WINTER 2020

Eve Brenner-Alsop, Bar Manager


As Bar Manager for Absinthe Brasserie & Bar, Eve Brenner-Alsop is responsible for the iconic San Francisco restaurant’s classically-inspired beverage menu, overseeing the impressive bar team, concocting eclectic seasonal specials, and providing guests with an immersive dining experience.


Brenner-Alsop is a Boston native and daughter of a wine writer and educator, who began her F&B career as a host and server throughout high school and college. During a three-year stint in New York City, Brenner-Alsop transitioned her skills to bartending at Brooklyn’s Bar Tabac and fell in love with the trade. Upon moving to San Francisco in 2009, Brenner-Alsop gained additional experience behind the bar, working at iconic venues including Nopalito, Palm House, Kin Khao, and more. She also spent a year in Mexico, where she helped to open a new bar, Escondido, in Sayulita. In 2015, Brenner-Alsop joined The Absinthe Group as a Bartender at Absinthe Brasserie & Bar and has since moved her way up the ranks to Bar Manager, sharing her knowledge and creativity with her team and guests every step of the way.


In her spare time, Brenner-Alsop enjoys wine tasting, camping, and traveling with her husband, including frequent trips back to Mexico.


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398 Hayes St at Gough, San Francisco, CA

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Please note, Absinthe Brasserie & Bar is currently closed until future notice in cooperation with local authorities who have issued a mandatory closure of non-essential businesses. Please stay tuned for additional updates, and we appreciate your patience and support as we work to keep our community safe.


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42 Guests, Banquet

18 Guests, Long Table

30 Guests Maximum, Long Tables

10 to 28 Guests, Rounds

40 Guests, Rounds

Reception, Up to 60 Guests

Weddings

Absinthe Private Dining provides an intimate and elegant setting for wedding receptions up to 45 guests.

Absinthe Private Dining is a completely separate room, with its own entrance from Hayes Street, and a private restroom, coat closet, and bar. The room is richly decorated with hand-painted murals, fresh-cut flowers, plush upholstered furniture, and mohair curtains. Natural light pours in the front windows, and is reflected in the sparkle of a pre-1906 earthquake mirror.

The Private Dining menus are created by Absinthe Executive Chef Ryan McIlwraith, and change frequently, to provide seasonal freshness. Cocktails and desserts may be customized for your special day, and we can assist you with menu design, floral arrangements and other details to make your wedding reception an extraordinary occasion.

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The Best Private Dining Rooms In San Francisco

“The upscale Hayes Valley mainstay has a private dining space with a separate entrance, its own bar, coat room, and restrooms. Decorated similarly to the main restaurant with dark wood, paintings, and old-school charm, the menu offers French fare and a raw bar,” via 7×7, September 2019

Where To Go When You’re In The Mood For A Martini

“Obviously, this place has a good-sized menu of absinthe drinks, but we’ll happily order a martini and eat some pate at the bar while we decide if we want to join all those people sitting outside by the weird sculpture on Octavia,” via The Infatuation SF, September 2019

A Fast-Israeli Food Favorite Is Coming Back to Oakland; A New Chef is Shaking Up Absinthe

“Hayes Valley’s longtime favorite brasserie, Absinthe, has a new executive chef, Ryan Fowler, and to kick things off, he’s jazzing up the brunch menu with pain perdu and Dungeness crab and avocado omelettes,” via Eater SF, August 2019

The San Francisco Shopping Guide To Hayes Valley

“Just because it’s one of the oldest restaurants in Hayes Valley doesn’t mean that Absinthe Brasserie and Bar has lost its shine. An outstanding cocktail program, along with French and Mediterranean-inspired dishes, makes Absinthe a neighborhood go-to for locals and hungry shoppers alike,” via SF Travel, August 2019

A Little Slice of Paris in Hayes Valley: Absinthe Brasserie and Bar

“An homage to all things French, Absinthe is still one of my favorite places to eat in the city. Why? It’s a buzzy destination that feels glamorous and special, evoking a one-of-a-kind feeling of Belle Epoque-era Paris,” via SF Bay Times, June 2019

About Absinthe

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Absinthe Brasserie & Bar is in San Francisco's vibrant and charming Hayes Valley neighborhood, and is among the city’s beloved longest-running dining institutions. It features a creative menu of French brasserie fare, along with an inspired selection of classic cocktails. With lively, informal décor that evokes turn-of-the-century France, Absinthe’s warm, convivial atmosphere has romanced locals and visitors alike since its founding in 1998. Located within walking distance of Civic Center and the performing-arts centers, Absinthe offers lunch and dinner daily, and weekend brunch. In an effort to support the health and safety of our staff and community, Absinthe is temporarily closed until further notice.