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June 1, 2020:  Downtown Barrington businesses welcome workers and customers back as stay-at-home order lifts, using social distancing and sanitary efforts (Chicago Tribune)


May 19, 2020:  Barrington, Palatine set their rules for outdoor restaurant, bar operations (Daily Herald)


May 29, 2020:  Park Ave. To Close To Accommodate Outdoor Dining (Patch.com)


March 17, 2020:  Barrington area schools, park districts close amid concerns over COVID-19 spread (Barrington Courier-Review)


March 13, 2020:  Where to raise a glass to St. Patrick's Day 2020 in the suburbs (Daily Herald)


March 10, 2020:  Spring Fling Girls Night Out supports scholarship (Daily Herald)


March 10, 2020:  Budget-friendly fun: Barrington Celtic Fest returns (Daily Herald)


March 9, 2020:  Go green! Spirited St. Patrick's Day events in the suburbs, Chicago (Daily Herald)


March 5, 2020:  Algonquin, Area St. Patrick's Day Guide 2020: Parades, Events (Patch.com)


March 2, 2020:  Time for Barrington chamber's Spring Fling Girls Night Out (Daily Herald)


February 29, 2020:  Chamber group sets Spring Fling Night Out (Daily Herald)


February 12. 2020:  Barrington-area GOP group aims for "fresh and bold" direction (Daily Herald)


January 25, 2020:  Chamber names business award winners (Daily Herald)


January 13, 2020:  Infrastructure improvements, feel of village among priorities discussed for Barrington at committee meeting (Chicago Tribune)


January 10, 2020:  Shout Out: Steve Miller, a former trustee who’s now a local bartender, loves golf and being a grandpa (Barrington Courier-Review)


September 30, 2019:  Tickets on sale for Barrington Area Taste Fest  (Chicago Tribune)


September 16, 2019:  Be the Change - Environmental Raptivist coming to Barrington (Daily Herald)


September 16, 2019:  Stroll and Sip at Fall Wine Walk in Barrington (Daily Herald)


September 15, 2019:  Sustainable Architecture (Caily Herald)


June 30, 2019:  Big Iron Horse barbecue has new downtown Barrington location (Daily Herald)


May 29, 2019: Summer in Barrington to include festivals, cultural events and a community reading goal benefitting local food pantries (Barrington Courier-Review)


May 24, 2019: Arts Galore (Country Magazine)


March 18, 2019: Girls Night Out to support Lauren Brown Scholarship (Daily Herald)


March 17, 2019: Weekend picks: St. Patrick's parades, Kids Expo, Michael Buble & more (Daily Herald)


March 16, 2019: Go green at a suburban St. Patrick's Day parade or fest Saturday (Daily Herald)


March 15, 2019: St. Patrick's Day 2019: 5 Festive Events In McHenry County (Patch.com)


March 14, 2019: Where to eat, drink and be Irish over St. Patrick's Day weekend 2019 (Daily Herald)


March 13, 2019: 5 parades to get you in the St. Patrick's Day spirit this weekend (Daily Herald)


March 13, 2019: Best bets: Lots of St. Patrick's Day events in the city and suburbs (Daily Herald)


March 12, 2019: Big Iron Horse BBQ Opening Next Door to McGonigal’s in Time for Celtic Fest Preview (365barrington.com)


March 10, 2019: 10th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration & Celtic Fest at McGonigal’s Pub


February 22, 2019: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Lake County Events (News-Sun)


February 4, 2019: Barrington Area Chamber announces 2019 Business Awards (Daily Herald)


January 29, 2019: Cafe, retail spaces coming to Main Street in Barrington (Chicago Tribune)




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February 26, 2021: Lent-friendly weekend fish specials are plentiful on our menu this weekend, plus our delicious Pub thin crust pizzas are discounted and we have even mroe specials set for Sunday's Manchester United match vs. Chelsea! Check out the right side of this page for details.


February 25, 2021: We're slightly less than three weeks away from St. Patrick's Day, and though current plans have not changed since our update from a week ago we'll post more new info as it becomes available.  For now, we are pleased to announce that two of our long-time (as in since we opened) Irish musicians will be playing at the Pub on Saturday March 13th.  Morgan Fingleton will on our main level stage early through mid-afternoon, then Gareth Woods takes over at 8 PM.  Welcome back! 


February 19, 2021: By popular demand our kitchen hours have been extended Friday & Saturday evenings until 10:00 PM.  No "late night" food menus (yet) but the extra time will be beneficial to our later evening diners.


February 17, 2021: St. Patrick’s Day is exactly one month away as of today! As any true Irish Pub we plan for a festive occasion, however the continuing reality of the current virus situation greatly limits the ability to “go big” with a huge party. The annual Barrington Celtic Fest that was shut down last year also won’t be happening in 2021.  Though this is truly unfortunate it’s also necessary at this time.  We will continue to monitor the changing conditions over the next few weeks and adjust accordingly, so please check back for updates on our schedules and protocols (both here and on our Facebook page).  Hopefully as the world starts returning to a safe normal we’ll have plenty of reasons to celebrate!


February 16, 2021: Laissez les bons temps rouler!  Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday just won't be the same this year without the parties and parades, but you can still celebrate at the Pub... we have our full food menus, discounting most of our brews and also offer our famous HAPPY HOUR from 3 PM - 6 PM. 


February 11, 2021: Valentine's Day weekend is almost upon us, and though the Pub may not offer the most romantic setting in the area keep in mind that we are open 11 AM - 11 PM every day for full business. No reservations required, bring your significant other, friends and/or family by anytime for a great time!  Check back with us on some of the weekend specials; they will be posted here and on our Facebook page.


February 5, 2021: We have a fun sports weekend happening - Saturday is Manchester United vs. Everton at 2 PM, and of course Sunday is Super Bowl LV.  Great specials are available both days; please check out the info on the right side of the page for details.


February 2, 2021: Good news for bars, restaurants & other small businesses... as of today Cook County has officially moved into "Phase 4" mitigations, which is back where we were before the end of October.  This allows greater capacities and much more!  Here's a official PDF link to the full series of info.


January 31, 2021: Despite the heavy snows we are OPEN today for full service business and ready to serve you!  Remember that we offer our full menu for carryout along with a limited selection for online ordering & delivery via DoorDash.


January 30, 2020: To all former employees - your 2020 W2 form was mailed to the last address we had on file.  If you don't receive yours within the next several days contact us via email (info@mcgonigalspub.com) to request an electronic copy.


January 28, 2021: If you have been holding off on having a private event, it may finally be time to start planning again! There are of course many capacity & operational restrictions still in place, but the Pub can still accommodate small gatherings responsibly and safely.  If you are looking for a place to host a corporate event or meeting, birthday party, rehearsal dinner, bachelor/bachelorette party, wedding reception, holiday party or any other special event, we offer 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 events@barringtonpub.com or 224-717-9199.


