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The Magic Castle

7001 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028-8603
+1 323-851-3313
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Of course, admittance is based on being with a club member or having an invitation or pass from a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
JackR46
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Fullerton, Ca, USA
Finally. The Food is Worth the Price and on Par with the Magic.

My partner has been a member of the Magic Castle since childhood. Historically this has been a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Randi924
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“magic shows” (69 reviews)
“private club” (31 reviews)
“an invitation” (25 reviews)
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Hours Today: 17:00 - 01:00
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7001 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028-8603
Central L.A
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+1 323-851-3313
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Of course, admittance is based on being with a club member or having an invitation or pass from a club member. If going, make sure you check out their website first - as there are definite rules, especially the dress code - they strictly enforce...More

Thank JackR46
Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner has been a member of the Magic Castle since childhood. Historically this has been a kitchy LA experience where you had to be the guest of a member. The food was always a far cry from great with mediocre service and way way...More

Thank Randi924
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a huge expanse of property. I tried understanding the layout of the entire castle, but it's not possible, what with all the winding staircases, rooms and secret passageways. We went there at the invitation of a magician friend who was also a member;...More

Thank pomeranianlovah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Magic Castle is a private club for magicians. While only members and their guests are allowed in, if you ask around, it's not too hard to find a member who can get you in. If you're ever visiting LA, I would make this a...More

1  Thank Michael T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had no idea what to expect because no one was specific about the Weekend Brunch event. So this is pretty detailed and long...When I made reservations (thank you Anthony the Magic!), we were given the choice of 2 seatings. We picked the first one...More

2  Thank Onecrazykitty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were invited by a family member and really enjoyed it. The champagne brunch was great and fairly priced; loved the prime rib, smoked salmon, and the pastries and desserts! Very pleasant and funny server. The show was really good! Better than expected. The only...More

1  Thank MrSotomayor
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This is an exclusive members only club! Or better get invited.... a night you get to dress up and travel back in time. Exclusive restaurant, bars, and all the little magic rooms tucked in various corners of the multi level club. From the moment you...More

2  Thank SheenaGao
Reviewed 16 August 2017

A 1910 mansion which was adapted to serve as a kind of private club, the headquarters of the “Academy of Magical Arts”. Dress code and “over-21” strictly enforced. You have to be accompanied by a member to get in here, but another way to get...More

1  Thank Roy-Tto
Reviewed 26 July 2017

My company spent approximately $150 per person for a visit to the castle. This included dinner, alcoholic beverages with dinner (wine, cocktails) and magic shows. The are at least 5 magic shows going on during the evening. The food was unbelievably mediocre. Some of my...More

Thank Travelbug880
Reviewed 26 July 2017

The history and details of this attraction are available on line. It must actually be experienced to relish the atmosphere. We stayed at the affiliated Magic Castle Hotel next door. The rooms are quaint, with old porcelain faucets and shuttered windows. The pool area is...More

Thank Mike353632
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ljpmo
19 August 2017|
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Response from 062843 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely go on Thursday night. Saturday is MUCH busier and you well get into fewer shows. I have been a member for over 35 years and when we go it is almost always on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday to avoid the... More
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marieulloa
17 August 2017|
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Response from Douglas G | Reviewed this property |
The castle is primarily oriented to those who have reached the age of majority. That being said, they do have a weekend brunch offering geared towards those under 21! The food is great and the entire experience is "once in... More
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alchua
28 March 2017|
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Response from Douglas G | Reviewed this property |
Dinner reservations aren't required if you attend WITH the sponsoring member. If you're there on a guest pass without the sponsor, you MUST have dinner. Otherwise, you'll be charged even if you don't order dinner!
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