A Speakeasy Cocktail Party: Murder Mystery

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Food & Drink

Event Overview

Join us for a prohinition era inspired, 1920's Interactive Speakeasy Murder Mystery night to remember, full of death, deceit and...cocktails!


John Jones, the spirited founder of the Chicago Dil Pickle speakeasy has been murdered and you are invited to join his closest friends and family to put on “heirs” over cocktails, where the executor of his will shall review who inherits his millions.


The Dil Pickle Club was a site of cultural interchange, full of socialites, brothel owners, bootleggers, radicals, mobsters, activists, artists, and even hobos. All Characters of this murder mystery will take on a persona inspired by an actual historical figure at the time the Dil Pickle Club was open in Chicago in 1920's.


Guests will receive character descriptions and rules prior to the event, and are encouraged to dress (and act) the part for 3 hours. What will you do with your welcome gift of $1000? Food & Drinks will be available for purchase. You may walk away with prizes, a large inheritance, or not at all!


EACH TICKET INCLUDES




  • Personalized character assignment prior to the experience




  • Participation in a 3 Hours Interactive Cocktail Party Experience




  • Access to our props & costumes bar




  • Party game materials and investigation essentials




  • Mug shots (for suspects)




  • Awards In the end of the party (for winners)




  • Pictures to capture memories of the evening




PRIOR TO THE EVENT




  • Step 1. Purchase tickets to a public experience and receive reservation confirmation.




  • Step 2. Fill out the Character Survey, we'll send you with the confirmation, to help us assign you the role you’ll love.




  • Step 3. Receive your individually assigned character and invitation with the event details, including location & the password to get in.




  • Step 4. Read your character description and event materials, so you are fully prepared for the night. Know the password.




  • Step 5. Have fun planning your attire or check out suggested ideas. We encourage guests to dress for their part or stick with the era.




DURING THE EVENT




  • Step 1. Check in with the experience host and receive additional materials essential for the party.




  • Step 2. Visit our costume & props bar (optional).




  • Step 3. Get your favorite drink from a dedicated bartender or server and order food (optional).




  • Step 4. Have fun mingling with other guests and getting to know each other’s characters.




  • Step 5. Participate in investigation, contests, receive more surprising clues, take mugshots, create drama, blackmail others, vote for the suspects, receive awards, and have a blast!




 


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What to Bring

Character Outfits.

Prerequisites

Please complete the Art Room Events Guest Questionnaire as soon as you register for your event!

What's Provided

Access to our props & costume accessories bar
Party game materials and investigation essentials
Mug shots (for suspects)
Awards In the end of the party (for winners)

Cancellation Policy

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EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Michelle A.
    Reviewed on 01/19/20

    Something new and different! Had a lot of fun!

    Something new and different! Had a lot of fun!

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    Michelle C.
    Reviewed on 01/17/20

    I had a wonderful time! The characters were all really interesting and the story was engaging.

    I had a wonderful time! The characters were all really interesting and the story was engaging.

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    Emily W.
    Reviewed on 01/17/19

    So much fun! Do this!

    So much fun! Do this!

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    Vicky G.
    Reviewed on 01/16/19

    THIS EVENT WAS SO MUCH FUN! I attended with a group for Halloween weekend, and it was such a great way to spend the holiday. We were assigned characters prior to the class and had a great time committing to our characters, dressing up and trying to solve the mystery.

    THIS EVENT WAS SO MUCH FUN! I attended with a group for Halloween weekend, and it was such a great way to spend the holiday. We were assigned characters prior to the class and had a great time committing to our characters, dressing up and trying to solve the mystery.

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    Jennifer O.
    Reviewed on 12/31/18

    This was really fun! The character descriptions were neat and the woman running it made everyone comfortable.

    This was really fun! The character descriptions were neat and the woman running it made everyone comfortable.

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    Leigh B.
    Reviewed on 09/22/18

    This event was absolutely amazing! The character descriptions allowed for us participants to have a lot of fun with our roles!

    This event was absolutely amazing! The character descriptions allowed for us participants to have a lot of fun with our roles!

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    Amber P.
    Reviewed on 04/08/18

    This was a fun event! I enjoyed dressing up and playing a character. The teachers did a great job moving the night along and getting everyone to participate.

    This was a fun event! I enjoyed dressing up and playing a character. The teachers did a great job moving the night along and getting everyone to participate.

