Party Earth Review Patrons will stroll into the past at Absinthe Bar, a museum and bar tucked away in an intimate cellar complete with dizzying posters of Van Gogh and the Green Fairy. The original 1850s bar adds to the authenticity and... ... read full review
1 Rue Sade
04 93 34 93 00
Antibes, French Riviera –
Patrons will stroll into the past at Absinthe Bar, a museum and bar tucked away in an intimate cellar complete with dizzying posters of Van Gogh and the Green Fairy.
The original 1850s bar adds to the authenticity and ambiance of the place, which also features four-spigot water fountains, delicate sugar spoons, and an antique wine collection.
A unique display of hats isn’t just for show – the staff asks that absinthe-drinking customers don the hats as a tribute to the artists and writers who have turned to the green potion for inspiration for the past three hundred years. And when that artistic mood strikes, the easygoing yet adventurous patrons often take advantage of the two pianos, a guitar, and various other instruments the bar has put at their disposal.
The friendly and enthusiastic owner delights in educating visitors about the different varieties of absinthe and wine he sells, and also offers an intriguing and detailed history of the famous drink.
A charming boutique at the top of the stairs sells a variety of local olive oils, fine wines, and bottles of absinthe.
This place is unlikely to be packed or rowdy, so go with a small group of friends and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere that French poets Baudelaire and Verlaine themselves enjoyed back in the nineteenth century. Also, there are plenty of tasty and unique non-absinthe drinks that are definitely worth trying.
Casual, sociable, and laid back, mostly 20s and 30s.
Live jazz and blues Thursdays through Saturdays.
Bar snacks. Twenty-five varieties of absinthe.
Absinthe €5+, wine €4+.
Best on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays for the live music. Other days are also great for those looking for a chance to jam.