Absintherie Sixtina


Sixtina Absintherie is one of the coolest bars for those who want to drink absinthe and want to have fun in an alternative environment. The bar is located in Bucharest’s historical centre in Piata Unirii. You will find it at the top floor of a beautiful old building on Covaci Street. If you want something truly special, this is where you should hang out during your trip to Bucharest.

The bar stands out among others in the area through its simple and tasteful decor; the rooms boast a very high ceiling along with expansive windows. The whole design is neo-classic with belle époque elements. It is a wonderfully designed place and offers quite a unique atmosphere.

Regularly the bar has various themed fairs where Romanian artists show off their talents through their wares and art. The fairs are held at night and usually have Goth, cyberpunk, Steampunk and alternative influences, so those who want a unique piece of art should check this bar out. There are other types of events that you can go to like book launching events, book exchange events or other meetings.

Inside you will find comfortable couches and vintage chairs to relax on.  There’s another section of the bar which consists in a little terrace. If the weather is fine, you can choose to be seated there, but make sure you make a reservation because there’s only one table available. This can make for a perfect spot if you are looking for an intimate place to bring your date.

You can drink a wide variety of drinks, but obviously, their speciality is absinthe. There are numerous types of absinthe cocktails as well as a great selection of beers, for those who want something milder.  If you are not an alcohol drinker you will certainly appreciate the plethora of aromatic teas and the selection of soft drinks that Sixtina Absintherie offers.

You will find a relaxed atmosphere and very friendly staff. The music is definitely for Goth, industrial, EBM lovers so if you are not part of the scene, you should skip this one. However, if you are a fan, this is definitely your place to hang out and meet a lot of interesting people such as musicians, artists, etc. The bar can be easily accessed either with public transport such as metro (Unirii Station) or with a cab. The surrounding area also has a lot of restaurants and clubs if you feel like exploring.

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