25 Cool Escape Room Experiences in Los Angeles

Escape room experiences are all the rage in Los Angeles and most of them go on all year long. In each one, you have a specified amount of time to solve your way out of a locked (or supposedly locked) space or solve some kind of puzzle, alone or as part of a team. There are a few horror-themed escaped that run all year and during Halloween, there are a few more that take on a menacing tone. 

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THE BASEMENT: A Live Escape Room Experience

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You walk in. The door slams. The timer starts. There's a sick man in a bed crying for your help. The lights are dim and dying out and you have 45 minutes before the cannibalistic serial killer who kidnapped you comes back to eat you alive.THE BASEMENT is not your average escape room. This real-life version of the popular escape game genre offers participants the chance to see what it would feel like to be in the plot of a horror movie. Once locked inside, you have 45 minutes to use the hidden keys, clues, trap doors, and more to solve the puzzles and escape. There is a 2nd escape experience for up to 4 people called The Boiler Room, which moves the story to chapter two, and for 2016, an all-new chapter and a larger room for up to 10 people at a time called The Study.
Location: 12909 Foothill Blvd. Sylmar, CA 91342
Dates: Ongoing (Year-round)
Hours: Sat 10:30 am - 2 am; Fri 5:30 pm - 2 am; Wed, Thu, Sun 5:30 -10:30 pm
Cost:  $28-38 online depending on the room and the day. Cash only at the door, but it is strongly suggested you schedule your time online, as they often sell out most time-slots during the Halloween season.
Info: http://thebasementla.com - tickets: http://thebasementla.ticketleap.com/tickets
Note: 18 and up

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60out Escape Rooms

60out Escape Rooms has a whopping eight escape rooms to choose from that range from easy to hard and not at all scary to gruesome, but hard does not equal scary. Themes range from a Ghost Ship and Titanic rescue to Doctor Psycho. There are two rooms each at four different locations. Each escape is 60 minutes for two to six players.
Location: Multiple locations
Dates: Ongoing (Year-round)
Hours: 10:30 am - 12 am daily
Cost:  $28-40 online depending on how many people in your group.
Info: www.60out.com, (310) 748-4444
Note: Ages 13 and up with adult; 16 and up without an adult

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Room Escape Live

Room Escape Live in Hollywood has four different escape rooms, Central Bank with a bank robbery theme; Cold War Bunker, where you're in a race to save the world from a nuclear apocalypse, Zombie Lab, which claims not to be scary, and Prison Break. Each escape is 60 minutes. ​
Location: 8255 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046-2417
Dates: Ongoing (Year-round)
Hours: 10:30 am - 1 am daily
Cost:  $33-66 online depending on how many people in your group.
Info: www.losangeles.roomescapelive.com

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Maze Rooms

Pirates, astronauts, prisoners, spies, and demon hunters are just a few of the roles you can play in Maze Rooms 11+ escape rooms with more in development at multiple locations across Los Angeles. Each escape is 60 minutes, most for two to six players; one has a minimum of three, and a couple of them have a maximum of five.
Location: Multiple locations
Dates: Ongoing (Year-round)
Hours: 10 am - 1 am
Cost:  $33-49.50 online depending on how many people in your group. Check LivingSocial for discount tickets.
Info: la.mazerooms.com, (310) 595-2881
Note: Some rooms allow kids as young as 10 with adults, some don't allow anyone under 16.

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The Virus - Burbank

The Virus from in Burbank was created by Get the F Out, the team behind the Fantastic Race, with the music producer of the Smashing Pumpkins, the set builder of Criminal Minds, two of the actors in Third Watch, and a Knotts Berry Farm and Nuclear Submarine engineer. You have an actor in the room with you for the whole game as your team of doctors escapes and saves the world. There is a 7 minute virtual reality introduction before the game that you can opt out of if you get motion sick. If you don't buy all 8 player spots, you may be playing with strangers.
Location: 630 S Flower St, Burbank, CA 91502
Dates: Ongoing (Year-round)​
Hours: Thu-Fri 5-10:30 pm , Sat-Sun 10 am - 10 pm​
Cost:  ​$36, Individuals can join group rooms if they're not full
Age Limit: ​13 and up, under 16 must have parent or guardian.
Info: realescapegame.com/zero_la/realescapegame.com/rerla_ttlab/​

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MagIQ Escape Rooms

MagIQ Escape Rooms have three rooms to choose from for two to six or eight adults, or up to seven to nine kids with one adult. Their rooms are more about solving mysteries than escaping. Themes are wizards, pirates, and pharaohs.
Location: 1446 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
Dates: Ongoing (Year-round)
Hours: 10 am - 12:30 am
Cost:  $24-36 depending on the day and number of players.
Info: magiqescaperoom.com, (424) 256-5093
Note: 6 and up. They're also available for birthday parties.

