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Alcotraz Penitentiary

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Inspired by Hollywood Movies and TV that have brought to life America’s most infamous prison, Alcotraz is London's first immersive theatrical cocktail bar. When convicted to Alcotraz, guests, or more appropriately, inmates, are taken into an...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
212 Brick Lane, London E1 6SA, England
+44 7729 981828
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All reviews their roles brilliant concept fun experience cocktail bar great night jump suit fits of laughter fab cocktails immersive theatre pre drinks role play birthday night an absolute blast amazing actors birthday surprise entertaining evening lots of fun
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Reviewed yesterday

I went to Alcatraz as a group of four, it was brilliant, the actors were great the drinks were lovely and the overall atmosphere was really fun and easy to go along with! I would definitely advise people to go here if they're looking for...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank conbon20
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great fun, I wore a Hawaiian shirt...ooops got rubbed for it non stop. Great fun good cocktails...log on and pick up extras along the way. Wardens are great, reverend is great just really good fun...go, don’t go to the normal bars...we’ll go there too but...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 828martinn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend this experience. Staff were absolutely hilarious and the cocktails were perfect! Will definitely be going back and trying the other experiences they have available.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 185felicityb
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was bought for me as a Christmas present and having never been to one of these immersive experience nights I was a little sceptical. You have to take your own alcohol but they provide everything else. If I’m honest it’s one of the most...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank V7057KVandyb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a birthday surprise for my boyfriend. We was a group of 2 so we shared a cell with another couple we did not know. We was very lucky that we had a really laugh with that couple the cells are very small...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 710PatriciaM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tricked by my sister in to going here as she knows I hate participating in anything like this. Anyway, I loved it and had a fabulous time. You start by smuggling your booze in and then the bartender makes you really good cocktails while the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank dannyc627
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent from the moment you arrive, until the second you leave the building! Would certainly recommend! We came as a group of friends some of us from the US, London and Manchester and had such a wicked time! The staff were incredible and really made...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jennnfromtheblock
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend booked here for her 21st birthday celebration and we were all a bit apprehensive as it was an afternoon slot and you are required to bring your own alcohol! From the moment we arrived outside, the scene was set, and the staff were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ChloeReviews901
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend booked this for my birthday for me! It's definitely something different! The staff were brilliant, they stayed in character the whole time! Very funny experience!You bring your own alcohol, the cocktails they make are small, but very tasty and by the time we...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank frocha2018
Reviewed March 19, 2019

Defintely one of the best cocktail bar experiences I've been to in London so far! Loved the whole experience - from dressing up in prison jumpsuits to being seated in the cells to some incredible cocktails, truly a fantastic experience! The actors were incredible and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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February 11, 2019|
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Response from Chippa3 | Reviewed this property |
One half bottle of spirits per person should be enough. There is a maximum of four drinks during the session. They supply the mixers.
December 14, 2018|
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Response from traveller6174 | Reviewed this property |
There should be but just buy it from a supermarket small bottles you get about 3 to 4 cocktails in the place
November 28, 2018|
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Response from Clyde-Cassidy | Property representative |
Hello Samantha, Clyde Cassidy here, legendary liquor smuggler and now lifelong inmate of Alcotraz. I have my trusty inmates on the inside ready to mix you up something that tickles your fancy but to do that we will need your... More