Shaker’s Cigar Bar

Walker's Point

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Friday & Saturday ghost tours explore supernatural-saturated historic bar housed in former speakeasy dating back to 1894

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Promotional value expires Oct 31, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person. Limit 5 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Subject to availability. 48hr cancellation notice required. Must be 18 or older. Maximum 13 people per tour. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 today’s Groupon to Milwaukee’s Haunted Bar, part of Shaker’s Cigar Bar. Choose between the following options:

  • For $25, you get two admissions to an evening ghost tour (a $50 value).
  • For $45, you get four admissions to an evening ghost tour (a $100 value).

This Groupon is not valid for Saturday matinee tours. Participants must be 18 or older and must call ahead or check in online to reserve a spot.

Located in Milwaukee’s warehouse district and housed in a former cooperage and speakeasy dating back to 1894, Shaker’s Cigar Bar adds a hauntingly historical element to an otherwise typical night out. Paranormal researchers and the proprietor himself maintain that Shaker’s bustles with otherworldly regulars. At 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday nights and every half-hour from 6:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, groups of 13 tour takers explore the old building—from the basement below to the former brothel—in search of spine-tingling apparitions and the friendly phantasms of former accountants. Confronting the supernatural may be hard on the nerves of some erstwhile specter seekers; fortunately, the bar-based tour allows patrons to bring a drink (not included) along for liquid courage.

Intricate 19th-century woodwork greets guests upon arrival, and a brass-topped front bar beckons un-whetted whistles and parched kazoos to belly up for a libation, such as a snifter of 132-year-old cognac paired with a natural Dominican cigar from the basement humidor. Bartenders, called “Shakers” and “Shakerettes,” also serve up period-style absinthe cocktails at the carved-oak back bar. The drinkery’s tin ceilings and tin-relief walls sigh with age as they long for new hearts, while antique stained glass and hardwood maple floors round out the time-displaced décor, transporting patrons into a bygone era.

Customer Reviews

Love the atmosphere!
Lorie T. · March 25, 2012
The tour was fun and the cigars and drinks were good. The atmosphere is great and the people were pretty friendly. It is nice that there is still a place like this around. The drink prices were a bit high, I've never paid five dollars for a schlitz, but aside from that is is a great operation.
Stanley L. · March 22, 2012
Fun experience for us....we captured about 10 photos with orbs! Staff was very nice, food excellent, and unique drink options. Good time!!
Carrie S. · December 18, 2011
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