If you’re looking to impress a perfect stranger at a bar – or, better yet, to extract money from them – then there are few better ways of doing it than with a bar trick. This is the sort of close-up magic that you can perform at a moment’s notice, with the help of just the items that you’d find in a bar environment – like coasters, shot glasses and cigarettes.
In this corner of the site you’ll find all of the props necessary to perform amazing close-up tricks, which will amaze your friends, family and perfect strangers alike. For example, you can bamboozle everyone with the antigravity glass by James Paul. This is a glass which will balance perfectly on its edge, sitting there at an angle without the aid of strings, glue, wax or magnets. After all, the secret of a good bar trick is that it can perplex even after inspection. Or what about a skin-coloured tube that will allow you to make cigarettes and pens disappear into the palm of your hand?
As well as the props, this section also contains instruction on close-up bar magic in the form of both DVDs and booklets. The former will provide comprehensive explanations, accompanied by visual instruction, while the latter will provide a reference which can be reached for again and again as you forge and develop your close-up magic skills. So what are you waiting for? Take a look through the items listed here and you too can become an accomplished bar magician.