HAPPY HOUR runs Monday-Friday 4 PM - 6 PM.  Late Night Menu starts 10 PM every night.

May 23, 2017

The 8th Annual Barrington Art Festival will be happening this Memorial Day weekend along Cook and Station streets in downtown Barrington.  Free and open to the public, the festival will showcase the work of 120 juried artists from around the world in a variety of mediums.  Live music and kids activities included.  Of course the Pub conveniently borders up to the event, and as usual we will be outside serving libations for patrons!  More info on the event can be found on the Amdur Productions website

May 17, 2017

The time has arrived...Remember Charlotte's is now officially open for business!  This is a family friendly, old-school pizzeria inspired by and named in homage to a well known Barrington/Palatine institution, Charlotte’s Pizza, that was around for roughly 50 years before closing in 1989.  Located right next door in our old space that was formerly known as The Annex, this will truly be a complimentary business to the Pub.  We'd like to congratulate the McManus family and everyone involved for all the efforts! 

May 4, 2017

Almost there... our neighbors, Remember Charlotte's, are in the home stretch and should be fully open for business within a week.  More info forthcoming.

UPDATE 4/9/17: Final touches on the establishment are being done and they are firmly targeting the week of May 15th to officially open.  Be sure to check out their Facebook page for details.

May 1, 2017

Even though we're just midway through springtime we're already thinking summer.  Our May Beer of the Month is Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy, "A crisp weiss beer with natural lemonade flavor."  $4 drafts every day in May!  Also, our Chicago Cubs have a seve game home stretch starting today, so enjoy $2.50 Bud & Bud Light 16oz Aluminum Bottles all day for every home game!

April 27, 2017

Join us on Thursday April 28th for the Manchester Derby... Manchester United vs. Manchester City.  Match time 2:00 PM, and we'll be featuring our $4 Heineken 20oz draft gameday special along with our usual Thirsty Thursday goodness!

April 20, 2017

The excitement continues to grow about Remember Charlotte's!  Our new neighbors are targeting a May 4th grand opening, just two weeks from now.  More details will be posted here soon, and you can also check out the progress on their Facebook page

April 14, 2017

The Pub will be open Easter Sunday starting at 10:00 AM for a special Easter brunch and the Manchester United - Chelsea match.  See the panel on the right side of this page for all the details.  We hope you have a great Easter weekend and are spending some of it with us!

April 7, 2017

Baseball season started this week, and as you probably know we're fully supportive of our Chicago Cubs... starting with the season home opener this Monday (April 10th) we will be offering $2.50 Budweiser and Bud Light 16oz aluminum cans all day on EVERY HOME GAMEDAY. If you can't make it to Wrigley, cheer on the Cubs at the Pub and enjoy some Bud.  Here's to another championship run!

April 3, 2017

Our new beer of the month for April is Firestone Walker's Pivo Pils, "a classically rendered pilsner with a West Coast dry-­-hopping twist, showcasing stylistic infuences from Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic. Pivo Hoppy Pils offers impeccable balance with floral aromatics, spicy herbal nuances, and bergamot zest and lemongrass notes from dry hopping with German Saphir hops."  $4 draft pints all month long!

March 29, 2017

As many of you alredy know, our next door space (formerly known as The Annex) will soon be opening as Remember Charlotte's... a family friendly, old-school pizzeria inspired by and named in homage to a well known Barrington institution from the 1970’s & 1980’s, Charlotte’s Pizza.  Here's a recent article published by the Chicago Tribune on the upcoming establishment.  More updates right here as opening day gets closer!

March 20, 2017

On behalf of the Pub and all our staff, THANK YOU to all those who came out for the 7th Annual Barrington Celtic Fest this past weekend.  It turned out to be rather legendary - one of our all-time best events - and we're already looking forward to St. Patrick's Day next year... a short 362 days away!  We'll get some additional photos (and shares) posted up on the Celtic Fest Facebook page as soon as possible. 

