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 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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  • La Mer à Boire

    Etretat - Normandy

    With more than 100 products on offer, this del­icatessen is a must for all Calvados lovers. Jean-François reg­u­larly visits the Normandy dis­til­ler­ies and is happy to share his expert know­ledge with customers.

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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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  • The Flying Dutchmen

    Amsterdam - The Netherlands

    Fancy a Calvados cock­tail by the canal? Visit this insti­tu­tion of the Dutch cock­tail scene and fix­ture of Ams­ter­dam nightlife.

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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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  • 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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  • Le Dauphin

    Breuil-en-Auge - Normandy

    For chef Mat­thieu Le Guil­lois, Calvados is an “art de vivre”. Loc­ated a short dis­tance from the Pays d’Auge dis­til­ler­ies, this tra­di­tion­al auberge offers a large selec­tion of Calvados and sev­er­al recipes in which the spirit plays a pre-emin­ent role.

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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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  • 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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  • La Rafale

    Granville - Normandy

    Hugo and his team invite you to come and sip some ori­gin­al Calvados-based cock­tails in their friendly and wel­com­ing bar loc­ated in heart of the his­tor­ic dis­trict of Granville.

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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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  • 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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