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Harry Potter bar in Toronto: The Lockhart brews magic

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Accio drinks! It’s time to apparate to a new Harry Potter-themed bar in Toronto, Canada.

The Lockhart — which Potterheads will recognize as a reference to the vain Defense Against the Dark Arts professor in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets — opened its doors on Saturday, offering a vibe that’s friendly to wizard wannabes and Muggles alike. With subtle references to J.K. Rowling’s magical tale in the decor (like the stag coasters) and drink names (be sure to try The Shacklebolt), the bar aims to be equally appealing to the uninitiated.

“Without knowing any of the Harry Potter stuff, you already will think of this as a cool bar,” co-owner Paris Xerx tells Now Toronto. “You’d come here and see the stag’s head on the wall and go, ‘Wow, I love that,’ but a Harry Potter fan might say, ‘That’s a Patronus.'”

Meanwhile, true fans will appreciate the bar’s neon sign, a heart containing the closing words of the final Potter novel, “All was well.”

Head over to Now Toronto for more details.

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