Book takes Chicagoans on a journey through Irish pubs

March 17, 2011

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(All photos courtesy of Allison Hantschel)
Cork & Kerry in Beverly is featured in the book 'Chicago's Historic Irish Bars.'
Kelly's Pub in Lincoln Park during the 1930s.
Glascott's in Lincoln Park during 1890.
Hantschel and Danahey say O'Rourke's was a hangout for journalists, including Roger Ebert (pictured at right).

Many Chicagoans started getting their St. Patrick’s Day celebration on last weekend. But that shouldn’t stop you from going out tonight to grab a Guiness! That’s exactly what Mike Danahey did when Alison Cuddy met up with him and Allison Hantschel at Kelly's Pub in Lincoln Park. They’re co-authors of the new book Chicago’s Historic Irish Bars. Though the North Side might not seem like the stronghold of Chicago’s Irish, the bar has a great history – it was even briefly a University called Maguire University.

Danahey and Hantschel will be at Kitty O'Shea's Thursday afternoon signing copies of the book Chicago's Historic Irish Bars.