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September 5
2019
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Civic Center Eats 2019: Grab Lunch Before Your Escape Room

Civic Center Eats 2019: Grab Lunch Before Your Escape Room

When you go into an escape room, one of the biggest stipulations in whether or not you’ll be successful in your escape is how well you’re able to focus. A distracted mind slows you down and inhibits you from clearly and concisely processing the things going on around you. Because of this, it’s important to eliminate all avenues of potential distraction. For instance, the most common reason your mind could wander is because of hunger; to combat this, you should grab a bite before you jump into an escape room. And you’re in luck because every summer and fall you can partake in Civic Center EATS, which means you get to experience some of the best food and culture Denver offers!

What is Civic Center EATS?

Civic Center EATS is an annual tradition that takes place in the Civic Center Park, put together by the nonprofit Civic Center Conservancy. Every Tuesday through Thursday from April 30 to October 10, twenty-five food trucks take their places throughout the park for people to traverse between, each featuring a local cuisine. The festival serves as an opportunity for Denver’s culinary creators to showcase their delicious food and for locals to come together to celebrate their city’s culture. 

What Kind of Food Will Be There?

Any type of food you can think of can be found at Civic Center EATS. There are, of course, the classic food truck cuisines, such as barbecue, pizza, and tacos. But there are also merchants who serve food you wouldn’t typically think of in the context of a food truck, like sushi and Indian dishes. The “lineup” for the event houses 69 vendors, and – since there are about 25 trucks opening up each day – the menu is different every time you come out. True to Denver’s diverse culture, Civic Center EATS will always keep you on your toes, and you’ll have a wide array of options to fill up on before you take on an escape room challenge.

Is There Anything Else to Do?

Civic Center EATS 2019 has introduced retail merchants to the truck lineup in order to enhance your experience at the festival. Not only will you be able to eat your fill of delicious, unique food, but you will now also be able to include fashion, jewelry, and gifts on the list of purchases you can make in the park. The event also is a place for local musical artists to exhibit their talent, so you’ll have the opportunity to support small businesses and bands at the same time.

The Civic Center EATS festival is a way for you and local establishments to keep the culture of Denver alive and restore cultural value to Civic Center Park. A huge contributor to the atmosphere and value of the Mile High City is the influence and impact of small businesses, which is celebrated in this event. So, while EscapeWorks can’t exactly put an escape room in a truck, make a day of supporting local organizations by partaking in Civic Center EATS 2019 – then taking on one of our mind-blowing escape rooms!

The Reviews

  • review rating 5  Great escape room. Would highly recommend. Nice workers. Trace did an excellent job. Definitely plan on coming again. 👍

    thumb Holly Schmidt
    6/27/2019

    review rating 5  EscapeWorks Denver was a great team building event. We did Outbreak and it was very challenging for the entire group. Amelia and Savannah were great setting up the room and explaining our mission. Overall a fantastic experience and highly recommended.

    thumb Nicholas Hernandez
    9/24/2019
  • review rating 5  So many fun choices, a super safe place with a super professional and kind staff. The room I did was so much fun and planned down to the millimeter. My whole crew had a blast. I highly recommend it. No wait no fuss, treat yourself

    thumb gusgusgeol
    4/17/2019

    review rating 5  Lana and Sierra were great! We had a couple of people late and they made sure we all still had a great experience. The Egyptian room was great with thoughtful clues and was just the right difficulty for our group!

    thumb David McCormick
    10/20/2019
  • review rating 5  This was our very first Escape room we've ever done and it was the perfect choice. Both our guides were phenomenal! Energetic and you can clearly tell they enjoy what they do. We experienced the Egyptian Tomb and finished with 4:33 left on the clock. Next we did the Beyond the Flower Shop. We barely missed it but we had a blast. Will definitely be back!!!!

    thumb Kaitlin Bergann
    9/21/2019

    review rating 5  We came here for my birthday with a group of 11. We did the flower shop escape room and had a wonderful time. The clues were great and challenging! Emilia was a wonderful host and it was a pleasure having her lead our group. We didn't escape, but had a great time. We were 1 clue away! I would definitely like to try another room at this location. It was creative and challen, but not impossible. Thanks for a great night!

