Drinking Calvados → Recommended addresses


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

  • La Renaissance

    Caen - Normandy

    Mich­elin-starred chef Arnaud Viel is a local boy. He serves up ori­gin­al and sus­tain­able Normandy cuisine. Calvados nat­ur­ally has pride of place in this superb restaurant.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Nokka

    Helsinki - Finland

    At this res­taur­ant with its eleg­ant décor and cuisine, you will find nearly 50 dif­fer­ent Calvados lined up proudly behind the bar.

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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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  • La Compagnie des Calvados

    Honfleur - Normandy

    Spe­cial­ising in Calvados, this wine and spirit store stocks more than 80 dif­fer­ent Calvados includ­ing some very old col­lect­or’s vin­tages from the 3 Calvados appellations.

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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 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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  • 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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