The aura of illicitness and mystery surrounding absinthe is unique. It is often portrayed as a bohemian, addictive, and mind-altering drink. It also requires a special atmosphere, its own time and place. And we’ve got one for you — Absintherie Baudelaire, a real paradise for intellectuals, aesthetes and introverts.

Here you are invited to try a range of absinthe varieties and learn to drink them in a number of different ways. Leisurely Tarragon, incendiary Czech or spectacular slipstream (preferred by Hemingway or Charles Baudelaire) you name it. The experts at the bar serve them all.

You may choose one of ten absinthe varieties that differ in flavor, color and herb content – straight up or in a cocktail. If you feel adventurous, surprise yourself with the “secret drink”. Abstainers (if any) can also join the club and try fir-flavored Vostok lemonade.

Consumption of absinthe is a ritual with exquisite accessories: special goblets, perforated spoons and absinthe fountains (a.k.a. “absinthe samovars”). You’ll be surprised to discover that different types of absinthe call for different rituals, each being a truly artistic performance.

In Absintherie Baudelaire the fascinating absinthe delivery is augmented with a distinctive ambiance. Dramatic candles and cozy sofas, spectacular accessories and a dreamy (almost meditative) atmosphere make you feel like you’ve joined a secret mysterious society. Once you enter this place and order the renowned bohemian drink, your mind starts wandering and your imagination takes you to “la belle époque” of Charles Baudelaire, Oscar Wilde and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Try guessing the favorites of these notable absinthe lovers.

ADDRESSES

24/27, Ulitsa Vosstaniya (Fligel space, 5th floor)

HOURS

Sunday–Thursday 6 PM–1 AM,
Friday–Saturday 4 PM–3 AM,
closed on Monday

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