Safe House : Milwaukee Spy-Themed Restaurant
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Safe House : Milwaukee Spy-Themed Restaurant

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You’re in Milwaukee and walking down a nondescript alley.

Safe House, a spy-themed restaurant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

You come across a plaque for an importer/exporter business.

International Exports Ltd sign outside of the Safe House, a spy-themed restaurant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

It’s something you wouldn’t normally pay attention to, but for some reason you are drawn to check it out. So you open the door and peak inside.

A woman greets you and opens the red velvet rope to let you into a small waiting area. She asks you for the password.

No sure what to do you exchange glances with your companions.

“You don’t have a password?” she asks. No, no you don’t.

“Well then,” she says, “you’re going to have to work to get in.” At that point she tells you that you have to waddle like a penguin for thirty seconds. And you do. And after the thirty seconds is up a wall slides open to reveal a whole other room, and you step inside.

Where are you? Is this crazy place really and importer/exporter or something else?

Safe House, a spy-themed restaurant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Well, if you happen to happen upon the situation above, have no fear, you’ve made it to none other than Safe House.

Safe House, a spy-themed restaurant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Safe House, a spy-themed restaurant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Safe House, a spy-themed restaurant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Safe House is a secret refuge for spies engaging in covert operations…or, maybe a restaurant.

Safe House, a spy-themed restaurant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Safe House, a spy-themed restaurant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Like any restaurant you get to eat. I highly recommend Great Texas Cover-up Spyburger.

Great Texas Cover-up Spyburger at Safe House, a spy-themed restaurant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

But unlike most restaurants, there is a spy theme at every turn! From real memorabilia to James Bond posters the place is packed on every inch with a spy-theme.

Safe House, a spy-themed restaurant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

My favs included this sign on a bathroom stall…

A sign on the bathroom stall of Safe House, a spy-themed restaurant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

And a little nook to look in that showed a video of you!

Safe House, a spy-themed restaurant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

In order to get out you enter a little room with a payphone and feed it a quarter. The phone gives you a password to enter and once you have the wall opens and you are free to leave down a dark corridor.

Safe House, a spy-themed restaurant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

But it’s always nice to know that if you’re on a super secret spy mission in Milwaukee, you have a place to be safe.

Site: Safe House
Location: 779 North Front Street, Milwaukee, WI‎
Hours: Lunch: Monday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. / Dinner: Monday through Saturday from 5 p.m. / Sunday Dining: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Date: April 3, 2010

Val

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown near Berwyn's car kabob, her fascination to roadside attractions started early. Val is currently traveling the world and blogs about her life, food, and travels on her <a href="http://www.choosingfigs.com">personal website</a>.

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Silly America is a roadside attractions blog designed to help travelers find unique stops for their next road trip. The website is a tribute to the great American road trip, devoted to all that is odd in America: roadside attractions, tourist traps, peculiar destinations, bizarre events, road food, fun festivals, and more! It’s a travel website and trip planner for those seeking an offbeat road trip.

About Silly America

Silly America is a roadside attractions blog designed to help travelers find unique stops for their next road trip. The website is a tribute to the great American road trip, devoted to all that is odd in America: roadside attractions, tourist traps, peculiar destinations, bizarre events, road food, fun festivals, and more! It’s a travel website and trip planner for those seeking an offbeat road trip. Read more.