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“A very fun experience!”
Review of SafeHouse

SafeHouse
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Ranked #70 of 1,577 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Price range: $11 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: In an alleyway near the river, two gas lights and an inconspicuous nameplate—with the name International Exports Ltd.—is all that mark the front of this establishment. However, this spy-themed restaurant and bar has been a favorite Milwaukee attraction since its creation in 1966. Yes, you need the password. No, we cannot divulge it. But pass a fun clearance test to prove you’re a friendly operative and you will enter a spy’s nest of global espionage and entertainment! Expect intrigue and surprises as you explore the twists and turns of the Safe House, operated by an entity known only as Control. After a few cocktails you may feel like you’re sinking in your chair—but don’t worry—you’re probably sitting in the lucky ejection seat at the Interpol bar. We can’t tell you much more—but keep in mind—good spies never leave the way he or she came in! Wired Magazine calls the Safe House “one of the hippest places on the planet.” A full selection of cocktails, wine and beer.
Reviewed February 8, 2013

I went there with my boyfriend on his birthday so they TORTURED him upon entry. They let me through the door immediately, but the kept him back and made him strip half naked, hula dance, prance around like a monkey and all sorts of other things to gain entry. I stood in the bar watching him on the monitors while the entire bar laughed hysterically.
The food was pretty good and the service nice. Definitely worth giving it a try.

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Reviewed February 6, 2013

This is my favorite restaurant/bar ever! I always drag people (even people who aren't into drinking) here for the atmosphere and they end up loving it. If they don't know the password and can take a good joke, go in without them and let them work their way in. It's always fun to see them get applauded as they come in. And very cool if you're into the spy stuff. . . . Don't forget to take the secret tunnel out through the phone booth. (If you don't know where it is, just ask and make sure that you have a quarter.)

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Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

This place is the best. It never fails to deliver a fun time. The food is good. I may be a small portion eater, but I thought the portions were quite big. That's not a problem for most people and not really a negative-just saying-go hungry.

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Didn't know what to expect...but, so fun. From the time you step foot into the building until the time you step out....it is exciting and interactive. My children really enjoyed walking around the restaurant while waiting for their foot. Always a challenge. And, I lifted the flap in the bathroom ;D

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

This restaurant was so much fun. When you enter you need to know how to get in, otherwise those inside will make you do something embarrassing. Despite other reviews, I thought the food was very good! If it is your first visit they give you a "Secret Mission" kind of like a scavenger hunt to find some of the neat things hidden throughout the restaurant.

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