Spooky is the most neglected of the five basic human emotions: spooky, joy, sorrow, grouchy, and wet. Get horror glands pumping with today’s Groupon: for $175, you get a one-night stay for two and two absinthe cocktails in a haunted penthouse at Shaker's Cigar Bar and Penthouse (a $350 value).
Shaker's, once a Prohibition-era brothel and speakeasy, invites daring travelers to spend a night in its sprawling and spirit-inhabited penthouse. The site of a brutal murder in 1894, the haunted penthouse boasts elegant and luxurious amenities including a private outdoor deck, jacuzzi, and wood fireplace for keeping furnaces from getting too haughty. Between portentous gusts of wind and ominous dial tones, pairs can tipple absinthe flaming bohemian cocktails for two at Shaker's Cigar Bar and Palm Garden Restaurant on the first floor of the building, also a site of regular paranormal activity.
With its Victorian Era–architecture, rich wooden furniture, and blood-red bedroom walls, the sumptuous and specter-prone penthouse will transport couples into an eerie world where supernatural beings cohabitate with the living and always hog all the blankets.
422 S 2nd St.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204