January 23, 2021: Effective TODAY restaurants in Chicago and Cook County are now OPEN for business!  Limited capacities and additional restrictions do apply at the "Tier 1" level, but that's at least moving in the right direction for all the struggling establishments.  For those who didn't feel safe going out before, please get out and frequent your local Pubs/Bars/Restaurants!  As you already know we have been and will continue to be here for you, plus we can never say enough how grateful we are for all the support. THNAK YOU!!!


January 21, 2021: Coming later next week we'll have some menu changes and perhaps more daily specials.  Stay tuned!


January 14, 2021: This coming Sunday (January 17) the Pub opens its doors at 10:15 AM for the Manchester United – Liverpool match at 10:30 AM; these are currently the top two teams in the Premier League!  We'll be offering our usual $4 Heineken 20oz drafts matchday special, plus we will be honoring our good friend Mike Ginsburg (who passed away a month ago) with $4 Stella Artois drafts and a small complimentary breakfast buffet at halftime.


January 11, 2021: We have some great new seasonal specialty drinks for you to try... image for viewing is on the right side of this page, and you can click here for a PDF file.


January 8, 2021: IT'S BACK!!!  Starting today we'll once again be offering our ALL YOU CAN EAT Friday Fish Fry... for $14.50 enjoy our signature Fish & Chips entrée every Friday from 4 PM - 9 PM and keep eating for the same price!  Note that the AYCE special is for dine-in only (no plate sharing allowed).  Our regular portion size is always available for carryout.


January 6, 2021: Join us today for Manchester United vs. Manchester City at 1:45 PM ($4 Heineken 20oz drafts gameday special) and also for our BURGERS WEDNESDAY specials!


January 2, 2021: Join us Sunday January 3rd for the LAST regular season day of the NFL season, and our Chicago Bears - with playoff hopes in the balance - take on Green Bay at 3:25 PM.  We have several gameday specials to share; they are listed on the right side of this page.  GO BEARS!!!


December 31, 2020: There's no need to elaborate... it's certainly been one of the strangest and toughest years imaginable and I'm pretty certain everyone is thrilled to leave 2020 in the past.  This is just a quick, brief message to say HAPPY NEW YEAR and we look forward to serving you during the much better times ahead!  One more quick reminder - the Pub closes today at 6:00 PM but will be open fur full service on New Years Day 11 AM - 11 PM.  Thank you for your understanding.


December 28, 2020: Traditionally every year the Pub has a New Years Eve party that's open for all patrons and we've been receiving many inquiries regarding our status for this coming Thursday.  Being these are unusual times and the ridiculous "indoor dining closure mandates" are still in effect, there seems no need to jeopardize the safety of individuals for a public gathering even if the turnout was very low.  Therefore, the Pub has made the decision to forgo this years party; we will close to the public for the evening on December 31st at 6:00 PM.  Note that we will resume regular full service business 11 AM - 11 PM on Friday January 1st.  We wish all our staff, patrons and families a very a festive and safe New Years Eve... and the best news to report is that we can finally be rid of 2020!


December 25, 2020: On behalf of all the Pub staff we want to wish you and yours a very Merry (and safe) Christmas.  As a reminder, we are open today at 5:00 PM for full bar service, but our kitchen will be closed.  Regular hours (11 AM - 11 PM) resume on Saturday December 26th.


December 17, 2020: As is our tradition, the Pub will be open for full service on Christmas Eve, Thursday December 24th (kitchen closes at 9 PM).  We're here for you!  Also, on Christmas Day most of our staff has the day off but we will open at 5 PM for full bar service.


December 15, 2020: New promotion for all you Stella fans - with the purchase of a Stella Artois draft or a Stella Cidre bottle, you get a free Stella chalice!  Offer is good while supplies last, and limit is one per person per day.


December 13, 2020: It is with a heavy heart that we state this news... Mike Ginsburg, a close friend of the Pub owner and true friend of the Pub & its patrons, passed away of liver & kidney failure at the young age of 52.  The link to this announcement has been posted on the Pub's Facebook page.


December 10, 2020: Try out some or all of the new drink items on our Winter & Holiday Cocktail offerings!  Image for viewing is on the right side of this page, and you can click here for a PDF file.


December 4, 2020: Though it will be quite different than in past years, the Village of Barrington's annual Christmas tree lighting and arrival of Santa is happening tomorrow afternoon - Saturday December 5th. This is right outside our front door and the tree is just north of it!  Please visit Barrington's event page for all the details.


December 2, 2020: Today we celebrate the return of our BURGERS WEDNESDAY... it's the same great specials we had back in the normal days, except minus the wings.  Get an 8oz Black Angus burger with side starting at just $5.95, plus we also offer a specially made Burger of the Day.  These offers are meant for dine-in only but as a thanks to all our patrons they are also available for carry-out!


December 1, 2020: In the near future we are bringing back one of our favorite weekday burger speciuals and may also be trying out some weekend brunch items.  Stay tuned for details!


November 24, 2020: On Thanksgiving Day (Thursday 11/26) the Pub will open at 5:00 PM, full bar service available but our kitchen will be closed.  Traditionally many of our patrons bring some leftover food to share, so there should be plenty of snacking available!


November 20, 2020: Plain & simple... YES WE ARE OPEN for full regular business and will continue to remain open for all our patrons.  Regardless of the current climate and "mandates" it is important to us that YOU have the choice of what you can do and where you can go for lunch, dinner, drinks, whatever.  We of course also offer carryout and online ordering & delivery via DorrDash.  THANK YOU for your support!


November 16, 2020: Once again, THANK YOU for your patronage!  Though we are pretty much fully stocked, during these uncertain times we must remain rather cautious in our purchasing... so there is a chance during the week that we may run out of some food & drink items.  If this happens, we do apologize for the inconvenience but rest assured it will just be a temporary situation.  Thank you for your understanding.


November 13, 2020: We are pleased to announce that our efforts over the past couple days has left our establishment in a very clean and safe condition, so we will again be open for regular business starting today!  Having said that, please continute to check back with us here and on our Facebook page for important updates as the situation in our state continues to change.  Also note that our hours of operation have changed slightly - open seven days a week 11 AM - 11 PM, and our kitchen is open until 9 PM.


November 11, 2020: We are all well aware it’s not just flu season but also that coronavirus cases have been steadily rising within our state and region.  To stay ahead of the curve (and keep it flattened here) we are taking additional precautions to assure the overall safety of our customers and staff.  On Wednesday (11/11) and Thursday (11/12) the Pub will be closed for all business so we can concentrate on deep cleaning and directing recommended sanitization efforts throughout the building.  We will reopen for regular business hours on Friday, November 13th.  Note that moving forward we will continue with regular full building sanitization, most likely on non-busy days - this will be noted in advance right here and also on our Facebook page.  We apologize for the inconvenience but will be ready for the weekend!  Thank you for your understanding.


November 9, 2020: Summer in November continues at least for a couple more days... join us at the Pub as we do have some limited outdoor seating still set up.  Of course we are also open inside for regular business.  THANK YOU for your support & patronage.


November 6, 2020: Yes we are still OPEN for regular business!  Weekend specials for the Nebraska-Northwestern game (Saturday) and Bears-Titans game (Sunday) are posted to the right.


