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Monday November 27th
A very Happy Birthday goes out to the youngest in the McGonigal clan - Alexander (AJ) - who turns 19 today!
Thursday November 23rd
On behalf of everyone at the Pub we wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving. We will open today at 5:00 PM - full bar service for drinks but NO food service as our kitchen will be closed.
Wednesday November 22nd
There's a LOT going on at the Pub starting today and over the Thanksgiving weekend - please see the right side of this page for the summary, and details on all daily activites will be posted each day.
Sunday November 19th
Congratulations (and thank you) to our hometown Barrington Broncos football team for a fantastic 12-1 season, which will have them finishing as one of the top four teams in the state. The Pub is very proud to have supported the team this year and all the ones in the past!
Friday November 17th
Due to some technical reasons, unfortunately we won't be able to show the Barrington Broncos vs. Lincoln-Way East playoff game tomorrow (Saturday 11/18). Note that it is being broadcast through the NFHS subscription service, and you can click here for the link (this is the only official site confirmed through BHS).
Thursday November 16th
Here's a look at our upcoming holiday schedule:
Wednesday November 22 - the entire Pub (main level and The Loft) will be open for "Blackout Wednesday" normal business hours (until 1:00 AM). Entertainment details will be posted soon on the right side of this page.
Thursday November 23 - HAPPY THANKSGIVING! The Pub opens for full bar service at 5:00 PM. No kitchen/dinner service available, but snacks may be provided.
Sunday December 24 - normal business hours, and our kitchen will be closing at 8:00 PM so BOH staff can spend some evening time with family.
Monday December 25 - MERRY CHRISTMAS! The Pub will open at 5:00 PM with full bar service but no kitchen service. Various snacks may be provided.
Sunday December 31 - normal business hours, and at the time of this writing we are planning a "casual" New Years Eve party (details forthcoming at a later date).
Monday January 1, 2024 - HAPPY NEW YEAR! Normal business hours and full service at the Pub.
Friday November 10th
Updating some confirmed sports viewing Saturday (11/11) at the Pub - we will be opening at 9:00 AM for the Manchester United - Luton Town match, then we'll have our Nebraska Huskers vs. Maryland at 11:00 AM, and later in the afternoon we'll be showing our Barrington Broncos vs. Maine South at 5:00 PM.
Tuesday November 7th
We're already looking forward to Saturday as our Barrington Broncos host Maine South in the 8A state football playoff quarterfinals (kickoff 5 PM)! The Pub is the official spot for the BHS Quarterback Club parents & fans to gather for pre-game festivities but we happily welcome visiting fans to also stop here for some great food & drinks. Also, for those who aren't going to the game we'll be showing it with sound. GO BRONCOS!
Thursday November 2nd
This coming Sunday (11/5) we're having a football watch party for the Bears-Saints game; it will feature all-you-can-eat pizza and gumbo for $25 per person. Details forthcoming and they will be posted on the right side of this page.
Sunday October 29th
We will continue to offer Sunday Brunch menu options but they have been scaled down to half a dozen of the best sellers. Note that these items are in addition to our regular Pub menu offerings, so there are plenty of choices! We also offer special pricing on Bloody Marys and Mimosas.
Over the past week we've now covered our daily specials from Monday-Sunday... please take a look at our Specials page for more info.
Saturday October 28th
The "Pizza, Beer & Brisket" specials every Saturday are perfect for gamedays and remain the same as before. Basically it's a few specially priced draft beer options, Bud/Bud Light buckets, discounted pizza and an amazing Smoked Corned Beef sandwich available only today. Visit our Specials page for details.
Friday October 27th
Our ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT Friday Fish Fry (4 PM - 9 PM) remains as our regular Friday special, where $17.95 gets you our signature Fish & Chips entree and lets you keep eating for the same price!
On a different note, best of luck to our Barrington Broncos football team, who are undefeated, sixth ranked in the state and host Glenbrook South tonight at 7 PM in the first round of the playoffs. The Pub is honored to be hosting pre-game festivities for the players parents and fans!
Thursday October 26th
Today's themed special is now "BURGERS THURSDAY" and it's been "beefed up" in terms of offerings. Featured is a $7.95 burger with side special, burger sliders, discounted pricing on our Kilkenny Ale Burger and/or "Beyond Burger", plus we start our good-through-the-weekend additional food specials. Visit our Burgers Thursday page for details.
Wednesday October 25th
We've moved our popular burgers specials to Thursday to make room for WHISKEY & WINGS Wednesday! Today we'll now be featuring our amazing Pub chicken wings and select Irish whiskeys at discounted prices. Visit our Whiskey & Wings page for details.
Tuesday October 24th
Taco Tuesday just seems to fit and is enjoyed by so many that this daily special stays the same, but we now offer SPICY meat options.
Monday October 23rd
We'll go day-by-day on the daily specials for the next week:
IRISH MONDAY remains in effect with the same food offerings as before, along with $5.50 Guinness 20oz drafts all day long.
Our HAPPY HOUR that runs Monday-Friday from 3 PM-6 PM remains fully untouched...after all it's already the best-in-the-region so there's no need to mess with a good thing!
Friday October 20th
One week from today (10/27) we welcome former Celtic Thunder star Keith Harkin back to the Pub for what should be an incredible performance in The Loft, our 2nd level party room. This is his ONLY stop in Illinois for his 2023 North American Fall tour, and the show will be opened up by the very talented Corey McLean. Note that this is a TICKET ONLY event and the Pub does NOT handle the sales or logistics - please click here for ticket purchasing and visit keithharkin.com for full info.
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