Paniq Escape Room Chicago
Paniq Escape Room Chicago
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10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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It's the perfect time to PanIQ! Whether you're looking for a fun team-building activity, something new for your "tribe" to do for fun, or an inspired date night, PanIQ Rooms offer the hottest themes and challenges in escape rooms. Choose your theme, find a time, and get ready to test your mettle. You and your team will have 60 minutes to find the clues, decipher the puzzles, and solve the mystery to conquer the room and escape!
Suggested duration
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Neighborhood: West Loop
Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and Greek Town make up the West Loop. The neighborhood is best known as the location of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios, but this downtown neighborhood is also an up-and-coming spot for Chicago’s trendsetters. Several sub-neighborhoods within West Loop make this a unique neighborhood to visit. Dotted with factories and warehouses, West Loop is packed with various types of dining and nightlife options. If your timing is right, you can take part in neighborhood events like the West Loop Farmers Market, Craft Beer Fest, or the Randolph Street Market Festival.
How to get there
  • Morgan • 6 min walk
  • Roosevelt • 6 min walk
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Mister_samsa
Stevens Point54 contributions
Jul 2022
The pandemic has not been kind to escape rooms, so I'm glad PanIQ survived and seems to be doing well. Part of the reason may be the attention to story and props. We played the Wizard's Trial; the puzzles were varied and clever - it wasn't just "you walk into a room and there are 6 different combination locks". The space was very immersive - you really did feel like you were in a wizard's castle; we loved the sound effects, music, and cool wands.

I also love PanIQ's policy on unlimited hints. We didn't abuse the system, but even if we had, when you drop a little bit of cash on an evening's entertainment, it makes sense to give you the tools you need to win. Escape rooms that are stingy with hints or drop red herrings to confuse players take note of PanIQ's room design - everything in the room is relevant and they give you the clues you need to succeed. I'm much more likely to come back to a place like PanIQ than an escape room that I never stood a chance of beating.
Written July 10, 2022
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Mdub90
Columbus, OH27 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
In from Columbus and without many open options in Chicago this was great fun with our adult children. We had a blast in the wizard trial room.
Written September 20, 2020
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Tiffany P
St. Petersburg, FL37 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Lindsey was our game host and she was fabulous!!! We had the best time and were able to escape from two of the rooms!!! Definitely recommend!
Written July 10, 2019
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John C
Eden Prairie, MN51 contributions
Aug 2018
This was the first time anyone in our family tried one of these logic puzzles. It was a great experience, our guide was helpful, not giving answers but nudging us in the right direction when we we went off track.
My one complaint was the parking. There is no where to park during the weekday. My wife found a lot about a mile a way. A bonus was the Lou Malnati's about a block away. There were also a lot of good places to eat/drink within walking distance.
Written August 5, 2018
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Kristyn_FWilmette
Chicago, IL59 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
We wanted a fun activity to do with our young adult kids (ages 20 - 22) that was interactive. We had never done an escape room before so thought we’d give it a try. We did The Mob room and within the first 10 minutes we were all laughing, strategizing and enjoying everyone’s contributions. Highly recommend this activity as a way to bond and just have a good time.
Written January 2, 2018
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thomasv711
Dyer30 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
Went on a snowy December night, the building was hard to find without any signage. There is street parking along Lake street, but be prepared to walk a couple of blocks. As far as the staff, some of the most unmotivated and energetic group, I have ever seen. When I called for directions, a staff member told me she was not familiar with the area. When arriving, no one greeted our group. When I saw a staff member in another room, she closed the door on me. When we did start the game we were told you could ask for as many clues you wanted without penalty. We had three people in our group and escaped with 5 minutes to go. We had played the game in Orlando and were excited to play in Chicago, but what a disappointment.
Written December 18, 2016
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Dear Thomas, I am extremely sorry about your experience. Please contact me at johanna@paniqroom.com at your earliest convenience so we can discuss your compensation! Thank you, Team PanIQ
Written January 3, 2017
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Ruby M
4 contributions
May 2022 • Family
One of the funnest parts of our Chicago trip, was The Mob panic room we experienced at The PanIQ Room (Fulton Market location)!! Staff was friendly, and the activity and planning of clues for our game was amazing! Definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Chicago and even locals
Written May 29, 2022
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rgtools
Marysville, KS4 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
We had a great time at this escape room. Definitely was challenging but yet achievable. We had 2 people doing their 1st escape room
Written May 7, 2022
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Daniel M
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Family
We did their hardest room Great time playing. Challenging room but wish time clock was in each room.
Written July 29, 2021
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Michael A
Elkhart, IN2 contributions
Oct 2020
We had a great time and it was very exciting and fun for all of us. I would recommend this to all and we will go back for more rooms.
Written October 31, 2020
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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM