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Bull City Escape

4.9

711 Iredell St
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 627-8386
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Photo of N DURM N DURM
Apr 4, 2022 5

Shelby was awesome! Went there for daughter’s birthday. If it weren’t for Shelby, I’d have given 4 stars. My only issue with the place is that I was not made aware that waivers would need to be signed for each minor accompanying my party, until arrival, right before check-in… which had me scrambling to fill-out a bunch of info, for kids that aren’t mine — I didn’t like that. If I had know prior, been made aware to prior to attending escape event (about was waivers), I would have arranged with their parents, to sign waivers, beforehand! Other than the waiver signing, it was AWESOME! They loved it! Lunar room was really well set up and challenging. Shelby was really great! Go Shelby!

Photo of Monique Alby Monique Alby
Apr 5, 2022 5

We booked Bull City Escape for a team building event in Durham and had the best time. Both Gavin and Bree set us up for success. The rooms are challenging and we loved it. We may have broken a rule or 2 so listen closely to the instructions. Would highly recommend!

Photo of Chang Su Chang Su
Apr 2, 2022 5

I have always loved the bull city escape, and now it is officially my FAVORITE escape room ever. My boyfriend proposed to me in the escape room last weekend. The owner, Dan, helped him to hide the clues and designed the puzzles a month in advance. Dan also helped to coordinate when the photographer needed to sneak into the room to capture the moment, and when my friends gathered outside the escape room to surprise me after the proposal. They even helped us to capture the entire proposal process through the camera in the escape room. Despite their elaborate involvement in the proposal process, they acted very nonchalant when I started the escape room. I had no idea what was going to happen at all! It was truly the most wonderful and surprised escape room experience I could have asked for.

Photo of Ann Taylor Shaw Ann Taylor Shaw
Mar 21, 2022 5

We booked the Enchanted Kingdom room as a team-building exercise with work colleagues and had a great time! Hannah was fantastic, and the puzzles were really challenging--in a good way. It was so much fun and we would definitely go back!

Photo of Aaron Coston Aaron Coston
Mar 20, 2022 5

My friends and I did the Study in Murder room and we had a great time! We made it out with 8min 11sec to spare (of course thanks to a couple very useful hints from Michael). I definitely want to come back again soon.

Photo of Sarah Prickett Sarah Prickett
Mar 21, 2022 5

This was an amazing experience for my birthday! My friends and I did Wrong Side of Tobacco Road and we ended up escaping! Such a fun game and definitely lives up to the challenge! Gavin, our game master, was incredibly helpful and awesome as well. Would love to come back and try other rooms!

Photo of Eva Eva
Mar 5, 2022 5

A “Study in Murder” is super fun, challenging, yet doable (and rewarding)! Just enough puzzles to keep you on your toes and the blood running. The staff is all very upbeat and dynamic, especially Carly, who oversaw my group’s (successful) attempt to escape. Highly recommend.

Photo of Ravyn Pickens Ravyn Pickens
Mar 11, 2022 5

We had so much fun! We booked the lunar lockdown last minute and it was one of our favorite rooms we’ve done! The puzzles were fun and the variety of puzzles kept it interesting. Michael was our game master and he was hilarious! Kept us laughing and made sure we understood the process. We will be back!

Photo of Zachary Jones Zachary Jones
Mar 14, 2022 5

One of the best escape rooms I've been too! Was able to complete Enchanteed Castle with a team of my friends. Super fun and the puzzles were really cool. Hannah did a great job going over the rules and helping us with hints when we needed them! Definitely recommend her if you choose to go yourself! Will definitely be coming back for another escape room

Photo of Zak Fisher Zak Fisher
Feb 6, 2022 5

I don't review things often (if ever), but I was super impressed with Bull City Escape and our incredibly personable Game Master, Michael. I went with a group of 5, and having never been to an escape room before, I want sure what level of theatrics to expect. However, once we got there, we were quickly welcomed in and Micheal meshed with the group immediately, making jokes and even making the rule-hearing part of the process enjoyable. Once in the room, he executed the scenario explanation well and really got us into the mood, while reading the room and not going over the top. All in all, the murder mystery room was a blast, but I don't think it would've been quite as enjoyable without Micheal there to facilitate. I highly recommend this place, if their other rooms are even close to their murder mystery room, you will not be disappointed.

