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Bar Trench

Tucked into an alleyway, this little Ebisu bar is run by bartender Rogerio Vaz, who is half-Japanese and half-Brazilian with a love for all things absinthe. An equally odd amalgam…

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Thomas Olive

Out the back and up the stairs behind the excellent Collingwood eatery Saint Crispin, is Thomas Olive, a tiny bar wedged into a stately Victorian building (think hardwood floors and…

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Le Croco Bleu

While many of Berlin’s cocktail bars look to the first half of the 20th century for inspiration, Le Croco Bleu—located in the newly redeveloped Bötzow brewery complex in Prenzlauer Berg…

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Vesuvio Cafe

Opened in 1948, Vesuvio was the regular haunt of literary luminaries like Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and hometown hero Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Its prestigious clientele and popular neighbor, City Lights Bookstore,…

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Absinthe Fountain

This theatrical accessory used to dispense ice cold water can be used in the traditional preparation of absinthe along with an absinthe spoon and a sugar cube, though it is not…