Be sure to check out our expansion side "Fork & Cork" now open for business!

May 18, 2022

We definitely prefer all our patrons to enjoy the atmosphere and experience at the Pub while eating & drinking, but sometimes you gotta eat at home.  Though we've never been much of a "to-go" type of place, we can still accommodate!  Effective now our DoorDash menu has been expanded to include several new items; it is still limited in offerings but does provide the option for online ordering and delivery.  Of course our full menu is always available for customer pickup - just take a look at our Menus page, give us a call at 847-277-7400 and place your order.

May 11, 2022

Our outdoor "bistro" sidewalk seating is now officially open for the season, and just in time for the (very) hot weather!

May 8, 2022

Happy Mother's Day to the most special people in the world!  Today we have a special Mother's Day Brunch at our Fork & Cork expansion, along with our usual Sunday/weekend specials.  Details can be found on the right side of this page. 

May 4, 2022

This coming Sunday we'll be having a special Mother's Day Brunch at Fork & Cork (very similar to our Easter brunch).  Details can be found on the Fork & Cork page.

May 1, 2022

We are unfortunately a bit short staffed today so our Fork & Cork expansion side will not be open... however the Pub side WILL be featuring the same Sunday Brunch!  See the right side of this page for more info.

April 27, 2022

Our Fork & Cork expansion side offers its own unique "Chef's Choice" weekly food specials, starting every Wednesday (coincides with the Pub Burgers Wednesday and other specials). Info will always be listed on the right side of this page.

April 22, 2022

Our completely revamped menu is live, and our MENU PAGE is fully updated!  Check out all the offerings, which include new entries along with the return of some old favorites.  Enjoy!

April 20, 2022

By this Friday we should have our revised & expanded Pub food menus ready to go.  A few old favorites return - along with several new items - getting our full offerings back to pre-2020 days!  Stay tuned for details.

April 15, 2020

Just a reminder that the Pub is OPEN on Easter Sunday for regular service and dining.  Per our prior message (below) our expansion side Fork & Cork is hosting a special Easter Sunday brunch that runs from 11 AM - 5 PM.

April 13, 2022

Looking for a place to have an Easter meal? Fork & Cork will be hosting an all day Easter Sunday brunch, featuring our current Sunday brunch menu plus a special brunch buffet option!  No reservations required.  Additional info is posted on the right side of this page.

April 12, 2022

Tonight in The Loft from 6 PM - 9 PM we are featuring a politial meet & greet with several candidates for various positions in Illinois and Congress.  A little more info can be found here on the McGonigal for Congress website.

April 8, 2022

For our Premier League fans, this coming Sunday (April 10th) the Pub will be opening at 10:30 AM for the Manchester City - Liverpool match.

April 5, 2022

Better late than never... our Fork & Cork expansion finally has its own page on this (very old) website.  Clicking on the dropdown menu option to the left or Fork/Cork on the main menu above gets you there.  As we do with this website we'll always keep it updated, and more content will be added as we expand specials and other offerings.

April 2, 2022

We're bringing back a very limited "Late Night Menu" for Saturday evenings, offered 10 PM - Midnight.  Perfect snacking items that will usually coincide with our Saturday entertainment. Offerings will change and expand as necessity permits. Check out our Late Night Menu page for current info.

April 1, 2022

This is not an April Fools joke - Starting this Sunday (April 3rd) our Fork & Cork expansion will be open permanently from 11 AM - 5 PM featuring an "All-Day Brunch" and full bar service!  Click here for the full menu.

March 31, 2022

We're currently experiencing some issues receiving DoorDash online orders.  We are working to get this resolved, but in the meantime DoorDash will be unavailable.  We apologize for this inconvenience, but keep in mind TO-GO orders for customer pickup are always available and includes our FULL menu choices.  Give us a call at 847-277-7400. 

March 30, 2022

Our weekly food specials for both the Pub and Fork & Cork start every Wednesday, which also coincides with our popular Burgers Wednesday.  Be sure to check out this page and our Facebook page for the updates.

March 21, 2022

Starting today and over the next week this page will be updated sparingly, but we encourage all our patrons to visit our Facebook page for event & specials announcements.  Have a great spring break everyone!

March 20, 2022

Once again, THANK YOU everyone for a wonderful weekend! Spring break has arrived and our St. Patrick's Day celebrations have come to an end.  Our regular service, menus and daily specials are back in effect.  Our expansion Fork & Cork will be closed today and tomorrow, reopening on Tuesday March 22nd.

