Lock 'Em Up! Escape Rooms

Located Inside of UNIVERSITY BOWL @ I-10 & Dezavala


We lock you up... you dare to escape!


Lock'em Up! Escape Rooms has created a fun and unforgettable experience for you, your family, your coworkers and friends. It is one the the best San Antonio escape room experiences. Lock'em Up! Escape Rooms is an escape room San Antonio loves!

You and your team have to access the scenario, find clues, decipher hints, and solve puzzles to exit the room and secure yourself from impending danger. You have 60 minutes.

Escape your everyday. Escape the room.


Check out a premier of each of our escape games on their own individual pages. Book an escape game scenario at any point during your visit by clicking the "click now" button in the top, right-hand drop-down menu.



Our Escape Games

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Will you rise to your destiny and take the throne, in our medieval themed “Quest for the Throne” room?

Find the proof of your birthright and escape undetected before the castle guards return. You have 60 minutes... go!

This puzzle room is recommended for ages 5+ w/adult (18yrs+)

Level of difficulty 6/10

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While hiking in the woods, a heavy storm breaks out and you find shelter in a basement under an old house. During the commotion you and your friends get separated. Little do you know, the basement is boobie trapped and has locked behind you. You have stumbled upon a criminal's safe house set to exterminate intruders by nitrogen gas in 60 minutes.

Recommended ages 9+ w/adult

Must have 2 adults (18yrs+) for this game

Level of difficulty 8/10



The Earth is being attacked by aliens, but they do not want to destroy our planet or harm any humans ... They've come for our pets!

Will you and your friends rescue these animals from the alien spaceship before it takes off or will you be trapped in the spaceship and lost in space forever?



What is an escape room, anyway?

Escape games are the newest niche in in-person, real-life puzzle games in which a person or team escape a themed room. In short, they have 3 important parts:

  1. Puzzles

  2. A theme, as a kind of story-line or scenario.

  3. A timer, for a sense of urgency.

Sometimes the themes make the room. Sometimes the puzzles make the room. But the best do both, making it feel real (in a sense), or, at least, believable.

What’s more is these scenarios are injected with a sense of urgency by use of a stopwatch or timer, which, if the reason for which is strewn into the scenario well, makes complete sense with the storyline of the escape room game scenario.

These 3 components (the puzzles, the theme story-line, and reason for escaping within a certain time-limit) culminate to make the escape game more like an experience than a game.

To gain a fuller understanding of what "escape room games" area, please read some of the articles below.


What Customers are saying about us...

This place is amazing! I was hesitant to even go with our group at first, but I am so happy I did! The staff is wonderful and they went above and beyond to make sure we had a great time before, during and even after our experience! I would recommend this place to everyone, even if you think it’s not your kind of thing...like I did at first. So nice to have a fun and family friendly experience! Thank you for a memorable evening Lock Em Up!
— from Google, 03/05/2018
While this was not my first escape room experience, it surely has been the best by far! The “Quest for the Throne” game was super creative and well-executed. I was amazed at the attention to detail put into each component of the room. Moreover, the puzzles were challenging enough, keeping me and my team engaged the entire time. Not to mention, it was lots of fun! I would definitely recommend it for anyone looking for good, wholesome entertainment for the entire family, couples wanting to change up the usual dinner-and-a-movie night, or companies wanting incorporate team-building exercises into their workshops. Try it! You won’t be disappointed!
— from Yelp, 9/28/2017


Are you looking for corporate team building activities?

Escape games are a great way to get your team to work better together.


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