Absintherie
Absintherie
4.5
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
About
We are looking forward to your visit and are wishing you an amazing absinthe experience. In Absintherie Jilská you can taste about 100 absinthes and see over 250 different bottles of this premium alcohol from all over the world in our museum.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighborhood: Stare Mesto (Old Town)
One of the oldest neighborhoods in town represents the medieval heart of Prague. It’s no surprise it is bustling with tourists every time of day. Križovnický square, overlooking Charles Bridge with Prague Castle in the background, is probably the most beautiful square in the city. Its unique historical atmosphere of gothic houses and churches, cobblestone streets and squares, and stone towers blend together with the modern era. A vast array of bars, restaurants, dance clubs, international brand shops, galleries and hotels bring life to the old city. With its charming and picturesque cobblestone streets, the nightlife and parties will surely be unforgettable.
How to get there
  • bridge • 5 min walk
  • Old Town • 5 min walk
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  • Lawrence Y
    Radcliffe, United Kingdom16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful place -
    A wonderful place - great atmosphere, charming, welcoming and helpful staff. I love this place! It's worth the air fare just to come here! (and the unexpected B52s with the owner were a special treat!) It's fairly quiet during the day but can get very busy in the evening, especially at the weekend (as you might expect). Absinthe isn't a cheap drink but to my mind, it's worth the extra you pay. I heartily recommend the Absintherie.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written June 28, 2023
  • Lawrence Y
    Radcliffe, United Kingdom16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent
    Yet another excellent week here - charming staff, wonderful atmosphere. I’ve been here almost every day and love the place. It’s busier at weekends as you would expect but the staff still manage to treat customers with respect be they debutants or regulars. I hope to be back again next year ( when the bottle of 35 I bought runs out).
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 26, 2023
  • CAMJAY
    Glasgow, United Kingdom65 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Mix of Folk
    This was a great bar. Mixed ages and a fantastic vibe. I'd never had Absinthe before and the waitresses took their time to talk through my likes/dislikes. Service and music were great. Definitely give it a go!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 4, 2024
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Ayberk Ö
68 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Very interesting atmoshpere inside, some portions could even be considered part of an absinthe museum. Try the drink for yourself, maybe you'll like it or maybe like me you'll find it tastes like cologne or fuel for some gas lamp or something else you're not supposed to drink. I'd definitely go for cocktails only if I knew better. The staff is bored and inattentive, this kind of experience which I guess is novel for many people, could surely use much better customer care for better information and increased enjoyment.
Written January 13, 2020
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Amsterdamgirl1969
Amsterdam, The Netherlands21 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Before I went last week to this pub I withdrew a 2000 crowns bank note. I was with friends and we drank 2 glasses of abinth per person. We paid per person. The man gave me something like 300 crowns back, but it was supposed to be 1300. I said I paid with 2000 crowns, but he denied it and even showed a 1000 note, which he probably grabbed quickly from somewhere. I was very angry, but what could I do? The bad thing is that I really only had the 2000 note with me. Unfortunately, due to this indecent scammer and arrogant behavior, I will never come here again!
Written November 20, 2023
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Chris Mayfield
Houston, TX270 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This place is nice! We enjoyed the ambience and historical aspect of this old bar. It definitely has it's motif and it's very popular. Stop by and enjoy at taste of the green fairy. They have a very large selection of absinthe and it's made in many different ways. Be careful and pace yourself or take someone trustworthy with you.
Written January 20, 2020
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Lawrence Y
Radcliffe, UK16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Yet another excellent week here - charming staff, wonderful atmosphere. I’ve been here almost every day and love the place. It’s busier at weekends as you would expect but the staff still manage to treat customers with respect be they debutants or regulars. I hope to be back again next year ( when the bottle of 35 I bought runs out).
Written November 26, 2023
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CAMJAY
Glasgow, UK65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This was a great bar. Mixed ages and a fantastic vibe. I'd never had Absinthe before and the waitresses took their time to talk through my likes/dislikes. Service and music were great. Definitely give it a go!
Written January 4, 2024
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bruttiboy
Hobart, Australia760 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A tad hidden but certainly a gem. Enjoy your Absinthe experience in the hands of these guys. Great knowledge, awesome drinks and fantastic venue. Seems to attract a friendly crowd with all one thing in mind ... the experience. A great venue. Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder !!!!
Written January 15, 2020
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Traveller162014
Leeds, UK1,084 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
Wow! What a cool, quirky bar.
Came here with my friend on our second night in Prague to sit, relax and have some absinthe. I'd never had it before, so found the whole experience quite daunting. I went for the beetle absinthe. I did struggle with every sip because it is of course a very strong drink, but I'd say overall it was an enjoyable experience.
Staff were really friendly and caring, and the atmosphere, the music, the decor was second to none. Would 100% recommend.
Written February 12, 2023
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Gordon Y
33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Walk through a doorway off the street and you enter a bar decorated in a bohemian style where Oscar Wilde wouldn't look out of place. The staff were knowledgeable and helpful. An acquired taste I think but an experience for anyone.
Written February 5, 2020
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Ian J
New York City, NY261 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Friends
Spoiler alert: If you're new to absinthe and you just want to have a fun adventure, then read no further. Drinking Absinthe in Prague can be a lot of fun, and its a great way to start experiencing this legendary spirit. Furthermore, the Absintherie is great place to start that experience. The atmosphere is great, and the selection is probably the best you'll find in Prague. But if you want to drink authentic absinthe, then I have a few tips to share. (disclaimer- these tips apply not only to the Absintherie, but are for anyone exploring Absinthe in Prague in general).

1. True absinthe is either green or clear, and should be organic in color. Avoid anything bright green, or any other vivid color. That means they added food coloring.

2. True absinthe will turn cloudy white when you add water to it. They call it the "louche". Anything that does not cloud up, is not true absinthe.

3. True absinthe should not be set on fire. Its a gimmicky bit of theatricality- albeit a fun gimmick.

4. Avoid anything with floating bits the bottle- wormwood, beetles, or otherwise. Again- gimmicky theatricality.

5. Avoid absinthe cocktails, and avoid drinking it straight. Absinthe with water is the classic way to do it. Start with that and branch out from there.

Brands to try: Jade, Vieux Pontarlier, Clandestine, Kübler, St. Antoine, La Grenouille, L'Ancienne. These are all on the menu and very very good.

Before you buy a bottle to take home, I advise that you visit http://www.wormwoodsociety.org for more recommendations and information. I also strongly recommend that you AVOID the site http://www.feeverte.net/ at all costs.
Written July 30, 2013
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RunnerJT
Toronto, Canada96 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Solo
Unfortunately, this place is hard to find...but once you find it jump in and join the fun. The staff are very friendly and willing to educate you in the history of Absinth. They'll also make a few recommendations for you and if you're still undecided, they'll provide you with a few free absinth shots to help. I was pretty surprised that they offered the 'tasters'. I tried 3 different types of absinth before making my purchase.

I know they have another smaller location near Old Town Square...but I recommend you visit the larger location on Jilska. Good luck trying to find it though. I'm just glad I stumbled upon it.
Written November 24, 2012
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