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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Vivian Pitts Vivian Pitts
Sep 26, 2020 5

Awesome! Bring the family. Challenging and fun!

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.