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Escapedom in Westwood

Escapedom has two rooms giving you the option between saving the world from mass destruction or retrieving the Crystal of Death before it can summon deadly spirits. You can sign up on your own or with a team of up to six players.​
Location: 1373 Westwood Blvd, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Dates: Ongoing (Year-round)
Hours: Wed-Sun 11 am - 8:30 pm
Cost:  $28
Info: www.escapedom.com, (424) 256-5093
Note: 14 and up

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Haunted Recording Studio - Studio City

Escape Room Games' Haunted Recording Studio in Studio City is an immersive experience that gives 4 to 8 players the opportunity to solve the mystery of a singer that went missing from the recording studio 100 years ago. It gets high marks for the authentic, multi-room studio set. This creepy venue offers escapes into the wee hours of the morning, great for night owls. If you don't buy all the player spots, you may be playing with others.
Location: ​3611 Cahuenga Blvd W, Los Angeles, CA 90068
Dates: Ongoing (Year-round)​
Hours: 8:45 am to 3:30 am ​
Cost:  ​$45, minimum 2
Age Limit: ​no age limit
Info: escape-studio.com

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Real Escape Game

Real Escape Game in Little Tokyo has two escape rooms. Time Travel Lab (11 players max), where you have to escape before you're transported to another time, is more appropriate for first-timers. Real Zero Escape: Trust on Trial is more advanced. It puts 6 to 9 players into the middle of the Zero Escape video game series. If you don't buy all the player spots, you may be playing with strangers. Games are 90 minutes including intro and solution walk through.
Location: 123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St, #200, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Dates: Ongoing (Year-round)​
Hours: Fri 7-10:30 pm , Sat-Sun 12-6 pm​
Cost:  ​$35, Individuals can join group rooms if they're not full
Age Limit: ​no age limit
Info: realescapegame.com/zero_la/realescapegame.com/rerla_ttlab/​
Note: Tickets are released 1 to 2 months in advance

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Enigma Escape Rooms

Enigma Escape Rooms has five rooms to choose from for two to six or eight adults. Most experiences are 60 minutes, but The Seance is only 45 minutes. The other rooms are the Secret Temple, where you're a reporter solving the mysteries of a secret society; The Apartment, where you'll be deactivating a bomb; The Will and Crime Scene, which are both murder mysteries. If your group doesn't fill the whole room, you can still buy out the room for less than the full maximum for the room. Some timeslots are only available for the full room.​
Location: 7805 W Sunset Blvd, #200, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Dates: Ongoing (Year-round)​
Hours: 10 am - 12:30 am
Cost:  $28.75-$32 ​​
Info: www.enigmaescaperooms.com, (323) 770-3101
Note: 12 and up with an adult, 14 and up without an adult. 

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Countdown Live Escape Games

Countdown Live Escape Games has three escape rooms to choose from. Rescue some missing kids from Krampus; use alien technology to eradicate space parasites or escape a tropical paradise before a volcano erupts. Each escape is 60 minutes for one to six players.
Location: 2284 S Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90007
Dates: Ongoing (Year-round)
Hours: Wed-Fri 5-11 pm, Sat-Sun 10-11 pm
Cost:  $30
Info: www.countdownescape.com/la​, (747) 333-8886

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The Exit Game

The Exit Game in Monterey Park has multiple rooms including The AI (2-10 players), where you save the world from a rogue computer, Mission 2: The Lab (2-10 players), The Villain's Lair (2-10 players) and The School of Sorcery (3-10 players). They recommend 6-8 players per room for best success. ​​If you don't buy the whole room, you may be paired with other individuals or groups. You can also book a private room with fewer players.​​ Solo players can join other groups.
Location: ​Atlantic Shopping Center, 111 N Atlantic Blvd #148, Monterey Park, CA 91754
Dates: Ongoing (Year-round)​
Hours: Mon-Thu 2-10 pm, Fri 1pm - 1 am, Sat 12 pm - 1 am, Sun 12 pm - 12 am​ ​
Cost:  ​$32
Age Limit: ​no age limit, children under 12 require adult supervision.
Info:  www.theexitgame.com