November 3, 2020: Please remember to VOTE today!  It doesn't matter who your candidates are, what's important is exercising your right as an American by making your voice heard.  When you're done feel free to stop by the Pub and enjoy our BEER ME TUESDAY specials, plus we'll be showing election results this evening.


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!


Though we are currently fully stocked for full operations, the uncertainty of business levels in the immediate days ahead required a severe cutback in our normal weekly purchases. That means there is a chance we may run out of some menu & drink items, but rest assured we'll still be "good" for the weekend and of course will restock accordingly next week.


Our Halloween Party (with a live DJ) that was planned for this Saturday (10/31) has been canceled. Even though everyone attending would be wearing masks (either costume or the others), hosting a large gathering at this time simply isn't the right thing to do. We will still be open for regular business, so feel free to dress up, come out and enjoy good food, drink & camaraderie!


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 events@barringtonpub.com 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:  NEVER FORGET...

"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.


August 26, 2020: Since the COVID-19 shutdown it has been necessary to limit our food menu.  However, as of today we are pleased to announce that our menu has been revised and offerings have significantly expanded!  Please check out the Menus page for all the info, and/or you can download a PDF copy.  Additionally, we will be starting up an all-new (and longer) HAPPY HOUR effective next week!  Stay tuned for details.


August 21, 2020: Our Chicago Cubs take on crosstown rivals White Sox over the weekend, and we'll be offering $2.50 Budweiser & Bud Light bottles through Sunday (includes 16oz aluminum bottles while supplies last).  Cheer 'em on here!


August 17, 2020: By this weekend or early next week we'll introduce our EXPANDED food menu!


August 11, 2020: Sorry for the lack of updates lately, there just hasn't been much additional news to report.  However, on behalf of all the Pub staff we want to pass along a heartfelt THANK YOU to all our patrons who have been regularly stopping in to drink, eat and hang around with friends.  You are keeping us going through these remarkably tough times and we wanted to let you know it's been greatly appreciated... more than you could ever imagine!


July 27, 2020: Our Chicago Cubs started up the abbreviated sixty game game 2020 season this past weekend, so moving forward we plan on resuming our Cubs home gameday specials. Stay tuned for details.  Additionally we look forward to having some live events and entertainment return to the Pub in The Loft, with the Chamber of Commerce sponsored WBN Girls Night Out on Thursday July 30th and Blues Demolition playing on Saturday August 1st!


July 22, 2020: We're looking for some part-time server help, please visit our Employment page for details.


July 21, 2020: The Village of Barrington and Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce have two great summertime events planned for this weekend.  Please click on the links for more info:

Sizzling Sale Days, Thursday July 23rd - Saturday July 25th.

2020 Barrington Wine Walk, Saturday July 25th, 2 PM - 6 PM.  As we do every year, the Pub is participating!


July 19, 2020: We've had several inquiries from both our patrons and entertainers about when we'll start having bands back at the Pub.  With limited space inside and COVID-19 restrictions we need to figure out a way to do it safely and within the rules that our state government has mandated.  Plus it has to make financial sense for both the Pub and the entertainers, since only being allowed to have significantly smaller groups of people makes it difficult to generate the necessary amount of income.  Most likely we’ll start using the The Loft (our second level) again as that has more open space and a larger stage, so we could properly accommodate a reasonable amount of people on a first-come, first served basis.  Stay tuned for details; info will be posted here and on our Facebook page as it becomes available.


July 18, 2020: Tomorrow (Sunday July 19) we will be showing the FA Cup finals match between Manchester United and Chelsea, which starts at noon.  $4 Heineken 20oz drafts is our MUFC match day special - good all day long - plus we have several other weekend food specials available (see the right side of this page for details).


July 14, 2020: BEER ME TUESDAY IS BACK!  This has been a popular daily special for quite a while, and with all ou handles back online we wanted to extend this special once again to all our patrons.  It's $1 off ALL our draft beers, $1 off select craft bottles & cans and Beer Flights.  Visit our specials page for details.  Enjoy!


July 13, 2020: Manchester United vs. Southampton today at 2 PM.  As a reminder, we feature as an MUFC match day special $4 Heineken 20oz drafts!


July 8, 2020: UPDATE - the Village of Barrington resolved the water main issue for the downtown area, so as of 1:30 PM we are open again for business.  Thank you for your patience!

ALERT - WE ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO A VILLAGE WATER MAIN BREAK. This is in effect as of today (Wednesday July 8th) and affects the entire Village of Barrington.  Please check back with us here or on our Facebook page for updates as they become available. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to be up & running later today.


July 6, 2020: Effective today we will again be putting daily specials on our main page (to the right).  In the not-too-distant future some additional specials will return (Happy Hour, etc) and our menu will expand.  Stay tuned for details!


July 3, 2020: Happy 4th of July Weekend!  Unfortunately there won't be many Independence Day celebrations this year, but starting today and through Sunday the Pub will take up the slack a bit and load up this weekend with some great food & drink specials!  Please see the right side of this page for details.  The weather should be fantastic, so our 50+ outdoor seating area will suit most people well.  If you'd rather stay out of the heat, we do of course have limited dining space inside.  Sorry, no bands are scheduled but once we can open at a more regular capacity we'll bring 'em back!


June 26, 2020: As of today we are "officially open for business" (on a limited capacity) inside the Pub!  Keep in mind we have The Loft (our great second level) whch can accommodate additional patrons, along with our Vault seating and mezzanine areas.  More good news - our expanded outdoor seating will remain intact for the foreseeable future, so we should alwasy have plenty of available seating options.  All info & updates will be posted here and on our Facebook page.  We sincerely thank all our patrons for your patience and ongoing support... this is a big step towards getting back to normal! 


June 22, 2020: The Chicago area Bar/Restaurant industry finally got some good news this past weekend... as of this coming Friday June 26th we will be able to open for (limited) dine-in service!  Here's an article from the Chicago Tribune with the official announcement.  Subsequently our hours will return to norrmal and we'll be expanding our menu even more.  More information will be posted here and on our Facebook page in the next few days.


June 19, 2020: The English Premier League finally returned to action a couple days ago, and today Manchester United plays Tottenham.  To show our support, we'll officially start featuring our MUFC match day specials again: $4 Heineken 20oz drafts!


June 18, 2020: Today the Barrington Farmer's Market makes its 2020 debut in it's usual spot on Park Avenue, on the opposite side (bordering the train tracks) from our expanded outdoor seating.  It's from 3 PM - 7 PM every Thursday through mid-October.  It will not affect our current expanded outdoor seating setup.


June 10, 2020: Our expanded outdoor seating has been quite popular, so thank you to all our patrons who have been coming out and kudos to Mother Nature for giving us mostly fantastic weather!  Next week we will be expanding our menu offerings as we start getting things somewhat "back to normal". 


June 4, 2020: Another article (from June 1st) on our outdoor opening, this one was published in the Chicago Tribune.  The message passed along is that EVERY business is essential!  Please visit FreeIllinois for more information on how you can help your local businesses. 


