December 2, 2021
The Pub's December BEER OF THE MONTH is Great Lakes Christmas Ale. $5 drafts through the holiday season!
December 1, 2021
Our kitchen hours have slightly changed but are now more consistent across the board, and this applies to both the Pub and expansion side:
Monday-Saturday: kitchen open until 10 PM
Sunday: kitchen open until 9 PM.
As a reminder the Pub itself opens at 11 AM every day, and closes at 1 AM Sunday-Thursday, 2 AM Friday & Saturday.
November 30, 2021
This coming Saturday (December 4th) the Village of Barrington is hosting their annual Holiday festival, tree lighting and Santa's arrival extravaganza from 10 AM - 6 PM. As always the Pub is right in the center of everything! Click here for details.
November 27, 2021
Tomorrow (Sunday November 28th) the Pub will be opening at 10:30 AM for the Manchester United - Chelsea match. $4 Heineken 20oz Drafts, $6.50 Bloody Marys and $5 Mimosas!
November 26, 2021
It's the final game of another difficult season... our Nebraska Huskers play Iowa today at 12:30 PM and we will be showing the game with sound in our main level. GO BIG RED!
November 25, 2021
On behalf of all the Pub staff we'd like to wish all our patrons a very Happy Thanksgiving. We are thankful for people like you! As a reminder the Pub will be open today starting at 5 PM, full bar service but our kitchen is closed so feel free to bring leftovers!
November 24, 2021
For the evening of "Blackout Wednesday" both levels of the Pub will be open along with the expansion "Charhouse" side. Bars close at 1 AM (kitchen at 10 PM). Plenty of room to roam!
November 22, 2021
The Pub will open on Thanksgiving Day (11/25) at 5:00 PM. Full bar service will be available but no kitchen services... feel free to bring some leftovers to share!
November 20, 2021
Our Nebraska Huskers take on Wisconsin today at 2:30 PM. We'll be showing the game with sound in our main level. GO BIG RED!
November 16, 2021
There will be a "Charhouse" update posted here within the next few days. We are tentatively looking at an early December "Grand Expansion Opening" but in the meantiime are still open for limited business most days.
November 11, 2021
For Veteran's Day we are giving a 15% discount off the tabs for all veterans and active service personnel. Thank you for all you've done for our country.
November 9, 2021
If you are looking for a place to host a holiday party, corporate event, birthday party, rehearsal dinner, bachelor/bachelorette party, wedding reception or any other special event, look no further than the Pub! We offer several banquet options within our facility for private and semi-private parties & events... which now also includes use of the "Charhouse" expansion side! We are in the process of fully updating our Banquets-Parties page with more current info but it's still a good resource for info on some of our offerings. For bookings, professional planning assistance and additional details, contact our events planner, Lisa Brady, at email@example.com or 224-717-9199. Times and dates have been filling up quickly through years end and into 2022, so call us today and reserve your spot now!
November 5, 2021
Tomorrow (Saturday) the Pub will be opening at 7:30 AM for the Manchester United - Manchester City match. Our kitdhen will NOT be open for it but feel free to "Bring Your Own Breakfast". Additionally at 11:00 AM we will be showing our Nebraska Huskers vs. Ohio State with sound.
Novenmber 3, 2021
We are having some issues with our main level HVAC unit and are waiting on parts for the repair. This should hopefully be resolved within the next 1-2 days. In the meantime it's business as usual but we do apologize if it's a little chilly in the Pub!
November 1, 2021
Tonight at 8 PM CST be sure to watch the Fox show "The Big Leap" as the Pub is in it... the shows production crew filmed some scenes here back on September 20th! We will be showing it at the Pub tonight if you'd like to join us. For those who miss the live airing, it is episode #7 and here is the link to the the video; our scene starts here at the 16:30 but if watching a recording with full commercials it's about the 22:30 mark.
October 30, 2021
Join us in The Loft tonight for a Halloween party hosted by the fantastc band The Honeymen! Doors open at 7 PM, band starts at 8 PM. Don't forget your costume!
October 27, 2021
Brief update on the “Charhouse” expansion efforts – we’ve managed to work out many of the logistical difficulties encountered with this very quick business turnover from our predecessor to becoming fully McGonigal’s. We’ve had quite a bit of success with our trial food menus; our head chef and kitchen staff has done an absolutely remarkable job with limited manpower available. We’ve added some necessary kitchen equipment and secured some excellent front of house employees that along with Maggie McGonigal will become the friendly faces of the establishment. Having said all that, there are still several behind-the-scenes issues to fix, but so far everything seems to be going in the right direction!
A new page on the very old (but always updated) Pub website will be added soon with all sorts of information. Keep checking back here for details. Also, there’s a good chance the name of the expansion side will change too; we are working on signs and will of course let you know the final outcome when we have our “Grand Expansion Opening” tentatively being planned for late November.
As posted earlier our temporary but current hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday 5 PM – 11 PM and Saturday 2 PM – 11 PM. We will be closed the next two Sundays due to private event bookings. By “grand opening” time, just like the Pub we will have this side of the business open seven days a week!
Thank you everyone for your patronage, patience and valuable feedback… you are helping us create something very special for Barrington and we sincerely appreciate the opportunity to keep serving our community.
October 24, 2021
Happy Birthday to the patriarch of the McGonigal family, Denny, who turns 78 today!
October 21, 2021
Weekend sports plans: On Sunday we are opening at 10:30 AM to show the Manchester United - Liverpool match. We'll also be featuring our Chicago Bears vs. Tampa Bay at 3:25 PM. Both will be shown with sound of course!
October 19, 2021
"Charhouse" expansion hours for this week: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 5 PM - 11 PM (there is a special private event Wednesday), Saturday 2 PM - 11 PM and Sunday 12 PM - 6 PM. We'll be trying out a few new menu items later this week too, along with new wines. Stay tuned for details!
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.
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