EscapeIQ – “The Best Escape Room in Los Angeles!”

Escape Room Games are the newest craze here to stay….

exit gameTHE EXIT GAME

EscapeIQ offers the ultimate real life escape the room experience. Participants are trapped and must use the elements of the room to solve puzzles, find clues and work together to free themselves within the allotted time limit.

time running out escape roomTIME IS RUNNING OUT

Participants will have 1 hour to escape the room. Can you beat the clock? Do you have what it takes to be a survivor of such adventure?

team building escape roomsTEAM BUILDING

EscapeIQ is a great team building activity. It is perfect for coworkers, friends, families, clubs, schools or any other groups. Teamwork is crucial to successfully escape the room. 

party time escapeSPECIAL EVENTS

EscapeIQ is the perfect place to host your private Room Escape event. We can cater to birthday parties, corporate events and any other special occasion you may have.

The Escape Rooms


Imprisoned in Alcatraz and driven almost insane with the inhumane conditions, you want nothing more than to break free from this fearsome fortress. In a nearby corridor, a violent riot has just broken out and all prison guards have been summoned to restore order. Unguarded, you remain locked down inside the prison cell. You have one hour to uncover clues, solve puzzles and work with the other inmates to find the way out before the guards return. Do you have what it takes to escape?

Success Rate: 33%


The Vault

Secret Agent IQ has gone off the grid and it has been 5 days since anyone has heard from him. The intel suggests that he has been captured and being held captive deep inside a vault in the arts district of downtown LA. He has left some clues behind leading you to his exact location. Your mission, should you choose to accept, is to break into the vault, rescue Agent IQ and escape. You’ll only have a 60 minute window so you must hurry, good luck!

Success Rate: 35%


Welcome to EscapeIQ of LA…

A Cool, Fun And Productive Activity in downtown Los Angeles!

Even though Los Angeles is one of the most happening places on the face of the earth, there’s always more room for fun, adventurous activities.

Just like the Getty Centre, Venice beach, Hollywood Studios and the scores of museums, escape rooms too have become a major attraction in Los Angeles.

The first escape room was created in 2006 and immediately, it became a global phenomenon! Just ten years later, there are similar rooms in almost every major city in the world.

If you’re looking to have an absolutely rocking time in Los Angeles, book one of our escape room adventures – it’s a fantastic way to escape monotony and banality.


Here are ten reasons why our escape room is way better than your average get-together or dinner and movie routine!

1) It’s unconventional! – There’s something fascinating about escape rooms that appeals to people’s innate curiosity. Human beings are natural problem solvers. However, as of today, we have become very passive. Our idea of sports is watching football on TV or playing video games! Most of don’t create music or any form of art – we simply listen to it or buy it. You get the idea!

Escape rooms are unconventional and they enable you to embark on a thrilling experience wherein you are required to actively engage your mind. Beats looking at screens any day!

2) Bonding experiences – If you are in LA and want to have a memorable, exciting date, skip the ubiquitous bars and head over to our rooms to escape. It’s a great way to pleasantly surprise your partner and bond with them. It gives you a chance to actually do something unique together instead of gossiping and drinking at the bar!

3) Weatherproof – Weather cannot spoil your evening! Thankfully, Los Angeles has been blessed with excellent weather almost all year round. However, if it’s raining or just too hot to spend time outside, you don’t necessarily have to binge watch movies at home or go to the mall and buy stuff that you don’t need! At our escape room, you can spend time doing something constructive.

4) Detective experience -Los Angeles is the epicentre of cinema! In an escape room, YOU can be a real life Indiana Jones, James Bond or Sherlock Holmes – if only for a little while. Can you think fast under pressure? Do you have what it takes to be a survivor? Put your skills to the test at our escape rooms adventure! It is truly a one-of-a-kind experience that’ll exhilarate and captivate you.

5) Stress Reliever – For one hour, you’ll forget that the world exists. You’ll forget all about your problems and enter a carefree, child-like state. If you do manage to solve the puzzle and break out, you will experience a genuine sense of elation and achievement. Many people who’ve been in an escape room say that it is a kind of therapy that relaxes and focuses the mind.

6) Strengthen Concentration – If you don’t make it out in time, you’ll be raring to go again. You’ll concentrate much harder and pay close attention. In this regard, the experience can help you to develop your analytical thinking power.

7) Team building booster! – While trying to solve the puzzles, you’ll be required to co-ordinate with your co-participant(s). This is a great opportunity to learn some life skills such as team work, leadership etc. If you manage to remain calm and peaceful, you’ll have a great chance of exiting in time. However, if you try to prove that you are more intelligent or that others should listen only to you, you’ll probably waste precious time arguing and then, you’ll all be doomed (not really though).