Photo of N DURM N DURM
Feb 6, 2022 5

Shelby was awesome! Went there for daughter’s birthday. If it weren’t for Shelby, I’d have given 4 stars. My only issue with the place is that I was not made aware that waivers would need to be signed for each minor accompanying my party, until arrival, right before check-in… which had me scrambling to fill-out a bunch of info, for kids that aren’t mine — I didn’t like that. If I had know prior, been made to prior to scheduling escape event, I would have arranged with their parents, to sign waivers, beforehand. Other than the waiver signing, it was AWESOME! They loved it! Lunar room was really well set up and challenging. Shelby was really great! Go Shelby!

Photo of Madeleine Dillon Madeleine Dillon
Feb 5, 2022 5

So much fun!! One of the best escape rooms that we have ever done. We did the Murder Mystery room and it was very challenging, but we managed to get out in time, which was super satisfying. Our Game Master, Michael, was amazing! He explained all the rules thoroughly and gave helpful hints throughout. His humor made the experience that much more enjoyable!

Photo of Megan Pattenhouse Megan Pattenhouse
Jan 25, 2022 5

I have done a dozen+ escape rooms and have even built my own- all the rooms I've done at Bull City Escape are really well designed and fun to play! Hannah and Carly did a great job getting us started. Will definitely be back soon!

Photo of Mutuk Karpakakunjaram Mutuk Karpakakunjaram
Jan 19, 2022 5

We had a great time at the Bull City Escape. It was our first time here, and Gavin and Karly were great hosts. We had so much fun the first time we went back within a few weeks to try one of their most challenging escape rooms. Karly did a great job the second time we were there. Highly recommend this place for family fun, friends, or team exercise. They follow all Covid protocols.

Photo of Jeffrey Lowell Jeffrey Lowell
Jan 23, 2022 5

Done many escape rooms before and this one was great. Did the Lunar room with 2 people even though it had a 3 person minimum and managed to get out. Gavin our game master was fantastic at helping us whenever we had logistical questions along the way and gave us a couple helpful hints as well. He even came in an hour before opening hours so we could have our game because Bull City Escape was going to be closed during our game due to the snowstorm scheduled for that evening. We were visiting Chapel Hill but if ever in the area again we would come back!

Photo of Bernard Hsu Bernard Hsu
Jan 3, 2022 5

Bull City Escape is AWESOME!!! During the holiday season, we tried a escape room in downtown Raleigh last Wed, did not have the best experience. Then we tried Bull City Escape last Sat (Lunar Lockdown room), we had a great time. The room was well designed, story / concept was cool and most importantly, our game host, Karly was just excellent. Karly was professional, clear, helpful, interactive and funny. We like it so much, we went back to Bull City Escape and tried another room (Enchanted), again, we had a great time!!! Highly recommended!!!!

Photo of Keith Flood Keith Flood
Jan 1, 2022 5

Had a great time with the family! Shelby was great and got us oriented for our first escape room ever. We did the Enchanted Kingdom. The puzzles were challenging and the room was really well designed. We’ll definitely be back for more!

Photo of Ame Anderson Ame Anderson
Dec 26, 2021 5

The rooms are super fun, challenging in the right ways, and excellently thought out. Good variety of puzzles too. We played the Tobacco Road one and ourgame master Gavin was phenomenal. You can tell he's super passionate about puzzles and he made the entire experience that much better. I can't wait to try all the other rooms!

Photo of Meredith McSwain Meredith McSwain
Dec 25, 2021 5

We had a great experience with game master Hana last weekend. The first couple puzzles of Enchanted Kingdom were easy to solve and we were lulled into a false sense of achievement - things then got interesting! Perfect for 4 people and truly a well designed game. I've done escape rooms in several places around the carolinas and this was a really great experience! Highly recommend!

Photo of Just Jay Just Jay
Dec 18, 2021 5

We went as a family and had a great time. The game we chose was challenging and kept us moving. There was not a dull moment and the hour passed very quickly. Gavin is a great game master and really set the tone from the beginning. We give him 5 out 5 stars. We look forward to our next visit.

