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

February 1, 2016

We're off to a great start in February - our BREWERY of the Month is Revolution Brewing, located in Chicago.  This month we'll have a rotating tap or two that features Revolution beers, and their drafts are just $4.50 all month long!  Also, we have fun plans to celebrate Mardi Gras and Valentine's Day, info posted soon.

January 28, 2015

To complement our fantastic Happy Hour offerings, we just added some wine specials for The Annex!  Happy Hour runs 4-6 PM every Monday-Friday on both sides or our establisments.  Details are on the Specials page.

Starting February 1st we'll be featuring our first BREWERY of the Month - Revolution Brewing in Chicago - offering some of their drafts at discounted prices all month long!

January 15, 2015

A quick note out to all former employees - your 2015 W-2 tax forms are available for pickup at the Pub.  Any that are not picked up by January 29th will be mailed to the address we have on file.

January 7, 2015

With the new year comes new needs for energetic, hard working individuals to join our great staff! We are seeking to hire Servers, Hosts/Hostesses, Food Runners and Bussers/Barbacks. Part time and some full time positions available.  Please visit our Employment page for details.

January 5, 2015

Just a quick announcemet - the 2016 Barrington Celtic Fest is scheduled for March 17th - 19th and will feature the return of the festival tent!  All relevant details will be posted on the Celtic Fest page as they become available. 

December 31, 2015

On behalf of the Pub & Annex owners & staff, we want to thank all of our patrons for making 2015 a vfery successful year fo us... we're very excited about all the fantastic things we will be enhancing and offering in 2016, and it's all thanks to YOU!  Have a very happy and safe New Years!

December 21, 2015

As a quick reminder, here's our remaining holiday schedule:

Thursday December 24 - normal business hours but there will be no "late night" kitchen services (food service ends at 10 PM).

Friday 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).  The Annex will be closed.

Thursday December 31 - normal business hours, but our 6th Annual Pub New Years Eve Party starts at 8:00 PM that evening. 

Friday January 1, 2015 - normal business hours for the Pub and The Annex.  Happy New Year!

December 18, 2015

Information on our 6th Annual New Years Eve celebration has been posted in the Events section.  We're pleased to announce that we have DJ Atlas in The Annex and local talent Mac Dralle in the Pub.  And, best of all, no cover charge to attend!  More details forthcoming.  

December 16, 2015

It's finally back, a REAL "Happy Hour" celebration that actually spans two full hours, Monday-Friday from 4 PM until 6 PM.  Effective today, enjoy $4 Guinness, Harp & Smithwicks 20oz Drafts, $2.50 “You Call It” Well Drinks and $2 Bottles of Miller Lite, Bud, Bud Light & Coors Light.  Some great food specials and additional weekday specials are being added and will be effective tomorrow (December 17th).  All updates will be posted on the Specials main page.  Enjoy!

December 10, 2015

Sam Adams Winter Lager takes over as our beer of the month.  $4 drafts through December or whenever it runs out... best to enjoy it now as this seasonal traditionally doesn't last too long!

December 9, 2015

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/Annex 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 1, 2015

Tomorrow (Wednesday December 2nd) in The Annex is the Annual Holiday Party & Toy Drive for Barrington Giving Day.  Everyone is invited to stop by, donate some toys, enjoy our great food & drink menu items along with several different wine and liquor tastings.

This weekend (Saturday December 5th) is the Village of Barrington's annual tree lighting ceremony AND the arrival of Santa, both of which are right in front of our building!  Visit the village website for more details on all the events and activities planned for this festive day. 

November 24, 2015

Let the holidays begin!  The Pub is open an extra hour (until 2 AM) on "Black Wednesday", November 25th, and along with some great drink specials we'll ave two bands for the evening - Cirrus Falcon and Mark Himes!  Also, we will open on Thanksgiving Day at 5 PM, full bar service but no kitchen service (some bar snacks will be provided).  Bears-Packers are also the Thanksgiving evening game to make for the end of a great day!

November 19, 2015

The next website update will be on Tuesday, November 24th.  In the meantime please visit our Facebook page for up-to-the-minute news. 

