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

September 23, 2016

Enjoy the weekend at the Pub, there's lots of fun things happening!  The next website update will be Tuesday September 27th but please check our Facebook page for daily updates. 

September 21, 2016

Our "Burger and Wings Wednesday" runs from 5 PM - 9 PM today, with our special 7oz grass fed burger starting at $5.95 and discounts on our amazing Pub Chicken Wings!  Visit the Burger & Wings page in our Specials section for details.

September 20, 2016

We may not be a German bar but the Pub will be featuring some festive food & drink specials for an Oktoberfest celebration this coming weekend!  Menus will be posted here and on our Facebook page. 

September 17, 2016

Happy Halfway to St. Patrick's Day!  Enjoy the festivities, specials and music by The Fluffers tonight in the Pub... just six more months until the next Barrington Celtic Fest! 

September 16, 2016

Continuing on with our week-long "Halfway to St. Patrick's Day" celebration bring us a DJ Dance Party with DJ Atlas in The Loft, running from 9 PM - Close.  A fun night of party & dance tunes, and we never charge a cover for Pub sponsored events!

September 15, 2016

Besides our usual & plentiful "Thirsty Thursday" specials, today we are starting a weekly Thursday evening of music in The Loft with local talent Mac Dralle! Starting time is 7:30 PM.

September 14, 2016

Starting today is our official BURGER AND WINGS WEDNESDAY! This runs from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM and is a great chance to get an amazing 7oz grass-fed beef burger with a side, starting at just $5.95!  You can then customize your burger however you want.  We also have a "Pub Burger of the Day" (these will be creative) and are featuring our fantastic chicken wings at discounted prices, along with a NEW special sauce each week!  Full info is available in the Pub now and on our Daily Specials page.

September 13, 2016

Starting today and every Tuesday we'll be featuring BEER FLIGHTS with guidance from our resident bartender beer expert Mike DeMalpardita.  It's the first run today so currently we're providing jsut two types - the Irish Flight (Guinness, Harp, Smithwicks & Magners) for $9 and a Mix/Match Flight (customer choice of four different brews) for $10.  Each sample is 5oz, and you get to keep a souvenier glass for every flight purchased.

September 12, 2016

Starting today and every Monday through football season we'll feature Monday Night Football drink & food specials during the game.  There are two games on September 12th & we have $3.50 Miller Lite 23oz drafts and a plethora of "tailgate food specials" to complement our regular menu.  Moving forward our resident football expert - bartender Dan Irons - will be presenting additional fun drinks at discounted prices!

September 9, 2016

Our "Halfway to St. Patrick's Day" WEEK-LONG celebration kicks off on Sunday with the start of the NFL Season and great new specials.  Every day of the week leading up to September 17th will feature new and exciting happenings.  More details to follow right here and on Facebook!

September 8, 2016

If you are looking for a place to host a holiday party, corporate event, birthday party, rehearsal dinner, bachelor/bachelorette party, wedding reception or any other special event, look no further than the Pub!  We offer several banquet options within our facility for private and semi-private parties & events.  Check out our Banquets-Parties page for further information on our offerings.  For bookings, professional planning assistance and additional details, contact our events planner, Lisa Brady, at events@mcgonigalspub.com or 224-717-9199.  Times and dates have been filling up quickly, so call us today and reserve your spot now!

September 7, 2016

One month from now (Friday October 8th) we welcome Celtic Thunder's Paul Byrom to the Pub for a return performance!  Tickets and further info on this event can be found at paulbyrom.ie

September 3, 2016

Welcome back college football and the Nebraska Cornhuskers!  On college gameday Saturdays we'll feature $2.50 Coors Light Bottles along with all our other great specials.  We'll also show every Nebraska game on our HDTVs.  GO BIG RED!

September 1, 2016

Welcome to September!  We have the perfect beer of the month to ring in the fall season - Sam Adams OctoberFest.  $4 draft pints all month long!  Also, tonight is the final Barrington Cruise Night of 2016 and we are honored to be outside in the center of it serving up some delicious food.

August 30, 2016

We are pleased to welcome Celtic Thunder's Keith Harkin back to the Pub... the show is tomorrow (Wednesday August 31st) and is a ticket-only event.  More information available at his Facebook page, and ticket info can be found here.  Please also note that all updated entertainment at the Pub can be found on our EVENTS page, and this will also include additional info on theme nights, specials, and happenings around the Village that include the Pub. 

August 17, 2016

We are one month away from a special "Halfway to St. Patrick's Day" event.. stay tued for details!

August 15, 2016

Coming soon... Nebraska & Chicago Bears football gameday specials, updated food menus, "Burger Wednesdays" great new family dining options in The Loft (our amazing 2nd level) and various other enhancements that are sure to please all our patrons!  The roll-out starts the beginning of September.

