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 McGonigal).

**Most relevant updates are directly below**

CLICK HERE to go to the archived page

with all news & info posted since our closing

May 2, 2024

We're back to appointment-only showings for remaining items in the buildings.  Those interested in any of the remaining furniture, fixtures, equipment and contractor specialties - such as the plethora of custom woodworking - should contact Corona Liquidators (see info below).  Also as a reminder, the buildings are still for sale and the realtor contact information is also below.  Additionally, we should finally have some details on the next McGonigal's Pub venture very soon - stay tuned both here and on our Facebook page for updates!

March 18, 2024

Our auctions have become fluid, active events as of this past weekend.  To keep it simple and in one place, here are the details on the process moving forward.  Helpful updates/reminders will be added as needed:


(847) 393-6715

Phil Carona is the owner & main contact; this is the company handling all the “at the Pub” on-site auctions.  The link above will take you to the site for viewing of many items, most of which will be kitchen & serving utensils, glassware, furniture, fixtures, equipment and installed woodwork (see the next link for the memorabilia).  These will be happening several days a week until we’re empty.  Note that it is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY and small groups per appointment; it is open to any restaurant and non-restaurant individuals.  Check out the website link for dates (updated weekly) then contact Phil at the above link or phone number to set your appointment.  He will also answer any questions you have about the process.  Additionally, you can get on their mailing list for direct updates.


Starting in early April LOT 14 AUCTIONS will be handling most of the memorabilia, pictures, trinkets, décor and a variety of other things from the Pub.  For collectors and former patrons who want to obtain a bit of history, this will be the site you want to visit!  I’ve been told there will be both online and live auctions that will include our items.  Check out the site and get on the mailing list for direct updates on this and other similar auctions; they sell a lot of great stuff!


Please view our original February 16th posting below, and I’m adding this here as a reminder - for serious inquiries on the properties at 105 S. Cook St. and 205 Park Avenue, contact Mike Costanzo at 312-399-5080 or

Any other general questions on the auctions or property can be directed to me at   All updates will also be posted on our Facebook page.

February 16, 2024

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

This is an update from the January 31st posting.  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 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


CLICK HERE to go to the archived page

with all news & info posted since our closing

Our full welcome page is below, untouched since the last update on January 1, 2024

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"

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"


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


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

CLICK HERE for the menu

(regular menu items are also available)






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 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


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