enjoyed on the water­front terrace.

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  • Le Château d’Audrieu

    Audrieu - Normandy

    Pay a visit to the “Le 1715” bar or “Le Séran” res­taur­ant and you can explore a wide range of Calvados from the three appel­la­tions along with many Calvados-based cocktails.

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