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PanicIQ Room Hollywood

PanicIQ Room Hollywood has two escape rooms,Bunker, where you play a terrorist locked in a torture chamber; and Insane Asylum, where your team worked to solve the mystery of a patient who disappeared 70 years ago. Each escape is 60 minutes for two to six players. Groups are not mixed.
Location: 3393 Barham Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90068
Dates: Ongoing (Year-round)
Hours: 10:30 am - 11:30 pm daily
Cost:  $24-36 online depending on how many people in your group and which day.
Info: paniqescaperoom.com
Note: Ages 12 and up

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Escape IQ

Escape IQ has two rooms, Alcatraz and the Vault, that can each accommodate up to 10 players. Kids are permitted with adults. If you don't buy out the whole room, you may be paired with other players.
Location: 1135 E 5th St, Suite 8, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Dates: Ongoing (Year-round)
Hours: Wed-Fri 5:30-10:30 pm , Sat-Sun ​12-11 pm
Cost:  $32
Info: www.escapeiq.com, (213) 221-7749
Note: Kids are allowed, but everyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Amazing Escape Room

The Amazing Escape Room in Northridge has five non-scary rooms for up to eight people. There is no minimum age limit at this attraction, so it's great for families. Rooms include the Secret Agent, Roaring 20s, Escape the X corporation, The Starlight Lounge and Mystery of the Red Dragon. If you don't fill all eight ​spots, you may be paired with other groups or individuals.
Location: 16933 Parthenia St, Suite 100, Northridge,Los Angeles, CA 91343
Dates: Ongoing (Year-round)
Hours: 12:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cost:  $30
Info: amazingescaperoom.com, (818) 893-6666
Note: This escape experience allows younger kids, those under 12 must be accompanied by and adult. 

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Escape Room LA - Downtown LA

Escape Room LA is a year-round escape experience that's challenging and fun, but not scary. There are actually multiple different Escape Room adventures, the original room is called The Detective and puts you in the world of a 1940s private eye. Room two is The Cavern, where you go in search of a lost civilization. The Theatre and The Alchemist are your other two options. There are up to 12 people per escape session. If you want a session for just you and your friends, you have to buy out all 12 slots for The Detective or 10 for The Cavern.
Location: 120 E. 8th Street, Suite 310 & 311 (3rd floor), (between Main and Los Angeles Streets), Downtown Los Angeles 90014
Dates: Ongoing
Hours: Each escape is about 90 minutes including intro and debrief. Specific times are available weeknights and day and night on weekends.
Cost: $32 weekdays, $37 weekends. Check the website for half price tickets Halloween night. Check Goldstar for discount tickets other nights.
Info: www.escaperoomla.com 
Note:  Not recommended for kids under 14, under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Captured LA

Captured LA has just one room in Downtown Los Angeles that allows up to eight players. The Starlet Killer gives you an hour to escape before your kidnapper returns. It claims to be suspenseful more than scary. If you don't buy out the whole room, you may be paired with strangers.
Location: 1435 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Dates: Ongoing (Year-round)
Hours: Tue-Fri 5:45-10:45 pm , Sat-Sun ​11 am - 10:45 pm
Cost:  $25
Info: www.captured-la.com, (213) 986-5421
Note: Age 16 and up. Under 18 must have a release signed by a parent or guardian.

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LogiQuit

LogiQuit in Hollywood has five non-scary rooms with different levels of difficulty with themes from a murder investigation to a treasure hunt. Most rooms accommodate 2 to 6 players, with a couple where up to eight can play. The ideal number of players for each game is 4 or 5 depending on the room.
Location: 6051 Hollywood Blvd, Suite 203, Los Angeles, CA
Dates: Ongoing (Year-round)
Hours: 10 am - 1 am
Cost:  $25-40 depending on how many people in your group.
Info: www.logiquit.com, (323) 541-2227
Note: Some rooms allow kids as young as 10 with adults, some don't allow anyone under 16.

