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What are the best absinthe bars in Seattle?

drdrink Apr 13, 2009 11:00 AM

Where can I go for artful absinthe cocktails, or even just to sip a fine absinthe?

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    laurachow Sep 11, 2012 08:59 PM

    You might want to repost on the Seattle board.

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      GreenYoshi Apr 13, 2009 02:09 PM


      Arctic Club supposedly has it.
      I've been meaning to check that place out.

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      1. re: GreenYoshi
        equinoise Apr 14, 2009 09:29 AM

        Last time I was at the Met for happy hour they had an absinthe fountain at the bar. Also I think Cremant was getting into it (though I mourn their sale and subsequently slashed menu).

        I would think any cocktail specialist place would at least have a couple bottles (e.g. Spur, Vessel, Zig Zag). But I am not sure.

        1. re: equinoise
          bluedog67 Apr 14, 2009 12:06 PM

          Have had absinthe in the mix @ Spur and at Vessel. (Don't recall @ ZZ). No fountain, but very creative with the mixology at Spur. Housemade bitter make really interesting drinks. I heart Spur. Vessel: good intentions, but way too sweet.

        2. re: GreenYoshi
          Walrus300 Sep 11, 2012 02:35 PM

          I wanted to let you know that our hotel does indeed have Absinthe at the bar. As an Absinthe enthusiast myself, I've found there are only 3 places (so far) to get Absinthe.

          the Polar Bar - 710 Cherry St - Currently (9/12) carrying:
          Absente Absinthe Ordinare Pacifique Pernod Grande Absinthe Abyss & Tenneyson
          (I personally recommend Abyss. It's fairly new on the market and fantastic for those who are not faint of heart)

          Zig Zag Cafe - I've only seen Pernod and one other off brand on their bar, but it is there. Pernod being traditional.

          Lastly, Marche does a "Green Hour" from 4:30-6pm. Sadly, they only have Pacifique and one that I have yet to identify.


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          Rosette Jolis Apr 13, 2009 12:31 PM

          Haven't heard of one, but let me know. Always thought it was great place to open one!
          Good luck. Am near Antibes France where there is an original one!

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