Hot Bar Tricks How-Tos

How To: Light a Cigarette with an Empty Lighter

Need a smoke, but no one has any matches and your lighter is fresh out of fuel? This how-to video has got a cool trick you can perform to light your cigarette if you ever run out of lighter fluid. Despite the lighter being out of gas, you can still make a fire to light your cig. All you need is the lighter and a sheet of toilet paper.

How To: Mind read with three questions

This trick is a form of "mentalism". This is done by asking three questions, and writing your answers on three separate pieces of paper. A mentalist first asks you a personal question, but instead of writing the 'answer' to that question, he writes the answer to the final 'easy' question...thereby getting a hidden jump on the answers making you think he is reading your mind. But in fact it is a trick.

How To: Chug a Beer

It doesn't take much skill to drink beer fast, but to chug an entire beer in one gulp is an art. Learn how to execute this bar trick by picking up a few simple techniques. Start watching and start chugging.

How To: Make a Coin Jump from Hand to Hand with Magic

In this tutorial, learn a funky magic trick that you can perform anywhere. In this video, you will see exactly how to flip a coin just right so that it appears to have jumped from one closed hand to another. This process is really simple, but will require some practice. So, feel free to rewind the video if you need more help. Have fun!

How To: Eat Fire (And Look Damn Good Doin' It)

Eating fire is a guaranteed method of not only impressing an entire room, but also instantly settling any questions as to whether or not you're a complete and total stone cold BAD ASS. When you can casually whip this trick out in a bar, you're not only going to get your drinks bought for you for the rest of the night, but at least three phone numbers scrawled on the backs of napkins.

How To: Remove paper from between a bottle & coin seamlessly

Check out this cool trick. In this video, Mr. G teaches you how to win a bar bet with this funky science-based trick. Place a piece of paper in between a glass wine bottle and a coin and bet someone that you can remove the paper without disturbing the coin or bottle at all. The secret is tricky and involves basically burning the paper away until you can snap it right off. So, follow along and win yourself a ton of free drinks next time you're out!

How To: Perform the dime in a bottle bar trick

Bar tricks, gotta love em. This is an easy trick that's hard for someone to win unless they know the secret. Place a small coin on a business card and the business card on a bottle. Now remove the business so that the coin falls into the bottle. business card trick. Unless you know this business card trick it is very hard to figure out. Make a bet and you can win with this business card trick.

How To: Perform the fast and loose bar trick

This game goes by a bunch of names: "fast and loose," "pricking the garter," "the endless chain," "the strap..." The object is simple: a chain is laid in a figure-eight configuration. One of the holes is the true center of the chain and will hold "fast," while the other will not hold, and is instead "loose". Follow along with this how-to video and learn how to perform the bar trick.

How To: Escape from a zip tie and open locked doors

If for some strange reason you find your hands bound together by a zip tie, check out this video to learn how to escape from one! Using a little bit of slight of hand, you'll learn how to break free from a tight zip tie, and as an added bonus, how to open up a locked door using a zip tie. Remember: Don't cut off your circulation by tightening it too much.

How To: Push a Coin Through the Bottom of a Glass

This magic trick requires no equipment or setup and is sure to wow the crowd in any bar. The magician appears to thrust a coin upwards through the bottom of a pint glass, when really they use a French transfer to switch the coin to their other hand and drop it into the top of the glass with the hand that is holding the glass.

How To: Perform the liquid transfer bar trick

This nifty little bar trick is sure to win you a free drink. What you'll need is two shot glasses, two quarters and some liquid to put in one of the shot glasses. Now, bet someone that you can transfer the liquid from the full shooter glass to the empty shooter glass without touching either of the two glasses.

How To: Con a bartender out of $20 with a magic trick

Learn how to pull an awesome con in the bar with magician Brian Brushwood. Brian Bushwood is an American magician known for his bizarre magic and bar tricks. Watch this instructional video from Scam School to learn this con/magic trick. This magic trick is a sweet con. All you need is a bartender, a $20 bill, a pint glass, a lighter, a napkin, and a friend. You'll impress your friends with the sheer magic of it, and be $20 ahead.

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