By the second half of the 19th century, French soldiers had claimed 5-7 p.m. for the taking of absinthe, their anti-malarial medication turned happy-hour beverage of choice. L’Heure Verte, or the Green Hour, it would come to be called. Enjoy your own Green Hour at these fine, absinthe-friendly locales or wherever you may roam. It’s always five o’clock somewhere!
The Artisan. From a bar stool or cozy couch in the dark, inviting environs of the bar, you can image Toulouse-Lautrec and crew posting up and putting down plenty of absinthe before making besotted overtures to the boutique hotel’s statuary. Enjoy, but try not to follow in their doomed footsteps. 1501 W. Sahara Ave.