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Illusions Bar and Lounge

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Address: 1025 South Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone Number: (410) 727-5811
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Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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A fun evening, with a very talented magician.

We went last weekend, and Spencer Horsman was great. Some of his slight-of-hand, in a segment that was projected on a big screen so everyone could see it "up-close", was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Baltimore, MD
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Baltimore, MD
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went last weekend, and Spencer Horsman was great. Some of his slight-of-hand, in a segment that was projected on a big screen so everyone could see it "up-close", was astounding. The drinks - 2 minimum - were good and reasonably priced. Contrary to what some other reviewers experienced, the theater was nicely air conditioned. The show starts at 9:00,... More 

Thank Balt21212
Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were invited to Illusions by some friends. We had no expectations, and were very pleasantly surprised at the entertaining evening. Spenser Horsman put on an intriguing show with sleight of hand, illusions and an escape routine, with comedic patter mixed in. He was adept at handling the crowd (who may have imbibed more than the two-drink minimum), and more... More 

Thank JASeal
Columbia, Maryland
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29 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere is fun (nice lounge and lots of vintage magic posters), Spencer Horsman was really entertaining and exciting, and the crowd was engaged. Everything exceeded my expectations.

Thank Mccloudnay
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

First, there is no a/c. It was hot! There is a 2 drink minimum which isn't clearly stated. The show ran 2 1/2 hours due to technical difficulties. Spencer was off his game the night I went. His dad was on vacation. It was too long. Magic he did was basic. He wasn't as entertaining as others on trip advisor... More 

Thank 003carol
Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great bar and atmosphere here. Saw Spencer's show over the weekend and really enjoyed it! Very entertaining, very great and professional. Highly recommended!

Thank Krissy C
Hampstead, Maryland
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This beautifully restored lounge was stunning. You are greeted with a warm welcome as you enter the front door. The staff are friendly and warm. We saw Spencers show last night and it was absolutely the best time I've had in a long time. He puts on a fantastic show which is fun, engaging and very professional. We were laughing... More 

Thank kathryn216
Washington, DC
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We couldn't have had a better time seeing Spencer perform at Illusions! Gorgeously restored bar and theater, fun history-of-magic type posters everywhere, and a live show for a very reasonable price. Such an unusual thing to have in Federal Hill. We intend to add this to the repertoire of things we show to new visitors from now on!!

1 Thank LoganCircle
Wheeling, West Virginia
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The great part is, you're going to enjoy the show. Both the performer and staff ensured the evening was kept as lively as possible to make sure everyone was attended to. But let me give you some things to expect: 1) No AC? Yes, it was very warm in the bar area and I would go as far as to... More 

Thank Kenny T
Petersburg, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Fun evening, small venue, which is good to engage the crowd. There's a two drink minimum but for the length of the show (and there's an intermission) you don't feel overly pressured to drink. However - and here's your spoiler alert - if you happen to be a fan of The Amazing Johnathan you'll see a lot of familiar material!... More 

Thank Mandy G
Columbia, Maryland
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33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It is fun, a little cheesy, but nevertheless fun. Small, some would say intimate, I call cramped. it is decent and entertaining. it isn't top notch like vegas, but either is the price. Worth a visit

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