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.

October 21, 2014

Join us at the 11th Annual Great Barrington TasteFest on Thursday, October 23rd at the Marriott Northwest in Hoffman Estates.  5-8 PM.  Details can be found at the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce site.

October 16, 2014

It's National Bosses Day - treat your boss to a lunch or dinner at the Pub, or perhaps a Pub gift card would be a nice option for a future visit!  You can get a gift card for any amount, and they never expire.  Sold at the Pub, ask your server or bartender for details. 

October 7, 2014

Looking ahead to Halloween events, we have a couple big ones this year at the Pub.  On Saturday October 25th is the first ever Barrington Giving Day Halloween Bash, with all proceeds to benefit families in need in school district 220.  Information available at their website.  Also, on Friday October 31st the Pub is having our FIFTH Annual Halloween Party, featuring a fantastic band with The Messengers, cash prizes for costume contests and other ghoulish specials & treats!  More information on that will be posted soon. 

October 1, 2014

It went so well last month that we've extended our September Beer of the Month through October, and it's the popular Sam Adams Octoberfest staying on at just $4 drafts all month long!  Additionally, we'd like to welcome several new seasonals to our taps, get 'em while they're available:

Spaten Oktoberfest - the world's FIRST Oktoberfest beer

Southern Tier Pumking Imperial Ale - a very popular brew

Bell's Octoberfest - the latest, greatest seasonal from Bells

Southern Tier Warlock Imperial Stout - the counterpart to Pumking

In BOTTLES we're also offering Great Lakes Oktoberfest and the brand new Guinness Blonde Lager.

September 28, 2014

It's officially Celtic Thunder's Neil Byrne & Ryan Kelly week at the Pub! Sold out shows in the Pub's 2nd level for Wednesday October 1 and Thursday October 2... if you have tickets already, have a GREAT time! If not, there may still be some tickets left for Tuesday September 30th - but don't call the Pub, visit their official website for details on the event and ticket availability.


September 26, 2014

We'd like to welcome a few classes from Barrington High School to our establishment for their Homecoming class reunions - specifically the Class of '89 and Class of '99. THANK YOU for your patronage, and we already know you'll have a fantastic time this weekend!

September 23, 2014

New Beer on tap - Stone Ruination IPA"So called because of its truly "ruinous" effect on your palate, this massive hop monster will change forever your preconceptions of what defines good beer."  Try one along with our 20+ other beers on tap beteeen the Pub and Annex sides... visit our Menu page or Beermenus.com for the full listings.

September 18, 2014

One week from today we're proudly participating in the Guinness "Raise Your Glass" to a hero... and we're celebrating war hero Paul Zogg and the USMC. Be at the Pub on Thursday September 25th from 8 PM - 9:30 PM for $5 Guinness, live music and a FREE engraved glass. And, most importantly, toast our heroes!

September 15, 2014

We're almost halfway to St. Patrick's Day... celebrate it with us this coming weekend as we have two Irish musicians for you (Terry Spizzirri on Friday, Seamus O'Kane on Saturday), along with additional Irish food & drink specials.  And as usual, no cover charge for these events. 

Additionally, our first "Oktoberfest" beer of the year on tap is Sam Adams Octoberfest... and by weeks end we'll have a few more similar seasonal selections on tap, including the amazing Spaten Oktoberfest, which is the FIRST EVER Oktoberfest brew!  Stay tuned for more details.

September 11, 2014

Remembering 13 years ago today...

September 2, 2014

Our new beer of the month for Septenber is Sam Adams Octoberfest.  Their version of this classic style "blends hearty malts for a deep, smooth flavor with notes of caramel,  creating a brew that’s perfect for the season, or whatever you’re celebrating."  $4 drafts all month long.  Note that until it runs out, we are featuring Sam Adams Summer Ale (also $4 drafts).  Octoberfest will replace it soon! 

August 29, 2014

Hooray!  Football season is upon us!  To celeberate as a proud supporter of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, we will be offering $2.50 Coors Light 12oz bottles and 16oz Tall Boy cans for every Nebraska gameday (and every Saturday college football gameday).  Additionally, next week we'll be adding in a special "taligate menu" for football weekends, good throughout the entire college and pro football seasons. 

Of course we are big Chicago Bears fans here too, and we'll be offering some "BIG" specials every Bears game and every football Sunday too.  Stay tuned for those details, posted next week.  Please also note that we will be offering the NFL Season Ticket and can show any game every weekend.  

August 25, 2014

Just a quick heads up - we will be open normal hours & full service on Labor Day (Monday September 1st).  However, The Annex extension side will be closed on Sunday & Monday.

