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“Brilliant magic tricks, great atmosphere and live music.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Illusions Magic Bar

Illusions Magic Bar
Ranked #17 of 151 Nightlife in Bristol
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Owner description: Dedicated to the art of magic, Illusions presents live magic shows every night from some of the best home-grown and international magicians performing today.Illusions does not charge entry and the magic shows are free, all we ask is that you purchase a drink from the bar and then sit back and enjoy the magic or sample our baby grand piano with great local artists playing all your favourite music live.
Bristol, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Brilliant magic tricks, great atmosphere and live music.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

Illusions is a great place to go on a Friday or Saturday night. They usually have live music and they often take requests. The audience sings along. The magic bar in the corner is great, most of the tricks you cannot fathom. Illusions also has a 'sister' bar called smoke & mirrors which has a different vibe but is also good.

Visited June 2014
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Overrated”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

Having been meaning to go for ages, we went with high expectations on a Friday night. It was nearly empty, the music was terrible and the drinks quite pricey. Had a much better time at the sister bar, Smoke and Mirrors.

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Wincanton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“great venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2013

lively, friendly, entertaining and surely in house singer Red is a future star! What a voice/prescence.

Visited February 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Hen Party!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013 via mobile

Great venue, great cocktails, great atmosphere, brilliant night! An area was reserved for us as we were a group of 19. Several other areas were reserved that night also for birthdays etc so if you're a large group it's probably a good idea to reserve an area via their website as there's not much other seating. The staff were really friendly. You must try a magic wand cocktail! Live music followed by DJ both of which were brilliant. Fab night out

Visited April 2013
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Way too crowded on Sat night”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2013

Went here again (3rd time) on Sat night. Though I would add this extra review.

If you want a quieter night, don't go there on a Sat. Its very crowded and you won't be able to see of hear the magician. At 8:30pm there were very drunk people already, dancing, leching etc (and that was the girls!)
The toilets are scary as well!

Visited February 2013
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