As of January 1, 2024 the Pub is permanently closed for business.

A heartfelt THANK YOU goes out to our staff, loyal patrons, family, friends and the entire Barrington community for the nearly fourteen years of support.  We will sincerely miss all of you.


Yes, we do have plans to eventually return in a different regional location. Updates on future ventures and any relevant Pub-related news will continue to be posted here; our Facebook page will also remain active with updates.  All inquiries on the Pub and the buildings should initially be directed via email to bryan@barringtonpub.com (Bryan McGonigal).



**Relevant updates (from newest to oldest) are posted below**



February 16, 2024

**Buildings for Sale - UPDATED with new low pricing**

This is an update from the January 31st posting (below).  A new lower cost of $2,475,000 has been agreed upon, which now includes just the properties themselves without any of the FF&E assets.  Click here for the quick one-page announcement on Facebook, and the full, detailed sales brochure can be found here.  As mentioned before, **serious inquiries only** but feel free to reach out directly to Bryan with any questions - DM or email bryan@mcgonigalspub.com. I'm on site every day as we are cleaning up the buildings and preparing for some public auctions (more details on those events are forthcoming).


Our realtor info is as follows, and he can be contacted directly for specific details and showing requests:

Mike Costanzo

Moonshine Enterprises, Inc

affiliated with Jameson Commercial

312-399-5080

mcostanzo@jameson.com

www.moonshineenterprises.com

www.facebook.com/moonshineenterprises



February 1, 2024

***AUCTIONS COMING SOON ***

Since mid-December we’ve received NUMEROUS requests from people interested in equipment, furnishings and memorabilia.  For those of you who have asked, thank you and there’s a good chance we’ll be able to accommodate your desires.  However, to keep it organized and make it fair for all, we are now planning an official property auction.  There will actually be more than one, but the first (and major) round is tentatively scheduled for March 9th & 10th.  Note that we’ll be taking a good amount of items for the next venture, but there will be plenty of items still available. 

More specifics will be announced as we get closer to the dates; info will be posted here and on our Facebook page.


Regarding the next McGonigal’s… I’d like to thank the many local communities who have reached out to us with interest in having the Pub in their areas.  Note that we currently do have a location of interest and are actively working on the plan.  We’ll share info on this once we have the necessary business details solidified.  Sorry for the tease, but you’ll just have to wait for now!



January 31, 2024

Please see our posting on our Facebook page for images

***BUILDINGS FOR SALE***

105 S. Cook Street & 205 Park Avenue, Barrington IL 60010

A quick bit of history – the McGonigal family bought these properties back in August 2009.  They were a package deal from the prior owners and “partially” connected at the time, though we fully integrated them both and ended up with two family businesses: McGonigal’s Pub and Park Avenue Wine Bar.  Though the 205 Park Avenue side became various entities over the years, 105 Cook Street was always the Pub.  The two buildings were bought together and are being sold together.  Also keep in mind that though we’ve set it up as restaurants, prior to us acquiring the property these buildings were being used by Wolf Camera, a day spa and a clothing store.  There’s two full above ground levels that total nearly 10,000 square feet, plus a basement level (our kitchen & storage area) with a 5000 square foot footprint and easy access into both buildings.  This is truly amazing property in a very visible location that easily accessible and has plenty of parking… so if you interested in owning prime real estate with mixed-use possibilities, this is a great opportunity!


***SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY***

The buildings are currently listed at $2.75M, though that includes the majority of furniture, fixtures and equipment.  We will be taking quite a bit of these items for our next venture (more on that later) and starting in early March will start having public auctions to sell off the rest of the assets (dates and details TBA).  Our commercial realtor who has been working with these properties since mid-2020 will be making some adjustments that will be published soon.  However, understand that he prefers to pre-qualify prospective buyers in terms of their real ability to purchase.  Clearly there is a LOT of information on the buildings that can be shared, but this will be reserved for the “serious inquiries only”… which means if the current price range isn’t in your budget it’s probably not worth pursuing.  Additionally, at the moment we are looking at a full sale and do not have an interest in leasing the property.  For those who have any potential interest and/or inquiries, I am directly available to assist.  Feel free to send all initial requests to bryan@barringtonpub.com; I will reply to you as quickly as possible, answer your questions and get the ball rolling with the realtor.  Thank you!


