Escape Reality is an Escape Room company founded in Sarasota, Florida by Michael Katzman and Suzan Ponte, a married couple that finally figured out how to merge their love of games, wacky interior design, lighting, and toys under one roof.
What is an escape room, you ask? Escape rooms are heavily themed rooms in which a group of people are locked in** and given a time limit to solve a series of puzzles and riddles, open locks, find hidden clues, and if all goes well, escape before time runs out!
In addition to their escape rooms, they offer virtual reality gaming, trivia challenges, robotics contests, live action Rocket League style tournaments, and more! They love toys and games and just about anything that makes beeping sounds, has flashing lights, and puts a smile on the face of the average nerd, so they also have a retail store where they carry only the coolest toys in town. Not only will they have them all available to try before you buy, but they pride themselves on being knowledgeable about the products they sell.
Lastly, they have the puzzle bar, where you can hang out and have a Monster™ or a beer with the friends you came in with or the friends you just made in the escape room. Simple snacks and ice cream will be on hand, and food is available to be delivered after your game (or during a trivia night in the party room) from a wide variety of restaurants in the shopping center.
Come check them out and experience the best escape room and gaming experience you can have!
**Of course you will not really be locked in – there are emergency exits in the rooms if anyone feels like they need to leave.
If you wonder what is like, read this article at Macaroni Kid. It sums it up the experience perfectly.
“Escape Reality Games is a way to challenge yourself and your friends to a new kind of immersive, real-time fun! The owners/creators, Suzan and Michael are the most passionate people you will ever meet! The couple inspires me with their unique ideas for their Escape Room, the NEWEST Escape Room to come to our area, Sarasota! Not only do they have unique rooms, but they have a puzzle bar, and toys for all ages!” – Ava Marie
“Such an awesome experience with the escape room and other games and cool things going on there. The staff is super interactive and fun and make you feel welcome and ensure that you have a great time! Can’t wait to go back and check out the other rooms!!!” – Justin Henry
“Finally, something fun to do in Sarasota! I had a blast figuring out the puzzles. A great way to have fun and utilize brain powers. Super creative and I can’t wait to see all the rooms. Everyone in Bradenton/ Sarasota needs to check this out.” – Scott B.
6250 N. Lockwood Ridge Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34243