The Wizard’s Den

Things to do, Food and drink
The Wizard's Cauldron
Photograph: Supplied
The Wizard's Cauldron
Photograph: Supplied
The Wizard's Cauldron
Photograph: Supplied

Time Out says

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

Update 29/05/20: Following the shutdowns, the Wizard's Den will reopen four days a week from June 24. Staff have implemented measures to ensure a safe experience.

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 Fitzroy 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 upstairs at Brunswick Street bar Polly, 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 golden ticket also covers the cost of a beer or mulled wine – the remainder of the 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 happening at Polly's Bar in Fitzroy. Sessions are available Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.


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