October 29, 2020
All of us at the Pub wanted to thank our loyal patrons and plenty of new customers for being overwhelmingly behind our decision to stay open. As stated in our prior announcement, it's the survival of the business and all involved with it that's at stake. Though we completely understand that our actions may not be the right direction for everyone, our goal is to give people a choice. We'll continue to follow the same safety protocol we've been doing for months... so feel free to join us during business hours, call us for carry-out, or ignore us altogether. It's YOUR choice, and that's what's important!
October 27, 2020
Despite the state mandates targeting the closure of bars and restaurants in our region effective this Wednesday (10/28), the Pub - along with our connected neighbors at Big Iron Horse BBQ - have made the personal and business decision to remain fully open. It was proven during the first shutdown that we were not designed to be "to-go" type of establishments, so simply stated our businesses will not be viable if expected to go through that once again. There isn't any other choice if we have any hopes for us to survive and our employees to be able to pay bills and provide for their families.
Understand that this decision is not meant to downplay the severity of the virus. We know how devastating it has been for those who have lost loved ones and for society as a whole. While open we will continue to do our best by taking all proper safety measures in our establishments to keep our customers and staff safe. Our goal is to give YOU the options without questionable mandates dictating what you can and cannot do. Regardless of if you choose to frequent us or stay home, we completely respect your decision... just know that you're always welcome and we plan on being here for you.
October 26, 2020
The Pub will be having a casual Halloween party this Saturday, October 31st. Drink specials and live DJ starting at 9 PM. Costumes not required but encouraged... especially those with built-in masks! Check back here and on our Facebook page for more details later this week.
UPDATE 10/29/20 - hosting a large gathering at this time simply isn't the right thing to do, so we have canceled our halloween party plans.
October 22, 2020
GO BIG RED!!! The Big Ten are finally back in this Saturday (10/24) and our Nebraska Huskers take on Ohio State at 11 AM - viewing in our main level with sound. To "kick off" the season, all day long we'll offer $6.50 Bloody Marys, $2.50 Bud & Bud Light bottles and $3.50 Miller Lite 23oz drafts! Additionally, from 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM take $2.00 off all pizzas and $1 off our fantastic Pub Chili (cups and bowls). Note that Manchester United has a match vs. Chelsea at 11:30 AM; this will be shown on one of our HDTVs and additionally our $4 Heineken 20oz Draft gameday specials are back in effect.
October 16, 2020
Our last day of expanded outdoor seating will be Sunday November 1st. We sincerely thank the Village of Barrington for helping us out the past several months, and hopefully we'll have nicer weather for everyone to enjoy up until that day. We will also plan on opening The Loft again at that time... our amazing second level is very roomy, has it's own large full bar, bathrooms, jukebox and nine HDTVs... perfect for larger (and safe) gatherings and dining!
October 8, 2020
The Barrington Fall Wine Walk is this Saturday, October 10th from 2 PM - 6 PM throughout the downtown area of the Village of Barrington. As always the Pub is a happy participant in this popular event! More info can be found at the Chamber of Commerce website.
October 7, 2020
Check out our new Fall cocktail list, which includes lots of yummy & thirst quenching items that are perfect for the season. Click here for a PDF file. You can thank our awesome bartenders/managers Lisa & Sara for these creations!
October 6, 2020
Even during these difficult COVID-19 times the Pub can still accommodate small gatherings responsibly and safely. 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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 224-717-9199.
October 2, 2020
UPDATE, 11:30 AM - we still have full water service and are currently fully open for business. If the situation changes we will let you know here and on our Facebook page. If you hear nothing else it's safe to assume all is A-OK.
ATTENTION: There is a water main break in our area and the village is currently working on repairs. All water service for several buildings (including us) will be shut down for a few hours this morning. As a restaurant we cannot function without water, so our lunch services will be delayed. This is out of our control but we have been told that it could be a quick repair. Hopefully we'll be fully up & running by 1 PM or earlier. Please check back here and on our Facebook page for updates.
September 30, 2020
GO CUBS! The Marlins are in town for the first round of the National League playoffs, and we're offering our Cubs home gameday special: $2.50 Bud & Bud Light bottles all day long, and while supplies last you can also get 16oz aluminum bottles for the same price!
September 28, 2020
The first of three Presidential debates is tomorrow evening (Tuesday 9/29) starting at 8 PM CST. The Pub will be showing it with sound, and to complement our day long "Beer Me Tuesday" specials we will be offering from 7 PM - 10 PM a Buy-One-Get-One (of equal or lesser value) at HALF OFF for all our food menu items! Dine-in only and no other promotions or coupons apply.
September 25, 2020
Cubs vs. Sox, last three games of the regular season this weekend. Watch the games here and enjoy $2.50 Bud & Bud Light bottles and/or 16oz aluminum bottles (while supplies last).
Also as a "goodbye to summer" we are featuring $3.50 drafts of Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy (while supplies last), and added onto our draft list Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfest, $7 drafts... hello fall!
September 16, 2020
Our hearty & delicious PUB CHILI is now back on the menu! This joins our famous Onion & Ale soup and an additional soup of the day as daily offerings. Visit our Menu page for details.
September 11, 2020
"September 11 is one of our worst days but it brought out the best in us. It unified us as a country and showed our charitable instincts and reminded us of what we stood for and stand for." – Senator Lamar Alexander
"One of the worst days in America's history saw some of the bravest acts in Americans' history. We'll always honor the heroes of 9/11. And here at this hallowed place, we pledge that we will never forget their sacrifice."
- President George W. Bush.
September 10. 2020
This Saturday & Sunday is the annual Barrington Art Festival, which was rescheduled from Memorial Day weekend. It's free admission but due to COVID-19 the protocol will be a little different than normal. Click here for further information. Please note that this is conveniently right next to the Pub, and we'll be open inside and outside for business!
September 4, 2020
Have a safe and happy Labor Day everyone! Also, the Pub is OPEN regular hours on Labor Day. as a reminder, here's our hours of operation:
Sunday - Thursday 11 AM - 1 AM
Friday & Saturday 11 AM - 2 AM
Kitchen is open until 10 PM every evening.
August 31, 2020
As another THANK YOU to our customers, effective today we have reinstated our famous HAPPY HOUR... and it's now bigger and longer! Effective every Monday through Friday, 3 PM - 6 PM. Many old favorites return along with some new items, and every week we'll feature a unique "Special Special" that will also be good during these hours! Visit our Happy Hour page for details.
August 27, 2020
THANK YOU… THANK YOU… THANK YOU!
The hospitality industry has been hit tremendously hard during this pandemic, with most establishments making major operational adjustments just to survive and too many places closing their doors for good… and it’s not over yet. However, we understand that the difficult times affect everyone, so the Pub has committed to keep the menu pricing the same as it was before COVID-19. We are hoping to weather the storm but could not do it without YOU, our loyal customers. On behalf of the entire Pub staff we sincerely appreciate your patronage and will strive to always do our best.
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