Chicago Magic Lounge - Chicago
Upon entering Chicago Magic Lounge, guests are greeted by a small room filled with “active” laundry machines. Don’t freak out. You’re in the right place!
Beyond that room is an absolutely gorgeous venue serving as a destination for “Chicago-style magic shows.” What exactly does that mean? Before featured performances in the Harry Blackstone Cabaret, roaming magicians visit every table and entertain guests with mind-boggling card tricks.
Headliners range from local magicians and mentalists to sword-swallowing burlesque dancers. Guests who purchase mezzanine, front row and premium main floor tickets are invited to an exclusive performance of close-up magic directly after main stage shows in the 654 Club, an intimate, 43-seat theater.
The venue also serves as a museum of sorts. There are original posters of magicians from the Victorian Era throughout the space, as well as books on magic, magic items from Harry Houdini’s collection and all sorts of cool memorabilia.
Those unable to get tickets to the main show may enjoy magic shows in the Performance Bar, yet another area where interactive magicians wow guests. Food consists of share-able items like sliders, shrimp cocktail and charcuterie.