GEORGETOWN: Escape Room Live Celebrates Launch with Bar Grand Opening Dec 1 - First Escape Room Concept in DC with Bar

Real-Life Escape Game Experience Becomes First in DC to Sell Beer, Wine & Spirits

Georgetown’s race-against-the-clock puzzle game is celebrating its grand opening with the launch of its in-house bar. On December 1, participants of Escape Room Live can enjoy a drink before and after their game. The bar will be open for Escape Room patrons during all operating hours, however drinks are not allowed in the game rooms. Escape Room Live and its bar venue are available for private parties, making it a unique option for bachelor or bachelorette parties, office gatherings, birthdays, or a fun evening with friends.

Escape Room Live, just as it name boasts, is a live game in which participants are locked inside a themed room with 45 minutes to find and decipher clues that will help them figure their way out. With only a few hints, the group must use their wits, ingenuity and teamwork to complete the challenge and “escape the room.”
The new Escape Room Live Georgetown space immerses players in the theme of the room using life-like props, CGI, sound and lighting effects. In the Ghostbusters room, players have to “trap” ghosts that appear through CGI, and in the Titanic room, the door has a porthole timer where the water level viewed through the porthole gradually gets higher as time passes and, at 45 minutes, will appear to crack the window with the water appearing to pour in.

Escape Room Live signed a long-term lease with EastBanc Inc., Jamestown LP, and Acadia to occupy their Georgetown Renaissance property at 3345 M St NW in July and celebrated its soft opening almost a month ago on October 28. 

Interested guests are able to book an escape room session on the Escape Room Live website, offering game room themes including Titanic, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Curse of the Mummy. In promotion of the release of the movies Ghostbusters and Friday the 13th, Escape Room Live is also offering limited runs of these themes in their game rooms. 

Those interested can get a sneak peek of the rooms on the Escape Room Live website with a photo gallery and virtual reality tours. To book a session, please visit