ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you like talking about Prohibition, evading the police, or drinking clandestinely.
Avoid if… you don’t like bars or the Police.
Escape IT Grandview:
Address: 1666 W. First Ave, Columbus, OH 43212 (click address for Google Map)
Contact and Website: 614-636-4848
The Room – Escape the Speakeasy:
Description (from the company website): Welcome to the 1920’s, when prohibition is at its peak. Not that it stops anyone from having a drink or two. That’s where speakeasies, or underground bars, come into play. You and your friends have been hired by the owners of the best speakeasy in the city for a very important task: stop the police raid that is about to occur in the next 60 minutes AND get a hefty payout for your efforts. Do you have what it takes? Great for players of all ages and experience levels.
Difficulty (1-10): N/A
Time Limit: 60 minutes
Cost: $25 ($20 M-Th, after 5pm)
Party Size: Up to 10
Staging Area: Small lobby with a couch and table and some games to keep your hands busy
Metro Access/Parking: No idea about public transportation in Ohio; I drove from Dayton.
This is the video we took before we entered the room:
This is the video we took just after we completed the room:
Description of the room: The room is rather large as escape rooms go. There’s a poker table, pictures on the wall, a bar and stools, dart board, gramophone. Looks like an underground bar, honestly.
Understanding of the Mission: You have an inside man in the force and you need to figure out the code word to call him and stop the raid from happening.
Did We Escape: Yes
Time Remaining: 2:15
Our Suggested Party Size: 10 might be a bit much, so I would limit your group to 6ish
Did the room challenge the entire team? Yes
Members of our team (other than the ERG): Just Jason
Worth the time and money? Yes
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After:
- La Tavola – this Italian restaurant is right next door and was delicious (and has a good beer selection)