Don’t you just love escape rooms? You know, those things where you and a bunch of friends/coworkers are locked in a room and you have to find clues or whatever to get out? Yeah, we’ve never done one either, but they sound kind of fun. Anyway, a new escape room is opening at 1220 E. Brady St. on Friday, October 12: Caspian P. McSnooty’s Gallery of Fine Art. That name again: Caspian P. McSnooty’s Gallery of Fine Art.

McSnooty’s is the brainchild of Shlomo Levin, whose Save Milwaukee runs two other escape rooms in town (“The Device” and “Tailgate”). According to a press release, however, McSnooty’s won’t be your grandpa’s escape room. Here’s that presser (find more info here):

MILWAUKEE (September 27, 2018) – This is not one of your run-of-the-mill franchise escape rooms that have become common throughout the country. Locally owned Save Milwaukee creates their own, original concepts and builds the sets and interactive gadgets in-house. On Friday, October 12th the company will be bringing an all-new attraction to Milwaukee called Caspian P. McSnooty’s Gallery of Fine Art located at 1220 E. Brady Street.

Here’s the scoop: There’s a new art gallery opening on Brady Street but it is suspected of being a front for a ring of thieves. They have a method of pinging credit cards in the pockets and purses of people as they pass by on the sidewalk to steal their identity. Teams of agents will have 60 minutes to look for evidence in the gallery’s artwork to prove this is really going on. But be careful – Save Milwaukee can help you get in the door, but after 60 minutes the police will come, and if the evidence hasn’t been found, you, the investigating agents, will be the ones in trouble.

Unlike most escape rooms, McSnooty’s gallery has no waiting room for groups to gather in before they start. There will be no orientation, instructions, or briefing from staff, and there will be no registration or sign in forms. Instead, groups will receive the code to the door via text message before they arrive and sneak into the art gallery on their own.

While most escape rooms are typically designed for groups of 8-12, McSnooty’s can accommodate groups of up to 20. The riddles and puzzles are specially designed to require teamwork, making this escape room perfect for work outings, bachelor and bachelorette parties, birthday celebrations, clubs, sports teams and family gatherings.

About Save Milwaukee
After trying escape rooms in other cities and realizing there were none in Milwaukee, Shlomo Levin, started Save Milwaukee in 2015. Save Milwaukee operates two other escape rooms, “The Device” and “Tailgate,” both located inside the Marshall Building at 207 E. Buffalo St. Levin also runs Milwaukee Seven Seat Bike Tours.

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