One of the country’s top bars, Calvador is justly renowned for purportedly having the world’s biggest collection of calvados. The owner is just a little bit obsessed – there are bottles here dating back to the nineteenth century, and the liquor is perfectly pourable. The French apple brandy, produced from distilled cider and matured in oak barrels in Normandy, gives the bar its name – but it’s by no means the only drink on the list. They stir great cocktails and there’s a solid list of non-calvados spirits too. It’s a tiny place and the owner Hiroyuki Takayama is a great character.
Wakabayashi Bldg 2F, Teramachi-dori, Nijo-sagaru, Nakagyo-ku
|Opening hours:||Fri-Wed 7pm-1am|
|Transport:||Kyotoshiyakusho-Mae Station (Tozai line)|