Harry Potter cocktail bar opens
It is customary that we mention something about muggles now. Or, if you prefer, you can say "my pwecious", just to wind-up some Hogwarts devotees, like those people who say 'may the force be with you' to Star Trek fans.
Anyway, The Lockhart has opened their doors and it is named after Professor Gilderoy Lockhart. Inside, you'll see a neon sign, which features the final line of JK Rowling’s seventh novel Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Spoiler alert, etc.
On the menu, you'll find 'potions and elixirs' or, in English, 'drinks'. There's something called Befuddlement and the Shacklebolt, which will mean something to Harry Potter nuts. And, if you're a total fan, there's a drink on the menu which is named after a Potter reference that is so obscure, you'll get it for free if you can work out the link.
If you're wondering if they have Butterbeer on the menu, of course they do.
"Without knowing any of the Harry Potter stuff, you already will think of this as a cool bar," says co-owner and Harry Potter obsessive Paris Xerx. "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.""
Alakazam! Piff paff poof! Etc!