Since the day that Escape Bradenton was even just an idea, we have had a mission to provide Bradenton, Sarasota, and the entire Tampa Bay area with the absolute best escape rooms in the area. We searched the entire country talking to escape room owners, builders, set decorators, haunted house companies... it was an exhaustive search.
And then, one day, a conversation started on Facebook messenger between Kyle Tims (Co-Owner of Escape Bradenton) and Vincent Stevens (Co-Founder, Head of Operations at Labyrinth and Red Thread Studios.) The conversation could have been like the countless others Kyle had with other owners throughout the country, Vincent could have went into full-on sales pitch mode... but, he didn't. He told Kyle that if he has any questions or needed tips he'd love to help in any way he could, and oh yeah we also offer room design and build services.
It was refreshing to say the least. Kyle had about 265 (rough estimate) questions and Vincent was patient and answered all of them. All of them. (Seriously, there were a lot.) Vincent did this before the two had even discussed the services Labyrinth and Red Thread could offer. That point came, and Kyle was absolutely blown away by the technology in their rooms and the STORY! Damn, the guys at Labyrinth know how to tell a good story in their rooms.
Kyle was comfortable enough knowing he wanted to be in business with Labyrinth so he invited his partners, Bryan Uzbay and Deniz Uzbay (Co-Owners at Escape Bradenton), to the discussion and Vincent did the same with his partner, Andrew Lind (Co-Founder, CEO of Labyrinth and Red Thread Studios.) The group, as a whole, felt comfortable together and fast forward three months...
...Vincent, Andrew, and their tech specialist Matt were on a plane from Portland with a quick pit stop at LAX and straight on until Tampa. To say it has been a pleasure to work with these guys would be the understatement of the century. They are three of the most brilliant minds in the entire escape room industry. The technology we have in Escape Bradenton because of the three fellas from Portland makes us THE most advanced escape room experience in the state of Florida.
The partnership between Escape Bradenton and Labyrinth coming together has made Tampa Bay not only an area with escape rooms available, but a hub for the entire state of Florida to experience the very best in the escape game industry. We have installed three amazing rooms Blitzkrieg, Crucifixus, and Inheritance. All of them beautifully designed and implemented, but also all of them so very unique from one another. A true testament to the storytelling of the team at Labyrinth to have varied rooms all with a tale that will make you feel like you stepped into a Hollywood mystery, military, or horror film.
We are working towards something special here at Escape Bradenton and we want you to be a part of it. We want Bradenton and all of Tampa Bay to have a fun outlet for their adventurous sides. We are having fun building this crazy thing called an escape room, and we know you will have even more fun trying to escape!
Escape Bradenton | Escape Room in Bradenton, FL
Have you ever wanted to star in a movie, jump into a video game, or become one of your favorite TV show characters? Now is your opportunity! Escape Bradenton is Bradenton and Sarasota's Premiere Escape Room experience. Come challenge your mind in one of our three adventures; Crucifixus, Inheritance, or Blitzkrieg. Check out the trailers for each game below and envision yourself immersed in your very own movie, video game, or TV show!
Opening up a business could be a stressful process. At Escape Bradenton we like to relax with a little competition. May we present The Office Chair Put Together Build Off Championships of Escape Bradenton. After an intense 10 minutes, Deniz took home the 1st Place Trophy and the MVP Award. Kyle placed 2nd while turning in a very surprising performance. Bryan, well, let’s just say he didn’t do so well.
We are so happy to be Bradenton's first escape room!
WHAT IS AN ESCAPE ROOM?
The short version of what an escape room is... "a live, interactive game in which a player must use and manipulate their surroundings to escape an enclosed area."
The long version is this...
An escape room is a collaborative, multiplayer game.. but in REAL life. When the door closes and you are in the room you are in a whole new world and need to use clues, puzzles, etc. to get out. You can be in a World War II Era Enemy Bunker, Sherlock Holmes Library, a midnight rendezvous in Paris, or the lair of a deranged serial killer.
Themed entertainment isn't new in USA or elsewhere, but escape rooms are the evolved version of all that came before it. Not all escape rooms are created equal though; Escape Bradenton has sought out the brightest minds in the entire escape game industry to ensure we are providing an experience like no other in the Tampa Bay area. There is a reason our full name is Escape Bradenton: Man Vs. Room. That is the fun is being able to say you defeated the room!
Our rooms are a lot like video games come to life. They are filled with gadgets, puzzles, and 2nd generation escape game technology and tailored for groups of 4-8 players.
WHO CAN PLAY AN ESCAPE ROOM?
Again, the short version of this question is.. anyone.
For a better idea of who can play escape rooms, the answer really is that simple... anyone. Our rooms are great for a friends & family gathering. Gamers who want to put down the controller for a night and come be inside the game. Co-workers and Corporate Clients looking for a fun team-building experience. The rooms are also awesome for special events... birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, bachelor/bachelorette parties, etc.
There is a growing movement of young people that aren't interested in going out on Friday nights and getting drunk, escape rooms are a fun, social event for people that treasure experiences and adventures.
There is a growing "analog" movement in America. There is a reason vintage Instagram filters are so popular, there is a reason Kodak is releasing a next generation Super 8 film camera, and a reason why polaroid cameras have made such a resurgence. Escape rooms are just like that. It is a way to have a tangible experience void of digital distractions. Our players put their phones away and actually interact with each other in a real way.
So, with that all being said. We hope you come give Escape Bradenton a try. We will be here and you will have a great time!
Also, if there are typos above.. don't judge me. I'm sensitive.
We are so excited to share our passion for escape rooms with Bradenton! We will have the BEST, most fun, challenging escape rooms in all of the Sarasota/Bradenton area.
We will be opening with three of the most clever rooms in all of the USA. Designed by the most creative minds in the escape room industry, Red Thread Studios Portland, OR, and built by the team here at Escape Bradenton.
Our games are designed for beginners all the way to the most advance escape game enthusiasts. They feature thoughtfully themes rooms so our players can be completely immersed in the world that the room is in. Whether it is a World War II bunker, the study of a great, historical figure, or the holding cell of a deranged serial killer; our players will forget they are in beautiful, sunny Florida and in a whole new world.
We will continue to update with our progress. In the meantime visit us on Facebook.
Our location will be directly behind World of Beer on Cortez Rd. in the Orange Blossom Plaza. 465 Cortes Rd. West Bradenton, FL 34207