With its perfect location, situated in the very heart of the city’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, Kelly’s Pub has proudly served as the main campus and headquarters of Maguire University since 1988.
The historic pub is owned by John and Polly Kelly, who also happen to be celebrated alumni of Maguire! Kelly’s Pub is among Chicago’s most well-known establishments – it’s been featured in films, documentaries and several other forms of media many times over the years.
Chicago history buffs may recall that Kelly’s Pub was actually the first pub to open in the post-prohibition era. Legend has it that it was at Kelly’s Pub where bank robber John Dillinger stopped in to enjoy a couple of drinks just before meeting his demise a few blocks away at the Biograph Theater.
Kelly’s Is A Classic
Friendly neighborhood gathering place that still features its original back bar and distinctive cabinetry.
The pub is typically filled with a diverse clientele of Chicagoans drawn to the great atmosphere and a huge selection of bottled and draft beers, weekly drink specials, delicious pub fare and spacious beer garden in the summertime. Plus – and this is very important for the Maguire University team – there are 14 large television screens for watching NCAA basketball games!