    thumb Tiger Lansing
    10/12/2019
  • review rating 5  Did the "Beyond the Flower Shop" room with a group of six. The room was well thought out and very enjoyable. Challenging, but perfect for a group of beginners. Alisha working the front desk was amazing at introducing us to the storyline and walking us through how to do the game. She provided help at perfect times and we wouldn't have made it through without her. Will definitely be coming back with my group because of her!

    thumb Chandler Tuck
    8/09/2019

    review rating 5  The 1920’s Speakeasy was a ton of fun! I did this with my coworkers and it was a great team bonding experience that was just challenging enough. Our Escape Room Host, Sierra, was fantastic and made the experience that much better!

    thumb Gage Jones
    10/12/2019
  • review rating 5  This was such a great place to go! It was our first escape room and they gave us a great experience! We will definitely be back to do other rooms! EVERYBODY should go here! They lock your phone and you have the key! Such a good friendly staff as well Jenn was such a great help!!! Overall a absoutly wonderful experience!

    thumb Nikki Schepp
    7/03/2019

    review rating 5  We did the "Outbreak" room at EscapeWorks in Denver and we LOVED it! This was my first time in an escape room and I will definitely be back. Alisha was our liason and she was SUPER helpful. What a fun night with my kids!

    thumb Karen Ashbeck
    8/11/2019
  • review rating 5  Juan was an absolute gem. We had such a great time. It was challenging, exciting, and a blast. Thanks again Juan for making our experience incredible, we will absolutely be back.

    thumb Claire Schultz
    8/18/2019

    review rating 5  I rented beyond the flower shop room for my wedding party. We had a blast! The puzzles were challenging but fun. There was plenty of room for everyone to work on different puzzles at the same time. We got out with 2 minutes to spare. Shout out to Trace, he did a great job at only giving us hints when we needed it. I don't like it when they're too generous with the hints, takes the challenge out of the experience. This was my third escape room in Denver and I've used a different company each time. I would definitely come back here to try a different room.

    thumb M Hulsey
    8/26/2019
  • review rating 5  We had so much fun at the Casino Heist room today! Savannah was amazing. The team has created difficult challenges and drop hints that are just enough to move you forward. We can't wait to go back and try another room!

    thumb Annah Patterson
    10/28/2019

    review rating 5  We do escape rooms a lot. We did the Egyptian themed room here and it was really fun! Great and unique puzzles. Some I’ve never seen before. Very clever! Selena and Taylor were awesome and Super friendly. Thank you. We will be back!!

    thumb semleon .
    11/04/2019
  • review rating 5  Emilia did a great job explaining the rules. Wow! What an experience! We did the outbreak room. It was super similar to my childhood growing up! However, this time I was able to leave the room after an hour. What a relief! Anyway, I had a lot of fun and won't be testifying against anyone at this place in the future. Five stars!

    thumb Timothy Mahoney
    9/21/2019

    review rating 5  Had a great work team retreat activity here. Loved the puzzles and escaping the "flower shop" (aka: 1920s speakeasy). I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a team building exercise or just wanting to have fun.

    thumb Robert Bogan
    6/20/2019
  • review rating 5  Came here for my birthday and it was a blast! Super nice people. We did the Casino Heist and it was definitely challenging but they did give us clues along the way. Can’t wait to go back!

    thumb Samantha Kendrick
    6/16/2019

    review rating 5  Their flower shop was quite enjoyable, and Dana delivered with a lovely performance. Give her a raise 😁I've only done one room, but it was a great time. It was a bit challenging, yet did not feel too difficult for all levels of problem solving.

    thumb Caleb B
    6/26/2019
  • review rating 5  The staff were very helpful and fun people. We did the beyond the flower shop room theme which was designed well even for our large group of 12 people, but I could see all group sizes enjoying this room. I appreciate the attention to detail to the escape room and the challenges placed throughout. The experience was worth it for our team-bonding event, and I highly recommend this for all types of people. Thanks for all the fun!

    thumb Melissa Rausch
    9/17/2019

    review rating 5  We completed a team event here where we split into teams and competed to finish first. Both rooms had amazing puzzles and it was really fun. I think our company team thoroughly enjoyed both rooms. We completed The Egyptian Tomb and the Casino but one of our members in the casino team can't seem to stop mumbling numbers and math equations.

    thumb Russell Maysey
    8/15/2019

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