You may have noticed I wasn't on the air this past Friday or Saturday(at least I hope you noticed!) for a 3-day weekend.  I can't share with you all the details of my weekend away, but I can let you know I spent part of Saturday at a SAFEHOUSE in Wisconsin.

Now before you start guessing that I'm in the witness protection program...I'm not.  If I wanted to hide, why would I be on the radio! You see the "safehouse" I'm referring to, is actually a really cool bar/restaurant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

I first heard about this "Safehouse" from a co-worker several years ago, but haven't thought about it in years.  That is until I was visiting relatives in Wisconsin over the weekend.  We were looking for something fun to do on Saturday and they suggested a trip to the "Safehouse"

I decided to take them up on their offer.  We googled the address and away we went.  I must admit the bar was almost easier to find than a parking spot, but we eventually arrived in a dark alley. There was no sign on the door but looking at the outside decor, we just knew we must be in the right spot. Upon entering we were asked for the password.  We didn't have one.  Fortunately, the hostess helped us with a clue.  Once we gave the password, a bookcase on the wall swung open and we gained access to the safehouse.  Once inside, the staff welcomed us to a round of applause.  It turns out we were on camera for everyone inside the bar the entire time we tried to gain entrance.  After a quick laugh and a little embarrassment, we were escorted to our table. Several people arrived after us and we enjoyed watching them attempt to gain entry as well.  Some had to do jumping jacks to gain entry.  Others had to dance like a ballerina.  it was really quite entertaining.  Keep this in mind if you plan to visit the Safehouse.

The decor of the bar was really well done(see photos below).

Even the salt shakers were themed to look like bullets

The walls, ceiling, and even the floor were covered with spy-type memorabilia. The staff was friendly and entertaining.  Our hostess was "Agent Orange" but I'm pretty sure that wasn't her real name.

The food was good and well proportioned.  They had several specialty drinks but because I was on duty (I was driving) I settled for a Mountain Dew.  They also had several mysteries for us to solve while we waited for our food.

Our visit concluded with a tough decision.  We could go out the front door which I never did fine....or use the secret exit.  We chose the secret exit and luckily made it out alive!

All in all, it was a great experience.  In talking with the staff, they have plans to add even more to the decor and I for one can't wait.

I look forward to another visit to the Safehouse but this time I'll be sure to bring my secret decoder ring!

Ken

 

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