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The Magic Castle

7001 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028-8603
+1 323-851-3313
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magical evening

my son invited me via his friend a club member to experience the Magic Castle the building is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stamford, Connecticut
Wonderful magic!

The dinner at 6 was excellent on a Monday evening, as was the service. No problem making the 8... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Burlington, Vermont
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“magic shows” (71 reviews)
“private club” (31 reviews)
“an invitation” (26 reviews)
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7001 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028-8603
Central L.A
+1 323-851-3313
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

my son invited me via his friend a club member to experience the Magic Castle the building is amazing and has so much history. The up close tricks leave you scratching you head in wonder. Lots of energy and activity. Dinner was excellent. We had...More

Thank roseypontz
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The dinner at 6 was excellent on a Monday evening, as was the service. No problem making the 8 o'clock show - we entered the dining room at 5:45 when we were allowed. The show was also excellent. But by the end, it was "sweat"...More

Thank brwerner
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We recently had the opportunity to visit The Magic Castle on a Sunday Brunch and I really wish we had decided to bring our daughter with us! I always thought The Magic Castle was geared more toward adults but on Sundays, their focus is children...More

Thank lamamilife
Reviewed 11 October 2017

If you are lucky enough to get an invite to go here, do it, but make sure to have lots of money. The good, this is a very fun and entertaining place to go. There is magic happening everywhere (except the main dining room). It...More

1  Thank Troy-Wo
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This is great historical location that I finally got the opportunity to visit, though I've lived in Los Angeles my whole life. To get into the Magic Castle, you must be a member or invited by a member. There is a strict dress code and...More

1  Thank LALyndaD81
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Imagine visiting a Castle with the most talented performers of all time. One room after the next of very impressive magicians, each more talented than the last. I had a terrific time and enjoyed the beer and snack offerings. You do need a member sponsor...More

Thank PhillyPhan46
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Of course, admittance is based on being with a club member or having an invitation or pass from a club member. If going, make sure you check out their website first - as there are definite rules, especially the dress code - they strictly enforce...More

1  Thank JackR46
Reviewed 15 September 2017

My partner has been a member of the Magic Castle since childhood. Historically this has been a kitchy LA experience where you had to be the guest of a member. The food was always a far cry from great with mediocre service and way way...More

Thank Randi924
Reviewed 13 September 2017

It is a huge expanse of property. I tried understanding the layout of the entire castle, but it's not possible, what with all the winding staircases, rooms and secret passageways. We went there at the invitation of a magician friend who was also a member;...More

Thank pomeranianlovah
Reviewed 2 September 2017

The Magic Castle is a private club for magicians. While only members and their guests are allowed in, if you ask around, it's not too hard to find a member who can get you in. If you're ever visiting LA, I would make this a...More

2  Thank Michael T
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19 August 2017|
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Response from 062843 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely go on Thursday night. Saturday is MUCH busier and you well get into fewer shows. I have been a member for over 35 years and when we go it is almost always on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday to avoid the... More
17 August 2017|
Response from Douglas G | Reviewed this property |
The castle is primarily oriented to those who have reached the age of majority. That being said, they do have a weekend brunch offering geared towards those under 21! The food is great and the entire experience is "once in... More
28 March 2017|
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Response from Douglas G | Reviewed this property |
Dinner reservations aren't required if you attend WITH the sponsoring member. If you're there on a guest pass without the sponsor, you MUST have dinner. Otherwise, you'll be charged even if you don't order dinner!