Now there’s a new magic-themed bar open today, taking up residence in the trendy Wicker Park neighborhood. The Cauldron, which combines wizardry with mixology on Ashland and Division, has officially opened its doors!
For the grand opening, The Cauldron will offer guests complimentary green, red, and purple lightsaber shots (21+) to celebrate both the opening day and Star Wars Day!
It’s an enchanting experience just waiting to unfold. The restaurant and bar already have locations around the US and the UK, but this is the first Chicago-based location.
As for the restaurant itself, the chosen location used to be a bank, which works out well for The Cauldron, which plans to transform the bank vault into a Chicago-specific speakeasy-style bar, a new element that isn’t present at other locations.
When it comes to the enchanting potion-making class, guests are welcome to wear cloaks and wield wands (that actually incorporate into the experience with a sensor-based setting) as they concoct cocktails and learn about the magic of mixology.
If you’re just looking for a drink minus the class, the cocktail list will include a range of “signature molecular cocktails that showcase science—the magic of our world,” according to the official website.
Right now, tickets to the Potion Making class are going for $45 apiece and include a drink and 2 cocktails alongside the interactive nature.
The Cauldron will also serve food (alongside drinks) as a full-time restaurant, bringing delicious bites to the table from tacos to wings, burgers, and more. The space usually has live music, Tarot, and Drag Bingo nights with upcoming events typically announced via social media.
While walk-ins are accepted, reservations to the covert magical space are highly encouraged!
Check out the official website here and happy magic, y’all! After checking out this incredible wizard-themed bar, we suggest venturing to this magical Harry Potter experience on the Mag Mile, only in Chicago for a limited time, or these countless magical spots in the city!
Address: 1612 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622