Boulder is about to go even greener. At the end of this month, Absinthe House will open in the former Foundry space at 1109 Walnut Street. "We want it to look like an absinthe house that's been around before the ban on absinthe ninety years ago, but with an updated kind of feel," says Eric Turner, who's opening the place with partner Alfonso Natarelli.
In the front third of the space, they plan to have a restaurant that will be open for lunch and dinner; in the back will be a nightclub with DJs several nights a week; up above will be a 1,700 square-foot rooftop patio with a view of the Flatirons. And everywhere, of course, there will be absinthe, that mysterious green liqueur.
"We really felt like Boulder was the perfect fit for what we do," Turner says. "It's a great combo of really good food, really unique and good products for liquor, and the nightlife ambience with the nightclub thing. There isn't a nightclub in Boulder."
Much less a nightclub with what promises to be the largest selection of absinthe of any bar in America. Turner and Natarelli, who already have the Green Fairy absinthe bar in Copper Mountain, as well as two Summit County restaurants, think they'll be able to get some brands unique to Absinthe House, because they'll be special ordering them through their distributor. The offerings will change every day, depending on what suppliers have on hand, but Turner says they're hoping to stock at least twenty kinds at all times, all authentic.
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Look for Absinthe House to open Friday, August 27.