Absintherie

Absintherie, Prague: Hours, Address, Absintherie Reviews: 4.5/5

Absintherie
4.5
Bars & Clubs • Piano Bars
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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
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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.
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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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ambedo
London, UK104 contributions
Sep 2020 • Solo
What a treat it was on a rainy September day in Prague! Great selection of absinthe, Czech as well as French, Swiss etc. However, as we are here, I only went for Czech varieties and would definitely recommend trying both macerated and distilled version for a full experience. If absinthe alone is a bit much, this charming place also serves selection of cocktails. I’m sure everyone can find something intriguing here and an absintherie is not an experience to be missed in Prague. Young lady serving me was truly knowledgable about her job and I liked everything she recommended. Great, friendly place. Thank you!
Written September 26, 2020
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bruttiboy
Hobart, Australia758 contributions
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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Gordon Y
28 contributions
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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Ayberk Ö
68 contributions
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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Chris Mayfield
Odense, Denmark238 contributions
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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Ian J
New York City, NY261 contributions
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
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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zna79
London12 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
After reading rave recommendations on trip advisor....the boyf and I made a special trip to find this place. We were not disappointed. We drank a range of cocktails (trying out the different types of absinthe, red, green, no 35)...my fav was the berry cocktail and the boyf loved the distilled absinthe which is a showstopper. The bartender was fantastic....he really knows his stuff, is friendly and in great spirits (no pun intended!) His beautiful barmaid is equally lovely. We spent a relaxed hour there, chilling out and taking in the atmosphere and bought some things to bring home. I am not a big drinker and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience...there is something for everyone, absinthe ice cream, coffee, slushies....the location is central, there is no excuse not to go for a drink. But please don't just be one of the tourists that takes pictures with the skeleton out front and leaves.....you are missing out by not trying at least one drink!!
Written August 7, 2014
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ChrisG
Greater Manchester, UK20 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
The service was excellent and super friendly. The cocktails are nice, even if you don’t normally like absinthe.
Written March 18, 2019
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Baran
Istanbul, Turkey19 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
I was here 7 years ago. Still the best place for absinth. Still the best decoration. Staff ia amazing, they are pros in their jobs, and friendly. Will be back after 7 seven years.
Written March 27, 2018
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