Drinking Calvados → Recommended addresses

Recommended
addresses

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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • L’Auberge du Président

    Cormeilles - Normandy

    Loc­ated in the heart of the Pays d’Auge, the Auberge du Présid­ent is an authen­t­ic and eleg­ant Normandy auberge. Don’t forget to order the monk­fish medal­lion with Calvados when you dine at this gast­ro­nom­ic auberge oozing Pays d’Auge charm.

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  • Le bar du Normandy

    Caen - Normandy

    Situ­ated in a per­fect loc­a­tion in Deauville’s town centre, facing the Planches de la Manche beaches, this iconic Côte Fleur­ie estab­lish­ment boasts a cock­tail menu in which Calvados has pride of place. Marc-Jean has been offi­ci­at­ing here for 32 years.

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  • Harry’s Bar

    Paris - France

    Since 1911, this embassy of U.S. cock­tail-making has reigned supreme in the heart of the 9th arron­disse­ment of Paris. With its uni­formed waiters, inim­it­able know-how and a lovely grand piano in the base­ment for the jazz even­ings, Harry’s is an institution!

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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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  • 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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