Imagine the scenario: You and a handful of mates head to an underground cocktail bar, ready for a night of drinks, nibbles and good times. When you get there, one of the venue’s staff leads you to an awesome private room, filled with props and puzzles. When she doesn’t return, you reach for the door, thinking there must’ve been a mix-up. It’s locked. What the hell is going on?!
Brisbane, get ready to meet Arcadium Adventures, a magical bar-cum-escape room experience that will have you wondering why you’d ever want to go to a ‘normal’ bar again. Gabrielle Lim, one of the uber creative minds behind Melbourne’s popular Trapt Bar & Escape Rooms, is opening a brand new immersive experience in Spring Hill later this year. Taking over the heritage Espie Dods House on Wickham Terrace, the bar will be the place to go for both puzzle-solving and fantastic cocktails inspired by the experiences.
When it lands, Arcadium Adventures will comprise of immersive 50-minute escape room experiences that use augmented reality, with a range of experiences across two totally unique spaces. And after you’ve solved the puzzles (or begged to be let out), you can hit the bar to celebrate your escape with creative cocktails, beers and spirits.
We’ll keep you posted closer to opening day, including updating you on just what themes those rooms will be (here's hoping for Harry Potter), but in the meantime, you can follow Arcadium Adventures and stay up to date here.
Meanwhile, a bingo rave is coming to Brisbane and you should be there.
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