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    Christy P.
    Reviewed on 02/03/18

    The location chosen was perfect for the event! I attended with a friend of mine and we both had an absolute blast! We would each attend again, even if the characters/scene was the same. My only suggestion would to assign characters to people sooner, but I can see how this could be difficult if people signed up closer to the event.

    The location chosen was perfect for the event! I attended with a friend of mine and we both had an absolute blast! We would each attend again, even if the characters/scene was the same. My only suggestion would to assign characters to people sooner, but I can see how this could be difficult if people signed up closer to the event.

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    Emily K.
    Reviewed on 01/29/18

    This was the first time I had ever participated in a murder mystery and it was so much fun. I cannot wait to do it again. The venue was great and everyone had a wonderful time.

    This was the first time I had ever participated in a murder mystery and it was so much fun. I cannot wait to do it again. The venue was great and everyone had a wonderful time.

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    Miranda K.
    Reviewed on 01/02/18

    **Updated to say that the events staff contacted me and agreed on the location letting me know among other things that they agreed with me about the location and, " I just wanted to let you know that this is the first and the last time we would work with that venue." Knowing that this would not be the location again, I'm upping my experience from neutral to positive. Enjoy your speakeasy murder mystery!**

    I have mixed feelings. This was a Christmas gift for my husband, and he loved it, we had a lot of fun. People did a great job of dressing up and playing the game in character. It was fun that everyone was involved. The negative was the location. Although it was a cool bar, it was not a private space, and it was very loud with sports playing on the TVs. We had an area of the bar, kind of sectioned off, but it was extremely difficult to hear, especially for all group announcements like a reading of a will or an update from the police, etc. I would not do this again, unless I knew they had reserved a room in the bar, or had some kind of more official way to make announcements, like a microphone. It also would have been better in a more speak easy looking space. For example, I would recommend the 2nd floor of the Galway Arms, an affordable, private space that would feel more like a speak easy and allow for hearing everything going on in the murder mystery. I'm sure there are other suitable locations as well that feel more like a speak than an open section of a regular bar. If the location changed, I would definitely recommend/do this again.

    **Updated to say that the events staff contacted me and agreed on the location letting me know among other things that they agreed with me about the location and, " I just wanted to let you know that this is the first and the last time we would work with that venue." Knowing that this would not be the location again, I'm upping my experience from neutral to positive. Enjoy your speakeasy murder mystery!**

    I have mixed feelings. This was a Christmas gift for my husband, and he loved it, we had a lot of fun. People did a great job of dressing up and playing the game in character. It was fun that everyone was involved. The negative was the location. Although it was a cool bar, it was not a private space, and it was very loud with sports playing on the TVs. We had an area of the bar, kind of sectioned off, but it was extremely difficult to hear, especially for all group announcements like a reading of a will or an update from the police, etc. I would not do this again, unless I knew they had reserved a room in the bar, or had some kind of more official way to make announcements, like a microphone. It also would have been better in a more speak easy looking space. For example, I would recommend the 2nd floor of the Galway Arms, an affordable, private space that would feel more like a speak easy and allow for hearing everything going on in the murder mystery. I'm sure there are other suitable locations as well that feel more like a speak than an open section of a regular bar. If the location changed, I would definitely recommend/do this again.

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    Bailey S.
    Reviewed on 03/22/17

    This event was fantastic! The location was perfect and the characters were spot on. The most fun part was getting to interact with all of the other characters, watch the plot unfold throughout the night, and receive secret updates on your character throughout the night. Even the murderer didn't know who they were until halfway through the evening! I'm looking forward to doing this event again in the future.

    This event was fantastic! The location was perfect and the characters were spot on. The most fun part was getting to interact with all of the other characters, watch the plot unfold throughout the night, and receive secret updates on your character throughout the night. Even the murderer didn't know who they were until halfway through the evening! I'm looking forward to doing this event again in the future.

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    Juli A.
    Reviewed on 01/14/17

    I went with a group of four and we had a blast. Dressing up was fun and over exaggerating on our acting was even more. I was very nervous and didn't think I would remember everything for my role but once we started I was in character. Everyone was there to have fun. I highly recommend this and will add that you don't have to come with a group or with anyone because you will have no problem talking talking to people.

    I went with a group of four and we had a blast. Dressing up was fun and over exaggerating on our acting was even more. I was very nervous and didn't think I would remember everything for my role but once we started I was in character. Everyone was there to have fun. I highly recommend this and will add that you don't have to come with a group or with anyone because you will have no problem talking talking to people.

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