8 Best Escape Rooms in the San Francisco Bay Area 2017

As locals, we’ve done 40+ San Francisco Bay Area escape rooms and will be keeping this list up-to-date with our best escape room recommendations for both tourists and locals alike. All San Jose rooms have been moved to their own list at 8 Best Escape Rooms in San Jose. Of course “best” is subjective, so please read …

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Secret of the Cursed Chapel – Cursed Rooms (Review)

Secret of the Cursed Chapel is a live-action Halloween-themed puzzle event (like SCRAP’s stadium games but better!). Story and Background The plot centers around the disappearance of Dr. Carver Coleman at the Fort Mason Chapel exactly 50 years ago. Here is the official plot blurb from the website: In 1966, renowned occultist and paranormal expert Dr. …

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Escape from the Submarine – SCRAP (Review)

Escape from the Submarine by SCRAP / Real Escape Game is the latest in a long series of large-scale puzzle events run by the San Francisco branch of SCRAP. This one takes place in their new event hall, the SCRAP Hall of Heroes. Note that this is not an escape room. This review is spoiler free! Story …

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Escape from the Jail – SCRAP (Review)

Escape from the Jail by SCRAP / Real Escape Game is a polished jail-themed escape room that follows the usual successful SCRAP formula. However, the core mechanic is frustrating, which holds back this room from being one of SCRAP’s best.     Story and Background This is SCRAP’s fourth escape room in San Francisco, following 1. …

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Roosevelt Escape Room – Palace Games (Review)

The Roosevelt Room is the best escape room game out of the 100+ that I’ve played. Yes, this tops even its predecessor, Houdini Room, which comes at a close second. Story and Background The Roosevelt Room is the sequel to Palace Game’s original room: Houdini Room. It’s located in the same building inside the historic Palace …

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Blind Tiger – EscapeSF (Review)

Blind Tiger by EscapeSF is one of the best small-group escape room in the San Francisco Bay Area. Great especially for small groups of friends, couples, and tourists! Story and Background Blind Tiger is the third and newest game by EscapeSF, an escape room company located on the edge of Chinatown. This game is in their basement …

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Future Technology Escape Room – REASON (Review)

Future Technology Escape Room by REASON embeds fun demos of future technology in an satisfying 80-minute escape room experience. Story and Background This game is founded by a group of people with a background in accelerating / incubating “future tech” startups. They’ve accumulated quite a few “future tech” toys and have transformed a part of their office …

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