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The Great Escape Room

1730 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1368
+1 202-930-1843
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Great group night

This was the Best night! So glad we did Pharoah! The staff was so amazing and was just helpful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CaseKas
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Great fun, but we needed a few more people

There were only 3 of us and only 1 had ever done this before. It is definitely an activity that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
L H
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The Great Escape Room is a real-life room escape game - a fun, team-building, brain-busting experience! After entering a room with your team, the door is locked behind you. 60 minutes are on the clock! You must work together in order to find clues and solve puzzles to escape. Teamwork and quick thinking are essential in this scavenger hunt/puzzle game hybrid. Open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and by appointment for private events. We are located in the historic Dupont Circle area of Washington, DC (a short walk from the Dupont Circle Metro Station). Looking for a fun, unique group activity? Come to The Great Escape Room for... Corporate Team Building ・Adult Birthday Parties ・Party/Event Venue ・Activities for Families ・Social Activities for Friends ・Date Night ・Office Team Bonding Fun ・School Groups/Field Trips Escape Games ・Escape Rooms ・Breakout Games ・Exit Games ・Panic Rooms ・Puzzle Rooms ・Room Escape Games
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“a lot of fun” (9 reviews)
“team building” (5 reviews)
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1730 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1368
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+1 202-930-1843
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the Best night! So glad we did Pharoah! The staff was so amazing and was just helpful enough without giving it away! Would definitely recommend! We will be back to try the others!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were only 3 of us and only 1 had ever done this before. It is definitely an activity that requires a few more team members to search for and deduct the clues. Although we didn't escape, we had fun playing the game!

Thank L H
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

We had a lot of fun here. We came in a group of 5 and joined 8 other people. We signed a waiver and got started. Keith explained the game well and was very helpful during the game. We aren't able to solve the clues...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

We hosted a birthday party for 12-14 year old boys at The Great Escape Room. Many of the boys had done escape rooms before, and they rated this one right at the top thanks to the complexity of the challenges. The staff at The Great...More

Thank JordanCrewMD
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The Great Escap... R, General Manager at The Great Escape Room, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience! We are very happy we could help make your son's birthday party so memorable, and that everyone had such a great time! Thanks again for choosing us for your birthday party event :) -Tessa (General...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

I sent the following message to The Great Escape that details our disappointing experience 8 days ago and still no word. I will start posting to social media in the hopes to get a response. Hello, I am writing to express my disappointment in our...More

Thank Charisma H
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The Great Escap... R, General Manager at The Great Escape Room, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Charisma, I also sent you a message by email, but I want to make sure we reach you so I will respond here as well. I am truly sorry that your experience with us did not live up to our own standards: we strive to...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

11 people, private group, ages from 15 to 57. One of the few things that engages everyone. Puzzles are really hard, finding all the clues is really hard (both in a good way). No one got the least bit bored or lost interest over the...More

Thank jhaden
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The Great Escap... R, General Manager at The Great Escape Room, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review! We are thrilled to hear you had a great time, and enjoyed our challenging puzzles. We would love to see you again soon! Thanks, Tessa (General Manager)

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

We hosted a 13th birthday party for my daughter at the Great Escape Room. The staff was friendly and accommodating, and while I didn't participate in the game, the guests couldn't stop talking about how fun it was, and I heard from their parents later...More

Thank LMR6478
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The Great Escap... R, General Manager at The Great Escape Room, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Thanks so much for your feedback - we were honored to have helped make your daughter's birthday a success! Thanks again, and come back soon :) - Tessa (General Manager)

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

We had a great time at the Escape Room! The one lady however who is there needs to be more calm, rather than getting all riled up; she didn't help much with answering questions for the tips either. But we had fun nonetheless.

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The Great Escap... R, General Manager at The Great Escape Room, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Glad you had a great time - we have passed on your feedback to our employees, as well. Constructive criticism is always appreciated. Thanks again for taking the time to provide leave a review, and we hope to see you again soon! -Tessa

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

This was our 2nd corporate event at TGER, and as always, everyone had a great time! Making arrangements with Tessa prior to the event was really easy and she is always a pleasure to work with. On the day of our event, staff was super...More

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1  Thank sarahz923
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The Great Escap... R, General Manager at The Great Escape Room, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Thanks so much :) Your team is always a pleasure to work with, and we hope to see you back next year! It's always wonderful to hear that we were able to make your team's event a memorable experience. Thanks again! -Tessa

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Would visit again when in DC! Great location and easy to get to. Be sure to go for Ice Cream at Larry's across the street and down a block after the game.

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1  Thank kelly d
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The Great Escap... R, General Manager at The Great Escape Room, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Thanks for your review, we are glad you had a great time visiting us and hope you'll come back next time you're in the DC area! -Tessa (General Manager)

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Senga2016
5 December 2016|
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Response from The Great Escap... R | Property representative |
Yes, we do offer gift certificates! Just contact us directly, and we can send you a gift certificate with a code that can be redeemed online!
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hhpt4u
22 April 2016|
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Response from The Great Escap... R | Property representative |
We do schedule private event bookings, where you can reserve the room for only your group. Contact us directly and we would be happy to arrange that for you! We usually require a minimum purchase of 10 tickets to arrange a... More
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