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What does one do on their first night in a strange city like San Francisco?

Taking a stroll downtown to go visit the Absinthe Brasserie & Bar should be considered a must for any absintheur. As I am swanning through this fair city for a mixture of work and pleasure, it would be remiss of me to forgo visiting this fine establishment and letting you, dear reader, know all about it. Particularly as their website is (to our, we feel a little fraternal affinity from an interweb point of view.


Situated on an easily identifiable corner position between Gough and Hayes Street, this popular establishment has a rich and luxuriously laid out dining area and easily accessible bar area where food may also be purchased alongside ones imbibing. The decor and ambience reflects the French Cafe atmosphere one would desire for a night on the green.


Upon my arrival I was warmly greeted by a namesake, Jonathan (Jonny Raglin), the Principal Bartender for Absinthe. Soon our mutual love and interest in absinthe laid the foundations for comparisons of the Australian and US experiences with absinthe. Of course such conversations should be lubricated with a glass of absinthe. Perched on the bar were two four tap water fountains waiting for my decision….Lucid or the San Franciscan produced St George Absinthe. Neither of which are currently available in Australia.

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Posted by Jonathan on May 10th 2008 | Filed in Absinthe brands,Bars,Food,People,Style | Comments (0)

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Boules d’absinthe de chocolat


These absolutely delicious liquid centred absinthe truffles have been commissioned exclusively for Absinthesalon. There are currently four varieties produced from a combination of the finest Swiss couverture, French and Swiss absinthe. For a limited time you will receive two complimentary absinthe truffles when you place an order with Absinthesalon.

Free chocolate! Its a win-win situation.

Posted by Robert on May 7th 2008 | Filed in Absinthiana,Food,News,Style | Comments (0)

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