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spirits tasting

Guided Absinthe Tasting and Salon

spirits tasting

Guided Absinthe Tasting and Salon

4 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 7 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English
spirits tasting

Guided Absinthe Tasting and Salon

spirits tasting

Guided Absinthe Tasting and Salon

4 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 7 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Join us for an intimate gathering and spirited conversations at the West Side Tavern. Guided by owner and mixologist, Westley Myles Isbutt, we’ll dare to try one of history's most controversial liquors... absinthe! As soon as you arrive, you'll be caught up in the warm glow of good company, food, and drinks. While we watch the absinthe drip, we'll munch on charcuterie and learn about absinthe's history and unique flavor profile. When it's ready, we'll taste and compare real European absinthe with some made in the U.S. After comparing absinthe varieties, we'll savor a mini cocktail featuring absinthe. For those that find straight absinthe too strong, it may just win you over! As the cherry on top, you'll be able to choose any cocktail off the menu to enjoy as we dive into Q&A time with Wes. Be sure to bring your camera, the ritual of an absinthe drip is truly special. Are you ready to experience absinthe? Whether you believe it is the fuel of madness or genius, you're sure to have a memorable evening! What will absinthe bring out in you? Only a taste will tell.

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Your host

Learn more about Wes

Wes

Hi. I’m Wes, a member of the Atlas Obscura community. I'm a connoisseur of good food, excellent drinks, and art. After years of running The Arts Factory and Bar+Bistro in Las Vegas, I ventured to Colorado and created West Side Tavern. In my spare time, I enjoy competing in cocktail competitions and photography.

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Selected by Atlas Obscura

This experience is offered directly by a member of the Atlas Obscura community and has been selected by Atlas Obscura.

Founded in 2009, Atlas Obscura is a global community of explorers, who have together created a comprehensive database of the world’s most wondrous places and foods. Community members also host their own experiences, providing special access to the world’s hidden wonders, local marvels, and gastronomical wonders.

What's included

Food
Delicious charcuterie for all to share!
Drinks
We will sample European and American varieties of absinthe. You may also select the cocktail of your choice!

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Where you'll be

Tucked away on a quiet side street, we’re a quirky neighborhood gastropub. We serve world-class culinary delights, exciting seasonal menus, and an impressive array of crafted cocktails, uncommon beers, whiskeys, and fine wines.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests ages 21 and up can attend. All guests must be 21+. Please bring your ID.

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All guests must be 21+. Please bring your ID.
Wes
Guided Absinthe Tasting and Salon
4 reviews
$45/person
4 reviews
$45/person