ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you had psych as a GenEd in college.
Avoid if… being restrained is NOT your idea of a good time.
Insomnia Escape DC:
Address: 2300 Wisconsin Ave NW, #200B, Washington, DC 20007 (click address for a Google Map)
Contact and Website: 202-600-0419
Room – The Patient:
Description (from the company website):
Detective thriller in a psychiatric hospital.
Investigate the mystery, but don’t lose your mind…
The early 1970s. You are a group of journalists sent to investigate strange things that happen around St. Elizabeth Psychiatric Hospital…
An unsettling atmosphere of a mental asylum and unexpected scenario twists in the new thriller detective escape room “The Patient.”
Difficulty (1-10): 9/10
Time Limit: 60 minutes
Cost: $29/per person
Party Size: 2-8
Staging Area: The staging area was basically a lobby with a few couches and a coat rack. Note: this part of their location is located DOWNSTAIRS to the left of the main entrance..
Metro Access/Parking: The nearest Metro stop is either Tenleytown or Woodley Park metro (and then a bus), so it’s likely easier to drive/cab/Lyft in. There is street parking and one or two garages nearby.
This is the video we took before we entered the room:
Description of the room: A small office in what appears to be a mental institution.
Understanding of the Mission: Using our journalistic investigative skills, figure out what’s happening at St. Elizabeth’s Psychiatric Hospital.
Did We Escape: Yes
Time Remaining: About 4 minutes.
Our Suggested Party Size: 4 if you’re all experienced; otherwise, 6 will work fine.
Did the room challenge the entire team? Yes
Members of our team (other than the ERG): Ethan, Steph D., and Heather
Worth the time and money? This room is billed as their best and hardest room, and it was challenging (but not impossible).
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After:
- Old Europe. Authentic German food a few minutes walk. Been there twice.
- Glover Park Brewery – A good brewery with a nice selection of beers. No food, but they cycle in food trucks so you can get some grub.