Photo of Amber Chambers Amber Chambers
Dec 28, 2021 5

Our group (6) went for the first time to Bull City Escape this past Sunday and wow, very impressed! It was so much fun and Michael was awesome!! We didn't escape (SO close), but Michael was very helpful along the way! We will definitely be coming back😬

Photo of Samantha Patch Samantha Patch
Dec 12, 2021 5

Our party of 8 had the most fabulous time at Bull City Escape! A Study in Murder had so many twists and turns that all of us had plenty to work on. Breeanna made it such a fun and unforgettable experience. I can’t wait to go back!

Photo of Cindy Stubbs Cindy Stubbs
Dec 12, 2021 5

We escaped from the Elf's Revenge! This was crafty room, not too easy and not too hard. Family fun - we all worked hard and escaped with time to spare. Our game host, Michael, did a good job explaining and did not interfere. Highly recommend. This was our second visit to Bull City Escape in Durham.

Photo of Marissa Bougher Marissa Bougher
Dec 11, 2021 5

I had a blast tonight at Bull City Escape with my boyfriend and friends. Breeanna was a wonderful game master, storyteller, and coordinator of our Murder Mystery room. She was very kind and gave clear concise hints that helped our group progress. The room also had a very neat theme and environment. Although we didn’t make it out in time, we still had a great experience and would love to visit again.

Photo of Elisabeth Wiener Elisabeth Wiener
Nov 29, 2021 5

Bull City Escape continues to deliver the most creative and fun escape rooms. We did The Wrong Side of Tobacco Road which was very challenging but we got out! Gavin was an excellent Game Master and made us feel welcomed and valued.

Photo of Daniel Runkle III, M.D. Daniel Runkle III, M.D.
Nov 21, 2021 5

Bull City escape was awesome. Staff were great- especially our game master Hannah! Was my first escape room and was with my two grade school boys. Would highly recommend Hannah and the Lunar Lockdown for a good entry experience. Had a blast and will be back!

Photo of Eddy Lin Eddy Lin
Nov 27, 2021 5

Elf's Revenge was really fun! The puzzles were pretty light-hearted, and the room would be very good for families and escape-room beginners. Bull City Escape overall does a pretty good job. Gavin also was a great Game Master! We didn't need any hints to solve the room, but he sometimes pointed out things that might have been hard to spot or would have caused frustration/wasted time, so he's definitely a pro.

Photo of Christy Walker Christy Walker
Nov 7, 2021 5

Great experience. The room was hard (which we wanted), and Eric, our host was fantastic. I'll definitely visit again!

Photo of Jordan Ciciliano Jordan Ciciliano
Nov 8, 2021 5

Great bachelorette party activity! Shelby was an amazing host and the puzzles were fun & challenging :) Half of our group was in the Lunar room and got out, the other half was in tobacco road (the hardest room they have) and didn't quite make it! Everyone had a wonderful time regardless

Photo of EJ Gallero (Despotic) EJ Gallero (Despotic)
Oct 30, 2021 5

An amazing and fun experience! The puzzles flowed well and the personal storytelling in the beginning of the rooms is a nice change of pace as opposed to the automated videos other rooms play. Special shootout to Gavin! Gavin was very enthusiastic, fun, and the right amount of helpful for gamesmastering my group through the room.

Photo of Raquel Perry Raquel Perry
Oct 10, 2021 5

Had a great time! Shelby was awesome helping both newbies and more experienced people have a blast. Will definitely be back to try another room.

Photo of Jen Tharrington Jen Tharrington
Oct 12, 2021 5

We had a FANTASTIC time celebrating a birthday at Bull City Escape. The room (A Study in Murder) was the perfect level of challenging to keep 6 adults totally engaged. We got out with less than 2 minutes to spare! Breanna was an excellent game master. Highly recommend!

Photo of Carolina Sodano Carolina Sodano
Aug 30, 2021 5

Have done 4 different rooms here over the past 5 years and it's always been loads of fun. Our game master yesterday was very enthusiastic and friendly. A Study in Murder is probably my favorite room so far.

Photo of C Xu C Xu
Aug 23, 2021 5

We went as a group to try the Tobacco Road escape room and had a great time! The plot was engaging and the puzzles were enough of a challenge even for our experienced players. Alice, our guide, handled our clues perfectly and we were able to get out mostly thanks to her. Definitely hoping to visit again in the future.