May 30, 2020: Here's a couple brief articles on our outdoor opening from the Chicago Daily Herald and Patch.com.  As a reminder, we are now open seven days a week from 11 AM - 9 PM.


May 29, 2020: As stated in our prior message, outdoor seating is now open for full service!  However we will continue to be closed for regular service inside the Pub for the foreseeable future.  Our site has been updated to reflect current limitations and we will continue to provide more info as circumstances change.  Thank you for your patience and patronage!


May 28, 2020: Starting Friday May 29th (tomorrow) we will be officially open for full-service OUTDOOR seating. Though on a normal basis we have very limited sidewalk space, the Village of Barrington has agreed to close off Park Avenue for dining use by us and our neighbors Big Iron Horse BBQ.  This should accommodate dozens of patrons for both businesses.  Effective Friday our hours of operation will be 11 AM - 9 PM every day.  There will be a full update with more details here by Friday.  See you soon!


May 25, 2020: The Pub is closed on Memorial Day this year... please have a good and safe one with your families & friends.  And let's never forget the meaning of it, to honor & remember those in our military service who died for our country. True heroes.


May 22, 2020: We have some "progress" to report... if you're following the news, our governor has adjusted the Phase 3 plans so that bars and restaurants will have the option to resume operations for outdoor seating.  This starts next Friday May 29th.  We are currently working with the Village of Barrington and other local establishments on expanded options.  Please check back here and on our Facebook page for updates.


May 20, 2020: IMPORTANT MESSAGE - we need your help!  Our prior hopes were that bars & restaurants could start opening (at some capacity) for dine-in services by June 1st, but the current climate in our state along with our Chicagoland area location is severely jeopardizing our chances of opening anytime soon... or ever again.  On behalf of ourselves and all other small businesses in Illinois, we ask that you visit www.freeillinois.org and sign the petition.  This may help us us and countless others reopen sooner than later.  Thank you for your support.


May 13, 2020: Our famous Corned Beef & Cabbage - always a Pub signature item - has "permanently" returned to our limited take-out menu.   Check out this and all our offerings on the Menu page and in the right column of this page.


May 11, 2020: Every day we offer our BUY ONE GET THE SECOND ON AT HALF PRICE (of equal or lesser value) for all items we sell for customer phone-in & carryout orders.  Additionally, here's a few more online resournces that provide restaurant and retail info for our general region:

Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) - website with lots of helpful info along with a full list of regional restaurants and shops that are operating at some level (PDF format for easy dowloads).

Barrington Area Take-Out, Delivery, Shop Small and Support Local - a Facebook page with info posted by local members.

Merchant Coupons - off of the Village of Barrington website - here's a list of deals you can get from local establishments.


May 10, 2020: On behalf of the Pub we wanted to wish all moms out there a very happy and safe Mother's Day.


May 5, 2020: Here's the latest on the "Restore Illinois" plan as outlined by the Illinois governor and presented by our Barrington Village President Karen Darch.  The Village of Barrington will continue to report COVID-19 along with relevant community & business updates on their website https://www.barrington-il.gov.


May 2, 2020:  As everyone knows, bars/restaurants in Illinois will continue to be shut down for dine-in service through May... but we will start gearing up for a June 1st opening and will keep everyone posted as to the progress, changes and policies (once we know more).  Until then, our hours of operation will remain the same:

Monday - Thursday   3:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Friday & Saturday   11:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Sunday - CLOSED

Additionally this nearly eleven year old website may finally be getting a way-overdue makeover in the near future!


April 24, 2020: We've slightly revamped our menus for food and booze, please take a look at the right side of this page and the Menus section for details.  Thank you for your support!


April 22, 2020: Today and Thursday we are offering our fantastic jumbo Pub Chicken Wings for HALF OFF our current one pound cost!  $5.25 per pound, condiments add on a little bit more, and this deal can't be used in conjunction with our current offerings.  We will also be doing a few minor menu adjustments - check the right side of this page for the most current offerings, and we will have a full update announced on Friday.


April 14, 2020: It's proven to be so popular that until further notice we will continue to offer our BUY ONE item and get the SECOND item (of equal or lesser value) at HALF OFF!  This is valid for take-out orders only (pickup or curbside delivery) and covers all items we sell, including unopened containers of beer/wine/booze.  Call us at 847-277-7400!


We also continue to offer online ordering and delivery through DoorDash.


April 12, 2020: On behalf of all our Pub staff we wish you and yours a happy and safe Easter Sunday.


April 10, 2020: Today is the last Friday during Lent - Good Friday - and we will again be offering our Fish & Chips for take-out.  Also don't forget that we offer BUY ONE, GET ONE (at equal or lesser value) for HALF PRICE for all take-out orders only, call us at 847-277-7400.  Please also note that we offer online order & delivery through DoorDash


April 5, 2020: Our current menu is on the menu page, and you can get a printed copy here.  We also have several beer, wine and liquor choices for take-out, check out the right side of this page for details.  Additionally, please note our new hours of operation, effective this week:

Monday through Thursday   3:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Friday & Saturday   11:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Sunday - CLOSED

Hopefully this will help us continue to best serve our customers while reducing operating costs, which has become necessary now more than ever.  Things continue to change as more info becomes available, so please check back with us frequently for all updates.  Thank you for your understanding and support.


April 3, 2020: Today (Friday during Lent) we will again be offering our Fish & Chips for take-out, or delivery through DoorDash


March 31, 2020: UPDATE- the current "social distancing" and "stay at home" mandates now officially extend through April 30th.  During this time we will continue to be open for our take-out service for both food & booze.


March 30, 2020: Effective today we are now offering a BUY ONE item and get the SECOND item (of equal or lesser value) at HALF OFF!  This is valid for take-out orders only (pickup or curbside delivery) and is on request, so when you call 847-277-7400 to place your order please ask for this deal.  We've also added a few items to our limited menu and are offering several different beer, wine & liquor bottles/cans at a convenience take-out discount.  Visit our MENU page for updates, and remember that we do offer online ordering and delivery via DoorDash.


March 27, 2020: It's still Lent and is Friday, so today we will again be offering our Fish & Chips for take-out, or delivery through DoorDash.  Starting next week we'll be adding in some daily take-out specials. Please also note that we will be closed on Sundays for the foreseeable future.  But we are itching to get open for full service again, so please keep hanging with us and thank you for all your support.  Stay safe!


March 24, 2020: Thank you for your patience and business.  We are pleased to announce that the Pub is officially live on DoorDash for online ordering and delivery!  Orders taken 11:15 AM - 7:45 PM.  In the near future we'll also be expanding delivery to include any phone-in orders... and of course don't forget that you can pick up bottles & cans of beer and wine here!


March 20, 2020: This Friday we'll be offering our fantastic Fish & Chips, and through the weekend we will also be giving out a free bowl of soup on all orders.  Additional updates:  we're close to offering delivery, hopefully by Monday we should be set.  And as a reminder we can sell (unopnened) bottles & cans of beer, wine and liquor for carry out & delivery (when we can do it).


