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Brain Drain Escape Rooms

Closes in 29 min: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Portal Room / Ashley was Awesome!!

A while ago me and a friend went to brain drain. With this being my 2nd experience at a escape room... read more

Reviewed November 26, 2018
SandraD123456
Ashley was Excellent!!!!!!!!!

Being a huge fan of escape rooms, a couple of friends and I decided to visit Brain Drain in... read more

Reviewed November 26, 2018
Laquita C
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Nov 26, 2018
“Portal Room / Ashley was Awesome!!”
Nov 26, 2018
“Ashley was Excellent!!!!!!!!!”
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Welcome to a new form of entertainment. Brain Drain Chicago will put your skills to the ultimate test! Our escape rooms will transport you into an immersive reality! Want to experience the adrenaline rush that come from escaping a high security...more
Closes in 29 min
Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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11 E Illinois St, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611-5652
Near North Side
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Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

This escape room had the potential to be awesome, unfortunately for us, we went on Dec 27th and there was only one person working! He was running three rooms while resetting other rooms to get them ready for the next guest. Our room (AI Rebellion)...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank traceytuttle89
Ashley W, General Manager at Brain Drain Escape Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2018

Hi Traceytuttle89, we're very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us. If you are at all interested in trying prison break, please contact us so we can arrange a discount on your next room.

Reviewed November 26, 2018

A while ago me and a friend went to brain drain. With this being my 2nd experience at a escape room I was excited to see what brain drain Chicago had to offer. During the experience we meet Ashley she was very upbeat and nice....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SandraD123456
Ashley W, General Manager at Brain Drain Escape Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2018

So, glad we could give you guys a good time! Please come back, we'd love to have you try our other rooms!

Reviewed November 26, 2018

Being a huge fan of escape rooms, a couple of friends and I decided to visit Brain Drain in downtown Chicago. We booked the "A.I." room, which although fun, was very challenging. Thank goodness for our game master Ashley (who also turned out to be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Laquita C
Ashley W, General Manager at Brain Drain Escape Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2018

So, glad we could give you guys a good time! Please come back!

Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time at Brain Drain! Chad was such a great host that I’m thinking about booking a corporate event. Thanks guys!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Ashley W, General Manager at Brain Drain Escape Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2018

So, glad we could give you guys a good time! Please come back, we'd love to have you try our other rooms!

Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

I’ve done around 30 or so escape rooms and this one wasn’t what I hoped for. My two cousins and I did the AI room and the game person wasn’t helpful when it came to understanding the room. He talked about the malfunctions of another...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Meisha922
Ashley W, Manager at Brain Drain Escape Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2018

Hi Meisha, Sorry, to hear you did not enjoyed your experience with us. I want to apologize about the service you have received here At Brain Drain Escape Rooms. I want your experiences and service to be with the upmost respect. I'm willing to offer...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

The entire family of picky teenage boys loved it. Excellent staff but parking is an issue but they are more than willing to help.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 441ellisj
Ashley W, General Manager at Brain Drain Escape Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2018

Hi 441ellisj, So glad that your entire family had an enjoyably time with us. Please stop by next time you're in the area, we'd love to have you try our other rooms! Best,

Reviewed October 16, 2018

Another victory on the list for me when I went with a good friend of mine who was looking for a good puzzle to solve. I appreciated the newer puzzles that I've never seen and my friend and I had a really good time. I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Valentin C
Anya S, N/A at Brain Drain Escape Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

We enjoyed, that you had an wonderful experience with us and we would be happy to have again. As for pricing, we are looking into ways to increase the production value of the rooms without increasing the cost to you.

Reviewed September 4, 2018

We did the Portal room and had so much fun that we stayed and immediately did the A.I. Rebellion room too. These rooms are a bit on the easy side, but the tech and puzzles are unique to any others we've seen (currently 25+ rooms)....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank notnotkevin
Anya S, Supervising GM at Brain Drain Escape Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

So glad we could give you guys a good time! Please stop by next time you're in the area, we'd love to have you try our other rooms!

Reviewed August 10, 2018

My husband and I love the video game Portal, so we thought this themed escape room would be right up our alley. As fans of escape rooms, we told the host that we would appreciate hints only if it looked like we were running behind...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robotr0n
Anya S, Supervising GM at Brain Drain Escape Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

Sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience with us. We do try to impress upon our game masters the importance of letting teams work at their own pace, and to avoid giving unprompted hints. We are more than willing to offer a good...More

Reviewed July 12, 2018

Pretty straightforward escape room. Good theme, puzzles were pretty good. Overall I would recommend it.

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Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kf8stephens
Anya S, Supervising GM at Brain Drain Escape Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

Thank you for your feedback! Hope to see you back soon!

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