Safehouse Chicago

60 E Ontario St Chicago

Chicago/State Red Line Stop/Safehouse Chicago
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“The Insider's Guide” Of Where To Go And What To Do In Chicago

Founded in 1966 by Station Chief Agent David J. Baldwin in Milwaukee, Safehouse has become a restaurant all know and love–especially spies. Expanding to Chicago after becoming popular, it is now known as one of Chicago’s most “Instagrammable” restaurant. Safehouse is a spy-themed bar and restaurant in River North, where you truly feel like an agent for the duration you’re there for.

The fun begins with trying to locate the “red door” entrance, and when you do, you must provide a password or complete a clearance test to get into the Safehouse. All over the restaurant are interactive activities, games, and puzzles you can/must complete. Their dining package includes spy-themed games and activities and a choice of an appetizer and a salad, sandwich, taco or burger. You get unlimited fountain drinks and all you can eat fries, onion rings, broccoli or fruit. While the restaurant is great for families, after 9 PM, the restaurant turns into an adult only themed bar. They have live entertainment, DJs, dancing, and shareable cocktails, all spy-themed of course. They have a happy hour from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Monday through Friday.

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Safehouse has gotten recognition from channels like Buzzfeed, Travel Channel, Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Tribune, and WGN, praising the themed restaurant as the place to go. Safehouse does it all from children’s birthday parties to bachelor/bachelorette parties to corporate events. While the fun and upbeat restaurant is no doubt a favorite place for friends and family, Safehouse also remembers the fallen with their wall of fallen heroes. The wall is dedicated to military members and those who protect our way of life.

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