HAPPY HOUR runs Monday-Friday 4 PM - 6 PM.  Late Night Menu starts 10 PM every night.

February 17, 2017

One month until St. Patrick's Day and the 7th Annual Barrington Celtic Fest!  The website page in our Events section is current and will continue to be updated as necessary.  Check it out for all the details!

February 16, 2017

We are thrilled to officially announce some news about what’s happening with the Pub’s old space formerly known as The Annex.  A friend of the Pub’s owner and lifelong resident of Barrington – Brian McManus – along with his wife Dena will be opening “Remember Charlotte’s”.  This will be a family friendly, old-school pizzeria inspired by and named in homage to a well known Barrington institution from the 1970’s & 1980’s, Charlotte’s Pizza.  Construction has commenced and target opening date is early April… but pizza samplings will be available at the Barrington Celtic Fest!   More information will be posted here as it gets closer to opening day.

UPDATE 2/20/17: They now have a Facebook page, please LIKE it for details & updates: https://www.facebook.com/RememberCharlottes

February 10, 2017

We are now five weeks out from our 7th Annual Barrington Celtic Fest, and full information on this great event will be posted on our website and the Facebook page by Monday (if not earlier).  Also, we have a fantastic Valentine's Day specials menu for Tuesday, February 14th... and no reservations required for dining!

February 6, 2017

We have some sad news to report... a good customer and friend of the Pub, Greg Hughes, recently passed away. His memorial is today at Salem United Methodist Church in Barrington, starting at 6:30 PM.

February 2, 2017

Our February Beer of the Month is Revolution Anti-Hero IPA, which is local from Chicago.  Their flagship IPA is supremely aromatic, crisp, and drinkable. This iconic ale features a blend of Warrior, Chinook, Centennial, and Amarillo to create a crisp clean bitterness and imparts massive floral and citrus aromas.  Enjoy pint drafts through the month of February for the discounted price of $4.50

January 25, 2017

We've revised our full menu and have expanded our offerings, which includes some great new lunch items!  Check it all out on our Menus page.  Our kitchen is open at 11 AM seven days a week, and the full menu is offered up until 10 PM when our "Late Night" menu takes over (available until 11:30 PM on weekedays and 1:00 AM on Friday/Saturday). 

January 23, 2017

A quick note out to all former employees - your 2016 W-2 tax forms are available for pickup at the Pub.  Any that are not picked up by Friday January 27th will be mailed to the address we have on file.

January 20, 2017

On the eve of the presidential inauguration, I was inaugurated into the board of directors for the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce, which happens to be one of the largest and most influential chambers in the state. Additionally, McGonigal’s Pub won the 2017 Hospitality Member of the Year award. Suffice to say it was a good night! I am honored and humbled by this recognition and look forward to serving the Barrington community on many levels for years to come. Thank you for your support. Sincerely, Bryan McGonigal

January 19, 2017

On Saturday January 21st the Pub will open at 8:50 AM for the Manchester United - Stoke City match (starts at 9 AM).  Complimentary small breakfast buffet served at halftime, plus our usual great daily specials will be available.

January 13, 2017

The Pub will open at 9:45 AM on Sunday January 15th for the Manchester United - Liverpool match (starts at 10 AM).  Along with our usual Sunday specials, Heieneken 20oz drafts drop to $4 each and we'll be serving a complimentary small breakfast buffet throught the first half of the match.

January 10, 2017

On Sunday January 15th The Pub will close at 9:00 PM so that we can celebrate with all our great employees at our Post-Holiday Staff Party.  Also, the last kitchen orders that day will be taken at 8:00 PM.  We will of course reopen for normal business hours & operations on Monday, January 16th.  Thank you for your understanding.

January 5, 2017

Our January BEER OF THE MONTH happens to be the top selling beer in the world - Heineken!  We use their patented Brew Lock Draft system for the best possible taste & freshness, serve it up in 20oz glasses, and for the entire month it's only $4.50.  Plus on every Manchester United gameday it drops another 50˘.  Enjoy!

January 1, 2017

On behalf of the Pub owners & staff, we want to thank all of our patrons for making 2016 another fun & successful year.  2017 will be bringing some enhancements to the Pub and new, exciting happenings in the space that used to be The Annex (stay tuned for details).  Have a very happy and safe New Year!

December 26, 2016

New Years Eve is this coming Saturday, and we're having our annual party to celebrate the start of a new year!  No cover charge, no expensive package deals, come as you are and enjoy the evening with us and Irish performer Gareth Woods.  Details on our EVENTS page.

December 23, 2016

In the spirit of the season, here's a message from our general manager and longtime Barrington resident Joel Brady:

To my Fellow Barrington Citizens and all our Patrons,

Allow me to take the time to thank you for your continued support and patronage in 2016. It has been an absolute pleasure to serve you - we are humbled by your support. Without each of you, we could not have been able to grow and better serve our community.