March 18, 2022

THANK YOU to all our wonderful patrons for making St. Patrick's Day a fantastic experience, and clearly our biggest one in a few years!  As a reminder we have two more days of celebrating; please visit our St. Patrick's Day page for details.

March 17, 2022

Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona duit!  Please view all important operational notes & scheduling for today's celebration at the Pub; they are listed on our St. Patrick's Day events page and on the right side of this page.  Sláinte!

March 15, 2022

The Ides of March are sentimental for our McGonigal family... on this day back in 2006 loving wife and mother Mary McGonigal passed away from ovarian cancer.  Though she did not live long enough to see the Pub, we know she would have been proud.  We also dedicated our second level to her.

March 12, 2022

Fork & Cork is open today 12 PM - 11 PM for lunch, dinner, drinks and fun (view that menu here)!  Tomorrow (Sunday) an experimental BRUNCH menu will be offered in our expansion side from 11 AM - 5 PM.  Click here for that menu.

March 11, 2022

Tomorrow morning (Saturday March 12) the Pub will be opening slightly early for the Six Nations Rugby match - Ireland vs. England (10:45 AM) -  and we'll also be showing Manchester United vs. Tottenham at 11:30 AM.  $4 Heineken 20oz drafts along with other Saturday specials that will be posted on the right side of this page.

March 9, 2022

Today is our TWELVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY and it's been quite a journey to say the least!  It doesn't seem like it was that long ago when we were finishing our touch-up painting and opening the Pub doors for the first time.  The crazy challenges of the bar/restaurant business does take its toll over the years in too many ways, with or without a worldwide pandemic.  Having said that, we've managed to persevere and stay put, plus recently expanded to include great new options at neighboring Fork & Cork.  The owners don't take credit... our success is ALL due to our excellent staff, great community and awesome patrons! From the bottom of our Irish hearts, THANK YOU for your incredible support.  The big celebration starts later next week!

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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"

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!


Plus $4 Stella Artois Drafts

all day long!

Please note that these specials are for DINE-IN ONLY and no additional coupons or discounts apply.

Additional Food Specials

Good through the weekend, while supplies last

Pot Roast Sandwich  - $14.95

A former Pub menu items returns... slow roasted beef pot roast topped with caramelized onions and white cheddar cheese, served on a brioche bun.  Includes choice of side.

“Uppy Onion Soup Burger”  - $12.50

Named for a good friend!  Our 8oz Black Angus chargrilled burger topped with Provolone, Swiss and Parmesan cheese along with onions and broth from our Onion & Ale soup, all served between an English muffin.  Includes choice of side.

Our expansion side has a new name!

Expansion side opens 5 PM

CLICK HERE for the menu

Fork & Cork Food Specials

Good through Saturday, while supplies last

Crab Cake Sliders  - $10

Two (2) sautéed crab cakes with arugula, pickled onions and tomato slices served on brioche slider buns.

Artichoke Bruchetta  - $10

Artichoke, lemon, onion, tomato confit, garlic, mayo, Romano and Parmesan cheeses served on toasted French bread.

Upcoming Entertainment

Vist our EVENTS page for full schedules

Saturday May 21st

The Fluffers

9:00 PM

Wednesday May 25th

Traditional Irish Session

7 PM - 9 PM

Saturday May 28th

The Fluffers

8:30 PM

Sunday June 5th

Irish Music with

The Ragged Rascals

4 PM - 7 PM

Wednesday June 8th

Traditional Irish Session

7 PM - 9 PM

Saturday June 16th

Mac Dralle

8:00 PM

Beer of the Month

... will return in June


& FRIDAY  3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tremendous discounts on many, many items!  Visit our Happy Hour page for all the details.

TUESDAY is an ALL-DAY Happy Hour!






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

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

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) currently opens only for special event use but will resume daily use in the future based on customer demand.

Our expansion side has a new name!

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday through Friday 5 PM - 11 PM

Saturday 12 PM - 11 PM

Sunday 11 AM - 5 PM

Closed Monday

General Kitchen Hours:

Monday-Saturday 11 AM - 10:00 PM

Sunday 11 AM - 9 PM

Sorry, we do not take reservations for dining certificates are no longer accepted at our establishment.  Please contact that company for a refund.

For inquiries on planning private/special events,

contact Kristi Heidenreich at 224-406-1171


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