Themed restaurants have enjoyed varied levels of success in downtown Chicago. SafeHouse Chicago, the second location of Milwaukee’s iconic 50-year-old bar/restaurant dedicated to the love of James Bond and all things spy-related, hopes to carve out a niche (click here for the gallery). Another location has been rumored for years, and at 5 p.m. today visitors can gather their own intelligence and see how well the concept translates in Chicago.
SafeHouse has multiple bars, a full restaurant, a dance area, and a lounge. It’s littered with Easter Eggs, celebrating movies, novels, and the history of secret intelligence. Along with the escape room component that opened late last year, the concept could keep visitors busy for the entire day.
The kitchen features SafeHouse’s version of elevated bar food. The menu is a slightly-tweaked version of the Milwaukee original’s, although the cheese curds bring back some Wisconsin cred.
The entrance is semi-hidden and visitors will need a password. That may sound cheesy to some, but to others it sounds like the perfect mission to undertake. SafeHouse Chicago debuts tonight to the public.
SafeHouse Chicago, 60 E. Ontario St., (312) 313-1007, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Sunday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. on Saturday.