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

May 16, 2018

Chili season is officially over... however we will continue to offer our usual Soup of the Day (occasionally two) along with our fantastic "every day" Baked French Onion soup.

May 15, 2018

We'd like to formally announce Ed Beekil as our Executive Chef, who brings us a lifetime of chef & management experience.  He's been running the kitchen for our neighbors at Remember Charlotte's since they opened a year ago; now he'll be overseeing both establishments.  We already have a great kitchen staff, and with Ed's leadership in place helping streamline operations we'll just keep getting better! 

May 12, 2018

With Mother's Day taking center stage, the Pub will NOT be opening early for tomorrow's match vs. Watford. However, we will still be honoring our gameday $4 Heineken 20oz drafts.  Thanks for your understanding and please join us next Saturday (May 19th) for the final round of the FA Cup vs. Chelsea!

May 11, 2018

Cubs-Sox series all weekend long... if you can't make it to Wrigley to cheer on our Cubs, watch 'em here and enjoy our $2.50 Bud & Bud Light 16oz aluminum bottles special!  Also, we'll have some additional specials for Mother's Day this Sunday.

May 7, 2018

Our May Beer of the Month made it's triumphant return to our taps right before St. Patrick's Day and we wanted to feature it now: Murphy's Irish Stout, a comparable (and delicious) alternative to Guinness... and for just $5.00 for a 20oz pint all month long, it's one you must try!

May 2, 2018

We will be making a few changes to our daily food specials to better feature some of our fantastic menu items.  Stay tuned for all the details!

April 23, 2018

The Barrington Spring Wine Walk is Saturday, April 28th from 3 PM - 6 PM throughout downtown Barrington.  As usual we are a participant on the tour!  For information on the event and to purchase tickets, please visit the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce website.  

April 13, 2018

Our Chicago Cubs home gameday specials have officially returned for 2018... we will be offering $2.50 Budweiser and Bud Light 16oz aluminum bottles 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 for a lot cheaper than what you'd pay at the ballpark!

April 9, 2018

Today was supposed to be the season home opener for our Chicago Cubs, (vs. Pittsburgh) but alas the April snow has postponed the event.  Later this week our beer vendor will have all our season specials ads & product for our home game specials, so stay tuned for details.

April 3, 2018

It was a popular choice when we started it in mid-March, but since it was on for just a short time Sam Adams New Englaind IPA is being extended as our Beer of the Month April.  Give ths one a try, it's excellent and with $5 draft pints all month long you can't go wrong!

March 30, 2018

On behalf of everyone at the Pub we wish you and your families a happy and safe Easter holiday weekend.  The Pub is open regular hours every day, and were offering an additional Easter Sunday Brunch food menu too... no reservations required!  Be sure to check out the right side of this page for all the weekend events, which includes our Final Four party!

One more fun note from the homeland - Pubs in Ireland open for Good Friday for the first time in 90 years.

March 25, 2018

Loyola University alumni & fans, Pub patrons and anyone who loves college basketball: join us this Saturday, March 31st for a big FINAL FOUR PARTY in the The Loft and Remember Charlotte's!  More details to follow ASAP.

March 23, 2018

We have been proud supporters of the American Cancer Society since we opened, and we just received this nice message from our friends who run the local Relay for Life:

Dear Bryan & Joel,

Thank you so much for your unending support to the American Cancer Society.  The 2018 Relay For Life of Barrington is off to a great start thanks to your assistance during Barrington Celtic Fest. Thanks to the generous donations from most every attendee and the donated basket from Clarke’s Bakery, we are able to make a significant donation to ACS and raise awareness of its mission to our community.  Everyone interested in ending cancer is welcome to attend the Relay For Life of Barrington on Friday, June 8 at Citizen’s Park.  More information can be found at www.relayforlife.org/barringtonil

March 19, 2018

A heartfelt THANK YOU goes out to all our patrons, sponsors, vendors and the amazing Pub staff for making the 8th Annual Barrington Celtic Fest a monstrous success!  It was our second best St. Patrick's Day celebration ever, only topped by that Saturday in 2012 when it was 79 degrees outside! 

March 15, 2018

During the Barrington Celtic Fest our website updates will be on temporary hiatus.  After the Friday morning post the next update will be on Monday March 19th.  Thank you for your understanding and hope you can make it here for a fun weekend!

March 12, 2018

Beer announcements: we now have Murphy's Irish Stout back on draft, and it should hold a relatively permanent tap handle spot from here on out.  Also, our March Beer of the Month is Sam Adams New Englaind IPA, just $5 draft pints all month long and during Celtic Fest!

March 9, 2018

ONE WEEK AWAY from the big festival!  However, we don't want to let this other important event slip by in the excitement...Happy Eight Year Anniversary to us! We sincerely thank the surrounding community and all of our patrons for the many years of tremendous support!  To honor the day, we're featuring our famous Denny Reuben for just $8!  This also honors a great man who has helped make all of these years in business possible, “patriarch” Denny McGonigal.  The sandwich is one of our best selling items and was named after him.

