A Harry Potter pop-up bar will open on McMillan Avenue. (Photo courtesy of This and That Hospitality.)

With the flick of a wand, a neighborhood bar has become The Leaky Cauldron, bringing Harry Potter-themed food, drinks and entertainment to fans across the city.

Break out your robes and wands and head to The Whippersnapper on Thursday for this magical pop-up at 1806 McMillan Ave.

For its Harry Potter makeover, the bar’s interior and exterior will be nearly identical to the The Leaky Cauldron, which serves as the entrance to Diagon Alley in the J.K. Rowling series. It’s the perfect place to commiserate with other muggles over a butterbeer about your missing acceptance letters to Hogwarts.

Will Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson or Rupert Grint make an appearance? Chances seem slim. But you may spot Tom Felton, the actor who plays Draco Malfoy, who will be in Dallas for the Harry Potter convention, LeakyCon.

The Leaky Cauldron is the second themed pop-up The Whip has brought to the neighborhood this year. In January, it opened The Drunken Clam from the animated series “Family Guy.”

“So many people came out for The Drunken Clam, we looked to have another idea for August,” said Phil Schanbaum, a partner at This and That Hospitality. “It allowed us to dress the place up in a really fun way that we know people are going to really enjoy.”

The Leaky Cauldron will run for 31 days from Aug. 8th to Sept. 7th. It will be open from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday.


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