Guided Absinthe Tasting and Salon - Atlas Obscura Experiences
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Guided Absinthe Tasting and Salon

$45 per person
1.5 hours
Up to 7 people
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$45 per person
Longmont, Colorado
What We’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.

Where We’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.

About Your Host

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.

For questions about this experience, please contact me directly through Airbnb.

What Else You Should Know

All guests must be 21+. Please bring your ID.

Group Size

There are 7 spots available on this experience.

Who Can Come

Guests ages 21 and up can attend.

All guests must be 21+. Please bring your ID.

What to Bring
  • I.D. (This is a 21+ event)
Cancellation Policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

What We’ll Provide

Delicious charcuterie for all to share!


We will sample European and American varieties of absinthe. You may also select the cocktail of your choice!

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