Niagara / Buffalo, NY: Escape Room Recommendations

Latest update: November 11, 2022

We know that a lot of folks are looking for the β€œbest” escape rooms to play. While we think that best is relative, we also realize that people want firm recommendations.

Here are our recommendations for games in the Buffalo, NY and the Niagara Falls region. Since we like nuance, they are broken out into categories.

Buffalo, New York/ Niagara Falls Escape Room Guide


These are the escape rooms that are raising the bar for the region.

Spooky & Scary

These will get your blood pumping.

Set & Scenery Driven

These escape rooms take you to another world.


These escape rooms demonstrate a puzzling focus.


Bring your inexperienced friends to these welcoming room escapes with solid game-flow and approachable puzzles.

Something Different

It’s not an escape room, but it’s escape room-like in many ways, and it has standout scenery and tech:

Things to know before visiting


If you’re planning to cross the border between the United States and Canada, you need a valid passport or enhanced drivers license (if you aren’t sure if you have one, you don’t).

Buffalo wings

… they are legitimately better in Buffalo than they are throughout the rest of the country. Hit up Anchor Bar, BarBill, or Duffs.

πŸ”’ Golden Lock award winning experience


  1. Thanks for all the info. I’m bummed that I’m such a scaredy cat and won’t touch scary themes – they sound amazing. Now we have to try the Buffalo wings on your suggestion!

  2. Update from the Buffalonian…ride sharing is now a thing in our city!

    1. Sweet! I have removed that note from the post. Thank you for the update.

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