If all you see above is a big blank area, please click here to visit our Facebook page to view the latest Pub updates.


January 1, 2024

We can't express strongly enough how sad we are to have closed, but a truly heartfelt THANK YOU goes out to our staff, loyal patrons, family, friends and the entire Barrington community for the nearly fourteen years of support. We will sincerely miss all of you.


There may be a short hiatus with further updates to this page, but they will be posted above these older writeups.  We'll be back in action soon with some relevant info on the Pub and future ventures. With a new year comes new opportunities, and we'll be part of that plan!


Happy New Year everyone, and on behalf of all the (former) Pub staff and the McGonigal family we wish you nothing but the best in 2024.


December 31, 2023

A few more updates forthcoming, but please check out our Facebook page for the latest info. It's our last day and emotions are running pretty high with everyone at the Pub, but we'll make it a proper and fun exit while wishing everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR!


December 29, 2023

Additional relevant updates have been posted on our Closing News page.


December 28, 2023

The final few days of business are upon us, and our usual daily specials END TODAY with the popular Burgers Thursday and our Happy Hour.  However, we'll be rolling out some "End of an Era" weekend specials starting tomorrow (Friday).  More details will be posted here on our End of an Era page and on Facebook.


December 25, 2023

Nollaig shona dhaoibh!  For our very last time, on behalf of the entire Pub staff we wish all of you & yours a very Merry Christmas.  We will be open today starting at 5:00 PM, full bar service but no kitchen service,  Some snacks may be provided, but feel free to bring some Christmas leftovers to share with fellow patrons!


December 23, 2023

Though we have every intention of keeping our "everyday" items stocked for service and have made efforts to do so, the incredible outpouring of support and patronage has caused us to run short & out of some of our main items such as Guinness and Miller Lite drafts, plus several food items.  With the Christmas holiday prohibiting additional orders, our hands are now tied until Tuesday.  We apologize for this unexpected inconvenience but THANK YOU for your understanding.


December 18, 2023

A "Closing News" page has been started so all relevant updates have one easily accessible spot.  The menu sidebar on the left has the link.  A generally larger update was just posted yesterday, so please take a look!


December 16, 2023

The "End of an Era" Pub celebration for the weekend of December 29th - 31st is mostly set; featured entertainment will be Fast Eddie McAteer, Blues Demolition, Morgan Fingleton, The Rolling Blackouts plus perhaps an Irish New Years Eve event and other special guests still TBA.  Full details will be posted here early next week on our "New Years Eve" page in our Events section.


December 13, 2023

We encourage everyone to check out our Facebook page as every day now through the end of the year we'll be posting some great memories, fun facts and other goodies about the Pub.  You don't need a Facebook account to view it all, and scrolling through the above "Latest Pub News" also gives you access.  Enjoy!


December 11, 2023

Adjusted holiday schedule/hours of operation:

Sunday December 24 - normal business hours, but our kitchen will be closing at 7:00 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 - this will be our LAST day of business, and we will stop regular business service at midnight.  Note that over this weekend (December 29-31) we will be doing our "End of an Era" party which leads into New Years Eve.  More details to be posted very soon.


December 10, 2023

The last hurrah for popular Irish musician Paul Byrom at the Pub - he is here this coming Friday, December 15th for a special 7:30 PM Christmas Concert in The Loft.  Paul has performed here many times in the past when he's on tour, and we're definitley going to miss him.  It's a ticket-only event so please check out his website and click here for further details


December 8, 2023

We will be opening at 9:00 AM tomorrow (Saturday 12/9) for the Manchester United - AFC Bournemouth match. Looking at the schedule through years end, this will likely be our last "early" opening so please join us!  We are also planning to have a small complimentary breakfast buffet available at halftime.


December 6, 2023

Plans are in motion for an "End of an Era" celebration the weekend of December 29th - 31st.  We will make the final days memorable!  Details to follow in the near future.


December 4, 2023

There's no good way to announce this, but we have some very sad news to report on the Pub - we will be closing the business at the end of this month.  Please click here to read the PDF letter, and additional updates will follow soon.


November 30, 2023

This Saturday (December 2nd) the Village of Barrington is hosting the annual holiday festivities, with the Santa house, tree lighting ceremony and other activities right outside the Pubs front doors!  Details on all the events can be found on the Village website.


