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“Must try”
Review of Absintherie

Absintherie
Ranked #8 of 660 Nightlife in Prague
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Seattle, Washington
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“Must try”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

Give this fascinating spirit a go. My girlfriend and I didn't now much about absinth before coming here. The bartender was very friendly and quite willing to entertain our questions about this quirky bohemian tradition. Try the traditional way of drinking it where they set the absinth on fire and burn the sugar into a spoon. My girlfriend had the one with a beetle in it and I had the King of Spirits. Drink it slowly as it really burns! Gross, but very worth the experience.

Visited December 2012
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“I just came here to buy some absinthe but...”
Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

I stayed for quite a little show! The bartender was a really cool guy , he helped me pick the perfect bottle thru a combination of absinthe history, shots, and drinking tips. I even left with some nice absinthe ice-cream. It was rather fun getting tipsy over an ice-cream :-D

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Follow the Green Fairy!”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

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.

Visited November 2012
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“You only live once”
Reviewed November 19, 2012 via mobile

Apparently absinthe is somewhat of a speciality in czh republic so thought i would give this place a go as i was intrigued as to what was on offer...

We were the only people in there (however it was a monday evening) but the barman was a cool guy & offered us some advise on what to drink. He told us a little bit about the different shots depending on french / czh preperation styles. They do cocktails too. Naturally he advised me to buy one of the most expensive czh prepared absinthe 'shots' --- i agreed to it and watched him prepare it which was cool.

Me and my girlfriend were having a giggle until the bill came and we realised £10 had been blown to the wind on 2 measely drinks. Hey ho - you only live once! Cool bar..

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“Nice cocktails! ”
Reviewed November 16, 2012 via mobile

Good place for aperitif. Lots (and I do mean lots) of different kinds of absinthe, mixed in cocktails if you don't want it burning through your throat pure. Had the absinthe caipirina, was great!

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