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SafeHouse

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779 N Front St
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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(414) 271-2007
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SafeHouse - Milwaukee, WI
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Best

The place is always rockin. For FREE bottle service / guest list / tables/ all other Milwaukee party bookings email me at citymke@ymail(dot)com

Worst

Our food was cold, I think they spend too much time entertaining people forgetting that they need to get the food out to the table while it is hot. Pros: Fun Cons: Food

Great Spot! FREE bottle service 12/7/2010

The place is always rockin. For FREE bottle service / guest list / tables/ all other Milwaukee party bookings email me at citymke@ymail(dot)com more

Cover charge, what!?! 7/23/2010

So after we spent half an hour looking for somewhere to park, we made our way to the side enterance. There was a line and a big sign saying there was a $5 cover for the bar/restaurant. I've been there a couple time before and I have never paid the cover...and I never plan on paying one. Pros: didn't bother going back Cons: cover, parking, location more

Atmosphere - fun, Food - not good 8/30/2009

Our food was cold, I think they spend too much time entertaining people forgetting that they need to get the food out to the table while it is hot. Pros: Fun Cons: Food more

If you're a Bond fan, you must go to 'International Exports' 8/8/2009

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Really, you must go. Drive from Chicago, or Madison, or Gary, heck, even get on a plane – just go! This is a themed restaurant and bar that every... more

Lots of Fun 4/10/2009

Great drinks, great burgers but that's all you wanna eat of the menu well also the fries are pretty good too. Pros: Great Atmosphere Cons: Burgers about all u wanna eat there more

Cool place! 11/17/2008

Great fun, great atmosphere, great food. It was fun just trying to get in. My family and I were in Milwaukee for the weekend, saw The Safe House on this web-site, and decided to find it ourselves. That was half the fun! Once we figured out how to get in--we ordered our lunch--the burgers were phenomenal--and I pride myself on burger expertise. The french fries were the best crinkle cuts I have ever had in my life--so good in fact that I am willing to drive 7 hours to have them again!! We went at lunch time on a Sunday, so there was no pressure to have the password--so I would say this is the best time for tourists looking for a good lunch in a great setting. Exploring the site was a fun way to pass the time while waiting for the food, and leaving. . . well I just hope you get to go there and find out for yourself!! One of the neatest places I have ever eaten in my life! Pros: Atmosphere Cons: where to park??? more

Fabulous Web Site 12/1/2007

Hey, you forgot to mention their web site. www.Safe-House(dot)com! (For some reason, this system won't allow me to write the url) Never seen anything like it for any restaurant, anywhere. Send invitations to meet there, all kinds of fun stuff. I'm in the Virtual Safe House, in the Sightings area. I'm the one carrying Control's totecase. Clandestinely yours, Eliza Pros: Decor! Fun! Surprises. Liked the magician and karaoke. Amazing autographs in their Newsroom area. Cons: How come there are not more Safe Houses in other cities?!!! more

Secluded booths and fun staff and DJ! 10/25/2007

As a bachelorette party, we were expecting to just "start the night" at Safe House but stayed until close. We loved the front door actiivities and the bar staff took really good care of us! The DJ was playing great music once he saw that everybody there wanted to dance to more hip hop than he had originally played... There were some creepy guys trying to go home with our group at the end, and the staff escorted us out a "secret" door to avoid them.... Very neat decor, very awesome booth and cool photo ops for later! Pros: Great atmosphere, campy photo ops and a neat collection of people Cons: $5 cover on saturday night, bartender not the best long island pourer more

Big disappointment! 9/29/2006

I had heard so much about this place, that it was really fun. The decor was ok but the service was VERY slow and the food was cold and steak was raw. The drinks were weak and overall I will not recommend this place to anyone. It was a BIG let down for us. Pros: Decor Cons: Service was rude and very slow more

Basically, it's TGIFriday's meets James Bond 8/30/2006

Another let down in Milwaukee. With everyone raving about this place, I went out of my way to see it. Predictably, it failed to impress, although I admire the creativity of the concept. I just wish that it could have been truer to a "safehouse" and not just some watered-down Walt Disney take on the spy theme. Perhaps my expectations were too high from the reviews on citysearch. Safehouse is basically a museum of spy movie posters with a few bits of actual spy artifacts sprinkled throughout. And in the midst of the endless frames of James Bond posters, there's burgers and chicken wing-type food. It's like someone opened up a spy restaurant at a mall. I'm sure back in the 80s the place was really cool, but the spy experience is really limited to your imagination, and the time you spend looking at movie posters. I was bored in about 3 minutes and wanted to leave. The entrance is cool, but the woman posing as the spy agent was reading a book when we got there, and blandly and disinterestedly went through the routine of making sure we were real "spies". Kind of a cute concept, since the bookcase spins out to reveal the entrance. But she went right back to her book before we were even out of the room. Oh, and it's a dollar to get in. I will say the staff was very friendly, and there was even a bartender at one of the bars doing card tricks that looked fun for the people there. Pros: cool place, downtown location, friendly staff Cons: basically it's a lot of spy movie posters more

