Legendary Chicago club Mister Kelly’s gains a second life at the Newberry Library

John Landecker

Legendary Chicago club Mister Kelly’s (Photo courtesy Newberry Library)

For years, Mister Kelly’s on Rush Street was a staple of Chicago nightlife, courting names like Barbra Streisand, Barry Manilow and Muddy Waters. Soon, you can re-live the magic of Mister Kelly’s through an upcoming exhibit at the Newberry Library.

Alison Hinderliter and David Marienthal join John Landecker for a look at this monument to Chicago entertainment history and share some of the behind the scenes stories of Mister Kelly’s.

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