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Illusions Bar and Lounge

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Address: 1025 S Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21230-4007
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+1 410-727-5811
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Fri - Sat 17:00 - 01:00

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My girlfriend and I stopped by towards the end of a show last night after an Orioles game. The gentleman at the door welcomed us in for a drink and we were able to catch the end... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dan Z
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My girlfriend and I stopped by towards the end of a show last night after an Orioles game. The gentleman at the door welcomed us in for a drink and we were able to catch the end of the show. The finale was great, and we were able to see some quick close up magic after the show as well.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in Baltimore and are always out and about. We finally made it to Illusions Magic Bar last night - it was such a fantastic experience! My mission is now to tell all my Baltimorean friends 'you gotta go!" Spencer Horsman who owns and founded Illusions with his father headlines often and he was on deck last evening. Other... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Took everyone here for an adult night out. Spenser is truly an amazing artist. His stage presence is awesome. He puts on a really tremendous show. The escape act from the tank of water had me holding my breathe and panicking with everyone else. He has a really great slight of hand act as well. We will be returning shortly... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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101 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We had a big group of 14 that went to Illusions in Fed Hill. We made a reservation, but it was a little disorganized when checking in. However the show was very good and very entertaining.

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Thank David C
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Don't like to typically use words like 'awesome' or 'great' or 'fantastic' in reviews but screw it... I had an awesome, great, and freakin fantastic time at Illusions Bar!!! Great place for locals or visitors to Baltimore, highly recommend. Come early and enjoy the bar and reasonable priced drinks with great staff.

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Prince Frederick, Maryland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Small venue so all are good seats. Great show! Funny! Amazing magic!!! Book early as the shows do sell out! Lots of places to get dinner or do happy hour appetizers before the show. Planning to go again!

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Thank janesmithjanesmith
Newark, Delaware
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2017

If you're looking for a unique evening out in Baltimore the Illusions Bar has got to be #1 on your must-do list! There's a reason that this venue has been consistently sold out for 10 years. Spencer Horsman is a wonderful showman and craftsman of the magic trade. Yet, you can find him mixing drinks behind the bar before the... More 

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Thank Sandy M
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77 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This past Saturday marks our 4th trip to Illusions and every single time I leave even more entertained then the time before. We've gotten friendly with Spencer and his staff (including his late father whose presence is still clearly felt all throughout the building) - it has become what feels like spending the evening with old friends. Ashby & Noah... More 

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Thank Kim B
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

went here last weekend (2/24/17) to celebrate my sisters bday. SOOO much fun. My sister didn't even know where we were going so Spencer Horseman(owner and performer) called her up to help so I know it was a legit show. My whole family had fun and SPENCER was the BOMB! He took so many pictures with us and did magic... More 

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Thank Kenya L
Potomac, Maryland
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113 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

So, this show was sold out for weeks. I had high hopes when I made our reservation. The show was pretty good. Drinks were reasonably priced. Chairs were horrible, stackable cafeteria chairs. Really uncomfortable. Also, not sure why, but there's an intermission. FYI.

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