Key Milwaukee

April 2015

An A-Z visitors guide to Milwaukee Wisconsin. Sponsored by Key Magazine Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Page 42 of 47 43 EAT & DRINK g Secret Entrance Entering Bugsy's is like going back almost 100 years to the "Roaring Twenties," the era of Prohibition which led to the "speakeasy" - secret, underground bars. Though many speakeasies of the '20s had fake businesses as cover operations, Bugsy's operation, "Gouda's Italian Deli" is legitimate! 218 N Water St, (414) 221-6565 BUGSY'S Back Alley Speakeasy International Exports Ltd. a.k.a. THE SAFE HOUSE Undercover Nightlife Discover some secret spots in the heart of Downtown Milwaukee. There are two secret entrances: through Gouda's and the back alley Don't tell anyone, but the Safe House is located b e h i n d the office of International Exports Ltd., 779 N. Front street near the intersection of Water and Wells Sts. Once cleared, a bookcase slides open, and a passage leads you to a dining area. Spy memorabil- ia, spy-holes and 2-way mirrors cover the walls. Find the unique phone booth exit for a getaway. Even the food has undercover names, such as the Bond's Bomb (shown here) Warning --fuse lit! Make sure to try one of the Safe House's signature cocktails. The Spytini is sent through 600 feet of tubing and passes through every room before being poured into your glass. To enter the internationally known Safe House you need to know the secret password, although "Control" has never turned away a spy for not knowing the password.

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