ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you’ve always wanted to be a Secret Service agent.
Avoid if… history just ain’t your thing.
The Escape Lounge on H Street:
Address: 1322B H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002 (click address for Google Map)
Contact and Website: 202-399-0900
The Room – Escape the Oval Office:
Description (from the company website): Escape the Oval Office is an escape room game where you are a team of White House correspondents for the National News Agency and you just received an anonymous tip about a brewing “scandal” in the White House. Now you and your colleagues must sneak into the Oval Office to uncover the details so that you can get your story to print in 60 minutes.
Difficulty (1-10): 6/10
Time Limit: 60 minutes
Cost: “From $15”
Party Size: 4-10
Staging Area: The room is in a townhouse on the second floor, so it’s basically a living room. It is spacious with a lot of seating.
Metro Access/Parking: Union Station and Galludet Metro stops are both a 1.2 mile walk away from this location, or search for street parking.
Description of the room: It’s a room that is decorated to mimic the Oval Office. Desk, 2 couches, table.
Understanding of the Mission: You are part of the White House press crew and get a tip that there is a scandal being covered up. Does it go all the way to the top? You need to infiltrate the Oval Office, find proof of the scandal, and escape before Secret Service catches you.
Did We Escape: Yes
Time Remaining: 12:45
Our Suggested Party Size: 6-8
Did the room challenge the entire team? Yes
Members of our team (other than the ERG): Steph, Gina, Shanell, Aaron, Jennifer and two random guys.
Worth the time and money? Yes
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After:
- Dangerously Delicious Pies – stop in for a slice of sweet or savory pie!
- Star & Shamrock Tavern & Deli – stop in for a drink and pub food.