March 16, 2017

It's Barrington Celtic Fest time!  Our website will take a few days break, but we strongly encourage our patrons to check out the Celtic Fest Facebook page for the latest updates, and of course our main Celtic Fest page (in the Events section) for all the schedules & details.  "Business as usual" will return on Sunday March 19th and the next update to this site will be Monday March 20th.  Have a great St. Patrick's Day weekend! 

March 14, 2017

It is with great sadness to report that our friend Pat Conway passed away this past Sunday. The obituary summarizes him well, but we wanted to add that he (along with his wife Helen) was a true friend of the Pub and one of the nicest people you'd ever meet. 

March 10, 2017

We're ONE WEEK AWAY from St. Patrick's Day... and we have good news to share for all our Catholic patrons.  Take a look at this article by the Daily Herald as the Pub is featured in it!

Hallelujah! Chicago-area Catholics can eat meat on St. Patrick's Day

March 9, 2017

Though every year it's overshadowed by our annual St. Patrick's Day celebration (Barrington Celtic Fest), the Pub's business anniversary is March 9th.  Today happens to be our SEVEN YEAR anniversary!  We sincerely thank the community and all our patrons and staff - both current and past - as we wouldn't have been so successful without your support.  As a token of our appreciation, today our fantastic HAPPY HOUR will be an ALL DAY EVENT... this is IN ADDITION to our usual "Thirsty Thursday" specials and our $4 Heineken 20oz draft special for the Manchester United match at noon.  Enjoy, and THANKS again for helping us reach this milestone!

March 3, 2017

Two weeks away from St. Patrick's Day!  Check out the Barrington Celtic Fest page for all the details on our big event. 

March 1, 2017

Our Beer of the Month for March is Stone Delicious IPA from Stone Brewing Company.  "Lemondrop and El Dorado hops combine to bring on a magnificent lemon candy-like flavor that’s balanced by hop spice. It’s unlike anything we’ve tasted in nearly two decades of IPA experimentation, and another lupulin-laced creation we’re excited to present to hopheads everywhere."  $5.00 drafts all month long!

February 28, 2017

The Pub takes great pride in the quality of our food, and it certainly shows as we've been selected - along with four other very worthy establishments - as the Best Corned Beef and Cabbage in Chicago according to CBS News Chicago!  Even though we're not surprised, it's still great to be honored!

February 24, 2017

This weekend we're doing Mardi Gras celebrating with fantastic seasonal food specials, courtesy of Executive Chef Richard Meierdirks.  Also, just a reminder, we're now THREE WEEKS away from St. Patrick's Day and our huge Celtic Fest celebration!

February 17, 2017

One month until St. Patrick's Day and the 7th Annual Barrington Celtic Fest!  The website page in our Events section is current and will continue to be updated as necessary.  Check it out for all the details!

February 16, 2017

We are thrilled to officially announce some news about what’s happening with the Pub’s old space formerly known as The Annex.  A friend of the Pub’s owner and lifelong resident of Barrington – Brian McManus – along with his wife Dena will be opening “Remember Charlotte’s”.  This will be a family friendly, old-school pizzeria inspired by and named in homage to a well known Barrington institution from the 1970’s & 1980’s, Charlotte’s Pizza.  Construction has commenced and target opening date is early April… but pizza samplings will be available at the Barrington Celtic Fest!   More information will be posted here as it gets closer to opening day.

UPDATE 2/20/17: They now have a Facebook page, please LIKE it for details & updates: https://www.facebook.com/RememberCharlottes

February 10, 2017

We are now five weeks out from our 7th Annual Barrington Celtic Fest, and full information on this great event will be posted on our website and the Facebook page by Monday (if not earlier).  Also, we have a fantastic Valentine's Day specials menu for Tuesday, February 14th... and no reservations required for dining!

February 6, 2017

We have some sad news to report... a good customer and friend of the Pub, Greg Hughes, recently passed away. His memorial is today at Salem United Methodist Church in Barrington, starting at 6:30 PM.

