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The Wizard’s Den

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  1. A stock image of a bubbling cauldron.
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  2. Lady making a potion
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  3. Various potions
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Time Out says

Join the potions class at this magical pop-up in Carlton

While you won’t find the most famed greasy-haired potions masters or boy wizard at this creative drinking experience, you will have a lot of fun at the Wizard's Den if you’re keen on the occult.

At this Carlton pop-up experience you can channel the powers of your coven idol, from Sabrina to Hermione, and brew devilish (read: alcoholic) concoctions over the course of 90-minutes. 

The experience takes place Carlton bar the Motley Bauhaus, which has been masterfully decked out to suit the theme. Hefty tomes hang from the ceiling, eye-catching glassware and bottles of elixirs and “witch’s brew” surround dripping candles and fairy lights. 

A wand is supplied upon entry at the Wizard's Den, but you'll have to BYO robe if you want to wear one (they used to be supplied before the shutdowns). Your ticket also covers a welcome drink – plus two more drinks you’ll have to concoct yourself in two fun scavenger hunts. Groups will be tasked with finding special ingredients located all over the bar by solving puzzles and tricky riddles. Don’t worry though, you’ll be guided by your trusty potion master during the session (but we might suggest procuring some Felix Felicis just in case). 

This potion-making experience is available Wednesday to Sunday, with an 11am non-alcoholic, family-friendly session available on weekends for little witches and wizards.

Written by
Time Out editors


Opening hours:
Wed-Fri from 5.30pm; Sat-Sun from 11am
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