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A New Magic-Themed Bar Has Appeared In LA

Forget the cheesy tricks, this bar shows you the dark underbelly of vaudeville magic.

The best kinds of bars are those that transport you to another era. Black Rabbit Rose in Los Angeles not only transports you to another era, but a completely different time and space where objects move by themselves, lights flicker and every interaction is a spectacle.

Black Rabbit Rose sits very firmly in that weird era of dark magic and mystery that popped up in the early 1920s. The bar is a world away from the cheesy comedy and tricks we associate with modern magic. Instead, it looks at magic as a place in time, rather than as silly kitsch.

This is especially evident in the decor, but you can see it in the experience of the place too. The bar staff don’t want to ruin the surprise, but they do say that a lot of mysterious things happen in the place as the night goes on. Objects move, cabinets open and close. There’s fire, levitation and secret doors.

They even put on magic shows for the patrons, but they’re like ones you’ve never seen before. The shows draw on the vaudeville themes popular in the early 20th century, with burlesque dancers, contortionists, illusionists and jazz singing.

The bar itself is located in the old building used for MGM and Paramount film production, which used to house old Hollywood star royalty like Laurel and Hardy and Charlie Chaplin.

Lonely Planet reports that the bar attracts a lot of new Hollywood, too. Rob Patterson, Jessica Alba, James Franco and Sean Penn seen enjoying a drink at the place.

Learn more about Black Rabbit Rose here. We honestly can’t wait to check it out.

(Lead image: blackrabbitrose/Instagram)