UPDATE: Yesterday we posted the story below about how The Horn planned to ring in National Absinthe Day. Today we found out the restaurant has abruptly closed after only a four-month run. Owners Adam Klesh and Daniel Cammarata want to turn the space into a different restaurant that they plan to open in April. So don’t go there this week.
You’re not seeing things: There really will be 5-cent absinthe at The Horn on Thursday.
To celebrate National Absinthe Day, the West Hollywood restaurant, which carries a large selection of absinthe including Butterfly, Pernod, and St. George, will offer a 1-ounce pour of absinthe for a nickel (limit one per person). There will also be five specialty absinthe cocktails (Absinthe Frappe, Death in the Afternoon, Chrysanthemum, Absinthe Sazerac, and Absinthe Suissesse) available for $5 all night.
In addition, The Horn has a newly expanded happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and again from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. closing time every Sunday through Thursday. Happy hour food specials include $10 burgers and $8 fried mac and cheese, in case lighting a sugar cube on fire isn’t enough of a party for you.