Photo of Nani lovescakes Nani lovescakes
Jul 25, 2021 5

We have done 2 of the Escape Rooms and it has been an amazing experience. Both times we had great employees helping with the clues on each room. My family loves the combination of locks and electronic. We recommend 100%.

Photo of Teresa Parkinson Teresa Parkinson
Jul 11, 2021 5

We had friends visiting from Austin so thought this would be a fun activity. It was a blast! Shelby was a great “host/clue giver”. We did not escape within the hour but just solving one clue to move to another was a small triumph. What a great way to put your phones down, think critically, yet have so much fun with friends!

Photo of Harriett Pyburn Harriett Pyburn
Jul 9, 2021 5

Our family loves to try different escape rooms when we travel. This one was fantastic. We loved the Tobacco Road theme, and the puzzles were extremely well done and interesting. While this was not as high tech as some other places we have been, it had some of the best puzzles we have seen anywhere. Lexi was a great game master, and we will definitely request her again if we get to come back to town!

Photo of Matt Pennachi Matt Pennachi
Jun 9, 2021 5

Our family had a blast! Riley was a great GM and was very helpful, as this was our first experience in playing a game of this nature. But we'll definitely be back because this was something that we all enthusiastically enjoyed!

Photo of Lex Luthor Lex Luthor
May 30, 2021 5

Had a great time doing the murder mystery with my family at Bull City Escape. Game Master Gavin was friendly, patient, and an overall great host. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a challenge.

Photo of Malik Webster Malik Webster
Jun 1, 2021 5

I went with a group of friends and had a great time. I believe that Elizabeth was the name of the employee that helped us. She reminded us to follow COVID protocols and offered detailed instructions for the game. It was a safe and fun experience. 10/10 would come back and try another room.

Photo of Cassandra Shriver Cassandra Shriver
Apr 24, 2021 5

My friends and I had a blast doing Lunar Lockdown! The puzzles had good variety and were fun to solve. Our Game Master Franklin was super nice and hyped up the theme. Would definitely go back again.

Photo of Kelly McDaniel Kelly McDaniel
Apr 17, 2021 5

This was my first escape room experience and it was a blast! Hannah was our game master and she explained the rules clearly and got us hyped up for the game. When we asked for clues, they were prompt and helpful. The room itself had a few awesome surprises and kept us guessing. Covid protocols were enforced and followed, too. Thanks for such an entertaining hour!

Photo of petra estevez petra estevez
Apr 3, 2021 5

Had a great time! Very fun and entertaining. Our host Victoria made it so much more fun. She was very nice and patient with us as we were a group of 8. I definitely would come back!!!

Photo of Alessandra Martinez Alessandra Martinez
Apr 3, 2021 5

We did “Wrong side of Tobacco Road” and MAN was it hard but so much fun! We didn’t pass it this time but we will get there! Plenty of laughs and brain exercise. Our host, Victoria, was super kind and helpful - made the experience all the more enjoyable! Will definitely come back next time we visit North Carolina.

Photo of Carlos Herrera Carlos Herrera
Mar 13, 2021 5

Victoria was a great host, cheerful and formal at the same time, immersing us in the experience. The room was wonderful, great props and well thought out challenges, we did the lunar lockdown.

Photo of Bobby Dean Bobby Dean
Mar 24, 2021 5

I went here a couple weeks ago for my birthday with a group of 5. We ended up doing the lunar lockdown room. Joseph was our guide, and he did a fantastic job of exposing the rules, and setting up the story! My friend has a birthday next month, and we are talking about going back already to do a different room. Highly recommend checking Bull City Escape out!

Photo of Niana Clements Niana Clements
Mar 23, 2021 5

Five stars, 10/10 most definitely recommend! I can't remember the name of our game master but he was awesome. We did "A Study in Murder" and it was a ton of fun. We'll definitely be coming back.

Photo of Ananya Shah Ananya Shah
Mar 8, 2021 5

It was my daughter's birthday this past weekend and Bull City Escape was incredibly accommodating! Our game master, Hannah, was super nice and inviting! It was a 10/10 experience!

Photo of Brielle Alyssa Vidal Brielle Alyssa Vidal
Feb 22, 2021 5

Daylan was great, although we did not clear A Study In Murder, it was a good time, I will say it was definitely one of the more complicated rooms I've ever done and I do think this room is best meant for a smaller size party so you can really take in the clues and better communicate.

