East Allegheny


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STARTING LOCATION: We suggest Prantl’s Bakery at 528 E Ohio St

A mysterious murder. Six Suspects. A string of clues. Investigate the evidence to eliminate crime locations and check alibis until you can make an accusation. Do you have what it takes to put the pieces together and crack the case? Search for clues, solve puzzles, and explore Pittsburgh’s Deutschtown on this unforgettable escape room adventure!

  • Open your clue box near Prantl’s Bakery at 528 E Ohio St to begin your adventure.
  • Begin solving using anything you see in the box. Scan the QR code to input your solution and find out where to go.
  • Search for real-world clues hidden around Pittsburgh and use them to solve puzzles. When you input the correct code, the app will tell you where to go and what to do!
  • If you get stuck, the no-download app has as many hints as you need. It also has storyline, videos, and more.
  • Play at your own pace. There's no penalty for hints and no one gets timed out.
  • Lockbox with a real lock
  • Clue envelopes that are locked until you're told otherwise!
  • Other fun clue items, like a magnifying glass and handkerchief
  • QR codes to access the web-based app (no download required)
  • A pen
  • IMPORTANT: All games in the Whodunnit series have the same storyline and similar puzzles. Clues are different but solves will be familiar.
  • PLAYING TIME: 1.5-3 hours depending on experience level and how much you eat, drink, and explore along the way
  • WALKING DISTANCE: About 1 mile around East Allegheny's Deutschtown neighborhood.
  • PLAYERS PER BOX: We suggest 2-6 so that everyone can share the clues, but it's completely up to you. You can even play alone!
  • DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Adjustable. There's no penalty for hints, so you can take them frequently or challenge yourself.
  • WHO CAN PLAY: Fun for all ages. Perfect for date nights, family outings, friend groups, tourists, and anyone looking for a fun outdoor escape room around Pittsburgh.


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  • Kevin H

    Puzzling Pittsburgh

    My wife and I really enjoyed Escapely’s Pittsburgh adventure box! It allowed us to explore a historic portion of Pittsburgh that we haven’t been to before. It incorporates local landmarks, architecture, and artwork into the puzzles. It’s challenging without being frustrating and all of the clues are within walking distance to each other. Overall this is a fun way to explore and spend a couple of hours doing something different in the city!

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About the escape room game

This escape room adventure around East Allegheny, also known as Deutschtown, takes the best parts of an escape room and the best parts of a scavenger hunt and merges them into the most fun thing to do in Pittsburgh. You get to search for clues hidden in the real world and then use them to solve escape room puzzles. When you solve for a code, the app will tell you where to go look for your next clue! Instead of trying to escape the room, this Escapely adventure takes you around Pittsburgh to track down clues and crack the case!

This real world escape room is the most unique escape room in Pittsburgh. It takes you on a clue-solving adventure to find clues, solve puzzles, and follow an immersive storyline. If you want to keep the experience a surprise, don't read this next bit - it contains some spoilers about where you'll go on Escapely's Pittsburgh escape room adventure and what you'll see along the way.

In Escapely's Pittsburgh escape room, you're a detective tasked with solving a mysterious murder. You must find clues and track suspects around Deutschtown, also called East Allegheny. (The clues are in the real world, but the suspects are on our app.) The game begins at a historic building in the heart of Deutschtown to find a clue over the doorway. From there, you'll head to Allegheny Commons Park to pay a visit to the Hampton Battery Monument, which honors the Pennsylvania Light Artillery in the Civil War. After that, you'll head to the Historic Deutschtown tile map, which is a great chance to get an overview of everything this dense and vibrant historic district has to offer.

You will get to walk down Ohio Ave in the middle of East Allegheny and take a close look at the buildings and architecture in the area. Finally, end up at a large and colorful Deutsch mural to close out the adventure. The final puzzle doesn't need to be worked anywhere in particular, so we recommend sitting down to enjoy some food and drinks while you complete it. We suggest Allegheny City Brewing on 507 Foreland St as the perfect spot. This outdoor escape room is the perfect way to explore the vibrant, exciting, and walkable East Allegheny neighborhood in Pittsburgh.

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Yes, but it is not generally recommended unless you are a serious escape room enthusiast. It would be like playing an escape room that has the same storyline and similar puzzles, but with different clues available. Because the clues are integrated within Deutschtown and East Allegheny, the clues are different than all other Whodunnit games. But the puzzles will feel familiar.
East Allegheny, located across the river from Pittsburgh’s cultural district on the north side of Pittsburgh, is the perfect spot for an outdoor escape room because it's walkable and vibrant. The neighborhood is known as Deutschtown because it was initially settled mostly by German immigrants. Today, it has a thriving live music scene, many international restaurants, and so much to do. In the summer there is even the Deutschtown Music Festival, a free two-day event featuring over 200 bands! The escape room will take you to see a good chunk of the neighborhood, but we suggest staying to enjoy the many eateries afterward. If you have time, there’s an Andy Warhol museum in walking distance, and if you're with kids, the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is close by.
It's both! In a traditional escape room you must solve puzzles that lead from one to the next to escape the room (or a series of rooms). In Escape the City you must solve puzzles that lead from one to the next, with clues in the real world. It's one of the best things to do in Pittsburgh!
Escapely's Pittsburgh escape room takes place fully in East Allegheny, otherwise known as Deutschtown, which is a small and walkable neighborhood. Anywhere in the area would be a great place to park. Free parking is available at Pittsburgh Grand Hall's parking lot and there are many paid spots in the area for affordable prices.
You will not need to enter any businesses to play this Pittsburgh escape room. All clues are publicly accessible.
It's a self-guided adventure around East Allegheny for couples, families, individuals, friend groups, and anyone else looking for a fun thing to do in Pittsburgh.