Visit our SPECIALS page for daily specials.   Late Night Menu starts 10 PM every night.

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

July 16, 2015

Thank you Governor Bruce Rauner - after a 26 year ban, HAPPY HOUR is finally returning to Illinois!  Stay tuned for great new Pub drink (and food) specials that should be starting within the next couple weeks! 

July 13, 2015

The Beer of the Month has finally changed, and this one will last through the end of August:  Sam Adams Summer Ale. "Crisp and tangy with refreshing lemon peel and a hint of pepper from rare Grains of Paradise.  Golden, hazy, & thirst quenching, this American wheat ale balances bright citrus, Noble hops & spice for a lively brew that’s perfect on any summer day."  $4 draft pints now through August 31st.

July 12, 2015

The 12th Annual Barrington Brew Fest was a huge hit, just as it has been the prior years.  On behalf of the "Grand Brewmaster Sponsor" (us), we thank you for your patronage and are already looking forward to next year!  Stay in touch via the website or Facebook page. 

July 1, 2015

Attention: we will be open regular business hours on Saturday July 4th... in fact we're opening bit early (10:30 AM).  If you're coming out to watch Barrington's parade feel free to stop in for a quick drink or bite to eat!

June 30, 2015

On behalf of the owners and all the staff at the Pub, I'd like to thank our Executive Chef Justin Odom for his five years of service here, two of which at the lead role.  Justin exemplified the highest levels of dedication & hard work during all the time he was here, and his team is one of the reasons our Pub as a whole has been so successful.  We wish him the nothing but the best in all his future endeavors.   

June 25, 2015

Adding on to the Barrington Cruise Night fun every Thursday is the Barrington Farmer's Market, which officially starts today and is located right outside our front door.  Hours of operation are 2 PM - 7 PM and it runs through mid-fall.  Summertime Thursdays are a lot of fun in our village!

June 19, 2015

We are currently conducting interviews for our Executive Chef position, and are also seeking a seasoned Bartender for some high traffic shifts. If you or anyone you know may qualify, let us know!  Please visit our Employment page for details.

June 16, 2015

Congratulations to our Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, their third championship in six years!  Back in 2010 when they were in the hunt for the first of these three, we came up with "Blackhawks Style" wings that are sweet and (very) hot, just like the team.  They ended up being so popular that to this day they've been a mainstay on our menu.  Not for the timid, but if you can handle heat give them a try!

June 15, 2015

We are very pleased to announce the hiring of Eamonn Brady as our new General Manager.  He comes to us with 30+ years experience running Irish Pubs, including opening three establishments.   It's very exciting to have him aboard!  Welcome, Eamonn!

June 7, 2015

Our May beer of the month was also a UEFA sponsor so it extended through this past weekend's champioinship match.  Now we can officially announce our June Beer of the Month as Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - perfect timing as our summer weather is officially here!  $4 drafts all month long, so enjoy the start of summer and enjoy our beer!

June 3, 2015

Be here for all the Chicago Blackhawks matches as they take on Tampa Bay in their quest for the Stanley Cup... we will have new great food & drink specials every gameday!  Check out this site (to the right) or our Facebook page for details.

May 28, 2015

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 25th (Street Rods & pre-1948), August 27th (Trucks, 4x4's) and perhaps another date or two TBA.  Be sure to come visit us!

May 27, 2015

Tickets for the 12th Annual Barrington Brewfest (Saturday July 11th) are now on sale right here, and as the "Grand Brewmaster Sponsor" we are the ONLY place where you can get your complimentary t-shirt in advance with ticket purchase!  Standard admission is $40, VIP tickets are $80, and "designated driver" tickets are $20.  Cash or check only (checks made out to BACOA).  Visit for further details on the event and/or if you'd rather purchase your ticket online. 

May 22, 2015

Join us on Sunday May 24th for a 9:00 AM EARLY OPENING - it's Manchester United vs. Hull City & the last regular season Premier League games! 

May 20, 2015

The sixth annual Barrington Art Festival returns this Memorial Day weekend, Saturday May 23 & Sunday May 24, along Cook and Station streets in downtown Barrington.  10 AM - 5 PM each day, and the Pub will once again be outside right in the middle of it, providing libations for festival patrons.  For more information please visit their website.

May 14, 2015

We are on the lookout for some experienced kitchen help on the higher levels - head chef & sous chef.  We're also seeking an experienced Bartender for a few shifts.  Please visit our Employment page for details.

May 8, 2015

Next Saturday (May 16th) is the Barrington Spring Wine Walk, and once again the Pub & Annex are proud sponsors for this fun event.  2-6 PM rain or shine... spring into summer in Barrington with an afternoon of shopping, sipping and strolling.  Each specialty shop along the walk will feature a wine tasting, small treats and unique gift items.  And it's all FREE!  For details visit the Village website.

May 4, 2015

We're extremely proud and honored to welcome a few members of Celtic Thunder to the Pub for live performances:  This Wednesday May 6th Colm Keegan is here, and September 10th & 11th (including an extra "late night session" on the 11th) we're thrilled to have Neil Byrne & Ryan Kelly back for their fourth time!  All shows are in the Pub's 2nd level and are advance ticket sales only; the Pub doesn't handle the ticketing, so please check out their web pages for details.

May 1, 2015

Our May beer of the month needs no special introduction as it's the #1 selling beer in the world - HEINEKEN20oz drafts are just $4 all month long, and with their patented brew-lock system installed at our establishment, you're assured of the freshest possible beer!

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Voted BEST BAR/PUB in in the region

and best Live Music Venue in Barrington

"Best of Barrington"

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

Monday Specials

August 3rd

$3 Well Drinks -  "You Call It"

Half Priced Booze of the Day

$3 Cuervo Gold

Food Specials

Half off one (1) appetizer with purchase of an entree

Soup of the Day

Ask your server or bartender

about this and other daily 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

Upcoming Live Music

Irish Music Session with

The Ragged Rascals

Sunday August 2, 4:00 PM

Joe McShane

Saturday August 8, 9:30 PM


Saturday August 15, 9:30 PM

Morgan Fingleton

Saturday August 22, 9:30 PM

Cirrus Falcon

Saturday September 5, 9:00 PM

Visit our EVENTS page

for full listings & details.


Beer of the Month

$4.00 Drafts


Check back for details

on all our new specials!

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

Nebraska Gamedays


Bottles and 16oz Tall Boy Cans

Manchester United Gamedays

$4.50 Heineken 20oz Drafts



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 Monday-Saturday

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,


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