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A Cocktail and Crime-Solving Mystery Bar Opens on Auburn Avenue Next Week

Escape room and bar Clues and Cocktails swings open for mysteries and drinks November 15

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A mystery-themed escape room and bar called Clues and Cocktails opens Friday, November 15, on Auburn Avenue, What Now Atlanta reports. The grand opening could include solving a crime set inside a mid-century Southern jail while bar patrons are serenaded, served cocktails, and provided intel on the mystery by a suspicious cast of characters.

Located below puzzle and scavenger hunt-themed Room Escape, owner Joy Christina says people are greeted by that evening’s characters and can choose to either play along to help solve the mystery or simply watch and sip their drinks. A secret code might be necessary or a blacklight used to read the menu.

Eater Atlanta reached out to inquire about the cocktail and food menus at Clues and Cocktails as well as whether reservations are necessary to enter.

Clues and Cocktails isn’t the only mystery-themed bar opening in Atlanta. Conspiracy theory-driven Redacted Basement Drink Parlor takes up residence on Georgia Avenue in Summerhill next year. The drinks menu at the 1,500-square-foot bar includes mostly classic cocktails, a small selection of wines, and “rare, sought-after beers.”

Owners Judy Ho and Jake Karmin, formerly of shuttered Virginia-Highland pub Hand-in-Hand, see the bar paying homage to conspiracies like aliens, the President’s book of secrets, and crop circles by decking out the space with a monthly theme such as Elvis is alive or even Harry Potter.

314 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta. cluesandcocktails.com.

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