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NC Escape


119 Orange St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (984) 888-5155
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Photo of Justin Webb Justin Webb
Apr 21, 2019 5

My group won tickets to check out the newest room, Brewery Heist, and we were not disappointed. The newest room is the brainchild of the the new owners and you can really see they are passionate about room design. The room was well thought out with a good combination of puzzle types to keep you engaged the whole time. The clue delivery system was unique, to my group at least. After beating the room and setting a new record we spent about a half hour talking with the owners, who were super cool. We look forward to new rooms coming to this location.

Photo of Jonathan DeFoto Jonathan DeFoto
Apr 13, 2019 5

New ownership and you can definitely tell the amount of work they are putting into the rooms. We have done all of the rooms and have been impressed. Highly recommended Brewery Heist!! It’s their new room, and the quality and thought put into the room was impressive!

Photo of Olivia Lattanzi Olivia Lattanzi
Apr 20, 2019 5

This was my first escape room experience and I had a BLAST! Staff was so nice and the room was a great starter room for a group who have never been before. I can’t wait to go back and try the room that they just opened!

Photo of Myklynn La Point Myklynn La Point
Jan 12, 2019 5

My group of 4 did the study!!! All of us have participated in one escape room in the past so we had a good understanding of what to expect. A lot of the puzzles were really creative, making it even more fun. We will definitely be back! The staff was great, as well. We ended up being about 10 minutes late to our scheduled time due to trying to find parking on a busy Friday night in downtown, but they were super accommodating and understanding!

Photo of Chris Stevens Chris Stevens
Jul 6, 2019 5

Amazing! The best escape game in Durham, technological puzzles and clever devices. So good so good, so friggin good!! And BTW....Terri rocks!

Photo of Lynn Raugh Lynn Raugh
Jul 27, 2019 5

This was my first escape room- it was awesome! Had a blast solving the puzzles! Highly recommend! Ask if Teri is working, she was a great game master. Can’t wait to come back to try another!

Photo of Kathryn Pierrynowski Kathryn Pierrynowski
Jul 27, 2019 5

Loving the new rooms. Can't wait to play them all. Teri was great though we didn't need her because we solved the brewery heist without any hints!

Photo of Aidan Salmeron Aidan Salmeron
Jul 31, 2019 5

Lauren and Monica were super cool! Gave us a great experience. The room was super intriguing, awesome concept and never lacking in tons of fun. Will definitely be sure to visit again.

Photo of Erica Whitfield Erica Whitfield
Aug 7, 2019 5

I've gone to 2 other escape rooms in the triangle and this just might be #1. We did The Attic with 2 players and finished with time left. The puzzles make you think, but they make sense and aren't impossible. I've been to an escape room locally where the puzzle, even when explained, didn't even make sense. The room was nicely done and had some cool tricks. The jumps were fun. I can't wait to do another room there when we find some people. I do wish there was another room we could do with just 2 people. It's easier when me and my husband are on a date night alone. They don't come in the room to give you clues, they use an iPad in the room, and I find this saves time. They will give you clues that you don't ask for if they see you've been working for a while, but I think you can decline those before you go in or just don't look at the iPad until you're ready. Megan was great and the other girl was encouraging. Looking forward to returning!

Photo of Kristin Mccormick Kristin Mccormick
Jul 29, 2019 5

We have been to 3 of their escape rooms in Wilmington (greenlight escapes) and they are by far our favorite. And we have done 10 so far! Found out they were open and decided to visit...we did the ATTIC as we had done the brewery heist (my most favorite room ever) and we had a blast! Love that it is always private booking and they are so friendly! A must!

Photo of Rosalie Mackiewicz Rosalie Mackiewicz
Sep 29, 2019 5

This is a great place for a hot or rainy day activity! When you are looking for something different to do this is it! Monica was great and provided such an awesome experience. She was beyond helpful! We completed the attic room which was awesome! You really had to think and collaborate to move throughout the puzzle and it provided some screams and jumps along the way. This will definitely be added to our list of favorite activities in the area!

Photo of Shelby Matlock Shelby Matlock
Oct 5, 2019 5

SUPER FUN ESCAPE ROOM! My friends and I did Brewery Heist and had a great time. There were twists and turns and secret rooms. This place is under new management and they are so nice. Shout out to the Game Master, Monica!

Photo of Garrett Clement Garrett Clement
Aug 31, 2019 5

Had an awesome time for my first Escape Room experience! Everything, from the main lobby to the bathroom to the actual puzzle room was extremely clean and well taken care of. The employees were extremely friendly and Teri was an awesome room host. The location was situated nicely in downtown Durham, but probably easy to miss if you're not familiar with the area. There were only two of us playing, but they had a room ready to go that was designed for two to five people to solve. They have a few options to choose from and another room on the way! I'll definitely try to fit this back into my itinerary on my next visit to Durham!

