The Great Escape Room Chicago

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The Great Escape Room Chicago

The Great Escape Room Chicago
4.5
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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The Great Escape Room is a real-life room escape game. Escape games are the newest craze sweeping the nation – a fun, team-building, brain-busting experience! The door is locked behind you and 60 minutes are on the clock! You must work together in order to find clues and solve puzzles that will lead you to your escape. Only about 20% of groups are able to meet the challenge and escape in time!
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Neighborhood: Near North Side
How to get there
  • Grand • 6 min walk
  • Chicago • 9 min walk
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4.5
225 reviews
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Very good
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Terrible
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Victoria E
Chicago, IL1 contribution
Feb 2020
Had a great experience escaping the President's Bunker with Matt. There were only 3 of us which we were a little worried about but we managed to save the world in time. Matt was a great "tour guide" friendly and helpful with our earned clues. It was our second escape room adventure with The Great Escape Room. Looking forward to doing another room soon.
Written February 8, 2020
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Thank you for your wonderful review Victoria. We are so glad you had such a good time and that Matt could make your experience so much more enjoyable. We look forward to seeing you again in the future to try another room.
Written February 19, 2020
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Gil L
chicago, il360 contributions
Dec 2019
We came in as a group and did 2 of the escape rooms - they were both great! We didn't break any records but we managed to escape both! Also appreciated that the lobby area has lots of mini-puzzles to get you in the right mindset. The staff is excellent. We appreciated that there were hints included as part of the experiences. We took advantage of their Black Friday coupon deals. Will definitely return!
Written January 26, 2020
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Thank you for your great review Gil. We are so glad you had such a good time and look forward to seeing you again in the future to try our other rooms.
Written February 19, 2020
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Adam Hancock
Fishers, IN2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Aaliyah was fantastic for our room (President’s Bunker) and had an extremely positive energy the entire time (despite it being late at night and us being the last room)!! 10,000% recommend. Great time!
Written January 22, 2020
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Hi Adam! Thanks for the review and stars! Thank you for joining us and I'm so glad you got to see Aaliyah shine! Come back soon and Escape the Colosseum (for reals this time). Cheers! -Cat, Host
Written January 23, 2020
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Terry S
Holland, MI1 contribution
Jan 2020
We chose the bunker which is an especially difficult task but our group managed to finish the task with about 2 minutes to spare. It was exciting and challenging and the host helped a lot with the 3 clues that we gained. A totally fun experience and we will be coming back to try another room.
Written January 13, 2020
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Congratulations to you and your team! The President's Bunker is one of my favorite rooms and I'm so glad you enjoyed its many challenges! Very glad to hear that you will be joining us again for another adventure! Cheers! -Cat, Host
Written January 17, 2020
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Companion182197
Holland, MI4 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Had a great time at the escape room very fun and the hostess cat was a great help and overall it was a great experience
Written January 13, 2020
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Hooray! So glad you made it and I'm very glad you enjoyed your experience with me! I do hope to host you again in another room soon! Thanks so much for the feedback and kind words! Cheers, -Cat, Host
Written January 17, 2020
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michelle t
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Friends
Watson jumped into our discussions and stole our moments of discovery, overtalked, didnt allow us to solve the puzzles, seemed awkward and ruined moments. Not worth the money. Pretty blah...
Written January 12, 2020
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Hello, Shellychicagoreborn. We always value input from each and every customer. We also realize that not everything is for everyone. People that have done other escape rooms will notice that we have unique features that may be different from what they have experienced before. Many customers find some of these features, like having a monitor in the room, adds a personal touch to the event. We are proud of the thousands of happy customers we see each month. We invite you to reach out directly to us to discuss your experience at chicagomgr@thegreatescaperoom.com.
Written January 18, 2020
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six_k
Winnetka, IL20 contributions
Dec 2019
We had a great time with family of 8 ages 53 to 11..Michael (Watson) made the experience...he made it super fun. The room and puzzles were very interesting. We didn't set any records, but we did solve it!
Written December 22, 2019
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So glad you all had fun with Michael! We do appreciate the feedback and the 5 stars! Come back and try another exciting room soon! Cheers! -Cat, Host
Written December 22, 2019
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annefromchitown
Chicago, IL5 contributions
Dec 2019
This place was super fun and they were exceptionally friendly and accommodating.

We had a group of 9 for a 17th bday party and everyone had a great time.
Written December 3, 2019
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Thanks for making us a part of your celebration! So glad everyone had a blast and we hope you all can join us again for another exciting room again soon! Cheers! -Cat, Host
Written December 3, 2019
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ACLevitt
Boston, MA50 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
Eight of us went to the Great Escape Room Chicago to celebrate a birthday. We all had a great time! Everyone participated, and felt that they were part of the victory.

I highly recommend The Great Escape Room Chicago!
Written December 1, 2019
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Thanks for the 5-stars! So glad your group nailed a victory as a team! Thanks for the recommendation and join us again soon! Cheers! -Cat, Host
Written December 3, 2019
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mzuelke
Green Bay, WI29 contributions
Nov 2019
We visited this Escape Room in downtown Chicago on Saturday. We were there for an all-day bus trip and needed an activity with our teenagers. The kids chose the game room, and our gamemaster, Cat was so fantastic. She was great at walking that line of making sure we were on the right path, but not helping too much. The kids loved her and had a blast. They were so proud of themselves for escaping with 12 minutes left.
Written November 12, 2019
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Thanks for the kind words! I had a great time with all of you too and I loved the enthusiasm the kids had tackling each challenge. Thanks for joining us in Moriarty's Gameroom and I hope to have the chance to host you all in another exciting room soon! Cheers! -Cat, Host
Written November 19, 2019
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The Great Escape Room Chicago is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Mon - Mon 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Tue - Thu 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM


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