August 6, 2016

The start of the Premier League season is forthcoming, and we'd like to remind everyone that the Pub proudly supports Manchester United (though ALL Premier league fans are very welcome in our establishment).  Every MUFC gameday we feature $4 Heineken 20oz Drafts along with our other great daily specials.

UPDATE 8/12/16 - The Pub will be opening at 7:30 AM for the MUFC - AFC Bournemouth match on Sunday, August 14th!

July 26, 2016

For those of you playing the Pokémon GO game, we are a "Poké Stop"... the mural on the west side of our building is where you'll find the critters.  While you're here, stop in for some refreshing drinks and great food!

July 14, 2016

The Pub is excited to announce the return of Celtic Thunder's Keith Harkin to our 2nd level main stage!  Show date is Wednesday August 31st.  More information available at his Facebook page, and ticket info can be found here

July 5, 2016

Our entertainment partnership with Epic is making news (Metromix - Laughter in the Loft) and providing lots of fun for patrons!  The next "Laughter in the Loft" event is this Saturday, July 9th at 8:00 PM (doors open at 7 PM for dining & drinks).  These shows are held in our 2nd level, and tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door (pending availability).  Visit www.epic-rep.com for all the details. 

UPDATE 7/22/16 - this performance has been postponed until a September date TBA.

July 4, 2016

On behalf of the Pub staff we wish everyone a very happy and safe Independence Day.  As mentioned before we are open all day, so stop by for some food & drink, plus you can watch both our Chicago baseball teams who are playing home games at the same time.  Also, don't forget to pick up your Brewfest tickets with t-shirt) while you're here!

June 27, 2016

We will be open regular business hours on Monday July 4th, so feel free to join us anytime while celebrating Independence Day!  We also have a great lineup of entertainment for the holiday wekeend: Celtic Thunder's Colm Keegan & Laura Durrant are doing two shows on Saturday July 2nd, Mac Dralle is also here the evening of July 2nd and we have the Irish music of the Ragged Rascals from 4-7 PM on Sunday July 3rd.

June 23, 2016

Today is the first day of the 2016 Barrington Farmer's Market, which takes place right outside our main doors off of Park Avenue.  This will run every Thursday from 2 PM - 7 PM through October 13th.  Combine this event with the Barrington Cruise Night (starting at 6 PM every Thursday through August) and you have lots going on downtown... the Pub just happens to be right in the center of it all!

June 21, 2106

Our next event with Epic-Rep Theatre Company is "Music in the Loft" at 3:00 PM on Sunday June 26th.  Click here for more information, plus here's a few additional press releases on our partnership to view:

Epic-Rep partners with McGonigal’s Pub in Barrington

Lakewood woman's theater company to host Laughter in the The Loft in Barrington

PODCAST: Lakewood actress talks comedy show, 'Batman v Superman'

June 17, 2016

Saturday June 18th from 1 PM - 5 PM is the Barrington Summer Beer & Wine Walk.  Celebrate Father's Day and the beginning of summer with an afternoon of sipping craft beers and a variety of wines.  As always the Pub is a sponsor (and participant) in this event.  More information can be found on the Village website. 

June 14, 2016

Tomorrow (Wednesday June 15th) from 6 PM - 9 PM is "Mom's Night Out" in The Loft at the Pub,  Cocktail Party & Shopping! This is a FREE event but be sure to per-register to get your VIP Access - click here for details and registration

June 9, 2016

Join us this Friday June 10th for the Barrington Area Relay for Life, being held at Barrington High School from 5 PM - 11 PM.  The owners of the Pub consistently donate to American Cancer Society, and the Pub will also be serving food and pop/water at the event.  Details on the event can be found here.

Also, a reminder that tickets WITH t-shirts for the 13th Annual Barrington Brewfest are now available for purchase (cash or check only) at the Pub!

June 8, 2016

A quick announcement - the popular Leinenkugel Summer Shandy is our June Beer of the Month, $4 drafts for the start of summer and all month long!  Also, soon we will have many more details on "The Loft" - the Pub's awesome 2nd level.  It will be open at 4 PM the next couple days, then will be full-time all week long starting next week!

June 6, 2016

Just a reminder - McGonigal's Pub will be CLOSED for business today (Monday June 6th) and Tuesday June 7th for some plumbing & kitchen repairs, along with other needed general maintenance. Normal business hours will resume on Wednesday June 8th. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding and continued patronage.

June 3, 2016

It is with great sadness to announce that The Annex will be closing it's doors for regular business this Saturday, June 4th.  Established in September 2012, it became more than just an extension of the Pub and took on its own fun identity in the Barrington area.  Join us this weekend to bid adieu to The Annex. 

As the saying goes, "when a door closes a window opens"... but in this case it's two windows!

The Pub has a fantastic second level that has mostly been used for private events, but we will now be using it full-time for all patrons.  Called "The Loft", we will be featuring family style dining, theme nights, great new entertainment and much more!

