It is with great sadness to announce that as of June 4th 2016 The Annex has closed its doors for regular business.  Established in September 2012, it became more than just an extension of McGonigal's Pub as it took on its own fun identity in the Barrington area.

As the saying goes, "when a door closes a window opens"... but in this case it's two windows!

>>> The Pub has a fantastic second level that has mostly been used for private events, but we will now be using it full-time for all patrons.  Called "The Loft", we will be featuring family style dining, theme nights, great new entertainment and much more!  If you liked The Annex you'll love the true Pub feel of The Loft!

>>>We are excited to report a pending business partnership with Epic Repertory Theatre Group, who plan on reconfiguring the Annex space into a small entertainment venue for comedy nights, cabaret and other performances!  Look for more information on this later in 2016.  However, we're starting with them pretty much right away as there are already some entertainment dates scheduled in The Loft for this summer.

Note that for the short term we'll continue to use The Annex for some private functions, and we encourage all Annex patrons to utilize The Loft and of course The Pub!

More than just an extension of McGonigal's Pub...'s our region's Premier Upscale Cocktail Lounge!


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Open at 4:00 PM Monday - Saturday

Closes the same time as the Pub

Closed Sundays

Full Food Menu     Drink Menu

News, Events and Updates

Annex-Only Menu!

See below for details

Late Night Menu now available!

Sunday-Thursday 10 PM - 11:30 PM

Friday & Saturday 10 PM - 1 AM

Tap Beers:

Miller Lite, Stella, Lagunitas IPA has our full list

Wednesday Wine Tastings

Schedule for upcoming events posted on main page

Visit our EVENTS Page for the latest updates

ANNEX-ONLY Small Plates & Drink Pairings

Available only in The Annex during regular business hours

Shrimp Cocktail

Six (6) poached shrimp served with Citron vodka cocktail sauce.   $11.95

St. Francis Cabernet Sonoma County  $13.00

Charcuterie Plate

Chef’s selection of cheese, cured meats and imported olives.  $12.50

Michael David Cabernet, Lodi California $10.00

Truffle & Herb Fries

Shoestring fries with fresh parsley and thyme, white truffle oil, served with applewood-smoked bacon aioli.  $5.95

Line 39 Pinot Noir, Central Coast California $8.00

Pesto Potato Chips

House-made chips tossed in warm pesto with a balsamic drizzle.  $5.95

Stellina Di Notte Pinot Grigio  $8.00

Smoked Salmon

Smoked Salmon served atop freshly toasted crostinis with dill cream, red onions, caper and hard-boiled egg.  $12.50

Hirschback Riesling, Germany $8.00

Goat Cheese

Walnut crusted goat cheese, seared crispy in a pan, with a small salad of spring mix, dried cherries and honey-whole grain mustard vinaigrette.  $10.95

Hess Chardonnay, California $8.00

Sausage & Peppers

Chef’s choice of two gourmet sausages served with caramelized onions and roasted peppers.   $8.95

Kumbaya Red Blend, California $8.00

Parmesan & Garlic Linguine

Linguine in a white wine-garlic sauce with fresh tomatoes, basil and parmesan cheese.  $10.95

Guenoc Zinfandel, California $8.00


With the expansion of McGonigal's Pub to our neighboring building in September 2012, The Annex has become Barrington’s great new social destination and provides a slightly more serene but truly complimentary setting to the popular Pub atmosphere.  Specialties include amazing mixed drinks, a wide selection of upscale wines, craft beers, and includes the great menu of food that you've grown to expect from McGonigal's Pub.  Additional entertainment options are available, and we also are available for private party rentals.  If you'd like to buy some beer, wine or liquor to go, we can do that for you too!  Both establishments are connected and under the same ownership; we truly offer “something for everyone” and are confident that you will enjoy the ambiance and service provided. 

WE feature an amazing TouchTunes Jukebox along with the latest Golden Tee LIVE and

Arachnid Electronic Dartboard

205 Park Avenue, Barrington IL 60010

*Connected building to McGonigal's Pub*

General Inquiries

Before 4 PM: 847-277-7400

After 4 PM: 847-382-3900


Private Party Inquiries

Contact Lisa Lesniak-Brady

224-717-9199 or

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