The Safe House makes it in Milwaukee, wouldn't in Chicago
The Chicago Tribune's Sunday Magazine ran a feature on Milwaukee's "durable" Safe House on April 27. (Thanks to John Steinmiller from the Bucks for pointing it out.)
Reporter Rick Kogan opened the piece noting that few bars that try to entertain via means other than food and drink make it any more. He cited a 1940s quote from a New York writer who was impressed by the fact that "from the hour I got there (Chicago) was the saloon. New York bars operate on the principle that you want a drink or you wouldn't be there . . . Chicago bars assume that nobody likes liquor, and that to induce the customers to purchase even a minute quantity, they have to provide a show." Not anymore, though.
Yet, Milwaukee's Safe House prevails. Kogan says, "Few such places survive in our town today, but there may not be a more durable example of the ilk than the Safe House in Milwaukee. It opened in 1966 and remains as lively-goofy and enjoyable as ever. It's all about spies and espionage and its theme is pleasantly hammered home, from the décor (check your coat in the Cloak and Dagger Room) to the menu (try the Spy Burger and, for dessert, Bond's Bomb)."
The story also notes new additions to the Safe House, including a "a cell door from the infamous Hohenschoenhausen prison run by East Germany's Stasi secret police" and a "1967 Aston Martin DB6."
Read the full story at the link below.
The Aston Martin was actually meant to run in the Great Race 2008 Centennial Race per the Chicago article. Apparently the Race has been indefinitely postponed because of Chinese liscencing problems for the racers. Safe House was sponsoring this AM car in the race.
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