Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Travel Tuesday: Baltimore Bar Review


Last Friday night I went out with a couple of guy friends to an area of Baltimore called Federal Hill. One of them just moved there. Between a nice dinner and bar hopping, we went to a bar with a magic show called Illusions. A father and son, Ken and Spencer, run it. The son's been doing magic since he was like 4. In fact, the family owns a magic shop a few doors down. Spencer does impressive card tricks on stage with some audience participation and tells silly jokes the whole time. It was hilarious. After that, the crowd moves down to the bar so that he can escape from a straitjacket hanging upside down in a number of minutes. It was amazing, a really good time, I highly recommend it.

Here's the info:

Illusions Magic Bar & Lounge
1025 S. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
410-727-5811

I see this as a place you only go once since the show is the same every night, a must-see at that, but the bar is really nice... It has giant chandeliers and lots of leather couches. It has character. One of the bartenders was voted Baltimore's Funniest Man. I hope to go back.

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