Monday, April 15, 2013

Houdini's Escape Gastropub opens in Appleton

Houdini's Escape Gastropub opens today in Appleton, Wisconsin. The restaurant and bar is located at 1216 S. Oneida St., and celebrates Appleton's favorite adopted son with posters on the walls and images on the menu.

"Houdini is a cool celebrity," said manager Joshuah Woltman. "He appeals to every age and demographic. We wanted to create a place that accepts every single demographic. It’s a place where they can escape from a bad day."

Houdini's Escape Gastropub is owned by Linda Mischler and a silent partner. Chef Bert Cooper organized the menu. The restaurant serves from 11 a.m. to midnight every day. A website ( is under construction.

You can get a peek inside the new Houdini's Escape Gastropub in a one-minute video at The Appleton Post Crescent. Below are some screen captures.


  1. Hi John!

    Love your site! Wondering when you will be coming to visit Houdini's Escape Gastropub? We would be honored to host a Houdini fan such as yourself - I'm sure our crew would love to hear a story or two. You'll be happy to know over the last year our little place has quickly become the talk of the town in the Fox Cities area. A great chef team, friendly service staff, and not to mention - AMAZING FOOD! Let us know if you are in the area for a visit, Wisconsin is beautiful this time of year!


    Angela Brandenburg

  2. Thanks, Angela. No plans at the moment to travel to Appleton, but if and when I do, I will certainly be stopping in. Maybe even everyday. :)