Photo of Teagan Teagan
Oct 4, 2019 5

A group of friends and I finally went to an escape room and I'm glad NC Escape was the first one we went to! Very interesting/surprising clues in the Brewery Room and worth the price. I can't wait to come back!

Photo of Angela Walter Angela Walter
Sep 14, 2019 5

NC Escape is Awesome!!! We’ve done several escape rooms in this area and the Beer Escape Room at NC Escape is one of the best!! Thank you for a terrific time - we had a group in last Monday, all volunteers from around the country who had one day together for bonding and fun - this was the perfect way to kick off our day. Thank you!

Photo of Kimmaree Horvath Kimmaree Horvath
Oct 27, 2019 5

I booked this experience for my husband’s birthday. From the first phone call to the actual experience, the folks at N.C. Escape were very helpful. It was a reasonable cost, and we definitely appreciated being able to have the room to ourselves. We did the Alien Encounter room, and we had SO MUCH FUN!! It was very age appropriate and just the right level of difficulty. It definitely took our collective minds to solve the numerous puzzles. We are looking forward to coming back!

Photo of Laura Kieler Laura Kieler
Nov 9, 2019 5

We had a fantastic time with the Brewery Heist game. The room was challenging with plenty of fun surprises to make the escape that much more fun. We will definitely return to try another!

Photo of Suzanne Phillips Suzanne Phillips
Oct 30, 2019 5

Coming from very frequent Escapers, we LOVED it. Excellent room!!- great use of theme, beautifully designed- clever puzzles-Excellent central location in Durham. Great hosting, Monica!! We loved the alien room, will come back for the others!

Photo of Ariana Dicks Ariana Dicks
Nov 27, 2019 5

Had a blast solving the Brewery room with 4 people. The staff was really awesome and got us in with almost no notice. My friends and I had played an at home "escape game" and after a bottle of wine each we thought we would put our skills to the real test. We called up NC Escape and walked right over. Love that the game is in private groups and is tough, but not impossible. Can't wait to do the attic!

Photo of Jordan Weinstein Jordan Weinstein
Dec 1, 2019 5

Awesome! I've done about 5 escape rooms, and this was among the best. Did the Brewery Heist with a large group with an age range of 8-75, and it was really great. The room was really well done - great attention to detail, and very cool atmosphere. Everyone contributed, and the puzzles were challenging! Highly recommended.

Photo of Nathan Peirce Nathan Peirce
Dec 6, 2019 5

I'm new to escape rooms, but went to 3 at NC Escape, and they seem really well made. Electronics, mechanisms, hidden stuff, fun themes, good props. Very worth the price!

Photo of Steve Dalton Steve Dalton
Dec 8, 2019 5

Two of us did the Attic room, which was a great, clever linear room with a fun story and great use of technology. Maggie was an excellent game master as well and made the experience extra fun! I look forward to doing your other rooms soon!

Photo of James Goerke James Goerke
Dec 18, 2019 5

I really enjoyed my escape room experience. The rooms are challenging and well detailed. Great for corporate team building. Staff was friendly and helpful!

Photo of Alison Hendrix Alison Hendrix
Dec 29, 2019 5

This is place is top notch! We just played their Brewery Heist, Alien Escape and The Attic. All three rooms were professionally built, themed immaculately, and the puzzles we're absolutely brilliant! Fantastic experience!

Photo of Keith MacKay Keith MacKay
Dec 29, 2019 5

The exact right level of challenging. We had a relatively small group for the largest room, and I think that it worked out perfectly. They're the exact right amount of helpful, and there's a little tablet that they can ping whenever you need help. All of the mechanics are smooth and well engineered, which makes most of the puzzles feel more intuitive

Photo of YouHadMeAt Bark YouHadMeAt Bark
Dec 29, 2019 5

We had so much fun doing the Brewery Heist escape room last night with a group of 6 adults. I highly recommend NC Escape...it is so rewarding to figure out the puzzles! Thank you for making us feel like brainiacs!

Photo of Sanjukta Nandi Bose Sanjukta Nandi Bose
Jan 15, 2020 5

Really nice escape room. I went there with my husband and in-laws and we successfully made it through the alien invasion escape room. My parents-in-law tried escape room for the first time and they too enjoyed it a lot. I would say the staff were also very friendly, attentive and helpful throughout the game. I would highly recommend it for pretty much all age-groups.

Photo of TeruTeruSky TeruTeruSky
Jan 21, 2020 5

I have been here twice and had a fantastic time on both visits! Maggie and David were both very friendly and attentive Game Masters. The sets are wonderfully designed and each room has a variety of puzzles that help ensure that there is something for everyone to do while in the room!