Photo of Derek Chadwell Derek Chadwell
Feb 20, 2021 5

We started early, so A+ for punctuality. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room we did (lunar escape) had great atmosphere and fun puzzles. We only got stuck a couple times. I'm definitely going back to do more, I recommend you give it a shot. My only complaint is that I had to pay for three slots even though I only had two people, but even then I had a great time.

Photo of Rachel Moss Rachel Moss
Jan 17, 2021 5

We didn't escape but we had a great time trying - the clues aren't all in a single straight line so you really have to be clever. The story was intriguing too. Good luck!

Photo of Cheryl Dixon Cheryl Dixon
Dec 19, 2020 5

Ok, so this was a lot of fun, even though we did not escape!! This is the first time we did not clear an escape room, but we still had a lot of fun. We were warned that it was a hard difficulty, so be prepared. I would definitely go again. Everyone wore masks and everything was left out so it could be sanitized for the next group. Very clean and professional. I am looking forward to next time!

Photo of Sweet Cheekz Sweet Cheekz
Nov 1, 2020 5

This was a fun and interesting game.You can do this with family and friends. If you like brain games you wil love BullCity Escape! The staff was very professional and accommodating. We all agreed we will be going back!

Photo of Yusif Al-yemeni Yusif Al-yemeni
Oct 11, 2020 5

My 1st experience. Was very challenging but doable. Got through with 1 min on the clock. Believe game was called enchanted garden. Staff was very friendly. Makes me want to do another.

Photo of Vivian Pitts Vivian Pitts
Sep 26, 2020 5

Awesome! Bring the family. Challenging and fun!

Photo of Todd Gronewald Todd Gronewald
Sep 20, 2020 4

Dylan, the game master was fun, engaging, and nice! He was on it whenever we needed a clue and knew where we were in the game. The room was very complicated and had a lot of puzzles to solve. There were a couple things that I feel like there was no way you could’ve gotten without a clue as it was not obvious at all. We have done both the lunar lockdown and enchanted Kingdom. I felt the same way about both rooms. A lot of puzzles that were complicated and some things that I don’t feel like you could get on your own. There was one step at the end of the enchanted Kingdom that really gave us a lot of trouble and it was more that the prop was hard to use and it took up a lot of time unfortunately. I don’t like when you find a prop/clue early on but then you don’t use it till the end. Feels like if you find it you need to use it in the next step or two..... not have to hold onto it until the end. Also, the building itself seems a little sketchy. We had an 8 PM game scheduled and when we pulled in the parking lot there were no street lights or anything and it was pitch black dark. Luckily we had been there before so I knew it was OK but if I would’ve been there for the first time I would’ve felt uncomfortable and unsure about the place. Overall, liked the rooms OK. Just feel like it was kind of hard and that the building itself could be nicer and better lit.

Photo of Laura Smith Laura Smith
Sep 5, 2020 5

Tonight was my FIRST time ever doing an escape room and it was SO FUN!!! We chose to do “A study in murder” and according to the friendly employee we were part of the 30% who made it out before time was up for this specific room! Daylan was our host and he made the game 10x more fun!! I HIGHLY recommend visiting them and make sure to request Daylan as your host!!! We will for sure be going back!

Photo of Brian Pelton Brian Pelton
Feb 15, 2020 5

Such a ton of fun! We didn't escape but we really enjoyed ourselves. Get a good group of friends and get ready for a great time! The staff is really awesome too. Conveniently located right behind 9th Street in Durham so you can have a drink or bite before or after to either toast your success or drown your sorrows!

Photo of daniel Murphy daniel Murphy
Sep 5, 2020 5

Just got done with my first escape room tonight had a blast and was able to finish with 6 minutes left, our host Daylan was great and extremely professional definitely will be coming back again

Photo of Felicia Hall Felicia Hall
Aug 25, 2020 5

A few of us did the "A Study in Murder" room a couple weeks ago and I have to say that it was by far one of the best designed rooms I have ever completed! We made it out with 24 seconds to spare and it was exhilarating! We did it with 4 people and there were puzzles for everyone and a few really fun twists and turns. The perfect balance of challenge and fun!

