Looking for a night out with a difference?


Illusions is the UK’s only Magic Bar - the showplace of some of the greatest magicians from the UK and around the world, and many famous names such as Paul Daniels have performed here over the years. Love magic? Then a night out at Illusions will be one that you and your friends will never forget!


Opened in 2007, Illusions is your one stop venue for great FREE entertainment - open four nights a week from Wednesday – Saturday, with our house magicians performing every night at our unique Magic Bar. This is your chance to experience some amazing close-up magic for yourself – take a seat for one of the regular nightly shows (taking place every 15 minutes from 9pm) and prepare to be amazed!


Illusions is also home to some of the best live music in Bristol, with musicians playing sets every Friday and Saturday night. Love to dance? Our resident DJ’s spin the very best old skool and funk tunes every night from Thursday to Saturday, guaranteed to have you dancing all night long – how many venues in Bristol do you know where you can get this much entertainment free of charge?


If you love cocktails, then Illusions is definitely the bar for you – and if you haven’t tried one of our famous Magic Wand cocktails before, then what are you waiting for? Every month we offer a different cocktail at 241, plus we stock a great range of spirits, beers and ciders, which are bound to help you get the party started!


If you fancy making your Illusions extra special, we also offer the chance to reserve a table for you and your friends, as well as table service. Here, your own personal server will be on hand to look after you during your stay, and you’ll also receive a bottle of premium spirits/three bottles of prosecco and your own private magic show at your table. To find out more or to making a reservation, please complete the form on our website.

Looking for a unique venue to host your hen do, stag do or office party?

At Illusions we will offer you an experience that you’ll never forget – this is your chance to watch a live magic show, dance the night away to one of our fantastic DJ and live musician sets, plus enjoy 241 cocktails too! Contact our team today to find out about table reservations and table service, guaranteed to make your night with us extra special.


Opening Times

Wednesday - 8pm - 2am
Thursday - 8pm - 2am
Friday – 8pm - 3am
Saturday - 8pm - 4am
Free entry at all times

Contact details:

2 Byron Place

Clifton Triangle


BS8 1JT 

Tel:  0117 9093 405