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

October 23, 2016

Everyone knows that the Pub has been a Chicago Cubs bar since we opened, so obviously we're over-the-top thrilled about the World Series berth!  Congrats to the team and their worthy opponents from Cleveland... for every World Series gameday we'll continue offering $2 Budweiser 16oz aluminum bottles, $2 Mille Lite 16oz cans & $2 Miller Genuine Draft 16oz cans all day long!

October 19, 2016

We have a great promotion - MyAllBlackBeer Rugby Sweepstakes - where you can win two tickets to the Allblack v Ireland rugby match at Soldier Field on Saturday November 5th!  Info is located in the right pane of this page, but to find it quickly click here for details.

October 18, 2016

We'd like to congratulate our next-door neighbors, The Heart of Europe Cafe, on being voted "Best Doughnuts in Illinois".  They join good company iin Barrington as in the past we have been voted "Best Chicago Suburban Irish Pub" and were also listed as one of the 66 Irish pubs in the nation!

October 7, 2016

LET'S GO CUBS!!!  All day for every Cubs gameday during the length of the Cub's postseason run (and let's hope it ends with a World Series victory) the Pub will be offering the following specials all day for every Cubs gameday:  $2 Budweiser 16oz aluminum bottles, $2 Mille Lite 16oz cans & $2 Miller Genuine Draft 16oz cans.  We'll have our usual daily food & drink specials too.  Cheer 'em on here!

October 3, 2016

Our beer of the month in September - Sam Adams OctoberFest - was such a popular one that we're keeping it on through October... or until Sam Adams stops making it for the season, whichever comes first.  $4 drafts, enjoy 'em while you can!

September 27, 2016

It's homecoming week in Barrington, and the Pub would like to thank all the classes who are using our establishment for their reunions:  1991, 1986, 1976 & 1956! Keep up in mind for holiday parties, corporate events, birthday parties, rehearsal dinners, bachelor/bachelorette parties, wedding receptions or any other personal or special events - check out our Banquets-Parties page for further information on our offerings, and contact our events planner, Lisa Brady, at events@mcgonigalspub.com or 224-717-9199. 

September 23, 2016

Enjoy the weekend at the Pub, there's lots of fun things happening!  The next website update will be Tuesday September 27th but please check our Facebook page for daily updates. 

September 21, 2016

Our "Burger and Wings Wednesday" runs from 5 PM - 9 PM today, with our special 7oz grass fed burger starting at $5.95 and discounts on our amazing Pub Chicken Wings!  Visit the Burger & Wings page in our Specials section for details.

September 20, 2016

We may not be a German bar but the Pub will be featuring some festive food & drink specials for an Oktoberfest celebration this coming weekend!  Menus will be posted here and on our Facebook page. 

September 17, 2016

Happy Halfway to St. Patrick's Day!  Enjoy the festivities, specials and music by The Fluffers tonight in the Pub... just six more months until the next Barrington Celtic Fest! 

September 16, 2016

Continuing on with our week-long "Halfway to St. Patrick's Day" celebration bring us a DJ Dance Party with DJ Atlas in The Loft, running from 9 PM - Close.  A fun night of party & dance tunes, and we never charge a cover for Pub sponsored events!

September 15, 2016

Besides our usual & plentiful "Thirsty Thursday" specials, today we are starting a weekly Thursday evening of music in The Loft with local talent Mac Dralle! Starting time is 7:30 PM.

September 14, 2016

Starting today is our official BURGER AND WINGS WEDNESDAY! This runs from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM and is a great chance to get an amazing 7oz grass-fed beef burger with a side, starting at just $5.95!  You can then customize your burger however you want.  We also have a "Pub Burger of the Day" (these will be creative) and are featuring our fantastic chicken wings at discounted prices, along with a NEW special sauce each week!  Full info is available in the Pub now and on our Daily Specials page.

