October 19, 2017
The Pub will be opening at 9:00 AM this coming Saturday, October 21st for the Manchester United - Huddersfield match. We'll also be featuring a complimentary small breakfast buffet at halftime!
October 14, 2017
Our Chicago Cubs are now in the NLCS for the third straight year, and game #1 is tonight vs. the Dodgers (7:08 PM) We also have our Nebraska Huskers taking on Ohio State tonight (6:30 PM) Since our second level (The Loft) is booked up with a private event, we'll be trying our best to accommodate all the sports action in our main level. Cubs will be on the main TV with sound, and the Huskers will be on our other TVs. Thank you for your understanding... now, just get here early for seats, GO CUBS and GO BIG RED!
October 11, 2017
Manchester United fans - the Pub will be opening at 6:30 AM this coming Saturday, October 14th for the MUFC - Liverpool match. Kitchen services won't be immediately available so it's OK to bring your own doughnuts or breakfast grub!
October 6, 2017
Nebraska Huskers fans - plan on gathering in the Pub's main level for Saturday's 7 PM game vs. Wisconsin. There will be a small section reserved on the north end, but of course you are welcome to sit anywhere. We will have the game on by 7 PM and will make sure that it will be shown on ALL our TVs (with sound) immediately following the end of the Cubs-Nationals playoff game. GO BIG RED!
October 5, 2017
Barrington's Homecoming weekend starts tomorrow, and the Pub is proud to again be hosting some of their class reunions. There will be plenty of entertainment available the next few days as we have Karaoke tonight, bands playing both Friday & Saturday night, our Chicago Cubs vs. Washington in the first playoff round Friday & Saturday, and of course our Nebraska Huskers vs. Wisconsin Saturday night! Details will appear on the right side of this page on Friday, and also visit our Facebook page for updates.
October 3, 2017
Our beer of the month for October is Half Acre Beer Company's Tuna Extra Pale IPA. Enjoy 16oz drafts for just $4.50 all month long!
October 2, 2017
Words cannot express the shock and sadness we feel regarding the senseless & tragic shooting in Las Vegas. On behalf of all the staff at the Pub, our prayers and sympathies go out to the victims and families.
September 25, 2017
We are THE official Chicago Bears bar in the region and are getting ready for the Bears-Packers game this coming Thursday Night (September 28th). Along with our usual Thirsty Thursday specials we'll feature $3.50 Miller Lite and Coors Light 23oz drafts and will be raffling off a couple Bears jerseys & other Pub t-shirts for patrons who stay for the game! Additional details will be posted soon, here and on our Facebook page.
UPDATE 9/28/17: Raffle tickets are just $1 each and we'll start selling them at 7:00 PM. The prize drawing will be at hafltime; don't go anywhere earlier as you need to be here to win!
September 16, 2017:
Join us on Sunday September 17th for our HALFWAY TO ST. PATRICK'S DAY specials - our Irish beers & entrees are all HALF PRICED all day! That includes Guinness, Harp, Smithwick's & Magners drafts, along with our Shepherd's Pie, Fish & Chips, Full Irish Breakfast, Boxtys, Bangers & Mash and Corned Beef & Cabbage!
September 14, 2017:
The Pub will be opening early both this coming Saturday (9/16) & Sunday (9/17). We have our Nebraska Huskers taking on Northern Illinios at 11 AM on Saturday, so the Pub will open (with full kitchen services) at 10:15 AM. On Sunday we have the Manchester United - Everton match at 10 AM, so we'll open our doors by 9:45 AM for our MUFC faithful. Additionally it's officially "Halfway to St. Patrick's Day" on Sunday, so to honor this event our Irish Entrees and Irish Draft Beers will all be HALF PRICED! Stay tuned for more details on the full weekend right here and on our Facebook page.
September 11, 2017
"One of the worst days in America's history saw some of the bravest acts in Americans' history. We'll always honor the heroes of 9/11. And here at this hallowed place, we pledge that we will never forget their sacrifice."
- President George W. Bush.
“What separates us from the animals, what separates us from the chaos, is our ability to mourn people we’ve never met.”
- Author David Levithan
September 8, 2017
The Pub is into football, both European & American! Here's a little more about our involvement this year:
We have been supporting Nebraska Huskers football since opening, and now through Chicagoans for Nebraska we're an official watch site! Visit us every gameday for $3.50 Coors Light 23oz drafts, an occasional complimentary halftime buffet and other specials geared towards our fellow Husker fans. GO BIG RED!!!
We are also THE official Chicago Bears bar in the region! Featuring $3.50 Miller Lite 23oz drafts every Sunday gameday along with a special tailgate food menu, jersey giveaways and more!
Of course we continue to support Manchester United and the rabid following of fans for all their matches. $4 Heineken 20oz drafts every MUFC gameday. We also do open early for the matches, and often feature a complimentary breakfast buffet for some of 'em!
September 7, 2017
Better late than never... our September Beer of the Month is actually a BREWERY of the Month - Firestone Walker Brewing Co. - and we'll be featuring different beers from them for the next few weeks for just $4.50 per draft!
