Hot Bar Tricks How-Tos

How To: Do basic pen tricks

As promised for nearly the whole school year now, I have finally explained how to do two simple pen tricks. There are many such videos on YouTube and elsewhere, but many (students) have requested me to explain it too, so here it is.

How To: Perform a coin penetration magic trick

If you have ever played the popular drinking game Thin Ice, then this magic tricks setup should look familiar to you. The magician appears to push a coin positioned on top of a piece of latex through the latex into a glass without puncturing it. This video teaches you how to perform this simple, easy trick with only a few basic materials.

How To: Levitate a Playing Card

Ever wonder how to levitate something like a real magician? Well, look no further! In this tutorial, learn how to levitate a playing card from a deck of cards and impress everyone you know. This trick is easy to learn and since cards are so compact, you can perform it anywhere! So grab a deck and practice!

How To: Perform a magic bar trick with a cloth napkin

This trick works great in pretty much any bar or restaurant. All you need is a cloth napkin to achieve this funky trick. Bet someone that they will not be able to tie a napkin in a knot without crossing their arms or lifting their fingers. Those suckers will tie themselves in a pretzel before they are able to accomplish this and you can laugh and laugh because you know the secret!

How To: Do the three cups trick

This video demonstrates how to trick people into buying you a drink by using the three cups trick. To do the trick, you have to flip all three cups face up by flipping over two cups at the same time. The key lies in setting the cups up differently for the mark.

How To: Make a handkerchief mouse

First of all you need a handkerchief or a cloth napkin. Make sure that it is clean for use. Now start by folding the two opposite corners together. This shall make a triangle. Now you have top fold the two middle bits so that they overlap at the center. Now start rolling them together upwards. It is very important that you are rolling them very tightly. This shall make the body of the mouse solid otherwise it may fall apart. When you have made a solid roll then fold the two ends upwards as sh...

How To: Do the everlasting ash cigarette bar trick

Let an entire cigarette burn without the ash falling, just follow along with this how-to video. Hey Kids! Wait, Adults, too. SMOKING KILLS! But for adults who smoke, here's a way to slowly draw all the attention in the room to you. Insert a long quilting needle into your unlit cigarette. When you light the cigarette, let the ash sit, and in just a few minutes you'll have an ash 2-3 inches long!

How To: Pick pockets like a pro

Learn how to pick pockets just the way pro thieves do it! This video will take you through the way pros go through their process, from finding a mark to making the switch. It even tells you how to avoid being the mark. This video will show how to pick pockets like a pro.

How To: Win a free drink with this coin in a glass bar trick

Here's a cool and easy bar trick to win yourself a free drink. You'll need a glass, a cigarette, a business card and a coin. Stack a business card, a cigarette and a coin on a glass. Now remove only the business card and the cigarette so that the coin falls into the glass. This is a very cool bar trick. You can perform the bar trick with simple objects that you can find in any bar. The Bar Trick seems impossible and that is why it is so cool.

How To: Make a beverage vanish into thin air with Trickbusters

In this tutorial, learn how to make someone's beverage completely disappear with a special trick. It will appear as though you are simply leaning over your friend's glass but when you lift your arm their drink will have disappeared! If you would like to know how to do this trick and successfully annoy your friends, follow along with this tutorial. The Trickbusters will debunk the illusion and explain the secrets behind it.

How To: Do the "trapped coin" matchbox bar trick

In this impressive bar trick, bet someone that you can remove the coin from the matchsticks atop the matchbox without touching or moving the matchsticks. It seems impossible, but obviously it's not. Win beer and money. Maybe just impress your friends. Whatever. The answer for this "trapped coin" matchbox bar trick is a simple as a little flame from a lighter.

How To: Pull a buck out from under five quarters on a beer

Impress your bar buddies or win a few bets with this neat beer bottle trick. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to pull a dollar bill out from under five quarters on a beer bottle. You'll need a fairly flat and firm dollar bill to do this trick, five quarters, and of course... the beer bottle. You only need one finger to pull that buck from atop the beer bottle, under five quarters. Pull a buck out from under five quarters on a beer.

How To: Perform an extremely cool trick using Red Bull

In this clip, learn how to perform the "Amazing Red Bull" trick. You will show your audience a full can of Red Bull and pour a bit out to prove it. You will then flip the can completely upside down without ANY liquid spilling out! You can also shoot something like a pencil or pen inside the upside down can to prove that there is an opening. This trick relies on a bit of slight of hand and some help from gravity. Check it out and totally amaze your friends with this cool illusion.