November 27, 2023

A very Happy Birthday goes out to the youngest in the McGonigal clan - Alexander (AJ) - who turns 19 today!


November 23, 2023

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.


November 22, 2023

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.


November 19, 2023

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!


November 17, 2023

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).


November 16, 2023

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.


November 10, 2023

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.


November 7, 2023

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!


November 2, 2023

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.



Visit the News & Media section for older saved updates.


Voted/Awarded as the

2017 Hospitality Member of the Year!

We are are proud members of the

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 - 2017 Best of Business Award

2017 Best Bar Category Winner!

Friday December 29th

Saturday December 30th

Sunday December 31st

On behalf of the McGonigal family we are all heartbroken about our pending business closure at the end of 2023.  The outpouring of emotion and goodwill has been overwhelming - THANK YOU EVERYONE for your years of amazing support!  We plan to finish on a positive note with a final celebration the weekend of December 29th - 31st.  Join us for lots of entertainment, plenty of familiar faces, laughs, tears, and the awesome craic that you've loved over the years.


We also need help in finishing up our existing food & drink inventory, so get the good stuff while you can!  Note that our regular daily specials have been officially discontinued, but specials on many other items will be available and will change frequently over the weekend; we'll be advertising these in the Pub and on our Facebook page.


We also thank everyone in advance for being respectful of the establishment, our staff and fellow patrons over this final weekend.  Let’s keep all activities positive and fun!


Friday December 29th

Fast Eddie McAteer, 8 PM


Saturday December 30th

Morgan Fingleton, 3 PM

Blues Demolition, 8:30 PM


Sunday December 31st

"Irish New Year" Celebration

6 PM (tentative, TBA)

The Rolling Blackouts, 9 PM


Additional details on our New Years Eve page


Additional Food Specials

Good through the weekend, while supplies last

Asian Seared Tuna Salad - $14.95

Romaine lettuce with onions, avocado, carrots, mandarin oranges, sesame seeds, crispy wontons, seared and sliced tuna with pickled ginger and wasabi dressing. Tuna is medium rare and served cold.


Pierogi - $7.95

Six (6) Polish pierogi sautéed in butter with roasted garlic and caramelized onions.


Mexican Turkey Salad Sandwich - $13.95

Turkey breast, slow cooked in Mexican spices and peppers then shredded and mixed with mayo, jalapeno, onion, chili de arbol sauce, lime juice, cilantro and avocado. Served on a potato bun with shredded lettuce and comes with choice of sandwich side.


Beef Nachos - $12.95

Tortilla chips, cheese sauce, pickled jalapenos, black olives, tomato, lettuce, onion, sour cream, seasoned ground beef, side of salsa.



Upcoming Entertainment

Vist our EVENTS page for full schedules


"The End of an Era"

Celebration

Friday December 29th

Fast Eddie McAteer, 8 PM

Saturday December 30th

Morgan Fingleton, 3 PM

Blues Demolition, 8:30 PM

Sunday December 31st

"Irish New Year" Celebration

6 PM (tentative, TBA)

The Rolling Blackouts, 9 PM


Details on our New Years Eve page




MONDAY - FRIDAY

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Best-in-the-region with tremendous discounts on many, many items!  Visit our Happy Hour page for all the details.


Every Sunday, 11 AM - 2 PM

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WATCH EUROPEAN SPORTS HERE!

 

 

We carry Fox Sports 1 (formerly Fox Soccer), Fox Soccer Plus, NBC & CBS Sports Network channels and various other DirecTV feeds.


We are an official Alumni watch site for Nebraska football, and their games will always be shown with sound in our main level.  We will also open for most Manchester United matches that start at 9 AM or later.  Please check our Facebook page for all updates.

Manchester United match days:

$4 Heineken Drafts


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) and our Fork & Cork expansion side currently open only for private and special events, but may resume daily use in the future based on customer demand.


General Kitchen Hours:

Monday-Saturday 11 AM - 10 PM

Sunday 11 AM - 9 PM


Sorry, we do not take reservations for dining


Restaurant.com certificates are no longer accepted at our establishment.  Please contact that company for a refund.


For inquiries on planning private/special events,

contact Kristi Juarez at 224-406-1171

or events@barringtonpub.com


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