September 13, 2016

Starting today and every Tuesday we'll be featuring BEER FLIGHTS with guidance from our resident bartender beer expert Mike DeMalpardita.  It's the first run today so currently we're providing jsut two types - the Irish Flight (Guinness, Harp, Smithwicks & Magners) for $9 and a Mix/Match Flight (customer choice of four different brews) for $10.  Each sample is 5oz, and you get to keep a souvenir glass for every flight purchased.

September 12, 2016

Starting today and every Monday through football season we'll feature Monday Night Football drink & food specials during the game.  There are two games on September 12th & we have $3.50 Miller Lite 23oz drafts and a plethora of "tailgate food specials" to complement our regular menu.  Moving forward our resident football expert - bartender Dan Irons - will be presenting additional fun drinks at discounted prices!

September 9, 2016

Our "Halfway to St. Patrick's Day" WEEK-LONG celebration kicks off on Sunday with the start of the NFL Season and great new specials.  Every day of the week leading up to September 17th will feature new and exciting happenings.  More details to follow right here and on Facebook!

September 8, 2016

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@mcgonigalspub.com or 224-717-9199.  Times and dates have been filling up quickly, so call us today and reserve your spot now!

September 7, 2016

One month from now (Friday October 8th) we welcome Celtic Thunder's Paul Byrom to the Pub for a return performance!  Tickets and further info on this event can be found at paulbyrom.ie

September 3, 2016

Welcome back college football and the Nebraska Cornhuskers!  On college gameday Saturdays we'll feature $2.50 Coors Light Bottles along with all our other great specials.  We'll also show every Nebraska game on our HDTVs.  GO BIG RED!

September 1, 2016

Welcome to September!  We have the perfect beer of the month to ring in the fall season - Sam Adams OctoberFest.  $4 draft pints all month long!  Also, tonight is the final Barrington Cruise Night of 2016 and we are honored to be outside in the center of it serving up some delicious food.

August 30, 2016

We are pleased to welcome Celtic Thunder's Keith Harkin back to the Pub... the show is tomorrow (Wednesday August 31st) and is a ticket-only event.  More information available at his Facebook page, and ticket info can be found here.  Please also note that all updated entertainment at the Pub can be found on our EVENTS page, and this will also include additional info on theme nights, specials, and happenings around the Village that include the Pub. 

August 17, 2016

We are one month away from a special "Halfway to St. Patrick's Day" event.. stay tued for details!

August 15, 2016

Coming soon... Nebraska & Chicago Bears football gameday specials, updated food menus, "Burger Wednesdays" great new family dining options in The Loft (our amazing 2nd level) and various other enhancements that are sure to please all our patrons!  The roll-out starts the beginning of September.

August 6, 2016

The start of the Premier League season is forthcoming, and we'd like to remind everyone that the Pub proudly supports Manchester United (though ALL Premier league fans are very welcome in our establishment).  Every MUFC gameday we feature $4 Heineken 20oz Drafts along with our other great daily specials.

UPDATE 8/12/16 - The Pub will be opening at 7:30 AM for the MUFC - AFC Bournemouth match on Sunday, August 14th!

July 26, 2016

For those of you playing the Pokémon GO game, we are a "Poké Stop"... the mural on the west side of our building is where you'll find the critters.  While you're here, stop in for some refreshing drinks and great food!

July 14, 2016

The Pub is excited to announce the return of Celtic Thunder's Keith Harkin to our 2nd level main stage!  Show date is Wednesday August 31st.  More information available at his Facebook page, and ticket info can be found here

July 5, 2016

Our entertainment partnership with Epic is making news (Metromix - Laughter in the Loft) and providing lots of fun for patrons!  The next "Laughter in the Loft" event is this Saturday, July 9th at 8:00 PM (doors open at 7 PM for dining & drinks).  These shows are held in our 2nd level, and tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door (pending availability).  Visit www.epic-rep.com for all the details. 

UPDATE 7/22/16 - this performance has been postponed until a September date TBA.

July 4, 2016

On behalf of the Pub staff we wish everyone a very happy and safe Independence Day.  As mentioned before we are open all day, so stop by for some food & drink, plus you can watch both our Chicago baseball teams who are playing home games at the same time.  Also, don't forget to pick up your Brewfest tickets with t-shirt) while you're here!

