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Old Absinthe House

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Over its 200-year history, this low-key oasis with its famous marble absinthe fountain has served guests including Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, Franklin Roosevelt, and Frank Sinatra. It's now mostly frequented by tourists and casual local characters who appreciate a good brewski or cocktail to go. Thousands of business cards stapled to the wall serve as interesting wallpaper.

Updated: 04-10-2014

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    absinthe house

    another must stop on the Bourbon Street route. ... one of the oldest establishments on the row. OLD time ambiance is a charm. Head to the back to the old fireplace and try to grab a seat, lovely during an evening, a colder day, or a drizzly afternoon. Some "old time" drinks listed on their menu. FUN to try one ...

    by Rutcut, 12/27/13

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