August 21, 2014

Join us tonight from 6:00-8:30 PM for the Barrington Cruise Night - Corvettes are being featured.  We'll be serving up some tasty snacks and (non alcoholic) beverages.  Of course the Pub will be open for full bar & restaurant services!

August 15, 2014

The first match of the 2014-2015 Premier League season for Manchester United kicks off Saturday, August 16th vs. Swansea, 6:45 AM start time.  We won't be opening early for this match, but for virtually all ManU matches we'll be open and running soccer specials for that day.  Check back with us for schedules and times.

August 13, 2014

Back on tap is Allagash White, a Belgian style wheat beer brewed with a generous portion of wheat and spiced with coriander and Curacao orange peel.  5.0% ABV, absolutely delicious and drafts are only $5 every day.  Try one next time you visit! 

August 9, 2014

On Saturday, August 16th, the merchants in downtown Barrington will host a Summer Wine Walk from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM. This event is planned to enjoy a summer day in Barrington with an afternoon of shopping, sipping and strolling. Merchants will showcase their end-of-summer sales and new merchandise for the fall season. Free wine tastings and other tasty treats will be offered along the way.  In addition, customers who make a purchase in any of the participating stores will be eligible to win one of three baskets full of gift cards to Barrington stores and restaurants.  We are proud sponsors & participants as we have been for all these events, and The Annex will open early for a special wine tasting - keep in mind that all our wines (and beers/liquors) are available for take-home purchase.  

For additional informaton please visit EnjoyBarrington.com.

August 2, 2014

A day late but worth it... announcing our AUGUST Beer of the Month:  New Holland White Hatter - it's a Belgian Style White Pale Ale, 5.5% ABV / 52 IBU, and $4 drafts all month long! As the brewery advertisement states, "Flavorfully blends the soft malt, fruity esters and delicate spicing of a Belgian White with hoppy citrus notes of an IPA. Pleasant hints of orange are framed with chamomile, coriander and grains of paradise."

July 29, 2014

A brief update on the last (July 27) posting for Celtic Thunder.  Neil & Ryan have added one more date - Wednesday October 1st - to the Pub shows!

July 27, 2014

Here's some exciting Celtic Thunder news to report: we are thrilled to have Neil Byrne & Ryan Kelly returning to the Pub on Thursday October 2nd for their latest Acoustic By Candlelight Tour!  Doors open at 6 pm for the VIP meet & greet, general admission doors open at 7 PM, show starts at 8 PM.  Tickets and further information available soon at Ticketleap - be sure to check back frequently as this show will sell out extremely fast!

July 24, 2014

Sidewalk Sale Days are happening in downtown Barrington from Thursday July 24th - Saturday July 26th.  Lots of great shopping and deals available... and remember we're right in the center of it all!

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.

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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 & 2014 Best of Business Award

We are proud members of the

Tuesday Specials

October 21st

$1 off ALL Draft Beers

$1 off Select Craft Beer Bottles

Half Priced Beer of the Day

Angry Orchard Hard Cider - $2.50

Food Specials

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

Cilantro Lime Chicken Pizza-$13

Flatbread-roasted garlic puree-cilantro lime chicken-pepper jack-pico-fresh cilantro

Roast Beef & Ham BLT-$12

Sourdough-garlic aioli-roast beef-ham-lettuce-tomato-bacon-onion-choice of side

Carolina BBQ Pork-$12

Pretzel bun-tangy carolina bbq-pulled pork-house coleslaw-choice of side

SOUPS of the Day:

1) Potato Leek
2) Creamy Chicken & Rice

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


Saturday October 25, 9:00 PM

5th Annual Halloween Bash


The Messengers

Friday October 31, 9:00 PM

Cirrus Falcon

Saturday November 1, 9:00 PM

Irish Music Session

with the Ragged Rascals

Sunday November 2, 4:00 PM

Mulligan Stew

Saturday November 8, 9:00 PM


Saturday November 15, 9:00 PM

The Tooles

Friday November 21, 9:00 PM

Visit our EVENTS page

for full listings & details.


Watch the games here!

For every Bears game


34oz Miller Lite "Monster Mug" Drafts

& also featuring our

"Tailgate Party" Food Menu:

Chicago Dogs (2) - $8.5

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

Beer Brats (2) - $9.5

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

Tri color tortilla chips-homemade queso dip

Cheese Curds - $7.5

Deep fried cheddar cheese curds

Big groups?  Call us in advance

and we'll open our 2nd level

party room for you!


Beer of the Month

$4.00 Drafts

Nebraska Gamedays


Bottles and 16oz Tall Boy Cans

Manchester United Gamedays

$4.50 Heineken 20oz 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



Old Style, Rolling Rock and PBR Bottles

Miller High Life, PBR and Hamm's 16oz 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 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@barringtonpub.com

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