Photo of Miranda Day Miranda Day
Jul 17, 2020 5

My mom, husband, and I had so much fun at Bull City Escape! We completed our room with 26 seconds to spare! Our room guide, Sonia, was knowledgeable, helpful, and over-all wonderful. I highly recommend spending some time here. We will definitely return to try a different room sometime, and request Sonia as our guide!

Photo of Jessica Kuykendall Jessica Kuykendall
Jul 12, 2020 5

Had a great time with my husband and our 14yo nephew, escaping the Enchanted Kingdom. Our host (Davian?) was great- professional and helpful, without giving too much away. Great experience, we will definitely be back!

Photo of Rusty Sutton Rusty Sutton
Jun 18, 2020 5

Lots of fun! It was a team building exercise for our team. We all want to go back for more!! Thanks for being a gracious host.

Photo of James Goerke James Goerke
Feb 10, 2019 5

Super fun! Great for groups and just hard enough to keep the game moving along but not so hard that you can’t figure it out! Very exciting!

Photo of Abby Sheriff Abby Sheriff
Feb 3, 2020 5

This was my second time with Craig and he was awesome again. Loved this room (we did the Murder Mystery room this time), can't wait to bring the rest of my kids next time! We'll definitely ask for Craig.

Photo of Lilichka Schwartz Lilichka Schwartz
Jan 20, 2020 5

had a group of 20 teens (14-19) and they had a blast! Although two of the teams were not able to “escape” they truly had a good team building time and lots of laugh. Stuff was friendly, nice and professional. Communication was great too. Highly recommend

Photo of Shaun Thompson Shaun Thompson
Jan 22, 2020 5

I went with two close friends and my girlfriend. We have done all 3 of them now and the last one was the Enchanted Kingdom. They were all awesome! I'd highly recommend the Enchanted Kingdom especially, it had a really fun theme and creative puzzles in there that were different than other escape rooms I've done. Definitely need to check it out!

Photo of DeeAnn Spicer DeeAnn Spicer
Jan 12, 2020 5

We had so much fun! They really did a great job from start to finish (even before you get into the room) to make it fun for our group. The puzzles were interesting, and someone obviously took great care and time to create the experience for us. Would definitely recommend and would come again.

Photo of Kristen Bridgers Kristen Bridgers
Jan 13, 2020 5

Fantastic experience!!! We brought a work group for some team building and it totally delivered. The hour flew by and it was such a fun, memorable time. Definitely coming back to try the other rooms! Chrissy was awesome as a game leader!

Photo of jeff macdonald jeff macdonald
Dec 23, 2019 5

Staff was great -- very accommodating with our 3 kids. Good challenge but not obscenely complicated. A great hour, highly recommended.

Photo of Emily Wegmann Emily Wegmann
Dec 7, 2019 5

We took the my 13 year old son for his birthday with the whole family to escape the Magic Kingdom and we did! It was fun and tricky and our game master was excellent! A fun night for 10 years to 75 years and everyone in between!

Photo of Justin Lyons Justin Lyons
Dec 5, 2019 5

This place is super great. We did the magical forest room and had a blast! Definitely will come back for more rooms!

Photo of Falling323 Falling323
Dec 1, 2019 5

We did the murder mystery room and it was tons of fun. Our game master was friendly and helpful. The room was professionally done with engaging puzzles and some different elements for people who have a lot of escape room experience.

Photo of Kristen Deem Kristen Deem
Aug 25, 2019 5

Lots of fun, and an hour that passed much too quickly! So many puzzles to solve for the Lunar escape room--and some of them were very clever! Not enough time to solve them all for our little party of three (we started wishing we could buy more time while in the room), but we left happy and talking for days about the puzzles and the excitement, and we're we'd gone wrong. I have always loved online puzzle games with groups (especially MYST URU), but there was an extra thrill doing it live in person! Really nice staff at Bull City Escape. I wish we could have done the other rooms too but our group was too small. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon. :)

Photo of Joshua Dutton-Reaver Joshua Dutton-Reaver
Nov 13, 2019 5

What a great time! Fun, challenging, and a unique experience right near 9th Street. Treat yourself for your next event and go here with a group, you won't be disappointed. We did the Murder themed room and nearly finished, but was delighted to here it only has a 30% success rate.

