Safe House reopens with spy-themed upgrades

Posted at 5:36 PM, Mar 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-11 09:12:16-05

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to visit the newly-renovated Safe House in downtown Milwaukee.

It's located at 779 N Front St. Enter, and you'll be greeted by an agent who will ask if you know the password for entrance.

Give the correct password and you'll enter an area restricted to spies - spies who enjoy a fine cocktail or good meal before setting off on a new mission.

To even get into the Safe House, you have to know the password.

"I can't tell you that," said Edward Carrella, director of restaurants for the Safe House. "You have to figure that out on your own. Us spies like to keep things a secret."

If you know it, you get in through the secret passageway. But if you don't know it, "We issue them a clearance test," said Carrella. "We've put in new TVs around the Safe House so more people can view and have fun, see our guests, spies that are walking in and have to give that clearance test."

When secret agents are waiting for intelligence briefings they can have a drink at the Interpol Bar. It has the familiar chandeliers and wall map, but a new bar, lighting and tap system.

For the lady spies, no trip to the Safe House is complete without a visit to the ladies room. They'll come face-to-face with Burt Reynolds. "Don't forget to push the heart while you're in the bathroom," Carrella said.

For the men, there are secret doors designed to throw off possible assassins.

When spies need to make a quick escape, Carrella said there's the secret exit that requires a thumbprint scan. "It will open the door for you. As you leave, the door will close and fog up, and you'll exit through the secret exit."

The Safe House upgrades also include a new menu. The bar and restaurant reopens Friday, March 11 at 4:00pm.