Lock Picking at Greenbar Distillery - Atlas Obscura Experiences

Lock Picking at Greenbar Distillery

$60 per person
Los Angeles, California
About Your Host

Hi. I’m Siegfried, a member of the Atlas Obscura community.

I'm a full-time award-winning professional magician. Born and raised in Ecuador, my first international appearance was in 2011 in Bogotá, Colombia. In 2015, I headlined at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the largest arts festival in the world, where my performance was highly praised by reviewers and critics. In 2017, my show See/Saw, hosted in collaboration with Atlas Obscura, premiered in Los Angeles and later in New York in 2018. I'm looking forward to guiding you through this journey!

For questions about this experience, please contact the host directly through Airbnb.

What We’ll Do

This workshop is an introduction to the art of lock picking for recreational purposes. After discussing the history of Greenbar Distillery, we’ll begin with an instructional video and a round of lock-picking trivia, testing your knowledge on the tricks of the trade. Then we’ll complete a few exercises to learn the mechanism and operation of a traditional padlock. By the end of the workshop, you’ll be able to open one using various tools. Instructor Bill Ragsdale has decades of experience as a locksmith, working in Las Vegas's gambling industry manufacturing high-security lock products, and as the head of his own company, supplying electronic door controls. Nowadays Mr. Ragsdale acts as the Dean of Instruction for the Academy of Lock Picking Arts, teaching workshops and masterclasses all around California.

What Else You Should Know

-This is a 21-and-over event.
-Due to the nature of the event, guests will at times work in teams.

Where We’ll Be

This experienced is hosted at Greenbar Distillery. Founded in 2004, it is Los Angeles's first distillery since Prohibition and it currently has the largest portfolio of organic spirits in the world.

Dates and Availability

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What We’ll Provide

Attendees will take home a professional set of lock picks, a plastic practice lock, instruction manuals, and a CD with guided video.

What to Bring

Photo I.D.

Additional Information
Cancellation Policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Group Size

There are 24 spots available on this experience.

Who Can Come

Guests ages 21 and up can attend.

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