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 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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  • Combat

    Paris - France

    Named after a neigh­bour­hood in the 19th arron­disse­ment of Paris, this bar is con­sist­ently excel­lent! A hard-work­ing team, a style very unlike that of a clas­sic speak­easy and, of course, ori­gin­al cock­tail recipes which some­times give away Margot Lecar­pen­ti­er­’s Normandy roots! 

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Le Baligan

    Cabourg - Normandy

    Spe­cial­ising in fish and sea­food, the team at le Baligan brings you all the fresh­ness of the open sea. Calvados is par­tic­u­larly appre­ci­ated and show­cased here in both the cock­tails and the desserts. And, of course, it is also avail­able as an after-dinner drink. 

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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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  • 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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  • 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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