Pick a card, any card, and it’s likely to show up again and again throughout the course of the evening. Perhaps it will surface unexpectedly at the other end of the bar, or maybe folded tightly inside the center of an uncut lime. It’s not the cocktails making you see this—though they’re absolutely still worth ordering. It’s the handiwork of a handful of magicians who perform every Monday night at Magic Bar.
Magic|Bar is located within Woodley Proper at:
16101 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA 91436 | 818.876.0818
At Magic Bar, bartender/magician extraordinaire Benjamin Schrader’s weekly pop-up sleight-of-hand saloon, the magic is intimate and happens just feet away, making each card trick all the more impressive. For around 45 minutes, a dozen lucky patrons sip specially crafted cocktails and have their minds blown by a rotating roster of guest performers, all of whom, like Schrader, also are headlining magicians at the Magic Castle.