Happy Hour Food Menu Sunday-Thursday 3-6 PM.   Late Night Menu starts 10 PM every night!

The Pub - view when you walk in the main door.

July 17, 2014

Join us on Sunday, July 20th for "Sam's Jam", a benefit to assist Sam Donnelly's upcoming heart surgery. This event is open to the public, and includes some fantastic entertainment by the local band Single Degree Of Freedom. More information at www.giveforward.com (search: Sam Donnelly).

July 10, 2014

Over the past month we've added a few new beers to our draft and bottle offering - New Holland Dragon's Milk, Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Angry Orchard Cider and Breckenridge Vanilla Porter just to name a few.  Check out our full offerings on our Menus page and also Beermenus.com

At the upcoming Barrington Brewfest, the Pub will be serving up some old favorites - Guinness, Newcastle Brown Ale and Smithwick's - along with the newer Redd's Apple Ale... perfect for summer!

July 7, 2014

Just a reminder to all our beer fans out there - the 11th Annual Barrington Brewfest is this coming Saturday July 12th, and the Pub is the Grand Brewmaster Sponsor for the fifth consecutive year!  Advance tickets WITH t-shirts are on sale at the Pub through July 10th - we're the ONLY place where you can get souvenier t-shirts in advance!  Throuugh July 10th the tickets are $40, cash or check only at the Pub but but you have options to buy online too.  Full details on tickets, brewers and all the fantastic festivities are at www.barringtonbrewfest.com.  Don't forget to also "like" their Facebook page!

Also, the Pub is proud to be first time sponsors for Uncork Barrington on Friday July 11th.  Think of the Brewfest, but with wine and complimentary hors d'oeuvres, some of which will be served by us.  More information on this event can be found at www.uncorkbarrington.com.

July 2, 2014

The Pub and all our staff wish all of you a happy and safe holiday weekend.  Note that the Pub will be open normal business hours on Friday, July 4th. Actually, since we're right in the middle of the parade path, we're opening 10 AM, a little bit early... so for those of you heading out to watch the Barrington 4th of July Parade, stop by for a drink or quick bite to eat! 

July 1, 2014

New month, new featued beer, and it's all about Sam Adams in July, with Summer Ale on tap in the Pub side and the original Boston Lager available in The Annex side.  $3.50 draft pints all month long!

June 25, 2014

We are seeking an experienced bartender for part-time positions, with future full-time potential.  Minimum 3+ years experience required.  Please contact Taylor Drewes at taylor@barringtonpub.com or 847-277-7400.

June 19, 2014

Officially every Thursday through the rest of the summer is "Farmer's Market Day" and "Cruise Night" in Barrington... and we are right in the center of BOTH events!  The Barrington Farmer's Market runs 2 PM - 7 PM (rain or shine) and the Barrington Cruise Night runs 6 PM - 8:30 PM (weather pending).

June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day to all the great dads out there!  The Pub is open normal hours today, and of course we already have great menu items geared towards the dads.  Combine that with some additional food and drink specials (including $4 Heineken 20oz drafts and $2.50 Miller Lite drafts), and you have the makings for a fun Father's Day here!  No reservations required, just bring dad by and have a great time!

June 8, 2014

The website updates are on a short break; next one will be June 13th.  In the meantime please visit our Facebook page for all general news and information (including daily food specials).

June 4, 2014

The 2014 American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Barrington begins this Friday, June 6th at Barrington High School Community Stadium from 6:00pm Friday- 6:00am Saturday. The Pub is once again a proud major donor/sponsor of the event, and we will also be there serving food (6-10 PM) in the main concession stand.

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.  Events such as this help raise money to support research, education, and patient services in celebration of cancer survivorship in Illinois. For more information, visit the Facebook page or their official Website.

June 1, 2014

Our June Beer of the Month is one you've definitely heard of before... HEINEKEN.  It's a pale lager beer, 5% ABV, and produced by the Dutch brewing company Heineken International.  Oh, and it also happens to be THE top selling beer in the world!  Enjoy one on draft - in fact we'll give you 20oz drafts - for just $4 all month long!

