Originally Posted by Magician
(Unsurprisingly) I have mixed feelings about The Magic Castle due to some silly industry political stuff. Caveat: Not all the performers are really at the caliber they should be - I can definitely recommend some nights/performers over others.
I think The Magic Castle's a fun place to hang out even if you don't see any magic there at all. There's plenty to do there with all the bars that are there, not to mention the "ghost" piano player. On busy nights, you might not even be able to see the big show without having had dinner reservations, anyway. And, although I'm a non-magician, I can attest to the differences in levels of magic ability, showmanship, and professionalism between some of the performers there. But on the whole, I've had fun watching the shows.