Before Houdini, there was Kellar – a magician from Erie, Pennsylvania who defined magic so brilliantly that author L. Frank Baum based his immortal character “The Wizard of Oz” on him. Henrich “Harry” Kellar (1849-1922) has been forgotten by history – UNTIL NOW.
Kellar’s, a Modern Magic & Comedy Club is a historical entertainment tourist attraction in Kellar’s hometown, owned by illusionist Bobby Borgia. Borgia, a noted international magician is also from Erie. Kellar’s story inspired Borgia to take up magic at age 6 and follow in his footsteps. This entertainment hotspot is a gift to Borgia’s hero and the city of Erie. It not only pays tribute to Kellar but looks inside his life and illusions with memorabilia and genuine artifacts from Kellar & Houdini’s career. The magic and comedy club is also a block away from the site of Kellar’s boyhood home.
The Kellar’s Experience
Kellar’s Dining & Deceptions showcases the biggest names in Magic and Comedy performing live on stage, from America’s favorite TV shows. Kellar’s family friendly cuisine features a magic themed menu creating a one of a kind dining experience.
World renowned sleight of hand artists preform live at Kellar’s – Erie’s Premiere Magic Bar. Cocktails & Conjuring entertains bar patrons with close up magic and sleight of hand nightly.