March 2, 2018

TWO WEEKS AWAY from the start of the 8th Annual Barrington Celtic Fest, and you can view the latest updates on our Events page.  Also, our neighbors Remember Charlotte's will be actively participating, with a special pre-fest event the evening of Thursday March 15th in the festival tent. Bands, booze and the best pizza in the area!!  More details to follow on our Events page.

Also, we have a great new Beer of the Month ready to go once we run out of Sam Adams Cold Snap... stay tuned!

February 26, 2018

There is a big Irish event happening a couple months after our Barrington Celtic Fest... we're excited to announce that Keith Harkin (of Celtic Thunder fame) returns to the Pub on Thursday May 24th!  As in the past this show is a special performance and tickets are sold in advance - please check out Keith's official website and ticketleap for more info.

February 16, 2018

We're officially ONE MONTH away from the start of the 8th Annual Barringotn Celtic Fest!  Details on this spectacular event will be posted on our Events page early next week, and the Facebook page will also start being updated.

February 9, 2018

Laissez les bon temps rouler!  Join us this snowy weekend for a Mardi Gras food celebration - amazing food dishes created by our Executive Chef Richard Meierdirks are sure to please anyone in the festive mood! Also, these food specials will return on Fat Tuesday.

January 30, 2018

We have some great options for watching Super Bowl LII on Sunday February 4th.  The Pub's main level is open for regular business and will be offering numerous food & drink specials (more info to be posted soon).  In The Loft, we will be featuring the Let It Be Us “Kick Off for Kids” Super Bowl Watch Party & Raffle.  Open to the public and all proceeds go to a great cause!  Visit letitbeus.org for all the details.

January 18, 2018

This coming Sunday, January 21, the Pub will be closing at 9:00 PM (kitchen services end at 8 PM) so we can have our post-holiday staff party.  Normal business hours resume on Monday.  Thank you for your understanding.

January 12, 2018

The 8th Annual Barrington Celtic Fest will be happening from Friday March 16th - Saturday March 17th.  Details are still forthcoming, but you will be able to find them on our Events page

January 8, 2018

Our January Beer of the Month is quite appropriate for the weather - Sam Adams Cold Snap"The crisp character of this lively unfiltered White Ale gets a kick from a bright blend of spring spices. Orange peel and plum add subtle sweetness, while coriander contributes a peppery bite, creating a refreshing flavor that signals spring is on its way." Enjoy $4.50 pints all month long!

January 1, 2018

On behalf of the entire Pub staff & ownership, HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours (or as is said in Gaelic, "Athbhliain faoi mhaise duit"). With an improving economy and great patron support, 2017 turned out to be a good year in many ways... which of course included the opening of Remember Charlotte's in the former Annex space.  We look forward to a prosperous 2018 and again thank you for your business. 

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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!

Monday Specials

May 21st

$5 Murphy's Irish Stout Draft


$2.50 “You Call It” Well Drinks

$4 Guinness 20oz Drafts

$4 Harp 20oz Drafts

$4 Smithwick's 20oz Drafts

$4 Heineken 20oz Drafts

$2 Bottles of Miller Lite, Bud, Bud Light & Coors Light

$4 Glasses of Canyon Road Chardonnay, Cabernet & Merlot

Chicago Dog with Fries - $4.00

Plain Jumbo Dog with Fries - $4.00

Beer Brat with Fries - $4.00

Nachos - $4.00

Boneless Wings - $4.50

Featured Food Menu Item

SALMON BLT - $10.95 (price for today only)

Grilled Atlantic salmon, smoked bacon, garlic aioli, lettuce, tomato, onion, served on a brioche bun.

Soups of the Day

TBA - Ask your server

Visit our SPECIALS page for all daily drink specials and additional themed food 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

A new every day special!  Combine one of our Irish draft beers with one of our signature Irish Entrees and get the combination for just $13!  Visit our Everyday Specials page for details and restrictions.

Upcoming Entertainment

Keith Harkin

Happy Days Tour

Special performance in The Loft

Thursday May 24, 6:30 PM

JET Set Quartet

Saturday May 26, 8:30 PM

Cirrus Falcon

Saturday June 2, 8:30 PM

Irish Music with the

Ragged Rascals

Sunday June 3, 4 PM - 7 PM

Karaoke in The Loft

Sponsored by 2Nite Vodka


Vist our EVENTS page for full schedules


Beer of the Month

$5 Imperial Pints

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



We carry Fox Sports 1 (formerly Fox Soccer), Fox Soccer Plus, beIN, NBC & CBS Sports Network channels and various other DirecTV feeds.  Technology & price pending we hope to have GAA Games here someday 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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