‘Potterheads’ Will Love The Unique Speakeasy Hiding Inside An Old Bank Vault in Illinois
If you're a person who loves all things Harry Potter and wishes you could live in a magical world just like his, The Cauldron Chicago might just be as close as you'll ever get.
What Is The Cauldron Chicago?
The Cauldron Chicago is a bar/restaurant that opened in April 2023 inside an old bank located at 1612 W Division St. in Chicago. It specializes in bringing magic to the real world and offers experiences you've probably never witnessed before.
Here's how The Cauldron is described on its website;
We use science, technology, and design to bring the magic from fantasy books to life in interactive, immersive experiences.
The magical decor and charcuterie menu at The Cauldron Chicago is definitely something to check out, but the speakeasy that lies within the bank's old safety deposit vault is its real claim to fame...
The Cauldron offers a super cool Potions Class inside the vault where you can learn to make magical drinks;
Potion Making at The Cauldron® Chicago is an immersive class where you step into the imagined worlds of your childhood through molecular mixology, science & technology.
Doesn't that sound like fun, wizards?1?
I must admit that I only learned about The Cauldron Chicago because my buddy Joe Dredge from 1440 WROK happened to stumble upon it while in the city this past weekend. While telling me all about his magical drinking adventure Joe said;
A must for any Harry Potter fan (with money) drinks are not cheap, about 15-20 bucks a pop. Would love to return sometime for one of their group drinks served in a bubbling cauldron that I saw leave the bar, or even take a potion making class when you get to use their wands that "magically" turn things on and off around the restaurant.
To book your first Potions Class (the drinks and menu change by season), click here. Don't forget to check out the cool events The Cauldron Chicago has in store for the Halloween season while you're there!
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