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The Wizard's Cauldron

This Harry Potter-themed event will see you attend a boozy Hogwarts-style potions class.
By Lauren Vadnjal
October 01, 2019
By Lauren Vadnjal
October 01, 2019

In recent times, this fine country has seen Harry Potter-inspired rooftops, brunches and train rides. And that's not to mention the Cursed Child mania that's been going down in Melbourne. But are you sick of it? No chance. If there's one thing we know, it's that the demand for Harry Potter will never die — and this latest pop-up, along with the fact that there is a seemingly endless stream of Harry Potter events to come, proves that.

The next piece of mainstream Harry Potter fandom to hit Melbourne this summer will be the Wizard's Cauldron. Inspired by the experiences that the gang had in potions class — and hopefully avoiding the botched polyjuice potion episode — the pop-up bar will mix magic and mixology. That's to say, there will be cocktails. Probably with some dry ice and bubbling substances. It'll be sort of like a science class, except you'll wear robes and mix your drinks with a wand. And drink what you mix, of course.

The 'experience' will take 90 minutes and will cost you $55. For that, you'll get a hot mug o' mead and help from a (probably) greasy-haired Potions Master to mix a potion or two for yourself. You may or may not have to take your O.W.L exam after. Either way, there'll be a cash bar so you can celebrate or commiserate your results for further drinks and snacks.

The Wizard's Cauldron will run evening sessions Wednesday to Sunday (as well as daytime classes on weekends) between January 9 and April 12, 2020.

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