Escape from Chicago (Video)

On Sunday night during IML weekend, Dirk and I took a couple of our really good friends to the Safe House, a new spy-themed restaurant in downtown Chicago. I’m a longtime veteran of the original Safe House in Milwaukee, having first gone there when I was in my 20s, and suffice it to say I’m a huge fan. The restaurant itself is full of fun spy gadgets, trap doors, and puzzles for you to solve… and to even enter the place, you need to know the password! I knew it from my visits to the one in Milwaukee, but Dirk and our friends were out of luck, hee hee… so I got to go inside ahead of them and watch gleefully on a monitor as the three of them — plus a poor random fourth guest who had no idea what was going on — had to prove their worthiness as strongman spies:

And when it came time to leave, we literally had to search for the exit — behind a fake bookshelf of course — and then navigate a series of lasers in order to “escape” from the restaurant:

Needless to say, we friggin’ LOVE this place. And while it’s “spy-bye” to the Safe House for now, you can’t keep good spies away for long!

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  1. Steve Morrissey
    Steve Morrissey says:

    That looks cool, bring from Milwaukee I went to the Safe House many times. The one here got an overhaul last year after the Marcus Corporation took it over. Hence they want to expand to more cities, Chicago being the first. I still have some of my glassware from the 80’s!

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