FAQs | Frequently Asked Questions | Alcotraz Prison Cocktail Bar


Inmates within Alcotraz must be convicted in advance with a pre-purchased ticket.

Our inmates have found that a 70cl bottle of spirit per four guests is the easiest to get past the Warden. If coming in groups, please bring as few variations of spirit as possible within the group. Please bring base spirits such as vodka, gin, rum, tequila or whisky.

Alcotraz operates a closed bottle policy meaning we will not accept any bottles previously opened.

There is no minimum table size. Each prison location is arranged differently with Prison Cells designed for up to six guests and some containing Prison Canteen Tables, perfect for groups of two. If above six in a group we will do our best to seat your group in adjacent or opposite cells.

*During COVID-19 we will be following the government advice with regards to group size and household restrictions. Please contact us to clarify these.*

Alcotraz is an immersive cocktail experience but is not scary. We have actors working inside the prison who help bring to life a fun, lighthearted experience for guests. If at any time guests do not act respectful and polite towards actors and the venue then they run the risk of their experience being cut short.

Unfortunately we do not have a refunds or cancellation policy, however, it is possible to move your booking to another day if we are given 48 hours notice prior to your visit. In order to do this, please email [email protected]

All sentences at all venues last 1 hour 45 mins from the time of reservation.

If you are late to your sentence and have a ticket you will still be processed, however, your sentence will still end at your original finish time.

Our working inmates will smuggle you approximately 4 rounds of drinks for your gang within your time in the prison.

There is a £35.99 fee when convicted for 1 hour 45 minutes within a prison.

Alcotraz is an Adult Offenders Institution and, therefore, you must be aged 18 or over.

Please book via our website and be sure to choose the correct venue you wish to visit.

If your experience date falls during the government's Tier 2 guidance, the experience will be altered slightly in order to allow guests to be served a substantial meal as part of their experience. We will not be requesting any more payment for this and instead will be offering the meal as part of your already purchased ticket in which you will now receive approximately three cocktails and the meal.

Outside of Tier 2 restrictions, due to bad behaviour guests will not be served food.

When exclusively hiring the venue there are options to arrange food.

Prison radio is restricted although every now and again an inmate seems to have figured out how to change the frequency.

Before you enter you will be required to put on a provided orange inmates jumpsuit over your clothes. This is to ensure you are easily identifiable to avoid escape until released. Please wear light clothing.

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