SafeHouse Chicago: Do you know the secret password?

SafeHouse Chicago: Do you know the secret password?
A look inside SafeHouse Chicago. Photo: Courtesy of Barry Brecheisen

There is finally a SafeHouse in Chicago. But you'll need a password to get in.

What's the password, you ask? Sorry I can't say.

I can tell you that SafeHouse Chicago is headquartered below the city streets somewhere in River North, and it will officially open its covert location to the public TODAY, March 1 at 5 pm.

SafeHouse Chicago, is a refuge for weary spies.

To enter, you'll need to find the front door. Hint, it's red with a sign that reads: International Exports Ltd. flanked by two gaslights.

Photo: Courtesy of Barry Brecheisen

Photo: Courtesy of Barry Brecheisen

Then you'll need the password. If you can't provide the password you may be asked perform a "top clearance test" to gain entry--which could be almost anything.

Once inside, operatives will embark on a one-of-a-kind mission as they create their own agent name and complete missions while discovering gadgets and hidden gems.

The SafeHouse features spy artifacts including the flight deck from an authentic spy plane donated by the man who flew it in WWII, as well as a piece of the Berlin Wall secured from covert operatives. There's also an Interpol Bar, the Spybrary, Seduction Lounge and an Interrogation Room--similar to rooms in SafeHouse Milwaukee that's been a fixture in that town for 50 years.

Interactive elements such as a Gadget Bar featuring a nightly magician, and “futuristic” technology, fuse seamlessly in an action-packed atmosphere where food and signature drinks flow.

What's on the menu, you ask? Here's what our spies told us:

Under orders from Control, the SafeHouse culinary agents are always on the prowl, tracing the source of local ingredients and securing them from top suppliers. These ingredients are then smuggled into the SafeHouse and hand-assembled into fresh dishes by experienced chefs to spies who deserve local and authentic food. Honoring original favorites like the Fried C4 Cheese Curds and the hand-crafted M.O.A.B. (Mother of All Burgers), Agent Pickles (a.k.a. Head Culinary Agent David Hardy) is bulking up the menu for visiting spies, adding specialties including poutine and an array of savory entrees as well as healthy vegetarian and vegan items.

SafeHouse is secretly headquartered below the city streets in the abandoned warrens of Chicago at 60 E. Ontario Street.

Don't tell anyone I told you.

Once again, I think we've said too much.

SafeHouse Chicago is open Sunday-Friday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. For more information on The SafeHouse, click here or call 312 3131-007.

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