March 18, 2020: We have our Limited Food Menu now availble for take-out orders (which includes curbside delivery upon request).  Please take a look at the right side of this page for details or CLICK HERE for a printable full copy (effective 3/18 & subject to change).  Though at the moment we are also limited to call-in (847-277-7400) and pick-up only, we are working on providing delivery service and online ordering options.  One other important note - we can sell (unopened) bottles & cans of beer, wine & liquor for carry-out as well! Anyway, please keep checking back for updates, and thank you very much for your business & understanding through these difficult times.


March 17, 2020: Happy St. Patrick's Day, even if everyone can't celebrate together.  We will continue to post updates right here and on Facebook regarding our capabilities and protocol on serving our patrons.  For today we just plan on keeping up with take-out orders but this will expand later in the week.  We miss you already... be healthy and be safe, and we will all get through this together.


March 16, 2020: Though information continues to change rapidly, here's the latest update from the Village of Barrington (from today) on how the COVID-19 situation is being handled in our region. We are currently open but as you already know at the end of business today ourselves and all other restaurants in Illinois will not be open to the general public for dine-in service.  However, we will be providing full updates on our (take-out) business soon, so please check back here and on Facebook.


March 15, 2020: UPDATE from today's prior message:

Unfortunately the Luck of the Irish has taken a hiatus.  As you may have already heard, due to the COVID-19 concerns ALL bars & restaurants in Illinois will be shut down for in-house dining at the end of Monday March 16th (tomorrow).  This dine-in closure extends through the end of March.  For the next day our plans are business as usual, and we will be bumping up our St. Patrick’s Day celebrations a day early. Come out to the Pub tomorrow, we have Cirrus Falcon playing at 7 PM and drinks will be flowing… and of course we will continue to be taking all extra precautions necessary for the safety of our patrons and staff.  We will have more information on our take-out and delivery options and other plans moving forward ASAP.  Please continue to check back with us here and on our Facebook page for all updates.  We’ll all get through this together and look forward in the not-too-distant-future when we can once again see all our wonderful & loyal patrons enjoying themselves at the Pub.  Thank you for your understanding.


March 15, 2020: No need to worry... the Pub will continue to provide our usual bar & food services, but additional precautions are being taken for the best possible safety of our patrons & staff.  Paper & plastic serving ware for food and drinks will continue through St. Patrick's Day, as well as our limited menu of food items.  Information is listed on the right column of this page and on our Celtic Fest page.  Also, we will continue to monitor the situation and follow the lead from our local authorities.  All updates will be posted here and on our Facebook page.


March 13, 2020: Please visit our St. Patrick's Day celebration page for specific details on the weekend events and our protocol.  And as a reminder our message on the COVID-19 situation is still in effect, but we will continue to monitor the situation with the village of Barrington.


March 11, 2020: Here is a Facebook post link from our Village President regarding COVID-19 and business plans moving forward.  As we state, rest assured that the Pub will continue to operate in full while taking any extra precautions necessary to assure the safety and best possible experience for all our patrons and staff.  Important updates will be shared here and on our Facebook page.


March 9, 2020: In the excitement of upcoming St. Patrick's Day celebrations one yearly Pub event usually gets overlooked.  However, we can't let this one slip by without a mention as it is our TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY today!  A heartfelt THANK YOU goes out to all our friends, patrons and the surrounding community making it to this milestone... we could not have done it without you!  To honor the day, we're featuring our Irish fare entrees at $10 each - see the right side of this page for details.  Sláinte!


March 2, 2020: We are seven days away from our TEN YEAR anniversary!  Something special will be planned, so check back for details. Full details on the upcoming St. Patrick's Day celebration (our eleventh) can be found on the Barrington Celtic Fest page.


February 29, 2020: The Pub will open early for all Manchester United matches that start 9 AM or later and of course will show all matches that are broadcast during the day. Occasionally we're open for the very early (6 AM - 8 AM) matches but please check here and our Facebook page for updates & confirmation for specific events.


February 18, 2020: We're now just four weeks away from ST. PATRICK'S DAY... please check out the first update on the Pub's celebration plans at the Barrington Celtic Fest page.


February 11, 2020: Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly (of Celtic Thunder fame) return to the Pub on Saturday May 30th!  This is a ticket-in-advance performance in The Loft and the Pub does NOT sell tickets.  Info on the tour can be found at the Byrne & Kelly website, and tickets can be purchased at this link.


February 10, 2020: Due to the unfortunate timing of St. Patrick's Day being on a Tuesday, this years Barrington Celtic Fest will be smaller than usual and all internal within both levels of the Pub.  There will also be additional entertainment during the weekend before the big day, stay tuned for details.


January 27, 2020: If you're looking for Super Bowl plans and also would like to support a great cause, get your “Kick Off for Kids” Super Bowl Watch Party tickets now!  It's for Let it Be Us, a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the landscape of foster care and adoption in Illinois.  Party is Sundya February 2nd in The Loft frrm 4 PM - 10 PM.


January 20, 2020: The Pub is open normal business hours for Martin Luther King Jr. Day... 11 AM - 1 AM.


January 17, 2020: This coming Sunday (January 19) the Pub will be opening early for the Manchester United - Liverpool match.  Doors open at 10:15 AM, match starts at 10:30 AM.  $4 Heineken 20oz drafts, $6 Bloody Marys (house vodka), $5 Mimosas and more!


January 9, 2020: Manchester United fans - the Pub will be opening at 9 AM this coming Saturday (January 11th) for the MUFC-Norwich City match.  We'll also be serving a complimentary small breakfast buffet at halftime.  Also, Firestone Walker's 805 is officially our January Beer of the Month.  $4 drafts all month long!


January 6,2020: New year, new opportunities!  We are seeking help with a multitasking individual that can bus, food run and handle some minor back of house duties.  Full time position at competitive wages; please visit our Employment page for details.


December 31, 2019: We would like to wish all of our patrons, families and friends a very happy, safe and prosperous 2020.  The Pub will be open normal business hours (11 AM - 1 AM ) on New Years Day.  Sláinte!


December 27, 2019: This coming Tuesday (12/31) we are having our 10th Annual New Years Eve celebration - check out our Events page for details.


December 24, 2019: On behalf of all the staff at the Pub, MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your families!  Here's our hours of operation over the next two days:

Tuesday December 24 - normal business hours, but our kitchen will be closing at 9:00 PM so there will be no "late night" kitchen services.

Wednesday December 25 - Merry Christmas!  The Pub will open at 5:00 PM with full bar service but no kitchen service.  Various snacks will be provided.


December 23, 2019: Having trouble finding a gift for that difficult-to-buy-for someone?  Looking for that last-minute gift idea that has widespread appeal?  Try out a Pub gift card!  You can get it for any $$ amount you like... stop by the Pub and pick up some! (sorry, online purchases not available)


December 18, 2019: We have a special Christmas gift of music for all our patrons this coming Saturday, December 21st, as TWO bands will be performing: Morgan Fingleton will be on our main level stage and The Fluffers will be rockin' it out in The Loft.  Start times for both are roughly 9 PM.