June 27, 2016

We will be open regular business hours on Monday July 4th, so feel free to join us anytime while celebrating Independence Day!  We also have a great lineup of entertainment for the holiday wekeend: Celtic Thunder's Colm Keegan & Laura Durrant are doing two shows on Saturday July 2nd, Mac Dralle is also here the evening of July 2nd and we have the Irish music of the Ragged Rascals from 4-7 PM on Sunday July 3rd.

June 23, 2016

Today is the first day of the 2016 Barrington Farmer's Market, which takes place right outside our main doors off of Park Avenue.  This will run every Thursday from 2 PM - 7 PM through October 13th.  Combine this event with the Barrington Cruise Night (starting at 6 PM every Thursday through August) and you have lots going on downtown... the Pub just happens to be right in the center of it all!

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" 365Barrington.com

Voted the Suburb's BEST IRISH PUB

2012 & 2013 "Best of the Burbs"

One of Urbanspoon's

Top Rated Irish Pubs in America

Exceptional reviews and ratings

from all these major sources

2013 - 2016 Best of Business Award

We are proud members of the

Monday Specials

October 24th

Monday Night Football with IRONS!

$3.50 Miller Lite 23oz Drafts

$4 Sam Adams OctoberFest Drafts


$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

Also in The Loft:

$4 Glasses of Canyon Road Chardonnay, Cabernet & Merlot

Chicago Dog with Fries - $4.00

Plain Jumbo Dog with Fries - $4.00

Beer Brat with Fries - $4.00

Nachos - $4.00

Boneless Wings - $4.50

Food Specials

Italian Beef Flatbread - $13.00

Roast beef, marinara, giardinera and mozzarella cheese.

Four-Cheese Quesadilla - $8.50

Cheddar, pepperjack, parmesan and goat cheese in a flour tortilla, served with pico de gallo and sour cream.

Soups of the Day

1) Broccoli Cheddar

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


$2 Budweiser 16oz Aluminum Bottles

$2 Miller Lite 16oz Cans

$2 Miller Genuine Draft 16oz Cans

Wednesday October 26th

Barrington Area Tastefest

5 PM - 8 PM

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Rugby Sweepstakes

Just take a photo of you and your Guinness to win, tag @McGonigalsPub and use the hashtag #MyAllblackBeer on Instagram and you could win two tickets to the Allblack v Ireland at Soldier Field on Saturday November 5th 2016, plus come in on Wednesday nights for our all new BURGER & WINGS night and post a photo.  You could also win cool Guinness swag as well as being entered into the competition for tickets.

All entries must be submitted by Sunday, October 30 2016 11:59pm CST. We ask that PRIVATE accounts are made PUBLIC during the giveaway in order to be entered. You must be over the age of 21 to be eligible to enter

1st prize: Two (2) winners will receive two (2) tickets the New Zealand Allblacks v Ireland rugby game on November 5th (3pm CST). 

Winners will be chosen at random via a draw at 5 PM on Monday October 31 at McGonigals Pub (105 S Cook St, Barrington, IL 60010). The winners will be notified via direct message and announced on our Instagram and Facebook accounts on Tuesday, November 1 2016.

Per Instagram rules, we must mention this is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 21+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s term of use.

Upcoming Entertainment

The Fluffers

Saturday October 22, 9:00 PM

Mac Dralle

Thursday October 27, 7:30 PM

2Nite Vodka Sponsors


with DJ Atlas in The Loft

Friday October 28, 9 PM

The Messengers

& our 7th Annual Halloween Bash!

Saturday October 29, 8:30 PM

Irish Music with the

Ragged Rascals

Sunday November 6, 4 PM - 7 PM

Morgan Fingleton

Saturday November 12, 9:00 PM

The Fluffers

Saturday November 19, 9:00 PM

"Black Wednesday" with

Mark Himes

Wednesday November 23, 8:00 PM

Visit our EVENTS page

for full listings & details.


Beer of the Month

$4 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 both The Pub and The Annex

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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