Last Updated: March 12, 2023

Friday March 17 2023

is our lucky 13th

St. Patrick's Day Celebration!!!

The Pub opened on March 9, 2010, so we've now been in business for thirteen years THANKS to the wonderful and supportive Barrington region along with all our fantastic, loyal patrons!  Since in 2020 we had to forgo the annual party, this year marks our 13th annual celebration.  In the past we've been able to do some extravagent, full-blown "Barrington Celtic Fests" with a large festival tent, numerous merchants, many bands & other activities.  Sadly we can now all relate to the fact that times and financial constraints have changed quite a bit, so unfortunately there will be no big tent outside this year.  Having said all that, we are planning for a rollicking Friday & Saturday throughout both levels of the Pub and the connected "Fork & Cork" expansion banquet hall next door... plenty of room for all inside and no worries about any weather issues!  We thank you for your understanding and look forward to seeing you over the weekend!

Friday March 17th - Saturday March 18th

Indoors at McGonigal's Pub, The Loft and Fork & Cork

105 S. Cook Street

Barrington, IL 60010

We will also be offering an expanded outdoor gathering & smoking area

for patrons.  No tents but some tables & seating will be provided.

Thank you to the Village of Barrington for their assistance!

Hours of operation are listed by day (below)

No admission charges - FREE for all patrons!

Visit the official McGonigal's Pub Facebook page for additional updates

General "Ground Rules"

>>NO RESERVATIONS (first come first served)<<

>>Cash & major credit cards accepted<<

>>21+ of age required after 8:00 PM<<

>>No coupons, regular daily food & drink specials and/or special promotional discounts<<

>>No phone or DoorDash to-go orders on Friday March 17 (see below)<<

>>Limited food menu on Friday March 17 (see below)<<

Friday March 17th

Main Level

9:00 AM -  2:00 AM

NCAA tournament games will be shown

11:00 AM  Traditional Irish Session (LIVE)

3:00 PM:  Joe Cantafio (LIVE)

8:00 PM:  The Ragged Rascals (LIVE)

The Loft (2nd level)

11:00 AM - Midnight

Plenty of seats, open for drinking & dining with Irish music playing

and NCAA basketball tournament viewing

Fork & Cork (next door expansion)

3:00 PM - Midnight

Plenty of seats, open for drinking & dining with Irish music playing

and NCAA basketball tournament viewing

7:30 PM:  DJ Dance Party with DJ Atlas

St. Patrick's Day Limited Food Menu & Logistics


We apologize for the inconveniences, but in order to best accommodate everyone it's necessary for us to make some temporary adjustments to our normal operations.  Paper and plastic serving ware will be used for food and drinks while this limited menu is in effect.  We do NOT take any reservations for any reason during these days.  Additionally, since our staff will be extremely busy serving the high volume of our in-house patrons, on St. Patrick's Day we will NOT be taking any carryout orders over the phone, DoorDash online ordering/delivery will be unavailable and it's likely that we won't even be able to answer our phones.

Menu is in effect from 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Late Night Menu in effect 10 PM - Midnight

(this is the final offering for Friday but subject to minor changes if necessary)

Corned Beef & Cabbage

Fish & Chips

Shepherd’s Pie

Reuben or Corned Beef Sandwich (with fries)

Irish Lamb Stew

Caesar Salad  (with or without crispy chicken)

Pub Fries

Chicken Tenders

Jumbo Pizza Slice (cheese, sausage or pepperoni)

Pub Chili Bowl

Jumbo Hot Dog & Fries

Kids Fish Fry

Kids Chicken Fingers & Fries

Saturday March 18th

Our full food menu is in effect

all day until 10 PM

Late Night Menu in effect 10 PM - Midnight

**Use of Paper & Plastic serving ware

may be necessary based on crowds**

Main Level

11:00 AM - 2:00 AM

NCAA tournament games will be shown

8:30 PM:  The Rolling Blackouts (LIVE)

The Loft (2nd level)

11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Open for drinking/dining, extra seating

and NCAA basketball tournament viewing

2:00 PM: McNulty Irish Dancers (LIVE)

Fork & Cork Banquet Hall (next door)

12:00 PM - 11:00PM

Open for drinking, dining and

NCAA basketball tournament viewing

Full Menu availability until 10 PM


We are located in downtown Barrington at McGonigal’s Pub at 105 S. Cook Street, which is located one block east of Rt. 59 (Hough Street) and half a block south of Lake-Cook Road (Main Street).  Access to the event via the Union Pacific Northwest Metra Rail is very convenient as the event is located only two blocks west of the Barrington Station.  Plentiful & free parking is available all weekend in the Metra station, and also in the downtown Barrington area.

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