December 13, 2019: Apologies to our Manchester United fans, but the Pub will not be open early for Sunday's 8 AM match vs. Everton.


December 10, 2019: Sam Adams Winter Lager officially takes over as our December Beer of the Month.  $4 Drafts all month long!


December 9, 2019: End of the year holiday schedule & hours of operatiuon:

Tuesday December 24 - normal business hours, but our kitchen will be closing at 9:00 PM so there will be no "late night" kitchen services.

Wednesday December 25 - Merry Christmas!  The Pub will open at 5:00 PM with full bar service but no kitchen service.  Various snacks will be provided.

Thursday December 26 - Boxing Day! We will be opening early for soccer, please check back as to actual times and matches being shown.

Tuesday December 31 - normal business hours and our 10th Annual Pub New Years Eve Party starts at 8:00 PM that evening.  More details forthcoming on this event...

Wednesday January 1, 2020 - normal business hours, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!


December 2, 2019: Santa is coming this weekend, and as tradition dictates he sets up shop right outside the Pub!  Check out the Village of Barrington's Holiday Events page for info on this and all the other forthcoming events.


November 28, 2019: Happy Thanksgiving to all our patrons and their families.  Just a reminder, the Pub opens today at 5 PM for full bar service (but no kitchen services).


November 26, 2019: There is a lot going on at the Pub over the Thanksgiving holiday, and it all starts on Wednesday!  Click on the flyer below for more info:


November 20, 2019: We are seeking COOKS/KITCHEN HELP and SERVERS/WAITSTAFF to add to our team - please visit our Employment page for details.


November 15, 2019: Here's a look at our upcoming holiday schedule:

Wednesday November 27 - The Pub & Loft will be open an additional hour (late night) for "Black Wednesday".  We also have DJ Atlas spinning tunes starting at 8:30 PM.

Thursday November 28 - Happy Thanksgiving!  Though we will not be open for the early Bears-Lions game, the Pub opens for full bar service at 5:00 PM.  No kitchen/dinner service available, but snacks may be provided.

Tuesday December 24 - normal business hours, but our kitchen will be closing at 9:00 PM so there will be no "late night" kitchen services.

Wednesday December 25 - Merry Christmas!  The Pub will open at 5:00 PM with full bar service but no kitchen service.  Various snacks will be provided.

Thursday December 26 - Boxing Day! We will be opening early for soccer, please check back as to actual times and matches being shown.

Tuesday December 31 - normal business hours and our 10th Annual Pub New Years Eve Party starts at 8:00 PM that evening.  More details forthcoming on this event...

Wednesday January 1, 2020 - normal business hours, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!


November 11, 2019: First, on this Veterans Day we would like to say THANK YOU to all our military personnel (both active and retired) for everything they have done for our country.


Also, tomorrow (Tuesday November 12th) we welcome former Celtic Thunder artist Keith Harkin back to the Pub for what should be another fantastic performance!  This is a ticket-only event and they are not sold through the Pub; please visit KeithHarkin.com for details.


November 1, 2019: Our apologies to our Manchester United fans, but the Pub will not be opening at 7:30 AM this coming Saturday for the Bournemouth match.  We will keep you updtaed here and on our Facebook page as to upcoming viewing schedules.


October 24, 2019: Taking a quick moment to wish Denny McGonigal (the elder family memeber) a very happy 76th birthday!


October 23, 2019: Tonight the Pub will be featured at the annual Barrington Area Taste Fest, sampling a few of our favorites and hanging out with many other great area restaurants. Click here for further info.


October 18, 2019: Two beer-related announcements:

We are very happy to announce that Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale is once again being distributed in the USA and is back on tap here!

Our October/November Brewery of the Month is Founders Brewing Company out of Grand Rapids MI.  For the next several weeks we'll be featuring various brews from them, costing you just $4 per draft!


October 16, 2019: 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, look no further than the Pub!  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 events@barringtonpub.com or 224-717-9199.  Times and dates have been filling up quickly, so call us today and reserve your spot now!


October 11, 2019: We're taking our signature Fish & Chips and making it even better on Fridays!  Effective today we will offer the Friday All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry for the regular cost of our entree!  Served from 4 PM - 10 PM, some restrictions apply, ask your server or bartender for details.


October 9, 2019: The annual Barrington Fall Wine Walk is this Saturday, October 12th from 2 PM - 6 PM. As always we are a participant!  Click here for details.


October 4, 2019 - GO BIG RED!  This coming Saturday (October 5th) the 3 PM Nebraska - Northwestern game will be featured (with sound) in our main level.  We're also welcoming the class reunions and all diners from Barrington High School as it is homecoming weekend!


And, due to popular demand our "Brewery of the Month" remains the same for October - Lake Barrington's Wild Onion Brewing - so please ask about the current rotating draft.


September 26, 2019 - Huskers fans - this Saturday (September 28) we will be showing the Nebraska-Ohio State game in The Loft ... party starts at 6 PM and kickoff is 6:30 PM. Join your fellow fans and our friends from Chicagoans for Nebraska, there will be plenty of food and drink specials, including $2.50 Coors Light bottles and 14" Pub Pizza starting at just $9.95!  GO BIG RED!!!


September 19, 2019 = Manchester United fans - unfortunately we can't pick up the feed for today's UEL match vs. Astana.  Also, at the moment it's doubtful that we'll be open at 8 AM for this Sunday's match vs. West Ham but we will keep you posted - check back here or our Facebook page for updates.


September 17, 2019 - We are seeking HOSTS/HOSTESSES to add to our team - please visit our Employment page for details.  Additionally, part-time and full-time BUSSER/FOOD RUNNER positions are still available.


September 12, 2019 -

This coming Saturday (September 14) the Pub will be opening at 9 AM for the Manchester United - Leicester City match (with complimentary small breakfast buffet served at halftime).  Additionally, along with our friends from Chicagoans for Nebraska we'll be doing our Nebraska Huskers watch party in The Loft at 7 PM when they take on NIU.  GO BIG RED!


September 11, 2019 - Never forget...

"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.

“What separates us from the animals, what separates us from the chaos, is our ability to mourn people we’ve never met.”

- Author David Levithan


September 9, 2019 - We are always looking for energetic and hard working employees, and we need a few more now - primarily Bussers who could work daytime shifts.  Please visit our Employment page and review the most recent post for details. 


September 5, 2019 - It's that time of the season... our awesome PUB CHILI is back, and so are our Chicago Bears!  Join us tonight for the NFL season opening Bears-Packers game and try out an old favorite!  Additionally we are proud to offer $4 draft selections from our local friends at The Onion Brewery all month long - ask your bartender about what's currently on tap!


September 1, 2019 - FYI - The Pub is open regular hours (11 AM - 1 AM) on Labor Day.


August 30, 2019: Manchester United fans - our apologies, but we will not be open for this Saturday's 6:30 AM match vs Southampton.  Please join us on September 14th for the match vs. Leicester City.


