EscapeSF
Escape GamesGame & Entertainment Centers
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
EscapeSF is adrenaline-rush Real-Time Room Escape Games, designed for small teams. The goal is to escape from the custom-built quest rooms using only your wits, logic, and sense of humor. Maybe you even tried playing other room escape games, but we wanted to build something more intense, with a heavy focus on design and setting to immerse you into the story, with the addition of some high-tech tricks behind the scenes to make the magic happen.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighborhood: Chinatown
As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique neighborhood decorated with colorful shops, historic streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands, tourist shops, jewelry stores, fortune tellers, temples and restaurants come together to create a world unto itself in this historic neighborhood.
How to get there
  • Montgomery St • 8 min walk
  • Montgomery St • 8 min walk
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Jackie
San Francisco, CA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We came here as a team building event for work, and we split ourselves into two groups doing two different escape rooms. My group was assigned the Space Bus, and the other group was assigned to the Blind Tiger Bar. We walked to the Space Bus, which was a converted school bus parked about a block away. The actual room is quite immersive, as they tried to make inside of the bus to look like a spaceship. Plenty of sounds and lighting to make the environment more captivating. Unlike other escape rooms, the game master, Android Ron, was in the room with us, and he was a great host! He was in character, provided timely status updates, and when asked, provided enough hints to push us along. He gave a great overview in the end about all the puzzles and different thing he had noticed. Overall, the experience was awesome!

A side note: bring a jacket, as it can get chilly inside the bus.
Written January 30, 2020
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MusicFan3121
San Francisco18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
My husband and I just did an EscapeSF virtual game and were very impressed. They have someone drop off the case at our home at a specific time, and you get to work - with live virtual help if needed along the way. The puzzles to solve were challenging but ultimately doable (with some help needed on our part once in awhile!) & took probably just the right amount of time to make it feel worthwhile, but not too long. Shout out to Ron who was along with us on our journey, he knew just the right times to intervene & was a personable presence. I would highly recommend for anyone looking for an alternative to the stay-at-home night in!
Written October 5, 2020
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Arun V
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
First time I am going through an Escape Room experience. We picked 'Escape from Blind Tiger Bar' which was challenging for our group. But a lot of fun. We completed it with 19 seconds to spare. Grace was our hostess and she did a great job introducing the game and also with her generous hints :) - will definitely revisit. The puzzles were challenging and the set was done with a lot of thought to the storyline.
Written June 28, 2021
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saachim2021
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
the escape room was underwhelming and definitely not worth the price. this is the escape from alcatraz room. the game master was to put it simply and kindly not great at all. she kept giving us clues without us asking for them and when we did ask she wasn’t there to respond. besides that the puzzles were not cognitively challenging, rather a bunch of busy work and trial and error.
Written November 28, 2021
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Josh P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
We did the King Arthur escape room and it was amazing! Our game master Nana was very helpful, and she enthusiasticly guided us through the solutions we had the most trouble with after our game was done. It's nice to beat an escape room, but it's so much more fun when someone takes the extra time to explain things. We found the puzzle to be challenging in all the right ways and managed to finish successfully. This was our third and best escape room. Can't wait to return.
Written July 16, 2022
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kyle687
San Francisco, CA1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
EscapeSF is a charming escape room location that tied together many interesting puzzles and elements. The experience itself was smooth but there was some polish lacking in the delivery. Overall, a solid escape room.
Written November 28, 2021
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Jessica W
Norwich, UK86 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Played 2 rooms while visiting San Francisco on holiday, as we often do while travelling. We had pre-booked the Alcatraz room, which was very authentic and good fun. However, as more experienced escape room players we found it a little easy, and escaped in just 35 minutes with 2 players. We were then offered to play a second room, which we agreed to. The Blind Tiger Bar is a much harder room, we still escaped but with around 5 minutes left. Some of the room mechanisms were not working 100% which was a little frustrating. But overall a great experience and a well run escape room. Also bonus that you are not mixed with strangers as some other venues do. I would go back and play more rooms there if visiting again.
Written October 30, 2019
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Emily
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Family
I have been to a few room escapes and it was a really great time. It was more though provoking than other versions and did not just require codes and padlocks the whole time. My family and I can not wait to go again. Definitely a great experience!
Written February 18, 2015
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Emily, thanks for the kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. We're looking forward to having you and your friends and family here again soon!
Written February 27, 2015
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sugarlily38
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Friends
My cousins and I had an amazing time playing the escape from alcatraz game. The atmosphere was very authentic, the puzzles were stimulating, and our host was awesome. The next time we are in Frisco, we will visit again to play other games!
Written April 13, 2015
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ANGELA W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Family
I did this experience with my teen daughters and it was great. Gave us a chance to work together and solve our escape methods. Very impressed with the details of each room. Would definately recommend to anyone, especially those who want some excitement.
Written April 4, 2015
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