Illusions Magic Bar & Lounge in Federal Hill is a 1920s-inspired speakeasy bar with custom-made chandeliers, cherry wood bar, and plush banquettes. On Friday and Saturday evenings, enjoy a one-hour vaudeville-style magic show performed by house magician Spencer Horsman. Spencer’s resume includes previous appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman and onstage with David Copperfield in Las Vegas. Bar patrons are treated to cool magic tricks, witty banter, and audience participation stunts — and the highlight of the show features Spencer escaping from a straitjacket while hanging upside down from the ceiling!
The show is best viewed while sipping on a libation or two. Illusions offers everything from wine and beer to bourbon, rum, and tequila. Try the multilayered Hypnotizing Martini, which includes Hpnotiq liqueur, Stoli raspberry vodka, pineapple juice, and Chambord. The space also features a low-key second floor lounge with leather sofas and retro magician posters.