Opening a portal to the netherworld usually requires a combination of candles, incense, and an interpretive dance based on Goodnight Moon. Skip the complex rituals with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
$20 for a haunted-bar ghost tour for two (a $40 value)
$39 for a haunted-bar ghost tour for four (a $80 value)
$175 for a stay-over package for two (a $350 value), which includes:
- One-night stay in the haunted penthouse
- Ghost tour for two
- Two complimentary Prohibition-era absinthe cocktails
At 7 p.m. or 8:30 p.m., Wednesday–Friday, a tour guide leads up to 13 guests through Shaker's Cigar Bar, a former speakeasy and brothel, while shining a light on its dark history and sharing stories of past ghoul encounters.
Milwaukee's Haunted Penthouse, Part of Shaker's Cigar Bar
Nights aren't always restful at Milwaukee's Haunted Penthouse. It's located inside Shaker's Cigar Bar, which since 1894 has been home to a cemetery, a speakeasy, and a brothel, and seen its share of murders. It's no wonder, then, that previous penthouse guests have experienced paranormal activity. While ghosts are not guaranteed to visit, many people have reported mysterious crashes in the night and ghostly specters roaming the halls.
An overnight stay could begin with an absinthe cocktail (included in every visit) before visitors take a dip in the hot tub or warm themselves by the wood fireplace. Guests can also tour the entire premises by taking part in one of their nightly ghosts tours, which cover the mysterious history of the bar, from its stint as a brothel in the '20s to the secret of how bartenders get the glassware so clean.