At Shaker’s Cigar Bar in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point neighborhood, your Death in the Afternoon absinthe cocktail may not be the only spirit at your side.
Built on a 19th-century European settlement cemetery, this foreboding yet charming speakeasy is no ordinary haunted house. If walls could talk, they’d give spine-tingling accounts of yellow fever, untimely casualties and revenge-filled crimes by Shaker’s past inhabitants.
Here, there are no actors in Victorian-style garb. Rather, this unembellished representation of Milwaukee’s past promises to test your belief in things better left unseen.
Watch owner Bob Weiss discuss ghost tours and more.