May 30, 2014

Heads up to all our beer fans out there - for the fifth year in a row, the Pub is the Grand Brewmaster sponsor of the Barrington Brewfest, and the 11th annual is happeing on Saturday July 12th.  Tickets WITH t-shirts are now on sale at the Pub - we're the ONLY place where you can get souvenier t-shirts in advance!  $40 in advance, cash or check only here (checks made out to BACOA), but you have options to buy online too.  Full details on tickets, brewers and all the fantastic festivities are at www.barringtonbrewfest.com.  Don't forget to also "like" their Facebook page!

May 29, 2014

The summertime Barrington Cruise Nights start today and are out in the center of the village every Thursday (weather permitting) through the end of August.  The Pub is once again proud to be a major sponsor of this event, and we will be serving food on the events dated June 12th (Ford & Mercury), July 3rd Red, White & Blue cars), July 31st (convertibles) and August 21st (Corvettes).  Be sure to come visit us!

May 26, 2014

Starting the week of June 9th we'll be introducing a food menu revamp.  Most of the same favorites aren't going anywhere, but we will be adding new and exciting items to the already excellent selections.  Full updates will be posted here on the Menu page once they are available.

We're also pleased to announce that effective NOW, Angry Orchard Cider is now on tap.   We will of course still carry the Irish favorite, Magners, in bottles.

May 22, 2014

SUPER SATURDAY is coming... THIS SATURDAY!  Champions League final with Heineken Girls and $4 Heineken 20oz Drafts, 1 PM.  Blackhawks vs. Kings at 7 PM with Coors Light Girls and $3 Coors Light Drafts + $2 Bud & Bud Light 16oz Cans.  The Barrington Art Fair is all day throughout town.  AND... more!  Check up updated postings to the right ==>

May 20, 2014

Our outdoor patio is now OPEN for business, now hopefully the weather will finally STAY warmer and nicer for the next several months!

Also, we are NOW HIRING for several positions - bartender, servers and busser/barbacks.  Check out our Employment page for details.

May 17, 2014

On behalf of all the volunteers and the entire Pub staff, THANK YOU to everyone who came out for the Luke Parkin Benefit, the evening was a TREMENDOUS success, and it's truly heartwarming to see truly great community of Barrington rally around this cause.

May 12, 2014

This coming Friday (May 16th) the Pub is hosting a special benefit for Luke Parkin, a severely autistic child who through a tragic accident suffered third degree burns over half his body.  The event begins at 6:00 PM and will be held in the 2nd level of the Pub.  Bands will be performing, plus there will be a silent auction and other ways you can help donate; all proceeds will be used for medical expenses and care for Luke Parkin.  For information on the event and donations check out the website at www.lukeparkinbenefit.com.  Additional up-to-the-minute details are also posted at the Facebook page: facebook.com/lukeparkinbenefit

May 15 update - Here's the Daily Herald article on the event

May 7, 2014

We will of course be open for Mother's Day this coming Sunday (May 11th), and we have some special treats planned for all the wonderful mothers out there... including a live Irish Music Session with the Ragged Rascals from 4-7 PM!  Look to your right (you may have to scroll down a little) for what's in store.  No reservations needed!

May 1, 2014

Announcing our MAY Beer of the Month - Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - "A traditional wheat beer with refreshing natural lemonade flavor that makes it perfect for the sun-splashed summer months."  $3.50 drafts all month long, and we'll also be offering it on tap in The Annex soon!

April 24, 2014

Summer is definitely on it's way... we anticipate our outdoor patio to be open within the next couple weeks, or by mid-May at the latest.  We'll also be introducing new menu items and specials by mid-May as well.  Stay tuned for more details!

April 15, 2014

Despite the recent April snowstorm, we are optimistic that summer isn't too far away!  We're pleased to announce that Bell's Oberon has returned to our taps, and we also have Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy drafts available.

April 14, 2014

On Wednesday April 16th (9 PM - 11 PM) we have a special Coors Light promotion with radio station US 99.5 to win tickets to see Jerrod Neimann.  We'll also be featuring $3 Coors Light on tap for the immediate future, with some NHL hockey promos forthcoming!

