June 17, 2013
For all of you Margeson Pub Quiz fans, we're taking a hiatus from the normal Monday quiz night due to the Chicago Blackhawks - Boston Bruins Stanley Cup playoff game... GO HAWKS! If there isn't a game 6, the quiz will resume next week at its normal time. Remember that the Pub Quiz is usually held in The Annex every Monday night at 7:30 PM.
June 10, 2013
A completely revised menu has made it through it's "soft opening" phase and is now fully in effect! This applies to both the Pub and The Annex, as we have combined and consolidated the separate entities so that we could give you the best of both worlds in one easy-to-understand menu. Check it out on the MENU Page, and take special note of our great new Lucky $7 Lunch Specials, great deals that will appeal to your tummy and your wallet from 11 AM - 3 PM every day!
June 4, 2013
This Friday (June 7th) starting at 6:00 PM is the American Cancer Society's Barrington Area Relay For Life, which helps raise money to support research, education and patient services in celebration of cancer survivorship in Illinois. McGonigal's Pub is once again a proud main sponsor of this important event, and is also a primary food vendor and assisting with the survivor dinner. Please join us at Barrington High School; more information is available at http://relayforlifeofbarrington.org
June 1, 2013
Our Beer of the Month for June finally kicks off summer here...enjoy Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy all month long for just $3.50 a pint!
May 30, 2013
The 10th season for the Barrington Cruise Nights starts tonight and are happening every Thursday throughout the summer right outside our doors, starting at approximately 6:30 PM. Once again the Pub is a major sponsor and The Annex is also included this year too. We will be the food vendor on June 27, July 25, August 15 & August 22 but will have a presence every Thursday, offering coupons and other giveaways. More information on schedules and related events available at Enjoybarrington.com and 365Barrington.com.
May 27, 2013
Tickets for the 10th Annual Barrington Brewfest (Saturday July 13th) are now on sale at the Pub! We are the only place where you can pick up the official Brewfest t-shirts in advance too - shirts will be in stock on or before June 8th but buying a ticket here assures you of getting one when they are available. Tickets are $40 in advance and special "VIP" and "Designated Driver" ones will also be available. Cash or Check (made out to BACOA) only; if you'd rather pay by credit card you can purchase your tickets online.
Full information on the Fest is available at the Brewfest website, but be sure to also "like" the Brewfest Facebook Page to get all the latest updates while also learning some great beer trivia!
May 21, 2013
On behalf of the entire staff at McGonigal's Pub and The Annex, prayers and condolences go out to the victims and residents of Oklahoma who were affected by the horrifying tornadoes the past couple days. Unfortunately Mother Nature isn't always very nice.
May 15, 2013
Our outdoor patio area is OPEN, actually it has been for the past several days. It's bistro style seating along the sidewalks of Cook Street and Park Avenue, and a great place to enjoy the nice weather with a cool beverage and delicious lunch, dinner or snack!
May 13, 2013
We have some important employee news to report. First, the good news: The Pub and The Annex are happy to welcome Lisa Lesniak to our team. Lisa has been a respected employee in the bar/restaurant business in Barrington for quite a while as well as being a long-t`ime resident of the Village... we are definitely excited to have her on board! The sad news is that one of our original employees and star bartender/manager Declan Walsh has taken another job opportunity closer to his home. Declan has been a true part of the Pub family and an integral part of our success since we opened. He will be greatly missed and we wish him all the best. Sláinte, my friend!
May 10, 2013
For a listing of local events in Barrington, be sure to check out www.enjoybarrington.com. The Pub (and The Annex) sponsor and actively participate in many of these events, including the Art Festival (Memorial Day weekend), the Thursday Cruise Nights (every Thursday during the summer), ACS Relay For Life (Friday June 7th) and the Barrington Brew Fest (July 13th). Additional info will be posted here as the event dates get closer.
May 1, 2013
May's BEEER OF THE MONTH is Heineken! The #1 selling beer in the world (no joke) is now just $3.50 for 20oz pints all month long!
April 30, 2013
It's time to scream "LET'S GO BLACKHAWKS" as they begin their quest towards the Stanley Cup today! We will show every game, both at the Pub and The Annex, and of course there are great daily specials for you to enjoy for each game. Also, keep in mind we have our notorious Blackhawks Wings, which are sweet and hot like the team, but with an strong emphasis on HOT! Delicious but definitely not for the timid... GO HAWKS!
April 25, 2013
The extremely popular Bell's Oberon is back on tap, and we have a good supply on hand! $5 drafts all day, every day!
April 23, 2013
We're looking for some experienced help in the kitchen - pantry & line cooks. See our Jobs-Employment page in the Contacts tab for details.
April 18, 2013
We're in the process of finalizing some fantastic menu additions and changes for both the Pub and The Annex, including a special ALL NEW lunch menu! Many of the ideas have come from our customers, and we are sure you'll be pleased with the offerings. May 1st is the target date; info will be here and of course fully updated on the Menu page.
April 8, 2013
Starting today, and for every day that features a Chicago Cubs HOME game, the Pub will be providing Bud & Bud Light 16oz Tall Boy cans for just $2.50!
April 2, 2013
Our Beer of the Month for April is... Sam Adams "Seasonal", which at the moment is Alpine Spring but will switch to Summer Ale shortly. Either way, it's $3.50 pints all month long!
March 28, 2013
This is sad news indeed... Ed Dewitz, a 91 year old WWII veteran. lifetime resident of Barrington and a very good friend of many of us at the Pub, passed away today. There are so many great stories to tell about him, but suffice to say he was an amazing man and will be greatly missed.
Read the article from the Barrington Patch
Obituary (added 4/2/13)
March 27, 2013
Here's a great article from the Barrington Courier-Review on Joel Brady of Brady Bros Remodeling, who is a close personal friend of the owner and is the one who "created" The Annex. Enjoy!
Lifelong Barrington resident continues to leave his mark
March 18, 2013
SUCCESS! It was a great Barrington Celtic Fest weekend, and we'll be posting a recap and some pictures very soon.
This is our first website update since early Friday so this news is sort of late... on behalf of the entire staff at the Pub I'd like to express our condolences to the 11 year old boy who was hit by a Metra train earlier this weekend. The latest news is that he is in good condition, here's a link with updates.
March 15, 2013
Happy St. Patrick's Day, a couple days early! This will be the last update on the website until early next week. For real-time activities throughout the Barrington Celtic Fest weekend, check out the Celtic Fest Facebook page. Of course full details on all the entire festival are available on the events page on this site.
On a more personal note, today is the seven year anniversary of the passing of the owner's mother, Mary McGonigal, who despite a courageous two-year battle succumbed to ovarian cancer at age 62. This is one of the driving reasons why we proudly support the American Cancer Society by donating portion of proceeds from the festival to this cause.
March 11, 2013
Our three year anniversary was this past Saturday and we thank all of our patrons and supporters who came out to enjoy the day (and the $3 Guinness). Now we're moving full-speed-ahead to this weekend's Barrington Celtic Fest, which is Friday March 15 - Sunday March 17. ALL the details are on our Celtic Fest webpage and real-time updates will be posted on the Celtic Fest Facebook page too. Check it out!
March 6, 2013
We have a special anniversary coming up on Saturday March 9th...
This important date seems to always be overshadowed by our Barrington Celtic Fest, but three years later everthing is going great... and with the addition of The Annex we're bigger and better than ever! Stop by on March 9th and celebrate wtih us by enjoying 20oz pints of Guinness for $3, Jameson for $3 and bottles of Redds Apple Ale for $3... our way of saying THANKS for all the great support the past three years!
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