Photo of Neal Isaacs Neal Isaacs
Oct 19, 2019 5

I've been to many of the Triangle escape rooms and this is one is the best! These folks really care about the customer experience.

Photo of Arthur VanSciver Arthur VanSciver
Jul 27, 2019 5

Up from Florida, visiting family in the area. We wanted to do something as a group that we hadn't done before and found Bull City Escape. We did the Lunar Lockdown game and had a great time (even the 2 teenagers in our group had fun). Would definitely come back again to try another game.

Photo of Alecia Smith Alecia Smith
Jul 22, 2019 5

We had so much fun! We did the murder mystery room, which was definitely a challenge, but we solved it with one second to spare! Grant, our game facilitator, was awesome. He was very energetic and helpful and made the whole experience more fun. This was our first escape room experience, and after doing this one, we definitely want to do more. If you're looking for escape room options, I highly recommend Bull City Escape!

Photo of Dwight Barnes Dwight Barnes
Jul 14, 2019 5

We've done all of their rooms and each one has been excellent. The puzzles are creative and challenging, and the hosts are fun and engaging. Can't wait for them to make a new room so we can go back. Highly recommend!

Photo of Amanda D Amanda D
Jun 30, 2019 5

Tried the Lunar Lockdown room. Three of us (2 adults , one teen) had a blast solving the puzzles. Our Gamemaster, Alice, was fantastic and gave us some behind-the-scenes debriefing once we'd finished. Planning to come back and do Enchanted Kingdom soon!

Photo of Tiana Grant Tiana Grant
Jun 20, 2019 5

Super fun experience and very immersive. Even though my group didn't finish,the staff said we were really close so we were able to see the last steps. 10/10 would definitely go again

Photo of Gemmamiah201 Gemmamiah201
Jul 7, 2019 5

This escape room was very fun and the instructors were also a lot of fun, clearly instructing the rules and the room while still maintaining a light fun mood that pumped us up for the escape room. a great activity to do with friends!

Photo of Molotov Mitchell Molotov Mitchell
Apr 11, 2019 5

TOO MUCH FUN! My friends, staff and family have visited BCE on several occasions. And while we have yet to escape (so embarrassed to type those words!!), we've always had a blast. Give this place a try! You'll love it :)

Photo of tess wanket tess wanket
Jan 4, 2019 5

Wow! Bull city escape is a must try! This was such a fun activity for the family. We did a level 9 escape room and we were not prepared! It was so intricate and detailed, you can tell they work hard to make it a fun environment. The employees are very friendly and welcoming. They also encourage group photos. Such a great way to spend an hour. I recommend it 10/10. We will be back!!!

Photo of Joel Forsyth Joel Forsyth
Apr 18, 2019 5

Sweet room! Cool puzzles, plays really well. Challenging but still beatable! (My group did Enchanted Kingdom with 3 people)

Photo of Tyler Lee Tyler Lee
Jun 5, 2019 5

The experience was great! The staff did a good job of reviewing rules and expectations. My summer program participants split up and did Lunar Lockdown and the Mystery Murder rooms. Both groups were able to escape; one with 7 minutes left and another with 55 seconds left!

Photo of Chelsea Penumarthy Chelsea Penumarthy
Jun 17, 2019 5

I took my staff for a team building exercise during the workday. We had an incredible time together and really, really enjoyed all the small details. This escape room is amazing! Definitely worth visiting. We will be back to try the other rooms!

Photo of sammysoupp sammysoupp
May 29, 2022 5

Our group did the Lunar Escape room and it was incredible! Shelby was our game master and they were incredibly helpful when our group got stuck on a code in the room. Very fast response time when we needed to use hints! The room itself was decorated extremely well for the theme. Good mix of easy and challenging puzzles. Our group will definitely be back to try their other rooms :) hope to have Shelby as our game master again soon!

Photo of Rachel P Rachel P
Mar 22, 2022 5

Had a great time doing "The Wrong Side of Tobacco Road" with a full crew. Finished with just 50 seconds left! Gavin was an awesome game master, and even though I am not a sports fan I still had a ton of fun doing the room! Definitely would recommend checking out Bull City Escape.