We are thrilled to announce our new entertainment partner Epic Repertory Theatre Company and look forward to great new programming over the next year  Plans for late this year & early 2017 would be to reconfigure the Annex space into a small entertainment venue for comedy nights, cabaret and other performances!  Progress will be posted here as there is more to report.  However, we're starting with them right away as there are already some entertainment dates scheduled in The Loft for this summer, which will be posted on our Events calendar.


Details on all the above will be covered soon.  Also, note that for the short term we'll continue to use The Annex for some private functions, but starting next week we encourage all Annex patrons to utilize The Loft and of course The Pub!

June 2, 2016

Tonight is the first Barrington Cruise Night of 2016! It's the 13th season of this annual summer event, which runs every Thursday (weather pending) throughout the summer. They start after 6 PM, are family friendly and FREE to attend. The Pub serves food outside at some of these events and we will be there tonight!  The event takes place about a block south of the Pub; fo rmore information visit the village website

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September 23rd - 25th

Seasonal Beers on Tap

Sam Adams OctoberFest - $4.00

Half-Acre Lager Town - $5.50

Two Brothers Atom-Smasher - $5.50


German Brews (bottles)

Ayinger Brauweisse - $5.50

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - $6.50

Hacker Pschorr - $7.00

Food Specials (good all weekend)

Sauerbraten - $13.95

Traditional marinated, braised beef with sweet & sour gravy, red cabbage and spaetzle.

Wiener Schnitzel - $17.95

Hand-breaded veal cutlets with spaetzle and red cabbage.

Sausage Plate - $13.50

Grilled Bratwurst and Knockwurst with sauerkraut and spaetzle.

Apple Strudel - $7.00

Puff pastry with cinnamon apple filling, served with salted caramel ice cream.

Soups of the Day

Friday: Cheddar-Ale

Saturday: Butternut Squash

Sunday: Potato Bacon Cheese

EVERY DAY: Richard's Famous Chili


Last home series of the

regular season!

All weekend long:

$2 Budweiser 16oz Aluminum Bottles

$2 Miller Lite & MGD 16oz Cans


Friday September 23rd

$4 Sam Adams OctoberFest Drafts

$2 Budweiser 16oz Aluminum Bottles

$2 Miller Lite & MGD 16oz Cans



Saturday September 24th

Sorry but we will not be open for the

Manchester United - Leicester City

match at 6:30 AM, but the MUFC

gameday specials are in effect.


"We're your Huskers Home!"

vs. Northwestern, 6:30 PM

The Messeners

Pub Main Level, 8:30 PM

$2.50 Coors Light Bottles or 16oz Cans

$4 Heineken 20oz Drafts

$2 Budweiser 16oz Aluminum Bottles

$2 Miller Lite & MGD 16oz Cans

$12 buckets of Bud/Bud Light,

Coors Light, Miller products

$4 Miller Lite 23oz Drafts

$4 Sam Adams OctoberFest Drafts


Sunday September 25th

BEARS vs. Dallas, 7:30 PM

$3.50 Miller Lite 23oz Drafts

$6 Bloody Marys

Upgrade to Absolut for $2 more

$5 Mimosas

$12 buckets of Bud/Bud Light,

Coors Light, Miller products

$4 Sam Adams OctoberFest Drafts

$2 Budweiser 16oz Aluminum Bottles

$2 Miller Lite & MGD 16oz Cans

Tailgate Food Specials

for every NFL Sunday:

Chicago Dogs (2) - $8.50

Two dogs-poppy seed bun-onion-mustard-relish-tomato wedge-sport peppers-pickle spear-celery salt-served with side of fries

Beer Brats (2) - $9.50

Two Johnsonville beer brats-pretzel buns-caramelized onions-beer cheese-smoked bacon-served with side of fries

Italian Beef Sandwich - $10

French bread-sliced roast beef-giardiniera mix-provolone cheese-au jus-served with fries

Chips & Dip - $7

House made tortilla chips with homemade queso dip

Cheese Curds - $7.50

Deep fried cheddar cheese curds

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

Mac Dralle

Thursday September 22, 7:30 PM

The Messeners

Saturday September 24, 8:30 PM


Saturday October 1, 8:30 PM

Irish Music with the

Ragged Rascals

Sunday October 2, 4 PM - 7 PM

Morgan Fingleton

Saturday October 8, 9:00 PM

Celtic Thunder's

Paul Byrom

Saturday October 8, 8:00 PM

Visit the website www.paulbyrom.ie

for tickets and show info

Cirrus Falcon

Saturday October 15, 8:30 PM

The Fluffers

Saturday September 22, 9:00 PM

Visit our EVENTS page

for full listings & details.

Home Gameday Specials

Can't make it to Wrigley?  Cheer 'em on here!  These specials good all day for every Cubs home game:

$2 Budweiser 16oz Aluminum Bottles

$2 Miller Lite & MGD 16oz Cans


Beer of the Month

$4 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 both The Pub and The Annex

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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