Harry Potter themed bar comes to NZ

Something wicked this way comes: New Zealand is to get its own Harry-Potter-esque cauldron bar....
Something wicked this way comes: New Zealand is to get its own Harry-Potter-esque cauldron bar. Photo: Supplied
Something wicked this way comes!

A branch of wizarding Harry Potter-themed bars is opening its first location in New Zealand.

Next year a magical pop-up bar will 'apparate' in Auckland. Opening from January until April 12, for four months fans of JK Rowling's books will be able to enjoy potion themed drinks and mixology classes.

The Wizard's Cauldron will appeal to lovers of JK Rowling's books. Photo: Supplied
The Wizard's Cauldron will appeal to lovers of JK Rowling's books. Photo: Supplied
The Wizard's Cauldron has already been a huge success popping up in locations as far apart as Liverpool and Houston. Wizarding fans have already had a chance to experience the Cauldron across the Tasman in Sydney and Melbourne, but this will be the first time it is coming to New Zealand.

The pop-up company are certain the experience will translate, inviting visitors to brew their own "potions and concoctions."

The pop-up bar has been a huge success in Sydney, Melbourne and Houston. Photo: Supplied
The pop-up bar has been a huge success in Sydney, Melbourne and Houston. Photo: Supplied
For this 90-minute event, visitors are invited to don robes and will be expected to "complete challenges, tasks and more to unlock your ingredients" for wizard themed cocktails.

Visitors will be able to take part in a 90-minute potion lesson. Photo: Supplied
Visitors will be able to take part in a 90-minute potion lesson. Photo: Supplied
While the appeal for Harry Potter fans is clear, there appears to be some trickery involved.

The bar insists that guests for the event will have to be over 18 and, while there are similarities to the children's book franchise, the bar insists "this is an independent event and not related to any other bars or magical brands."

A magic-themed pop up bar is on its way to New Zealand. Photo: Supplied
A magic-themed pop up bar is on its way to New Zealand. Photo: Supplied
Although you would not have to be an expert in 'transfiguration' to see similarities between the Wizard's Cauldron potion classes and other famous wizarding schools.

Potter fans will delight in the cauldron challenge. Photo: Supplied
Potter fans will delight in the cauldron challenge. Photo: Supplied

If you can't wait for the Cauldron to arrive, another magic-themed event is coming to Auckland at the end of the month for Halloween.

The Wizard's Brunch encourages visitors to "dress up" for "an immersive dining experience in a magical world."

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