LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) — We're nearing the end of the first week of the new year and businesses in downtown Little rock are setting some new goals for 2018.

Bars and clubs aren't the only things to do in downtown Little Rock. The Escape Little Rock opened in 2016, it's a life-sized board game and you're the characters.

Manger of The Escape Little Rock, Aron Daughety, said you're locked in a room with one hour to escape.

“We have different themes for different rooms. And this is a Soviet bunker-themed room,” he said.

Daughety said the only way you get out is by solving a mystery by using clues hidden in your room.

He feels the escape room is fun, works your brain and builds teamwork skills.

“Here you're really connecting with each other and working together as a team,” he said.

After all that thinking you can go just a few streets over for food, drinks and bowling.

“We consider ourselves a restaurant that just happens to have a bowling alley in it,” General Manager of Dust Bowl Little Rock Rich Bielefeld said.

Bielefeld said he wanted to help revamp downtown Little Rock.

“For a long time there was a stigma and it was associated with a documentary that ran about this part of town,” he said.

He said he wouldn't have opened a business in a crime-ridden area.

“We want to be part of the growth here and hopefully other people will see it and join this community,' he said.

The bowling alley is kid-friendly until about 8 p.m., after that time they start to cater more toward adults. If you plan on bringing the family out, it's probably best to come before 8 p.m..