August 28, 2019: GO BIG RED!  We are happy to once again be working with Chicagoans for Nebraska as an official "watch site" for all Nebraska Huskers football games! With ownership roots from Nebraska embedded in the Pub, we are the perfect location in our region for all local and visiting Huskers fans. The season starts this Saturday (8/31) vs. South Alabama, and we will be showing the game (with sound) in our main level.  And be sure to check out the Chicagoans for Nebraska group on their website and Facebook page


August 26, 2019: Our new Lunch and Dinner menus are updated online - check 'em out!


August 22, 2019: This Saturday (August 24th) the Pub is opening early for the Manchester United - Crystal Palace match. 9:00 AM start time, doors open at 8:50 AM and we'll be featuring a complimentary small breakfast buffet served at halftime!  Also, this evening is the last Barrington Cruise Night of the year and we'll be outside selling food right in the middle of it!


August 9, 2019: This Sunday - August 11th - is the start of the new Premier League season for Manchester United as they take on Chelsea at 10:30 AM. Our doors open at around 10:20 AM and full kitchen services will be available.  Note that we also offer $4 Heineken 20oz drafts every MUFC gameday!


August 4, 2019: Words and pictures cannot even begin to describe these tragedies. On behalf of the entire Pub staff our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims and everyone else affected by the senseless mass shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH.


August 1, 2019: It's that time of the year when many of our great summertime employees are getting ready to return to school, so the Pub is actively seeking Bussers, Food Runners and Servers.  We're also seeking some kitchen/cook help too.  Visit our Employment page for details.


July 12, 2019: The Pub is supporting and appearing both of these fantastic summer events: Uncork Barrington (which is tonight) and the Barrington BrewFest (tomorrow, July 13).  Check out both websites for details:

www.uncorkbarrington.com

www.barringtonbrewfest.com


July 11, 2019: A little late but we have our July Beer of the Month ready to go... and this is one is so good it may extend through August!  It's Revolution Brewing's Every Day Hero IPA, a session IPA brewed right here in Chicago.  Give it a try for just $4 draft pints all month long!


July 5, 2019: GO USA!  The Pub will be opening early on Sunday for the Women's World Cup finals - USA vs. Netherlands.  Match starts at 10 AM and doors will open shortly beforehand.


July 4, 2019: On behalf of all the staff at the Pub, we wish you a happy and save Independence Day!


July 1, 2019: We've made some great food changes to our Happy Hour - we are now offering $3 jumbo pizza slices and giving HALF OFF our Pub appetizers (excluding chicken wings)! The fantastic drink specials remain the same.  Check out our Specials page for details.


June 28, 2019: The Pub will be open normal business hours on Thursday July 4th.  Also, Barrington's 4th of July celebration starts on Wednesday July 3rd in the Metra train station parking lot... get all the details here.


June 14, 2019: We are the perfect place to bring dad, so please join us this Sunday June 16th for some terrific Fater's Day specials!  All the goodness is listed under our weekend specials on the right side of this page.


June 11, 2019: Better late than never... we hae a new Beer of the Month for June - Goose Island's Born & Raised Chicago style ale.  "Easy drinking with a touch of sweetness from corn, slight fruit character from our house ale yeast, all balanced off with a light bitterness from noble hops."  5.9% ABV.  Enjoy $4 drafts all month long!


June 1, 2019: Tickets WITH T-Shirts for the 16th Annual Barrington Brewfest are now on sale at the Pub!  The Pub is the ONLY place where you can get both your ticket and a t-shirt together.  The event is Saturday July 13th from 3 PM - 7 PM in the north parking lot of the Barrington metra train station.  Early bird regular tickets (through June 16th) are $40, then they increase to $45.  VIP tickets are $80 and Designated Driver ones are $20.  Cash or check only at the Pub (checks made out to BACOA).  Full details available at the Brewfest website and Facebook page.


May 30, 2019: Tonight is the first Barrington Cruise Night & "Summer Fun" night of the year! It's 6 PM - 8 PM in the center of town, and our great new neighbor - Big Iron Horse BBQ - will be outside serving food.  The Pub will also be frewuently serving food outside for this event over the summer.


May 24, 2019: We will be open regular business hours (11 AM - 1 AM) on Memorial Day - Monday May 27th. 


May 21, 2019: This coming Memorial Day weekend is the 10th Annual Barrington Art Festival, Saturday & Sunday right in the center of downtown Barrington (Cook & Station streets).  Incredible artwork, live music, great food and fun activities for kids make this festival a destination for art lovers of all ages.  Free admission, free parking, and we are in the middle of it selling drinks outside and of course our full service inside the Pub!  Note that the Pub is located on the north end of the event, very convenient for all festival patrons.


May 13, 2019: Our website is on vacation for a week, next update will be Tuesday May 21st.  During this time periodic updates may be posted on our Facebook page.


May 11, 2019: We are seeking BOH/Kitchen help, full time and part-time positions available with immediate availability and room for advancement.  Please visit our Employment page for details. 


May 10, 2019: The Pub is opening early on Sunday May 12th (Mother's Day) for the last Manchester United league match of the season, vs. Cardiff City at 9 AM.  Doors open shortly before the match starts, and we'll be serving a small complimentary breakfast buffet at hafltime.  GO MUFC!!!


May 7, 2019: In celebraton of winter finally being gone (maybe) we're looking ahead and offering Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy as our May Beer of the Month.  $4 drafts all month long!


May 4, 2019: We're opening early for our die-hard Manchester United fans this on Sunday 9May 5) for the Huddersfield match. Doors open at 8:00 AM.  Please note that this is a B.Y.O.D. morning ("Bring Your Own Doughnuts") as our kitchen services won't be immediately available.


May 2, 2019: There's quite a bit going on at the Pub this coming weekend:

Friday May 3 - Paul Byrom is performing in The Loft. Ticket-only event, times & info can be found on his website.

Saturday May 4 - A Kentucky Derby Party hosted by Involo Farm, CANTER Chicago and the Riding Club of Barrington Hills will be happening in The Loft starting at 3:00 PM.  Click here for info.  Also we have Electric Jay & The Circuits on our main level stage at 8:30 PM... classic rock at it's finest.

Sunday May 5 - The Ragged Rascals take our main level stage from 4 M - 7 PM, playing great Irish tunes in a show for all ages!

Also our Chicago Cubs take on St. Louis over the weekend at Wrigley, so our $2.50 Bud & Bud Light 16oz aluminum bottle special is in effect!


April 30, 2019: We welcome back former Celtic Thunder singer Paul Byrom this Friday, May 3, performing in The Loft! This is a ticket-only event that's handled by his crew, so please visit www.paulbyrom.ie or details.


April 26, 2019: Join us in downtown Barrington this Saturday, April 27 from 2 PM - 6 PM for the Barrington Spring Wine Walk... as always we are participants!  Click here for details. 