September 4, 2017
We're please to announce that Richard's Famous Chili is now back for the season as an everyday Soup of the Day option!
August 31, 2017
Quick note to our patrons - the Pub is open regular business hours (11 AM - 1 AM) on Labor day. The Loft will be closed.
August 30, 2017
McGonigal's Pub is thrilled to announce that we will be working with Chicagoans for Nebraska and are becoming an official "watch site" for all Nebraska Huskers football games! With ownership roots from Nebraska embedded in the Pub, plus featuring their games since we first opened, we should be the perfect location in our region for all local and visiting Huskers fans. The season starts this Saturday vs. Arkansas State. Check out the group on their website and Facebook page. More gameday details to be posted soon. GO BIG RED!
August 29, 2017
We have yet another great new special to share - "The Irish Dozen" - and it will be available every day! Combine one of our Irish drafts (Guinness, Harp, Smithwick's or Magners) with one of our signature Irish entrees and get the combination for just $13! Check out our Everyday Specials page for details and restrictions.
August 24, 2017
Join us outside tonight at the Barrington Cruise Night (5:30 PM - 8:00 PM) as we will be serving up food for all the patrons and offering special coupons for in-Pub discounts. Be sure to venture inside for a full menu of food and drink, plus we have Karaoke in The Loft from 7 PM - 10 PM!
Also, starting next week we'll be introducing a new daily special called "The Irish Dozen"... one that's sure to please the Irish person in all of us! Stay tuned for details, we'll have them here and on our Facebook page.
August 21, 2017
Starting today we have a great new special that will be good every Monday - HALF PRICED STARTERS (appetizers) with a purchase of an Entrée or Sandwich. It’s a one-for-one deal, so you can get a half-priced item from of our "Starters" menu section for every one item purchased at regular price from our Entrées & Irish Fare or Sandwich menu section. Note that this offer is not valid for use in conjunction with any other coupons, offers or specials, however it's a fantastic deal, so be sure to join us on Mondays!
August 16, 2017
Our enhancements continue... today we're simply expanding on a popular event, BURGERS & WINGS WEDNESDAY which ran from 5 PM - 9 PM. Starting today it's an ALL-DAY EVENT! So, anytime on a Wednesday you can enjoy our fantast jumbo chicken wings at discounted prices along with a delicious 8oz Black Angus burger with side starting at just $5.95!
August 15, 2017
Another new special… our BARGAIN BEER BONANZA is officially in effect, good while supplies last and will be occasionally refreshed with new options. Choose from the following bottles or cans, which we’re selling for the low, low price of just $2 each: Guinness Nitro IPA, 4 Hands Chocolate Milk Stout, Guinness Extra Stout, Emmett’s Worlds End, Coors Light (16oz cans only), Guinness Irish Wheat, Emmett’s Peace Keeper, Guinness Rye Pale Ale.
August 14, 2017
As promised we're rolling out great new specials and enhancements this week... and starting today we will suggest you keep your Pub receipts. They are now more valuable - 10% off your bill on your next visit - and it's valid for two weeks from the date on the receipt. We encourage you to frequent McGonigal's Pub often, and now you have another excuse to do so because you're SAVING money!
August 12, 2017
Manchester United kicks off the 2017 Premier League season tomorrow (Sunday August 13th) at 10:00 AM vs. West Ham United. Of course the Pub will be opening early for it, serving up the MUFC gameday special of $4 Heineken 20oz drafts along with plenty of other good stuff. GO MUFC!
August 10, 2017
Starting next week (August 14th) we're significantly ramping up our offerings at the Pub... the point is to help our customers save some money while having a lot of fun in the process! What's coming are additional “Dog Days of Summer” mixed drink specials, more themed food days with deep discounts on your favorite items, the "Bargain Bottled Beer Bonanza" and daily coupons for use in the Pub – both online and on receipts! And don't forget that a fantastic pizza place - Remember Charlotte's - right next door! More information will be posted here and on our Facebook page.
August 8, 2017
Watch the UEFA Super Cup today at the Pub - Manchester United vs. Real Madrid. We're featuring our BEER ME TUESDAY $1 off all drafts, beer flights and plenty of other specials! GO MUFC!!!
August 1, 2017
Announcing our August Beer of the Month: Blue Moon Belgian White, a Belgian-style wheat ale and is probably a familiar offering to most beer drinking folk. $4 drafts all month long! Also, to kick off our "Dog Days of Summer" specials this month, we're introducing some refreshing shots priced at just $3 each - RumChata, Dr. McGillicuddy's Apple Pie and Cannon Blast! Specials are good through August or as long as supplies last.
July 31, 2017
The "Dog Days of Summer" are in full swing, so starting August 1st the Pub will be featuring some truly fantastic specials on cool drinks and delicious food, much more than what we usually offer. We'll keep the specials going through August too. Stay tuned for details!
July 26, 2017
Join us outside tomorrow (Thursday 7/27) at the Barrington Cruise Night as we will be serving up food for all the patrons and offering special coupons for in-Pub discounts. Also, we'l be trying out Karaoke in The Loft again from 7 PM - 10 PM!
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