Get ready Harry Potter fans, because the muggle world has gotten just a bit more magical.
Paris Xerx and Matt Rocks are basically wizards because they’ve opened up a Toronto-based bar that’s right on par with The Three Broomsticks. Except, in this world, it’s called The Lockhart. Sound familiar? We would hope so because it’s named after unreliable author/the least capable Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher Gilderoy Lockhart. So, essentially, these bar owners know their Rowling-related trivia.
“Without knowing any of the Harry Potter stuff, you already will think of this as a cool bar. 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’,” states Xerx. And it keeps getting better…
The bar’s sign is in the shape of a heart and reads “all was well” (the very last line in the Harry Potter series) in a delightfully curvy script. It’s also filled to the Sorting Hat’s brim with other fan-favorite surprises!
The bar area itself is reminiscent of an updated apothecary shop. Somewhere inside the establishment, there’s a Deathly Hallows symbol that visitors can seek out as they pretend they’re on a hunt for a Horcrux. As for the drink menu, you’ll find an assortment of beverages that are fit for anyone who’s looking for a place that’s as good as The Leaky Cauldron. There’s the “Befuddlement draft,” “The Shacklebolt,” and even a drink that you can get for free if you know what it’s referencing. It’s called: “Ludo’s Debt.” (Let us know if you can figure it out!)