We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Illusions Bar and Lounge

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1025 S Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21230-4007
Phone Number:
+1 410-727-5811
See all hours
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 01:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 75 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 65
  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
  • 0
  • 0
There's more magic here than just the show...

This is one of the few, if not the only live magic show in Baltimore. If I could give the show six stars, I would. The headline performer and owner, Spencer Horsman is an... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Baltimore, Maryland
Add Photo Write a Review

75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 75: English reviews
Potomac, Maryland
Level Contributor
113 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So, this show was sold out for weeks. I had high hopes when I made our reservation. The show was pretty good. Drinks were reasonably priced. Chairs were horrible, stackable cafeteria chairs. Really uncomfortable. Also, not sure why, but there's an intermission. FYI.

Thank sharon g
McMurdo Station Antarctica
Level Contributor
278 reviews
168 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The show is approximately 90 minutes with an intermission. Cover is $20. There is a two drink minimum. Arrive prior to get seats towards the front but be warned the first few rows may become part of the show. After show the magician chats with guests and performs slight of hand close up if you want more magic. Be sure... More 

Thank Christopher F
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
116 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the few, if not the only live magic show in Baltimore. If I could give the show six stars, I would. The headline performer and owner, Spencer Horsman is an exceptional magician and a gracious host. The bar serves quality drinks at reasonable prices with a friendly and knowledgeable wait staff. Combined, these two elements make... More 

Thank Fishboy555
Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Spencer was in his element with the magic and working the crowd. We enjoyed the spectators how they interacted with the magic tricks. The evening rapidly went by. We could have stayed another few hours. Baltimore has a shining Star and I can't wait to inform others of this nugget of entertainment.

Thank smithwj1
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Outstanding, entertaining, great value for your money & you might even be picked to be part of the show. Spencer is delightful with his wit & humor & amazingly professional & excellent with his magic. Try to discover his tricks & slight of hand - impossible. Try to hold your breath as long as he does while locked in a... More 

Thank Shelly L
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I was a little skeptical at first about going to a "comedy/magic club" but this turned out to be a real gem, and a great whole-family event. Spencer is really talented, and he put on a really entertaining mix of slight of hand, card tricks, audience involvement, and - last but not least - escape from a pretty deadly water... More 

Thank kgoh91
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Phenomenal. I can't wait to go back. Best thing I have ever done. Bar none. Lucky enough to go on stage and was blown away! Go Spencer!

Thank Brandon F
Level Contributor
30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We had friends coming in from out of town and I knew that the couple enjoyed magic shows, so we took at chance on Illusions. It turned out awesome. The show was about two hours long, and it flew by. Spencer Horseman put on a great show with his humor, his interaction with the audience, and most of all with... More 

Thank Daniel W
Level Contributor
39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I was floored. The audience was filled with wonderful cocktails and engaged. I was called onto stage and amazed! I couldn't have been more satisfied and haven't let loose and had a night this fun in forever! Spencer is an amazing entertainer and won't fail to impress.

Thank Deb D
Princeton, New Jersey
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I wanted to do something slightly different with my wife for a date night and thought I'd give Illusions a try. I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but the show greatly exceeded my expectations and was very entertaining. Each magic trick performed went the extra step to create the "wow" factor. My wife got pulled into one of the... More 

Thank Matt L

Travellers who viewed Illusions Bar and Lounge also viewed


Been to Illusions Bar and Lounge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Illusions Bar and Lounge and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Brooklyn, New York
Jamison, Pennsylvania
over a year ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Illusions Bar and Lounge staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?