In the Irish culture the term “Pub” is short for “Public House”. The “Public House” is a special place in the town designed to be welcoming, friendly and always helpful. In a way, it’s a place that is meant to exemplify the spirit of the holidays all year round. And I can assure you that our goal is to make you all feel comfortable and satisfied with every visit.  So, on behalf of all the family and staff at McGonigal’s Pub, let me wish you a joyful Holiday Season and  Happy New Year. And remember no matter how cold it is outside, there is always a hot meal, a cold drink, and warm smile waiting for you at the “Public House”.

Happy Holidays & Season’s Greetings from the entire staff and family at McGonigal’s Pub.

December 19, 2016

Here's our hours of operation for the remainder of the year (assume they are normal unless listed below):

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

Sunday 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.

Saturday December 31 - normal business hours and our 7th Annual Pub New Years Eve Party starts at 8:00 PM that evening.  More details forthcoming on this event...

Sunday January 1, 2017 - normal business hours, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

December 17, 2016

New Years Eve is two weeks away, and as usual we're having our annual party to celebrate the start of a new year!  No cover charge, no expensive package deals, come as you are and enjoy the evening with us and Irish performer Gareth Woods.  Details on our EVENTS page.

December 9, 2016

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 2, 2016

Our Beer of the Month for December is Domaine DuPage French Country Ale, brewed by the local Two Brothers Brewing Company.  Their Flagship beer is amber in color, with a toasty, sweet caramel start and a finish with just enough hops to clean off the palate. Enjoy $4 drafts of this fine beverage all month long!

November 30, 2016

This coming Saturday (December 3rd) is a BIG day in the Village of Barrington... Santa arrives right outside our main doors, it's the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony (also right outside our doors) and there are all sorts of fun activities in and around town!  Visit the village website for all the details.

November 23, 2016

The Pub and all our staff want to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving.  As a reminder, the Pub is open tonight ("Black Wednesday") until 2:00 AM.  On Thanksgiving Day we open at 5:00 PM with full bar service but NO kitchen service (some snacks will be provided).

November 16, 2016

This Saturday (November 19th) is Barrington's 2016 Holiday Wine Walk, which runs from 2 PM - 6 PM throughout the village. As usual the Pub is a proud sponsor of this event, and even though we're not listed on the flyer we are definitely open and serving up plenty of libations! For further info please check out the village website.

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Voted BEST BAR/PUB in in the region

and best Live Music Venue in Barrington

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Voted the Suburb's BEST IRISH PUB

2012 & 2013 "Best of the Burbs"

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Exceptional reviews and ratings

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2013 - 2016 Best of Business Award

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The 7th Annual

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Thursday Specials

February 23rd

$4.50 Revolution Anti-Hero Drafts

$4 Blue Moon Drafts 

$4 Lagunitas Drafts

$4 Bells Two Hearted Ale Drafts

$4 Jameson Shots

$4 Cuervo Gold Tequila Shots

Additional special in The Loft!


Food Specials

Ham & Turkey Sub - $10.50

Foot-long with smoked Ham anb maple-rooasted turkey on a cheese & onion baguette with cheddar cheese, garlic mayo, lettuce, tomato and onion. Choice of side.

Cajun Flatbread - $12.50

Co Andouille sausage, peppers, onion and celery on marinara with mozzarella cheese.

Peach & Cherry Cobbler - $6.95

Baked to order with sweet peach and tart cherry filling, oat crumble topping and served with vanilla ice cream.

Soups of the Day

1) Chicken Tortilla

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

Upcoming Entertainment

Comstock Lode

Saturday February 25, 8:30 PM

Cirrus Falcon

Saturday March 4, 8:30 PM

Irish Music with the

Ragged Rascals

Sunday March 5, 4 PM - 7 PM

Celtic Thunder's

Keith Harkin

Tuesday March 14th, 6:30 PM

**Special Performance**

Tickets in advance, info at


March 16th - 18th

Visit our EVENTS page

for full listings & details.

The Fluffers

Saturday March 25, 8:30 PM


Beer of the Month

$4.50 Drafts

Monday - Friday

4PM - 6PM

Tremendous discounts on many of our drinks along with some amazing food specials!  Visit our Happy Hour page for all the details.

We're the only real LATE NITE

food option in Barrington!

Visit our Menus Page for full list of offerings

We will open for all Manchester United games starting at 9 AM or later.  Please check our Facebook page for updates on earlier start times.

Manchester United Gamedays

$4 Heineken 20oz Drafts

$3 Jack Daniels Tennessee Fire Shots


Nebraska Gamedays


Bottles and 16oz Tall Boy Cans 



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 the Pub

Hours of Operation:

Sunday through Thursday, 11 AM - 1 AM

Friday and Saturday, 11 AM - 2 AM

The Loft (2nd level) opens at 4 PM Monday-Saturday

(pending private event use)

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,

or events@barringtonpub.com

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847-277-7400 or info@barringtonpub.com.

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