Wormwood welcomes you into a journey of the past, when poets, writers & painters made the Green Fairy their muse. Absinthe known as the Elixir of the gods was the symbol of a Bohemian time that inspired the world. From an unjust ban making it the scapegoat of France national alcohol problem to the legends around some of the most famous characters in history, there is no other spirit that is so misunderstood. At Wormwood we aim to introduce you to some of the best Absinthe currently available, relate some the best of counts around the golden exhalation and take your palette into an unique journey.
No need to Wait for Table
Located in the heart of University Heights, our restaurant features a vintage Paris design with a brick-walled courtyard and patio that leads into a semi-private event space called “Le Jardin Secret”. We are available for private or semi-private events; Our 3 event spaces, the Main Dining Room, the Outdoor Terrace and the Secret Garden, can accommodate seated dinner and cocktail events throughout the 3 spaces for a combined seating of 105 guests.
Create the elegant and whimsical social or corporate event of your dreams here in San Diego. Let our team elevate your guest’s experience with a Chef’s Table Dinner, Absinthe Tasting, and Live Music & Entertainment.
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In the News
The Controversial History Of Absinthe
A highly alcoholic spirit originating from Switzerland, absinthe is legendary for its strength. But its potency has also led to absinthe being banned in several countries for its perceived link to debauchery.
San Diego’s First Absinthe Bar Is Bringing La Vie Boheme to 30th Street
Meet the green fairy at Wormwood, a new restaurant and bar dedicated to all things absinthe. Romanticized by Bohemian artists and writers of Belle Epoque Paris and banned in the U.S. for nearly 100 years, the anise-flavored spirit will be served traditionally from slow-drip fountains with a cube of sugar….
Wormwood Opening Doors Soon in University Heights
From the team that brought you Tahona Bar in Old Town, Wormwood is coming soon to University Heights/Normal Heights border. Dubbed French Haute Cuisine, the restaurant is taking over the space previously housed by Jayne’s Gastropub….
30th Street’s Newest Bar
With an emphasis on education, including classes and a book club, Wormwood will have a collection of quality absinthe ranging from hard-to-find French bottles to others made in New Orleans, Harlem, and even San Diego