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Party With The Green Fairy At London’s Only Absinthe Den • Croque Monsieur

Alex Landon Alex Landon - Editor

Croque Monsieur

A trip to Croque Monsieur means an encounter with the green fairy…

Millennials may be a liberated lot, but we really can’t match the hedonism of the French bohemians. However, at one Camden bar, we can live like them for an evening. Croque Monsieur is London’s first dedicated absinthe bar, a secret speakeasy which invites you to dance with the green fairy herself. Oh, and we’ve got the tickets to get you inside!

Croque Monsieur
Photo: @absinthebarldn

Tucked away in the basement of vampiric pizza joint Lost Boys – so as to escape the watchful eyes of the gendarmes – Croque Monsieur is a loving tribute to absinthe. With a mission to scrub the spirit’s dark history, they’re offering a guided experience, where visitors can sample from a wide range of absinthes.

Croque Monsieur
Photo: @absinthebarldn

You can try it in its purest form (for the daredevils), diluted with a splash of water to enhance the flavours, or even in the form of cocktails – try Death in the Afternoon, a champagne and absinthe hybrid invented by noted hedonist Ernest Hemingway.

Croque Monsieur
Photo: @absinthebarldn

Serious bohemian vibes abound down in Croque Monsieur, with an Art Deco theme, retro posters, and church pews filling the bar. Modern touches come courtesy of an absolutely banging playlist, and an embarrassment of whimsical hats, which you’re encouraged to wear in a bid to lose your inhibitions (like you really needed an excuse for that).

Croque Monsieur
Photo: @absinthebarldn

Itching to try it? Our pals over at Fever have sorted out a nifty little deal, which nets you three drinks (including all absinthes and cocktails) and bottomless hot snacks for just £25. The green fairy awaits, so grab your tickets now!

Location: 245 Eversholt Street, NW1 1BA. Nearest station is Mornington Crescent. See it on Google Maps.
Opening hours: 6:30pm-12:30am (Wed to Sun). Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Price: £25 when you get your tickets through Fever.
More information: from their website.

Featured image: @absinthebarldn


Also published on Medium.