The winner of the 2018 Travelers’ Choice award from TripAdvisor, Escape Room Live is renowned for its challenging puzzles, intricate design, and thoroughly fun atmosphere. The Georgetown location has garnered national attention for its unique partnerships with Hollywood studios, and the Old Town Alexandria outpost is determined to make a splash as well.
The variety of different escape room experiences allows for a different challenge with every visit. The Wizard’s Apothecary is the largest room, and the one with the lowest difficulty rating—probably the best option for younger kids or for first-time puzzle solvers. The two middle-difficulty rooms, Moriarty’s Madness and A Matter of Time, are Sherlock Holmes themed, while the most challenging experience is a mystery room centered on the works of Edgar Allen Poe. Reservations are $28, available online. Be sure to arrive 15 minutes before the start time in order to get the rundown on rules and policies.