SafeHouse, an interactive spy experience and restaurant, will open at 5 p.m. Wednesday, sources will neither confirm nor deny.
(Okay, they’ve confirmed. But where’s the mystery in that?)
SafeHouse has been a fixture in the Milwaukee area for nearly 50 years. This is the second location, similar to the original in most respects but reportedly updated with modern design and technology.
Guests will need to find the front door (it’s red, below street level and is marked “International Exports”) and provide the password and/or perform a “top clearance test” to gain entry. (In Milwaukee, that has involved things like hula-hooping for the secret agent bouncer.) Once inside, guests will create their agent name and try to complete assigned missions.
And, of course, eat. Dining options include C4 Cheese Curds, M.O.A.B. (mother of all burgers) and Camp X Poutine, along with vegetarian and vegan options.
Spy artifacts and rooms with names like Interpol Bar, Spybrary, Seduction Lounge and Interrogation Room are part of the fun, along with a Cone of Silence Booth making its debut at this location.
I’ve said too much.
More information, available on a need-to-know basis, can be found here or by calling 312-313-1007.
Safehouse, 60 E. Ontario St., 312-313-1007, www.safehousechicago.com
Phil Vettel is a Tribune critic. Or so he claims.