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Illusions Bar and Lounge

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Address: 1025 S Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21230-4007
Phone Number: (410) 727-5811
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Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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Great Atmosphere Great Entertainment

We visited a close friend who suggested this as a night out and we were not disappointed! The staff is so nice and friendly. Spencer is so talented! I was shocked about how this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
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Asheville, North Carolina, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited a close friend who suggested this as a night out and we were not disappointed! The staff is so nice and friendly. Spencer is so talented! I was shocked about how this surpassed my expectations. My friend was so excited to bring us here and we were blown away!💜

Thank kamiyo
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's our second time in this show and Spencer and team is brilliant, funny and entertaining. Recommended for couples and also for families with teenager kids.

Thank zz_tripo
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was searching for things to do in Inner Harbor and found this show. Spencer is an amazing magician and the show was awesome. There was never a dull moment and you won't be disappointed. Even if you don't think a magic show will interest you this will change your mind. Great job Spencer and good luck with Illusions.

Thank Brian B
Severna Park, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spencer Horsman is a masterful magician and entertainer. His show is fascinating, mind-boggling and great fun. The establishment is part tribute to his father, who was himself a great circus entertainer and entrepreneur, and part throwback to a time of close audience interactive stage shows. Don't let the retro ambience fool you though. This is classical magic with some state-of-the... More 

Thank Tim S
Dundee, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We went to see Spencer last night and it was amazing! First off there is no bad seat as the theatre is small and intimate enough allowing for some unique close up magic. Spenser was funny through and used audience participation through resulting in a very very funny magic show. The magic itself was great and was only heightened by... More 

Thank Jmmstr
Glen Burnie, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

I went here as part of a group on a Friday evening. We had the front bar area to ourselves. The group had catered food brought in. Once the bar opened to the public our group was moved into the theater area by ourselves. Both the bar and theater areas are small and quaint, but cozy and with enough room... More 

Thank JBennett82
Marriottsville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

You're not expecting this. Spencer Horsman and his family have taken a normal Baltimore bar, opened the back into a stage for over a hundred in the audience, and presents a night of witty, clever magic and entertainment. Spencer is great with the illusions (Illusions? How did he do that?!), audience participation, and the night is well staged. with drinks... More 

Thank mdpm100
Mechanicsville, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

This quint little 140 seat theatre and bar presented unbelievable entertainment with Spencer Horsman. The illusions will blow your mind! His up close magic just makes your head spin. This is a family owned establishment and when Spencer isn't touring around the world or in a Chris Angel show he is home with his dad performing just crazy magic mixed... More 

Thank Herb G
Baltimore, Maryland
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52 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

Four of us (two couples) went to Illusions a week ago for a birthday and start-to-finish it was just a fun, interesting evening out. Only the birthday girl had ever been to a magic/illusion show before, and all of us left happy and impressed. The bar and theater have all sorts of old character charm and the atmosphere is just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

From start to finish, our evening at Illusions was nothing short of fantastic. The building itself is beautiful. The bartenders and staff were very nice and helpful. The drinks are delicious. The show is really well done, professional and highly entertaining. Spencer and his father Ken were very generous with their time and could not have been more gracious. The... More 

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