April 9, 2014

This Friday, April 11th, we are the location for an event that's important to the Pub's owner, as it's for the family of a good friend.  At the end of this past December, just six days after turning 46 years old, Tim Updike lost his battle against heart failure.  He leaves behind two young daughters.  In loving memory of Tim, his family and friends will be hosting a fundraiser where all proceeds from the benefit will go directly to Tim's daughters' educational fund. More details are available at this website:  Tim Updike Foundation

April 3, 2014

Visit us tonight at the Chicago Marriott Northwest in Hoffman Estates and support the 2014 Taste Takes Flight event, which benefits the Women in Need Growing Stronger (WINGS) organization.  Event is from 6:30 - 9:30 PM, click here for details.

April 1, 2014

We are now featuring BLUE MOON as our April Beer of the Month.  This Belgian-style wheat ale has been around since 1995, runs 5.4% ABV and some people even like an orange slice with it!  $3.50 drafts all month, and bottles also available in The Annex for the same price.

March 22, 2014

Here's a nice writeup on our fundraising efforts from the Barrington Celtic Fest.  Thank you to the Barrington Courier-Review & Chicago Sun-Times for the article:

Barrington’s Celtic Fest raises $5,000 for Relay for Life 

March 18, 2014

A big THANK YOU goes out to everyone who came by the Fourth Annual Barrington Celtic Fest this past weekend... it was nothing short of an amazing event, and thanks to all of you we managed to reach our fundraising goal for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life! 

As time permits we'll get some pictures posted here, but do check out the Barrington Celtic Fest Facebook page as several were posted throughout the event.  If you were here, feel free to add more!

Visit the News & Media section for older saved updates.

We are proud members of the

Voted the Suburb's BEST IRISH PUB

2012 & 2013 "Best of the Burbs"

Voted BEST BAR/PUB in in the region

and best Live Music Venue in Barrington

"Best of Barrington" 365Barrington.com

2013 Best of Business Award

Tuesday Specials

July 22nd

Half Priced Beer of the Day:

Miller Fortune (Bottles) - $1.50

(different each Tuesday)

$1 off ALL Draft Beers

(does not include Beer of the Month)

$1 off Select Craft Beer Bottles

Food Specials

Half off one (1) sandwich item with purchase of a bowl of soup OR sandwich OR entree

Pepperoni & Sausage Pizza-$12

Flat bread-marinara-sausage-pepperoni-mozzarella cheese-peppers-onions-tomato

Chef Salad Wrap-$10

Choice of dressing-romaine-turkey-ham-cucumbers-tomatoes-blue cheese crumbles-hardboiled egg

Hawaiian Burger-$12

Brioche bun-10 oz. prime burger-grilled pineapple-irish bacon-lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle on side-house fries

SOUPS of the Day:

1) Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice

2) Chickpea & Vegetable

CUBS vs. Padres

Home Games July 22, 23, 24

CUBS vs. Cardinals

Home Games July 25, 26, 27

CUBS vs. Rockies

Home Games July 28, 29, 30, 31

$2 Budweiser, Bud Light & Miller Lite

16oz Tall Boy Cans

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 Live Music

Mark Himes

Special Event, Pub 2nd Level

Saturday July 19th, 9:00 PM


Saturday July 19th, 9:00 PM

The Gravediggers

Saturday July 26th, 9:00 PM

Urban Sprawl

Saturday August 2nd, 9:00 PM

The Messengers

Saturday August 9th, 9:00 PM

The Fluffers

Friday August 15th, 9:30 PM

Visit our EVENTS page

for full listings & details.


Beer of the Month

$3.50 Drafts

11 AM - 3 PM

Every Day!

See our Menu page for details

Cheap & Fun Food...

Monday - Thursday, 3-6 PM

See our Specials page for details

We're the only real LATE NITE

food option in Barrington!

Visit our Menus Page for full list of offerings

Every Cubs Home Game


Bud & Bud Light 16oz Cans


Watch any game here... just ask for your

team to be put on our HDTVs

(prior viewing restrictions may apply)



Old Style, Rolling Rock and PBR Bottles

Miller High Life, PBR and Hamm's 16oz Cans

Pub Trivia Every Monday Night!

High energy, fun and FREE to play!

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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 Annex opens at 4 PM every day

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 at 224-717-9199,

or events@mcgonigalspub.com

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