November 12, 2015

The Village of Barrington will host the 2015 Holiday Merchant Wine Walk on Saturday, November 21, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  This event is planned to kick off the holiday shopping season by introducing shoppers and visitors to the unique shops and restaurants in Barrington. As fro all past wine walks we are primary sponsors, and there will be a special wine tasting with discounted product in The Annex during the event.  More details can be found on the village website.

November 11, 2015

In honor of Veteran's Day (Wednesday November 11th), all day long we are offering 25% off tabs for all of our patrons who are veterans or active duty in the military service (please show your military ID for the discount). It's just our little way of saying THANK YOU to all the brave men and women who have served our country.

November 3, 2015

It's officially that time of the year when we need to announce our holiday schedule:

Wednesday November 25 - The Pub and Annex will be open an additional hour (late night) for "Black Wednesday".  We also have Cirrus Falcon playing live in the Pub starting at 9 PM.

Thursday November 26 - Happy Thanksgiving!  The Pub opens for full bar service at 5:00 PM.  No kitchen/dinner service available, but snacks may be provided.  The Annex will be closed.

Thursday December 24 - normal business hours but there will be no "late night" kitchen services (food service ends at 10 PM).

Friday 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).  The Annex will be closed.

Thursday December 31 - normal business hours, but our 6th Annual Pub New Years Eve Party starts at 8:00 PM that evening.  More details forthcoming on this event...

Friday January 1, 2015 - normal business hours for the Pub and The Annex.  Happy New Year!

November 2, 2015

Our November Beer of the Month is an old favorite and one of the first "big time" craft beers - Blue Moon.  For those of you not familiar with this beer, it's a Belgian style wheat ale that was the brewery's first year-round release back in 1995.  Happy 20th Blue Moon!  $4 drafts all month long.  

October 30, 2015

Be sure to join us for our 6th Annual Halloween Bash, which takes place tomorrow, Saturday October 31st.  Full details are listed to the right. Also, note that we will be opening early that day (10 AM) for Manchester United-Crystal Palace.  Happy Halloween!

October 22, 2015

On Sunday October 25th the Pub is opening early for the Manchester United-Manchester City match.  8:45 AM opening, 9:05 start time.  We'll feature our usual Manchester United gameday specials - $4 Heineken 20oz Drafts & $3 Jack Daniels Fire shots - plus there will be a complimentary small breakfast buffet at hafltime.  See you here!

Note that when Manchester United plays early, we usually open for it!  Check out this page or our Facebook page for updates.

October 15, 2015

We are excited to announce that Corey Coleman is our new Sous Chef.  Corey, who started with us in August, has a wealth of experience and joins Executive Chef Richard Meierdirks to help lead our kitchen.  With new menus and specials forthcoming, we will continue to improve on our already solid and consistently great food service!

October 7, 2015

Menu announcements:

Smithwick's Irish Ale is our October Beer of the Month, $4.50 for 20oz drafts for the remainder of the month.

Starting today CHILI has been added back for the season, so it's available every day as our second Soup of the Day!

Also starting today we are introducing a new "Appetizer" small plate menu specifically for The Annex.  This will be in additon to what's offered in the regular Pub menu.  It will appear on the menu in the Annex section soon.

In a couple weeks we're releasing a revamped main food menu that will include several new, delicious items!

Also in a couple weeks there will be a plethora of new daily and happy hour specials!

October 6, 2015

Tomorrow our Chicago Cubs take on Pittsburgh for the start of what we hope to be a World Series playoff run.  The Pub LOVES the Cubs!  Cheer 'em on here as we'll be featuring $2.50 Bud & Bud Light bottles, $3 Jack Daniels Fire shots and $3 SoCo Cherry Bombs for all Cubs playoff games!

October 5, 2015

Irish artist Keith Harkin has just been booked for a live performance at the Pub on Friday, November 13th.  Ticket information and other details can be found here, plus you can get more details about Keith from his Facebook page.  Remember to check out our Events page for general information on upcoming bands, entertainment and special events!

October 1, 2015

Only 30 days left until our 6th Annual Halloween Bash! It will take place in both levels of the Pub and all of The Annex... expect ghoulishly great food & drink specials, live entertainment and cash prizes for the costume contest.  Details coming soon!

