October 15, 2021
We are hiring for both the Pub and expansion Charhouse sides! Visit our Employment page for details.
October 14, 2021
This coming Saturday (October 16th) the Pub will open at 9 AM for the Manchester United - Leicester City match, with a small complimentary breakfast buffet served at halftime. Following that match, our Nebraska Huskers take on Minnesota (11 AM) and we'll be showing the game with sound. GO MUFC and GO BIG RED!
October 11, 2021
CHARHOUSE Update - starting this week we will be taking our soft opening "crawl" and move it up to a soft opening "walk" as we slowly get closer to normal operating hours. This coming week our next-door expansion will be open Tuesday through Friday 5 PM - 11 PM, Saturday 12 PM - 11 PM and tentatively Sunday (10/17) from noon - 6 PM. More info forthcoming.
October 8, 2021
As we did last week, this Saturday (October 9th) we will be showing the 6:30 PM Nebraska Huskers - Michigan game with sound in our main level. Our scheduled live entertainment - Blues Demolition - will start immediately once the game ends.
"McGonigal's Charhouse" will once again be open for business the next few days - today through Saturday we are opening at 5 PM and Sunday is TBA. We still have quite a ways to go until we get everyting up to our standards, so offerings will remain somewhat limited... but feel free to stop in and give our expanded business - and delicious new food items - a test run! Check out our (current but very limited) menu!
October 5, 2021
With Facebook back up after yesterday's weird worldwide outage, stay tuned for updates on our Facebook page and right here regarding development of the "Charhouse" side of the business.
October 1, 2021
GO BIG RED! This Saturday (October 2nd) our Nebraska Huskers take on Northwestern at 6:30 PM. The Pub will be showing the game with sound, and our scheduled live entertainment will start immediately once the game ends.
Also, our October Beer of the Month is Goose Island Oktoberfest! $5 drafts while the supplies last.
September 30, 2021
BIG NEWS to report regarding expansion of the Pub! Click here for the announcement (PDF format) which will give you the full scoop. It all starts Friday, October 1st at 4 PM... stay tuned for many more details!
September 24, 2021
This Saturday our Nebraska Huskers play Michigan State, kickoff 6 PM. We will be showing the game with sound in our main level and our live music will start immediately following the game. Also for our Manchester United fans, unfortunately we will NOT be opening at 6:30 AM for their Saturday match vs. Aston Villa but will still honor our matchday Heineken special.
September 23, 2021
Our awesome Pub Chili is back on the menu for fall & winter seasons!
September 19, 2021
On Monday September 20th the Pub will be closed for lunch and opening by 3:00 PM, just in time for Happy Hour. But it's for a good reason - there will be some filming at the Pub (and other spots in Barrington) for a new TV series that's coming out on FOX. Cool stuff indeed! More details on the show later... and thank you for your understanding.
September 17, 2021
We're now officially six months away from St. Patrick's Day! Plans for the celebration will start soon, and perhaps it will be the return of the Barrington Celtic Fest.
September 16, 2021
This Saturday (9/18) our Nebraska Huskers take on Oklahoma at 11 AM; the Pub will open at 10:45 AM for early arrivers and will be showing the game with sound. Check back here and on our Facebook page for gameday specials.
September 13, 2021
We currently have two Oktoberfest beers on tap - Sam Adams and Half Acre - with Goose Island's brew available soon.
September 11, 2021
“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children.” — George W. Bush
September 8, 2021
This coming Saturday (September 11) the Pub will be opening early for the Manchester United - Newcastle. Doors open around 8:50 AM, match starts at 9:00 AM. Our MUFC match day special - $4 Heineken 20oz drafts - will be on tap, and a small complimentary breakfast buffet will be served at halftime. Additionally we will be showing our Nebraska Huskers vs. Buffalo with sound at 2:30 PM.
September 4, 2021
The Pub will be open for full business and regular hours on Labor Day (Monday September 6th).
September 1, 2021
Due to numerous factors the restaurant & hospitality industry (along with other businesses) has been experiencing supply issues from many of our vendors, and in some cases it's rather severe. Though we are taking action to best assure the ability to keep all of our food & drink offerings available, there is a good chance that we will occasionally run out of certain popular items. We apologize for any inconveniences and appreciate your understanding during these challenging times.
August 30, 2021
Yesterday (Sunday) we had a power outage in our area which ended up closing us down late afternoon and for the rest of the evening. Our apologies for the inconvenience, but power was fully restored late last night and we are ready to go for regular business! As a reminder our hours are Sunday-Thursday 11 AM - 1 AM (kitchen open until 9 PM), Friday & Saturday 11 AM - 2 AM (kitchen open until 10:30 PM).
August 26, 2021
Football (both American and European) is officially back and hopefully fully normal in 2021! This coming Saturday we have our Nebraska Huskers taking on Illinois in their first game of the college season. Noon kickoff and we'll be showing the game with sound. Additioinally on Sunday we haveManchester United - Wolverhampton, start time 10:30 AM and the Pub will be open for it.
August 25, 2021
Our sports schedules for viewing games at the Pub will be added shortly to the Events tab section on this site. It will include Manchester United, Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Chicago Bears - all teams which we proudly support. Gameday specials will also be listed.
August 18, 2021
Join us tomorrow night (Thursday August 19th) for the last Barrington Cruise Night of the year. It runs from 6 PM - 8 PM and the Pub will be serving some food, beer & wine right in the middle of the event, which is just a block south of our establishment.
August 9, 2021
We are excited to announce that Celtic Thunder artist Damian McGinty makes his only Chicagoland stop right here on Friday November 12th and will be performing in The Loft (our 2nd level)! Limited tickets are available for this show; the Pub does NOT sell these, please visit his website for details.
August 4, 2021
This Thursday (August 5th) is the "National Night Out Against Crime" and our Barrington Police Department will be hosting it just south of the Pub at Cook & Station Streets from 6 PM - 8:30 PM, Visit the Village website for details.
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