place has thought of everything. Upon entering, you're whisked away to
some far out fantasy land of gadgets and gizmos, history and mystery,
culture and class. There isn't much else in the city that I could
compare this to. The staff was truly phenomenal, staying in character,
quick, courteous and seemed genuinely happy to be there and having fun
just like the rest of us.
It was such fun exploring fake bathroom doors,
actual piece of the Berlin Wall, and a photo booth to boot! The
atmosphere, bartenders, delicious drinks, and magician were a bonus on
top of the excellent food.
Who wouldn't want to take friends here, have a party,
bring out of towners, show off this super interactive, interesting, fun
bar??? I'm coming back for sure and I'm bringing all my friends with me,
so I can watch them all make asses of themselves at the entrance from
the tv screens in the bar. Think of it like dinner and a show. Speaking
of which; did anyone find the password on their own?
I went to the original Safehouse in Milwaukee years back and absolutely loved it so I was really excited when they opened a new location in Chicago. I took an unassuming guest there on a whim, and went through the process of embarrassing ourselves in order to get in, and then exploring the bar with cocktails in hand. I love how much detail they put into everything in this bar to make it Spy themed - the drinks, the glasses the drinks come in, the seats, the decor, etc. What i really love is how much you are allowed to be a kid in this place - touching and pressing buttons, going into rooms, solving puzzles. It's so much more fun than just going to a bar for a drink - but the drinks are good too!
You're in for an experience when you come to SafeHouse. I knew about the theme upon arrival, unfortunately i didn't have the password for entry. No problem, a little show and dance(literally) grants you access downstairs into the restaurant. Once you're in, the adventure really begins. Its obvious Safe House put a lot of time and energy into every single detail of the restaurant. Its a bit of James Bond meets Austin Powers with a little inspector gadget thrown in. With that said, its definitely a place the entire family will enjoy. I came for drinks and some light eats, standard american fare. Everything that came out the kitchen looked amazing and portions are pretty nice. The drinks, all spy themed of course are delicious. Some are twist on classic and others are more modern and contemporary. Its a great place to escape your normal dining experience in Chicago
What a weird experience. We waited in a line outside and were escorted in one by one to a tiny square room resembling an office from the 70's. We were then asked what brought us there and if we knew the secret password (we thought we came to eat dinner?) Little did we know, this was more than dinner - it was a secret mission. Our waiter referred to us as agents and spies all night. While your food is being prepared, you're encouraged to roam around the restaurant and solve riddles (this even includes crawling through a tunnel in the wall, James Bond music playing the entire time). You might even forget you're at a restaurant. When you leave, you'll exit a different way than when you came in - through a bizarre graffiti hallway leading to a hotel lobby, just like in a James Bond movie. It's an experience. I'd recommend taking friends or family visiting from out of town and not telling them any details beforehand. Mission accomplished.