Not a place for food 11/6/2005

The Safe house was recomened by hotel staff when we were visiting from out of state. We wanted to do something fun for dinner. Unfortunately we arrived very hungry, we wish we had been told to just order a burger or eat first. We ordered Lasangna and Ribs at a table of 5. The food was cold and the server was too busy to help us. It was a great place, great atmosphere!!! I would highly recomend it, but not if you are looking for good food. more

Don't miss it! 10/11/2005

This place is great! From the decoration to the people and whole general atmosphere. I went there while visiting Milwaukee and the locals will highly recommend this place, but they make sure to not tell you exactly where it is and how you manage to get it. Once you find your way in then you start having a lot of fun looking at other "lost people" at their little lobby on their numerous TVs. Pros: Fun, atmosphere more

Unlike anything else 8/2/2005

This is a really cool restaurant. The food is good, but the attraction is the decor. The restaurant has some really nicely secluded booths so you can be away from everyone when it's busy. There's always a wait on weekend nights, and reservations are usually required on weekends, but I've come for lunch in the middle of the afternoon many times, and had the restaurant pretty much to my group. A great place to bring kids and explore. Terrible parking situation in the third ward though. Pros: Food, Decor Cons: Parking more

You've got to love it! 7/16/2005

My wife and I went to the Safehouse as part of our honeymoon. We were from out of state and had never been..so we didn't know the password....with a bit of embarrassment we got in though and had a wonderful time. We plan to make it a regular destination spot for our travels. The atmosphere is great and the food's not too bad either! Pros: trendy more

Fun @ The Safe House 9/30/2004

The last time I went to the Safe House, I knew the pass word and the person I was with didn't. So we both had to entertain everyone else inside first as a "cowgirl riding her horse". Got a round of applause coming in the door. A little embarassed, but it was fun. Drinks are good, but the dance floor was small...........haven't been there lately though, might be more room to dance now. more

Of all the places.... 2/17/2004

Well, of all the places I've ever been, this one definitely stands out. I thoroughly enjoyed first visit there and I'll definitely go back. The prices were in line, and the food and drinks were well in line with the price paid for them. In fact, I've already made plans to take a date who's never been there - this place is perfect for that since there's tons of stuff to talk about! Pros: Atmosphere, Drinks, Food more

do YOU know the password? 10/29/2003

i like it, something different from the run of the mill college bars you'll find on water..relaxing, mysterious, and fun more

Simply cool 2/13/2003

Great atmosphere. Top staff. Fantastic drinks. Enough distractions to keep you occupied all night, and perhaps most importantly of all, consistently all of the above for a long, long time Pros: Ambience, Staff, History Cons: None more

Cracked-up Fridays 7/18/2002

Milwaukee's "Safehouse" has got the best atmosphere of any bar, ever. It makes for the highlight of a pub crawl, and should definitely make it's way into your Milwaukee repertoire, when visiting. Pros: Atmosphere, Seating, Location more

Still the Spies Demise! 5/28/2002

This place is smply one of the single coolest bars on the planet. In Milwaukee? Go there! It's a must see. Weekend evenings are the best. But it's not bad for lunch when the crowd is small and you can actaully see all the memorabilia. Pros: Cool!, Fun, Clever Cons: Parking more
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  • Your SafeHouse is a popular spy-theme restaurant and night spot. For almost 50 years, Control has provided crafty concoctions and incredible edibles to spies on R&R.

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  • In Short
    Just finding the place feels like "Mission Impossible." Look for a red door bearing the name "International Exports, Ltd."--a front, of course. Once inside (be prepared to be de-briefed at the door) you'll be transported into the world of international espionage. From secret passageways, James Bond-inspired martinis (shaken, not stirred), sinking bar stools and phone booths equipped with background noise to support various alibis, it's easily one of the most unique nightclubs anywhere.

  • 9/7/2004 Provided by Citysearch

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