February 2, 2017

Our February Beer of the Month is Revolution Anti-Hero IPA, which is local from Chicago.  Their flagship IPA is supremely aromatic, crisp, and drinkable. This iconic ale features a blend of Warrior, Chinook, Centennial, and Amarillo to create a crisp clean bitterness and imparts massive floral and citrus aromas.  Enjoy pint drafts through the month of February for the discounted price of $4.50

Visit the News & Media section for older saved updates.

Voted/awarded as the

2017 Hospitality Member of the Year!

We are are proud members of the

Voted BEST BAR/PUB in in the region

and best Live Music Venue in Barrington

"Best of Barrington" 365Barrington.com

Voted the Suburb's BEST IRISH PUB

2012 & 2013 "Best of the Burbs"

One of Urbanspoon's

Top Rated Irish Pubs in America

Exceptional reviews and ratings

from all these major sources

2013 - 2017 Best of Business Award

2017 Best Bar Category Winner!

Thursday Specials

May 25th

$4 Blue Moon Drafts 

$4 Lagunitas Drafts

$4 Bells Oberon Drafts

$4 Jameson Shots

$4 Cuervo Gold Tequila Shots

$4 Summer Shandy Drafts

$2.50 Budweiser 16oz Aluminum Cans

$2.50 Bud Light 16oz Aluminum Cans

Additional specials in The Loft


Food Specials

Turkey Sub - $10.50

Foot-long with maple-rooasted turkey on a cheese & onion baguette with cheddar cheese, garlic mayo, lettuce, tomato and onion. Choice of side.

BBQ Ham Flatbread - $11.50

Smoked Ham, guinness bbq, peppers, onion, cheddar and pepperjack cheese.

Peach Cobbler - $6.95

Baked to order with sweet peach and filling, oat crumble topping and served with vanilla ice cream.

Soups of the Day

1) Chicken Dumpling

2) Richard's Famous Chili

Visit our SPECIALS page for all daily drink specials

If this section is not updated, sorry!  Ask your server or bartender for the daily food specials, or check out our Facebook page for details.  For a listing of ALL regular daily specials, visit our Specials Pages

Upcoming Entertainment

Cirrus Falcon

Saturday May 27, 8:30 PM

The Messengers

Friday June 2, 8:30 PM

Irish Music with the

Ragged Rascals

Sunday June 4, 4 PM - 7 PM

Morgan Fingleton

Saturday June 10, 9:00 PM

The Fluffers

Saturday June 17, 9:00 PM


Saturday June 24, 8:30 PM

Vist our EVENTS page for full schedules


Beer of the Month

$4.00 Drafts

Monday - Friday

4PM - 6PM

Tremendous discounts on many of our drinks along with some amazing food specials!  Visit our Happy Hour page for all the details.

We're the only real LATE NITE

food option in Barrington!

Visit our Menus Page for full list of offerings

We will open for all Manchester United games starting at 9 AM or later.  Please check our Facebook page for updates on earlier start times.

Manchester United Gamedays

$4 Heineken 20oz Drafts

$3 Jack Daniels Tennessee Fire Shots


Nebraska Gamedays


Bottles and 16oz Tall Boy Cans 



We carry Fox Sports 1 (formerly Fox Soccer), Fox Soccer Plus, beIN, NBC Sports Network channels and various other DirecTV feeds.  We're also hopeful that we may someday have GAA Games here too!

Available in the Pub

Hours of Operation:

Sunday through Thursday, 11 AM - 1 AM

Friday and Saturday, 11 AM - 2 AM

The Loft (2nd level) opens at 4 PM Monday-Saturday

(pending private event use)

General Kitchen Hours:

Sunday-Thursday 11 AM - 11:30 PM

(Late Nite Menu starts at 10 PM)

Friday-Saturday 11 AM - 1 AM

(Late Nite Menu starts at 10 PM)

Sorry, we do not take reservations for dining

For inquiries on planning private/special events,

contact Lisa Lesniak-Brady at 224-717-9199,

or events@barringtonpub.com

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