Visit the News & Media section for older saved updates.

Voted BEST BAR/PUB in in the region

and best Live Music Venue in Barrington

"Best of Barrington"

Voted the Suburb's BEST IRISH PUB

2012 & 2013 "Best of the Burbs"

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Top Rated Irish Pubs in America

Exceptional reviews and ratings

from all these major sources

2013 & 2014 Best of Business Award

We are proud members of the


February 9th

$4.50 Revolution "A Little Crazy" Drafts

$1 off ALL Draft Beers

$1 off Select Craft Beer Bottles & Cans


Mardi Gras Food Specials



Spicy soup with grilled chicken, andouille sausage and okra.

CRAB DIP 10.95

Warm blend of crab, cream cheese, peppers and green onions served with toasted baguette.




Spicy stew of chicken, andouille sausage and shrimp with rice, peppers, onion and celery.


Fresh catfish with Cajun seasoning, served over dirty rice with seasonal vegetables.


Andouille sausage served over red beans & rice with onions, peppers and celery.


Blackened catfish on French roll with remoulade, lettuce, fried green tomato and onion. Choice of side.



Sweet dough filled with cinnamon and apples, covered in buttermilk glaze and colored sugar.

Soups of the Day

1) Chicken Gumbo

2) Richard's Famous Chili

Visit our SPECIALS page for all daily drink specials

If this section is not updated, sorry!  Ask your server or bartender for the daily food specials, or check out our Facebook page for details.  For a listing of ALL regular daily specials, visit our Specials Pages

Monday - Friday

4PM - 6PM

$2.50 “You Call It” Well Drinks

$4 Guinness 20oz Drafts

$4 Harp 20oz Drafts

$4 Smithwicks 20oz Drafts

$2 Bottles of Miller Lite, Bud,

Bud Light & Coors Light


$4 Glasses of Canyon Road

Chardonnay, Cabernet & Merlot

$4.00 Chicago Dog with fries

$4.00 Plain Jumbo Dog with fries

$4.00 Beer Brat with fries

$4 Nachos

$4.50 Boneless Wings

Visit the Happy Hour webpage for food details.  Please note - Happy Hour food specials are for dine-in only and are not subject to any modifications or additional discounts.

Upcoming Live Music

Seamus O'Kane

Saturday February 13, 8:30 PM

DJ Atlas

In The Annex

Friday February 19, 9:00 PM

Paul Byrom

of Celtic Thunder

**Special Private Performance**

Saturday February 20, 7:00 PM

Morgan Fingleton

Saturday February 20, 8:30 PM

Joe Cullen

Saturday February 27, 8:30 PM

Irish Music Session with

The Ragged Rascals

Sunday March 6, 2 PM - 7 PM

Visit our EVENTS page

for full listings & details.


Brewery of the Month

$4.50 Drafts

of our Revolution offering!

We're the only real LATE NITE

food option in Barrington!

Visit our Menus Page for full list of offerings



Old Style, Rolling Rock and PBR Bottles

Miller High Life, PBR and Hamm's 16oz Cans

Nebraska Gamedays


Bottles and 16oz Tall Boy Cans

Manchester United Gamedays

$4 Heineken 20oz Drafts

$3 Jack Daniels Tennessee Fire Shots



We carry Fox Sports 1 (formerly Fox Soccer), Fox Soccer Plus, beIN, NBC Sports Network channels and various other DirecTV feeds.  We're also hopeful that we may someday have GAA Games here too!

Available in both The Pub and The Annex

Hours of Operation:

Sunday through Thursday, 11 AM - 1 AM

Friday and Saturday, 11 AM - 2 AM

The Annex opens at 4 PM Monday-Saturday

General Kitchen Hours:

Sunday-Thursday 11 AM - 11:30 PM

(Late Nite Menu starts at 10 PM)

Friday-Saturday 11 AM - 1 AM

(Late Nite Menu starts at 10 PM)

Sorry, we do not take reservations for dining

For inquiries on planning private/special events,

contact Lisa Lesniak-Brady at 224-717-9199,


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