Escape Rooms Near Pittsburgh

There are several escape rooms in Pittsburgh and nearby locations in PA, OH and WV, including:

  • Escape Room Pittsburgh (Greenfield)
  • The Great Escape Room (Downtown Pittsburgh)
  • Escape the Room: Pittsburgh (South Side)
  • Enter the Imaginarium (Harmarville, PA)
  • Code Breakers (North Hills)
  • 5th Street Escape Room (Charleroi, PA)
  • West Hills Escape Room (Coraopolis, PA)

Escape rooms in Pittsburgh are here and growing as this national and international trend has crept into southwestern Pennsylvania. An escape room is a game in which a group of people must work together to understand clues, work out puzzles and physically interact with their environment in order to accomplish a challenging task. Typically, the main goal is to escape or break out of a locked room or confinement in a set amount of time (usually 60 minutes). Common themes included variations of prison break outs, escaping hostage situations or getting out of the way of danger. Basically, the sky is the limit as far as creativity goes!

The escape room concept originated in Japan as a physical form of similar video game concepts. Over the last decade the industry has taken off with nearly 3,000 locations worldwide and growing. Typically, groups of friends go together, and may be merged with others to fill the time slot if demand is high. The games are designed to encourage cooperation and communication among the group while using critical thinking skills. Most escape rooms have a limit of 8 to 12 people per group. Corporations have used escape rooms for team-building exercises for their employees. However, the challenges and games are fun for people of all ages, even though kids may or may not be permitted depending on the theme.

In the Pittsburgh area, a few haunted house attractions have started to incorporate escape rooms into their events. This is a perfect fit as the horror theme works well with the escape room concept, and the target audiences match closely… however not all escape rooms are based on horror or fright, some are based more on collaboration and solving puzzles under time constraints. Either way, there is probably a theme that suits you and your friends!

Below are summaries and locations of several escape rooms in Pittsburgh and around western PA… Be sure to check out their websites for hours, tickets and additional information. NOTE: These are just a few of the escape rooms in the area – I will be adding more as time goes on, so please bookmark this site.

Questburgh

412-346-4849

30 S 6th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, United States

4pm - 10pm weekdays 10am-11pm Weekends

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Are you looking for a new experience for your family and friends? Want to bring along your children for a day of family fun! Well your in the right place, Questburgh is the first escape room in the greater Pittsburgh area that gives you and your kids the chance to experience an escape room together. There are many ways to explain what escape room is. For instance, it’s like a set of games on logic, dexterity and attention. But in the end, it is the experience of interaction with each other. It is teambuilding based on game.Read more…

Enter the Imaginarium

Enter the Imaginarium

412-828-6463

32 Alpha Drive West, Harmarville, PA 15238

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Welcome to the Imaginarium, which takes the escape room concept to new levels by integrating the story line more fully into the experience. Here, you will have to use your wits to uncover the plot as you go along in order to escape. Imaginarium was born from the creative efforts of the Bricolage Production Company and Scarehouse. While not a haunted attraction, the rooms are highly stimulating and the tasks challenging.Read more…

Code Breakers Pittsburgh

Code Breakers

412-837-1988

1130 Perry Hwy #101, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

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Code Breakers is “Pittsburgh’s Most Immersive Escape Room”, and is currently featuring “Return to Planet Earth”. In this hour-long experience, your team of up to 8 players is tasked with getting your disabled spaceship up and running in order to return home. You must solve puzzles, find clues and become code breakers to avoid being stranded in space forever. While the tasks may be too much for young kids, teenagers will love it.Read more…

5th Street Escape Room

5th Street Escape Room

724-483-4618

434 Fallowfield Ave, Charleroi, PA 15022

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If you are looking for some fun in the Mon Valley, be sure to check out 5th Street Escape Room, located in central Charleroi. They are currently booking for three different escape themes: The Heist, Hostage Crisis and Table For Two. These are especially great for smaller groups. The first two rooms are designed for 4-6 people and “Table For Two for 2 people (obviously). In “The Heist”, your group had decided to rob a bank, but you will need your thinking skills to figure out how to get past the 4 1/2 ton door first.Read more…

Breakout Pittsburgh

Breakout Pittsburgh

8035 McKnight Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237

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The Breakout escape rooms are located in various cities nationwide, and will be coming to Pittsburgh soon, specifically to the North Hills. Patrons will have up to one hour to crack codes, solve puzzles and understand clues to escape the room, working in teams of between 2 and 8 players. Breakout Pittsburgh will feature four different themed rooms: The Kidnapping, Museum Heist, Operation: Casino, and Island Escape. In “The Kidnapping”, you will begin your hour of escape blindfolded and handcuffed; in “Museum Heist”, you will break into a thief’s house to find and return a rare art collection.Read more…

Daring Escapes, Pittsburgh

Daring Escapes

5877 Commerce St #135, Pittsburgh, PA

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Situated in Pittsburgh’s growing Shadyside / East Liberty area, Daring Escapes aims to provide a “reality show” experience for its customers. Like most escape rooms, your team must work together to escape your room in less than one hour, but at the end the staff will review how each individual performed in terms of communication, cooperation, etc. Daring Escapes is featuring two themed rooms: Trapped in a Room with a Zombie and The Cabin.Read more…

The Great Escape Room, Pittsburgh

The Great Escape Room: Pittsburgh

412-467-6785

428 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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The Great Escape Room is “a real-life room escape game”, located in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh near Forbes and Grant. The focus is on team building and collaboration, with teams of up to 12 working together to complete puzzles and figure out clues within the hour timeframe.Read more…

Escape the Room: Pittsburgh

Escape the Room: Pittsburgh

1505 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

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“Escape the Room – Pittsburgh” is located on Pittsburgh’s South Side, right on East Carson Street. It features four different rooms to choose from: The Agency, The Dig, The Apartment, and News Room. Each of the rooms requires teams to work together find hidden objects, solve clues and solve puzzles within 60 minutes to accomplish the goal. “The Agency” allows for up to 10 players working together to complete a secret mission. “The Dig” is the newest of the themes, requiring the group of up to 8 players to solve the “mystery of the deep”.Read more…

IQ Escape Pittsburgh

IQ Escape: Hi-Tech Quests

4780 McKnight Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

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IQ Escape is located in the North Hills of Pittsburgh near North Hills Village, and provides escape games of themed adventure for 2 to 10 players at a time. Each game is 60 minutes in length. The games are suitable for friends, families, students, tourists and corporate events. Currently, IQ Escape is offering two themed games to choose from: Stealing Mona and Contagion. In “Stealing Mona”, a mobster has hired your team to steal the Mona Lisa and bring it back to Italy.Read more…

Escape Room Pittsburgh

Escape Room Pittsburgh

569 Greenfield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15207

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Escape Room Pittsburgh has two locations; one in Pittsburgh’s Greenfield neighborhood and the other now open in the heart of Homestead along 8th Avenue. The Greenfield location features two escape rooms: Dr. Stein’s Laboratory and Prison Escape. The Homestead location is the home of “Tomb Explorer”. There is something for everyone, with a theme to fit.Read more…