Photo of Desiree Powell Desiree Powell
Jun 7, 2022 5

“20/10 highly recommend” Bull City Escape was the perfect introduction to escape rooms for our group. GAVIN was an awesome game master (gm). We had such a great time we booked a second room that same evening and are excited to return and complete the three remaining rooms (we’ll be 4/5..the first one got us 😂)

Photo of Charles Buehring Charles Buehring
Jul 4, 2022 5

The murder mystery room was one of the more challenging and fun escape rooms I’ve done before. Very fulfilling to complete and exciting throughout the whole process. Michael, our room master, was very helpful and made it a great experience from the minute we walked in. I would definitely recommend

Photo of Jacob Olander Jacob Olander
Jul 9, 2022 5

My group did the Study in Murder room, and we escaped with plenty of time to spare! Big thanks to Shelby--I have played dozens of escape rooms, and she was by far the nicest and most helpful game master whenever we were stuck. We will definitely be coming back thanks to Shelby's awesome attitude and helpful demeanor!

Photo of Katrina Garrison Katrina Garrison
Jun 6, 2022 5

SO.MUCH.FUN! I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical before we went; not sure if my three teenagers would enjoy doing this with their parents, but they loved it! It was a great way to spend the afternoon together. We chose the second hardest room and it was fantastic. Definitely more challenging that I thought it might be (we got out with only 6 seconds to spare!). Our host, Lexi, was wonderful - gave clear instructions, was funny & personable and made our first escape room experience the best it could have been. We will recommend to everyone and will come back to try our skills at the Duke vs. UNC room!

Photo of Brad Antonelli Brad Antonelli
Jul 10, 2022 5

I love doing Escape Rooms and am always looking for the best, hardest, and most fun wherever I travel. Bull City Escape was no disappointment in all factors. We did the “A Study in Murder” theme and I actually had a lot of fun! The theme claimed to be one of their hardest rooms and of course, it was a pretty tough one. The puzzles were very cool, unique, and require quite the thinking cap to solve! Hanna (I hope I spelled her name right! Sorry if not!), our host, was wonderful. She was so much fun interacting with and explained everything very well and got us well immersed into the storyline, which in my opinion is important for making the experience better. She was also very attentive when it came to clues, super fast responses after we asked for our clues. Overall, this is escape room was pretty awesome and I’d definitely come back if I’m ever that way again! They are not top 10 in the state for nothing!

Photo of Stephanie Reich Ross Stephanie Reich Ross
Aug 6, 2022 5

We had an absolute blast at Bull City Escape. When we walked into our game room I was so nervous because I didn't immediately see all the ways in which we would use clues and puzzles to escape, but as we dug deeper and thought outside the box it started to reveal itself. The game room had elements that would reveal themselves as you progressed, and I thought that was so cool and exciting! The hosts were helpful and the puzzles were challenging and engaging. I cannot wait to come back to try a new room! We escaped Lunar Lockdown with 9 minutes to spare, and I would highly recommend it! We had a group of 5 and it was the perfect number of people to solve it all. You should definitely book an experience at Bull City Escape. We had a great time!

Photo of Michael Davidovich Michael Davidovich
Dec 5, 2021 5

Gavin was an awesome game master! An Elf’s Revenge was a fun holiday themed challenge. We didn’t beat it but will be back for more on our next visit!

Photo of Elizabeth Hunter Elizabeth Hunter
Aug 31, 2022 5

We engaged with Bull City Escape for our Duke Eye Center administrative team outing. Dan, with Bull City Escape, was incredibly helpful and accommodating in the booking process. There were 32 of us who attended, and having the option of splitting up amongst their 5 rooms worked perfectly. We were able to group together people who don't normally work much or interact often with. ALL of the Game Masters (Michael, Stella, Kaelyn, and Kelly) for our event were exceptional. They were clear in their instructions, helpful, and really got us in the spirit of the activity. We will be back for another round of fun with Bull City Escape! Everyone had a blast and is ready to do it again!

Photo of Kristina Eastwood Kristina Eastwood
Sep 4, 2022 5

This was sooo fun!!! Took my daughter and her friends for her birthday. We did the Enchanted Kingdom. It was such a fun experience. We didn’t make it out, but we were close. Our host(I forgot his name, but he was super tall) was super good with our hints and was awesome!!! We will most certainly be back!!