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Alcotraz Penitentiary

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Inspired by Hollywood Movies and TV that have brought to life America’s most infamous prison, Alcotraz is London's first immersive theatrical cocktail bar. When convicted to Alcotraz, guests, or more appropriately, inmates, are taken into an...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
212 Brick Lane, London E1 6SA, England
+44 7729 981828
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Reviewed yesterday

Defintely one of the best cocktail bar experiences I've been to in London so far! Loved the whole experience - from dressing up in prison jumpsuits to being seated in the cells to some incredible cocktails, truly a fantastic experience! The actors were incredible and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tahlia_coutinho
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing experience! We arrived having no idea what to expect but as soon as the 'guards' started explaining what was going to happen I was hooked into the experience! Amazing actors, amazing cocktails and really birthday treat. Will be going again and trying out the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently took the Alcotraz experience abs thoroughly enjoyed it. The drinks were good, service was prompt and the jail cells were more comfortable than expected! The orange jumpsuits were hilarious. Highly recommend

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Fiji777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a really fun experience and completely different to a standard night out. The interactive nature of the night really lets you enjoy yourself and get involved. I originally thought the time slot wasn't long enough (especially as my group was 10 minutes late),...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JadeD818
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m always on the lookout for quirky spots to explore in London. I had a feeling this place was going to be special so I saved it for my birthday, and it did not disappoint! I had a group of 10 of us and the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank goldyloxe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently planned a night here for my friends 23rd birthday. As a couple of us were coming from work we knew we were going to be a little late, but the staff did everything that they could to accommodate us (even making sure to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 959anniee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Alcotraz was absolutely brilliant from beginning to end. I went to celebrate my birthday with my partner and sister - the 3 of us had such an amazing time and felt really included in what they had to offer. Fantastic concept - well done to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lee A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went as part of a 40th birthday party and were told to get there 10 minutes before which we duly did. We then ended up not being let in until 20 minutes after our due time. All the while, we were waiting outside on...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Clyde-Cassidy, Inmate at Alcotraz Penitentiary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, thank you for taking the team to leave a review. I am sorry to hear about the manner in which the bouncer spoke to you. Whilst this is before the start of the experience, I understand it does not set a good precedent. We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So so much fun!!! The whole experience is brilliant from beginning to end, the actors are fantastically talented and make the whole experience fun and immersive. Will be looking forward to coming back and also experiencing the moonshine bar too! The staff were really wonderful...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a friend's birthday and couldn't have had a better experience. Staff and great and really get into their roles. So much fun. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: February 2019
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12 February 2019|
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Response from Chippa3 | Reviewed this property |
One half bottle of spirits per person should be enough. There is a maximum of four drinks during the session. They supply the mixers.
15 December 2018|
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Response from traveller6174 | Reviewed this property |
There should be but just buy it from a supermarket small bottles you get about 3 to 4 cocktails in the place
28 November 2018|
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Response from Clyde-Cassidy | Property representative |
Hello Samantha, Clyde Cassidy here, legendary liquor smuggler and now lifelong inmate of Alcotraz. I have my trusty inmates on the inside ready to mix you up something that tickles your fancy but to do that we will need your... More