The Magic Castle: Is It Worth It?

An Honest Review of The Magic Castle in Hollywood, California

Photo of the exterior of The Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA to show the grandeur of the building
The exterior of The Magic Castle in Hollywood, California

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What Is The Magic Castle?

Can You Get Into The Magic Castle?

Exclusive? Yes. Impossible to get into? No. Ways to get yourself on The Magic Castle’s guest list for an evening (or a weekend brunch) do exist.

Become a Member

Be a Member’s Guest

Be a Performing Magician’s Guest

Stay at The Magic Castle Hotel

5 Things to Know Before You Go

If you do manage to get on the coveted guest list, congrats! Here’s what you should know before you go:

  • Bring cash and your credit card (valet parking is the only parking, guests and members are required to buy drinks and dinner, and bartenders deserve tips)

  • No one under 21 (except for weekend brunch)

  • Strictly enforced evening dress code (look it up before you go, and when in doubt, more is more at The Magic Castle). Underdressed celebrities have been denied entrance. They don’t play around with the dress code. Read all the way to the end to see suggestions for acceptable attire.

  • Reservations are required, and you might have to book your evening at a strange time or well in advance. Even with a pass, it can be hard to get in.

  • No Photos and videos once you pass the secret door in the lobby. No exceptions. They will make you leave if you try and sneak some. Cameras and guards are everywhere.

What Is It Like Inside The Magic Castle?

Are The Magicians Any Good?

Suggested Attire

The Magic Castle Experience

Your Favorite Basic B 😘

My husband and I shared an anniversary kiss outside The Magic Castle's front door.
My husband and I shared an anniversary kiss outside The Magic Castle

6 thoughts on “The Magic Castle: Is It Worth It?

    1. I wish I could have been the one to supply the photos! One day I will have that kind of credibility. For now, I just want my readers to get as much of the experience as possible from afar. I’m glad you enjoyed my review and LA Eater’s photos. 😀

  1. I was so excited to read this! I was born and raised in Los Angeles, lived there most of my life, but haven’t in years. In my last few years in Los Angeles, I lived in Beachwood Canyon, so I’d pass by this all the time and always wanted to go. My hubby and many of my friends have been and it’s still on my bucket list. Thanks for sharing your experience and I hope to visit myself sometime sooner than later :)

    1. I hope you get to go sooner rather than later too! The building itself is a marvel, and the magic inside makes it all the more extraordinary. Thanks for reading my little review!🥰

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