While you are looking for clues, you have to keep your wits about you. If you have a certain theory, you have to convince others to let you lead while still being open to suggestions. Also, if you feel that somebody else has a better theory, you have to not make it an ego-battle. The goal is to get out before the time runs out! If you are a business owner or manager and want to have a fun exercise with your employees, just give us a ring and we’ll organize a special escape room event for you. We regularly arrange events for corporate teams!

8) Party Fun – The Escape rooms are also perfect for birthday parties and get-togethers. Conventional parties involve the same old boring stuff – food, half-hearted dancing and booze! Almost every birthday party you have ever attended involves the same things. Even the birthday wishes are similar! Add some mystery, trepidation and drama to your event – invite your guests to our escape rooms. We’ll customize everything to your tastes – call us to discuss all the details. We promise that your guests won’t stop raving about your fabulous party!

9) All ages – Many adventure-themed activities are not suitable for kids or older people. However, our room escapes in Los Angeles are suitable for almost everyone (kids below 16 should be accompanied by an adult and need to sign a waiver). Adventure activities can often be dangerous – there’s actual risk of physical injury (paragliding, motorsport, surfing etc.). Escape rooms are thrilling but there’s virtually zero chance of injury (You still need to sign a waiver though). Enjoy in a safe and protected environment!

10) Great Gifts – Wondering what gift to give to a loved one? How about an escape room voucher? People already have loads of neck-ties and purses. Surprise them with something truly unique and mesmerizing. Our vouchers make excellent gifts – they deliver mind-blowing experiences that your friends will thank you for!


The Escape Game

Our rooms are totally safe and they’re not scary per se. Yes, there are moments when the game gets exciting but nothing scary ever happens.

Our goal is to engage the mind and make you think – not to scare you. (This is not a haunted house!) There’s always an emergency exit that you can use to leave the room if you don’t feel comfortable inside.

There will be no actors in the room escapes. Nobody will touch you at any time. The rooms are not even very small – they can accommodate 8 to 10 people easily (even more). However, if you have a severe case of claustrophobia, then we recommend that you avoid playing the game. Also, you cannot carry your cell phone with you while you are playing the game. Remember, you’re playing to test your mind power, not Google’s! Other than that – we’re just awesome!

Everybody who has been in our escape rooms endorses us with the zeal of an evangelist. They keep recommending us to their friends, co-workers and families and buy loads of gift vouchers. So we must be doing something right!

Do you have the IQ level to break free from our escape room? Book a session to find out! It’s your mind versus the clock!


Corporate team building

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Communication is key to finding solutions, and the challenging experience will help build rapport among your team. After entering one of our rooms, the door is locked behind you, the clock begins and you have 60 minutes to work together to solve the puzzles, leading the team to escape. This is an exciting, immersive – entertainment experience requiring a variety of skills, accomplished only with solid team effort.


  • Daytime Reservations
  • Group Bookings
  • Custom experiences

Interested in bringing your team?

1135 E. 5th St. Suite 8 Los Angeles, CA 90013

Phone: (213) 221-7749



“Their game flow is very smooth and their puzzles have just the right amount of challenge.”  Reuben W. on Yelp 

=most fun Ive had in yrs. ” Actress Kristen Bell on Twitter


Cell phones and other electronic devices are not allowed in the room. To be the best escape room in Los Angeles we want YOUR problem solving abilities, not Google's or Siri's
You have 60 min to solve the clues and escape from the room. Please arrive 15 minutes early to be briefed. Be aware that Los Angeles traffic can cause major delay during rush hour especially
If you would like a team with your friends and do not want other players to join you, please purchase all the tickets for the time slot that suits you. If you cannot purchase all tickets for our escape rooms, it means someone has already purchased 1 or more tickets at that time slot.
The escape game takes a maximum of an hour, and the next guests will be booked in straight after, so unfortunately if you are late it will take valuable minutes off your game time, minutes that could cost your success! And you'll need all the time you can get for escaping! We would advise you to arrive a bit earlier when navigating through LA traffic and get directions here in advance.


From Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)  Get on 105 E; Take I-110 North; Merge Right on I-10 E towards San Bernadino/Santa Monica; Take Exit 15B towards Alameda Street; Left on Alameda St; Right onto E 5th St.

From Santa Monica Get on I-10 E; Continue on I-10 E to Los Angeles.; Take exit 15B from I-10 E (14.7 mi); Left on Alameda St; Right on E 5th St

From Burbank  Get on I-5 S from N San Fernando Blvd and E Verdugo Ave; Follow I-5 S to E 4th St in Los Angeles.; Take exit 135A from I-5 S (11.4 mi); Continue on E 4th St. Drive to E 5th St

From Long Beach   Get on I-710 N from W 3rd St and W Shoreline Dr (1.4 mi); Continue on I-710 N to Los Angeles. Take exit 1A from US-101 N (20.7 mi); Continue on E 4th St. Drive to E 5th St

Destination is on your left on E 5th St

Our Escape Rooms are Located at: 1135 E. 5th St. Suite 8 Los Angeles, CA 90013

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