Hot Bar Tricks How-Tos

How To: Perform a mystifying mind control trick using the number 9

The number 9. When applied to magic, it's more than just a simple number. The number has a special property that allows others to be deceived, if they don't know any better. And this magic trick will make your victims think you're using mind control on them using your psychic skills. But little do they know that all roads lead to nine.. and Denmark.

How To: Break a glass bottle with your bare hands

A broken bottle is a very dangerous weapon, and creating one quickly and easily in a combat situation can be the difference between life and death. It's also just kind of fun to break bottles. Whatever your motivation, this video will show you how to break a glass bottle quickly and easily using only your bare hands. It takes some practice, you might want to use gloves or a hammer at first, but once you get the hang of it it makes a great trick.

How To: Perform a mind reading heads/tails trick

In this video, we learn how to perform a mind reading trick with Brian Brushwood. First, grab some random change out of your pocket and tell the other person to turn over any coin the choose. Then ask them to turn over two more. Now tell the person to pick a coin and slide it towards them and pay attention if it's heads or tails, then cover it up. Now tell the person to say "heads/tails" and tell them which one it is, depending on if the person leads forward. You can easily accomplish this by...

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: Perform the hand on body magic trick

This trick is great for anyone who is easy to fool - from little kids to drunk bar patrons. In this two part video, you will learn how to perform a super simple trick - no props needed - that will make everyone laugh. Ask a friend to touch a spot anywhere on their body with one hand that they are unable to touch with the other hand. Watch them stuggle and then check out part two of this clip to see the solution!

How To: Perform a bar trick using a bandana or cloth napkin

In this tutorial, learn how to trick people in a bar or at a party. This trick requires only a small piece of cloth like a napkin or bandana. You ask an opponent to try and tie the cloth in a knot without crossing their arms or letting go of the ends of the fabric. This may sound impossible but with a simple slight of hand you'll be able to tie it and win your bet!

How To: Do the whiskey versus water bar trick to win bets

If you are looking for a cool new way to hustle free drinks at the bar or cash from your friends, check out this tutorial. In this video, you will learn an incredibly interesting trick using just whiskey, water, two shot glasses and a card or driver's license. Bet a friend that you can make make water and whiskey switch shot glasses without pouring or dumping either glass.

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: 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: Put out a candle with an empty glass

Amaze and amuse your friends with this fun magic trick! Using only vinegar and baking soda, which you may remember from some of the bottle-bomb-making videos elsewhere on the site, you can create carbon dioxide which, since it's heavier than air, can be used to invisibly fill a glass and then be poured onto a candle, extinguishing it without looking like it's done anything at all! No word on how long the gas will stay in the glass, so set this one up right before you want to do it and then hi...