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Room Escape Adventures - Trapped in a Room with A Zombie

Want to add another dimension to your escape challenge? You and 11 friends and strangers are trapped in a room with a zombie chained to the wall. The zombie's chains get looser and looser as you all try to find the key to unlock the door and escape the room. This year a second faster version with harder clues has been added.
Location: 2035 Bay Street #110 Los Angeles, CA 90021
Dates: Ongoing
Hours: Each escape is 60 minutes. Specific times are available weeknights and day and night on weekends.
Cost: $32.50-35, check Goldstar for discount tickets other nights.
Info: roomescapeadventures.com/los-angeles/ 
Note: Teens 14 to 17 can participate alone with signed parent consent form available online, under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Evil Genius Escape Room

Evil Genius has two rooms that are chapters in the same story with a third in development. The story starts in Occam's Apartment, where you seek to prove that his death wasn't a suicide. Chapter two takes place in an art gallery, where the story continues. Eventually you'll have the opportunity to visit the morgue. Rooms are designed for two to six people. you have to book a minimum of two tickets.There are graphic themes.
Location: 2525 W. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90018
Dates: Ongoing (Year-round)
Hours: Tue-Fri 5:45-10:45 pm , Sat-Sun  11 am - 10:45 pm
Cost:  $32
Info: www.evilgeniusescaperooms.com, (323) 402-0975
Note: Age 15 and up. Under 18 must have a release signed by a parent or guardian. At least one person in the group must be over 18.

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Ace Escape Game

Ace Escape Game has three rooms. Pharoah's Treasure takes three to six players, The Psycho's Identity six players and The Rebel's Target four to eight players.
Location: 1612 Staunton Ave, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles,CA 90021
Dates: Ongoing (Year-round)
Hours: Mon-Wed 7-9:30 pm , Thu-Fri 7-10 pm, Sat-Sun ​5-10 pm
Cost:  $25-28
Info: aceescapegame.com, (323) 740-0766
Note: Children are welcome. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Kids under 6 are free. Children under 18 need a parent or guardian signature on the waiver.

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Escape Room Long Beach

Escape Room Long Beach has two non-scary escape experiences. One sets you the task of rescuing a kidnapped pop idol. The second sends you into a prohibition era speakeasy to swipe the alcohol.
Location: 3605 Long Beach Boulevard, Suite 304, Long Beach, CA 90807
Dates: Ongoing
Cost:  $27-35, depending on the number in your group
Info: www.escapelbc.com
Note: Advance reservations required

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The Great Redemption

The Great Redemption in Van Nuys has just one room for two to six participants, where you've been framed for a crime and are trying to escape police custody.
Location: 5627 Sepulveda Blvd, Suite #213, Van Nuys, CA 91411
Dates: Ongoing (Year-round)
Hours: Mon-Wed 7-9:30 pm , Thu-Fri 7-10 pm, Sat-Sun ​5-10 pm
Cost:  $25-28 ​
Info: aceescapegame.com, (818) 646-4964
Note: Children 10 and up are welcome with an adult. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 

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Exodus Escape Room

Exodus Escape Room has multiple locations including Bank Heist ( 2-6 players) and Apocolypse (4-10 players) in Rowland Heights and Sherlock's Study (2-10 players) and Masquerade Manor (4-8 players) in Anaheim Hills and. ​​If you don't buy the whole room, you may be paired with other individuals or groups.​​
Location 1: ​19271 Colima Rd, Rowland Heights, CA 91748
Location 2: 5642 E La Palma Ave, Unit 202, Anaheim, CA 92807 
Dates: Ongoing (Year-round)​
Hours: Rowland Heights ​Wed-Sun 12-9 pm; Anaheim - Tue-Sun 12:30 - 9:30 pm​ ​
Cost:  ​$30 adult, $20 7-12, Free for 6 and under
Age Limit: ​no age limit, but recommended for 13 and up.
Info:  exodusescaperoom.com, (714) 392-7909

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Maze Quests

Maze Quests has multiple escape rooms with modern and historic themes in the Pico Union neighborhood just west of Downtown LA where the 10 and 110 freeways meet.
Location: 1818 Oak St, Los Angeles, CA 90015 (Pico Union)
Dates: Ongoing (Year-round)
Hours: Mon-Thu-5:30 - 10:00 pm, Fri 5:30 - 11:30 pm, Sat 10:30 am - 12 am, Sun ​10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cost:  $35 ​
Info: mazequests.com, (213) 805-6179
Note: Teens 14 to 17 can participate unsupervised with a parental waiver. Children 5-13 must be accompanied by at least one adult per 4 kids. No kids under 5.

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