WHEN THE RED LIGHT IS ON THE SPEAKEASY IS OPEN.
Prohibition Era Cocktails, Craft Cocktails, Absinthe Drips, Drinks & Shooters
The Absinthe Speakeasy Bar is a one-of-a-kind creation bringing steampunk, prohibition cocktails, games, and good people together for unforgettable events and experiences.
We “speak easy” primarily on weekends and are open to the public for walk ins when the Red LIGHT and OPEN sign are on. Do YOU know the password? (HINT it is highlighted below )
Friday bar opens 5-9:30pm
The Speakeasy is available for private events most weekdays!
*Because the Battery Park Building is a residential apartment we respect their quiet hour policy and tend to close the bar once our final booked events for the night have begun so last call can at 9:30pm on weekends.
HISTORY of ABSINTHE
It wasn’t until the 1990’s that absinthe resurfaced out of rumor and speculation. Wormwood, one of the root ingredients of absinthe, was found to have curative properties known to French soldiers as far back as the 1840’s, as scientists found proof that wormwood is an effective suppressant of malaria. Absinthe was once again on the cultural map, and opportunistic distillers looked for loopholes in order to produce and distribute the drink once again. The largest loophole existed in the law of the United Kingdom, where absinthe was never all that popular, and as such, never banned. Imports and sale of absinthe increased steadily through the 1990’s, but the brands being sold –Bohemian, or Czech branded absinthe – were considered to be a lesser product to the original Swiss and French recipes.
The early 2000s saw the repeal of absinthe bans around the world, just a century after the bans were put in place, and a little over two centuries after the modern recipe was popularized. In 2005, Switzerland repealed its ban, once again making absinthe legal in its country of origin, and as of 2007, at least two brands of absinthe were being legally bought and sold in the United States.
Get your taste of the “GREEN FAIRY” with our selection of real Absinthe!