A spirit known for its sense of mystery, absinthe is famed for whetting the wit of Oscar Wilde, rousing the decadence of Rimbaud, and bringing a touch of bohemian class to any divorce-court proceedings. Taste the inspiration with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get an absinthe flight complete with four 4-ounce servings at Knee High Stocking Company, tucked away on East Olive Way (a $24 value).
Hidden in plain sight, escaping the eyes of ordinary barflies and loutish lushes, Knee High Stocking Company sneaks distinguished patrons into the hallowed walls of its speakeasy for a celebration of only the finest libations. With a sly wink at Prohibition-era exclusivity (reservations are available only by text message), this hallowed playground of hobnobbers opens its unassuming door to discerning drinkers, dispensing an inspired, antiquarian collection of absinthe and other literary concoctions. Conjuring hazy images of Parisian café society, the absinthe flight shines a greenish spotlight on your choice of four varieties of the anise-tinged, herbal elixir, doled out over four 4-ounce servings for sharing with two to four friends or taunting the ghost of Eliot Ness.
Knee High Stocking Company has a positive recommendation from the Seattle Times and is one of several chic speakeasies mentioned by Seattle Met; it has a 4.5-star average from more than 200 Yelpers and is recommended by 91% of Urbanspooners:
- I love the mac & cheese at this place! Yum! Most of the drinks are labor intensive, and can take a bit to come you, but are usually AMAZING. – Michael L., Yelp.com
- The place is tiny, so you'd better be friendly with your neighbors. The cocktail menu is full of interesting info, the drinks themselves are good, and the bartender chatted with us as she worked. – shadowsong, Urbanspoon.com