April 23, 2019: Congratulatons to our friend Scott Hansen and Big Iron Horse Barbecue as this awesome new neighbor officially opens for business TODAY! Location is 205 Park Avenue (connected to the Pub) and hours for today are 11 AM - 11 PM.  If you're familiar with this restaurant from their prior location in Barrington, suffice to say it's now bigger and better than ever!  For menu itgems and additional information, check out the website and Facebook page.


April 19, 2019: We will be OPEN on Easter Sunday with full service and for normal business hours (11 AM - 1 AM).  We'll also post some additional specials soon. As for our Manchester United fans, our apologies as we wil not be opening early Sunday for the 7:30 AM match vs. Everton


April 17, 2019: This coming Saturday (April 20th) we are hosting a special "Daisy Cutter" tap takeover from Half Acre Beer Company.  The event starts at 6:00 PM.  Click on the below image for additional details.


April 12, 2019: GO BIG RED! This Saturday (1:00 PM) we'll be showing the spring game if you want to come out and watch the preview of our 2019 Huskers.  Addiitonally our Chicago Cubss are at Wrigley all weekend, so our $2.50 Bud & Bud Light 16oz aluminum bottle home gameday specials are in effect.


April 4, 2019: Two announcements of great interest to our beer lovers:

Our April Beer of the month is Half Acre Volo Wheat Beer, a new offering by this great Chicago brewery.  $4.50 draft pints all month long!

The season for our Chicago Cubs may have already started, but their first home game is Monday April 8th... and with that comes the return of our $2.50 Budweiser & Bud Light 16oz aluminum bottle special, offered all day for every Cubs home game!


March 25, 2019: Our website is taking a spring break... the next update will be Saturday March 30th.  However the Pub is of course open normal business hours:  Sunday -Thursday 11 AM - 1 AM, Friday & Saturday 11 AM - 2 AM).  Have a great week!


March 20, 2019: March Madness starts this Thursday!  The Pub will be showing the games in our main level on Thursday, and The Loft (our 2nd level with several more HDTVs) will be open at 11 AM on Friday for additional viewing, drinking and dining.  We'll also be featuring our Pub thin crust pizza by the jumbo slice or $2 off a full sized pie!


March 18, 2019: On behalf of the Pub and all our staff, THANK YOU to all those who came out and braved the crowds for our weekend long St. Patrick's Day celebration, the Barrington Celtic Fest.  If anyone has pictures from the weekend to share, feel free to post them on the Celtic Fest Facebook page.  Also, hopefully you were able to geat a sneak peek preview of our awesome new neighbor - Big Iron Horse BBQ - who will be fully open for business in a few weeks.


March 15, 2019: During the St. Patrick's Day weekend celebration our website updates will be on temporary hiatus.  After this post the next update will be on Monday March 18th.  Thank you for your understanding and hope you can make it here for a fun weekend!


March 11, 2019: We're five day away from our weekend St. Patrick's Day celebration, also known as the Barrington Celtic Fest!  Ckeck out our Events page for all the latest details, and "like" the Facebook page for up-to-the minute festival updates.


March 7, 2019: The 16th Annual Barrington Brew Fest is Saturday July 13th.  Early details and links can be found on our Events page.


March 6, 2019: Better a little late then never... our March Beer of the Month is Sam Adams New England IPA, just $4.50 draft pints all month long!


March 1, 2019: This Saturday (3/2) the Pub is opening early for the Manchester United - Southampton match.  Doors open at 8:50 AM, match starts at 9 AM.  We will be serving a complimentary small breakfast buffet at halftime!


February 28, 2019: In about two weeks it all starts.... check out our Barrington Celtic Fest page as it has been updated with new stuff, including Irish dancers schedules! 


February 21, 2019: This Sunday (2/24) we'll be opening early for the Manchester United - Liverpool match.  Doors open at 7:50 AM, match starts at 8:05 AM.  Plenty of drink specials plus we will be serving a complimentary small breakfast buffet at halftime!


February 12, 2019: Two brief but exciting announcements:

Updated information on our upcoming St. Patrick's Day celebration - also knows as the Barrington Celtic Fest - is available on our Events page.

We have a fantastic new neighbor coming soon - Big Iron Horse BBQ has outgrown their current Barrington location and are taking up shop right next door to us at 205 Park Avenue!  Current plans are to be open by mid-March.  Please visit their website, Facebook page and/or our internal page for details.


February 11, 2019: We have a nice "Valentine's Week" special going on for Magner's Irish Cider bottles, both regular and pear.  $2.50 per bottle until further notice. Enjoy!


February 7, 2019: Unfortunately we won't be opening early this Saturday for the 6:30 AM Manchester United - Fulham match.  We apologize for the inconvenience, but please visit us on Tuesday February 12 for the UEFA Champions League match vs. Paris Saint-Germain.


February 5, 2019: Welcome our February Beer of the Month, Noon Whistle's COZMO Pale Ale.  This is a local brewery, out of Lombard IL.  "Falconer Flight hops give off a Grapefruit nose. Light orange hue from the malt makes this a balanced and crushable beer for the entire day."  5% ABV.  $4.50 drafts all month long!


February 1, 2019: We're in the process of revamping our food menu and are pleased to announce that the Pub will be offering thin crust PIZZA - 12", 14" & 16" - for in-house dining and carry-out!  We have it on our specials menu for this weekend, just in time for the Super Bowl!  Moving forward pizza will be available after 4 PM on weekdays and all day on weekends.  Stay tuned for updated menus!

January 31, 2019: Please note that we are still without phone (or internet) service; Comcast has been out in our area since yesterday (1/30) so we are not the only ones affected.  As of this writing they are still working on getting everything up & running.  In the meantime, know that we are open regular business hours today but may not be able to take phone calls!


January 29, 2019: Despite the record setting bitter cold temperatures forecast for tonight and all day tomorrow (Wednesday), we will be open for business.


January 21, 2019: More information on the Pub's annual Celtic Fest/St. Patrick's Day celebration will be released soon.  Planned dates are Friday March 15th - Sunday March 17th.  Be sure to check our Events page in the near future for details.


January 17, 2019: We will be opening early this Saturday January 19thfor the Manchester United - Brighton match.  Doors open 8:50 AM, match starts at 9 AM, and there will be a complimentary small breakfast buffet served at halftime!


January 7, 2019: Our January Beer of the Month is Firestone Walker 805... "A light, refreshing blonde ale created for the laid back California lifestyle. Subtle malt sweetness is balanced by a touch of hops creating a versatile beer with a clean finish." 4.7% ABV. $4.50 drafts all month long!


January 4, 2019: Sorry but we will NOT be open for Saturday's 6:30 AM match between Manchester United and Reading (it's not being broadcast). Join us next Sunday (January 13th) for the 10:30 AM match vs. Tottenham.  Additionally due to the Chicago Bears-Eagles game on Sunday, the Ragged Rascals have been rescheduled for Sunday January 13th (4 PM - 7 PM).


January 2, 2019: With a new year comes new opportunities... we are currnetly hiring Servers, Bussers and Food Runners.  Visit our Employment page for details.



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