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About SafeHouse Milwaukee

Frequently Asked Questions

What are SafeHouse hours of operation?

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday: 3:00pm to 10:00pm

Thursday: 3:00pm to 10:00pm

Friday: 11:00am to 10:00pm

Saturday: 11:00am to 10:00pm

Sunday: 11:00am to 4:00pm

Can I make a reservation?

Good news, Spies! SafeHouse is now taking reservations Tuesday - Thursday. Simply call the SafeHouse for availability: (414) 271-2007.

Friday through Sunday, SafeHouse seats guests on a first-spy, first-serve basis, and everyone in your group must be present to be seated. Parties of 12 or more spies will have to be split into smaller tables and may not be served at the same time.

If you are looking to book event space for a nest of 12 or more spies, you can book in advance. All party groups are required to have minimums and provide a guarantee to ensure event space. Please visit our Parties & Groups page to submit an inquiry.

How do I book a party?

If you are looking to book event space for a nest of 12 or more spies, you can book in advance. All party groups are required to have minimums and provide a guarantee to ensure event space. Please visit our Parties & Groups page to submit an inquiry.

 

Do you offer something special to celebrate an agent's birthday, bachelor/ette party or other milestone event?

We offer a special interrogation for those wishing to celebrate a fellow operative's milestone. This interrogation requires an additional clearance fee and must be reserved in advance. Please visit our Parties & Groups page for more information.

Where can I park?

There are numerous parking lots and structures surrounding SafeHouse.

Can I bring my kids/grandkids to SafeHouse?

Of course! Junior spies are more than welcome to explore SafeHouse during the daytime hours. After 8pm you must be 21+ to enter. If you're 18, you need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian, and proof of relations must be shown prior to entrance after 8pm.

Will there be a wait?

SafeHouse is a hot spot hideout for secret agents on the weekend. We'll do our best to accommodate your needs, but you should expect a wait on Friday and Saturday nights. Don't worry, though, a wait a may be the perfect time to explore SafeHouse and discover spy secrets.

Do I need to know the password to get in?

Spies who know the password are allowed immediate access. If an agent doesn't know the password, they may be asked to complete a clearance test to prove they're a friendly spy. No friendly agent has ever been turned away.

What's the SafeHouse password?

Classified information like that won't come so easily. To learn such high priority intel, you'll need to find a trustworthy source.


Spy-theme fame Safehouse bar and restaurant owner Dave Baldwin with wife merrily enjoying each other's company

Safehouse: A History Declassified

 

In an alleyway near the Milwaukee river, an unassuming doorway has been the entrance to safety for spies and special agents since 1966. Yes, the password is required to enter. No, we won’t reveal it. For agents who don't know the password, a fun and imaginative clearance test will be given to prove they aren’t double agents. Behind the hidden entrance is a world of global espionage and entertainment. ​On orders from Control, Station Chief Agent OH-OH-7 (aka David J. Baldwin) founded SafeHouse in 1966. His vision for this hideaway was unique and full of historical references.

SafeHouse became a local landmark and cultural icon for hungry spies. Agent OH-OH-7 and his Chief of Disinformation, Agent Eliza, have remained undercover for 50 years. Today, Agent BB (aka Greg Marcus) and his team of friendly Marcus Restaurant agents continue Agent OH-OH-7’s vision.

The intriguing Wall of Berlin Artifact inside Safehouse Milwaukee

In every sector of SafeHouse, authentic espionage artifacts mingle with pop culture references and spy paraphernalia. Celebrity spies in disguise often sneak into this watering hole and leave their mark without being traceable. One guest evaded the FBI (without authorization from Control, of course) by using the escape route. John Wayne may have donated a machine gun, and Austin Powers allegedly contributed his spy guitar. A Very Important Operative smuggled a piece of the Berlin Wall into SafeHouse when the barrier smashed to the ground decades ago. There are numerous of other SafeHouse secrets scattered throughout that can only be experienced first hand.

The spy sanctuary offers something different to each visiting agent, as no two visits are the same. Just remember, a good spy never leaves the same way they came. Only your souvenir will prove you were ever here! Read, memorize, chew, and swallow this message.