Auguest 16, 2017
Our enhancements continue... today we're simply expanding on a popular event, BURGERS & WINGS WEDNESDAY which ran from 5 PM - 9 PM. Starting today it's an ALL-DAY EVENT! So, anytime on a Wednesday you can enjoy our fantast jumbo chicken wings at discounted prices along with a delicious 8oz Black Angus burger with side starting at just $5.95!
August 15, 2017
Another new special… our BARGAIN BEER BONANZA is officially in effect, good while supplies last and will be occasionally refreshed with new options. Choose from the following bottles or cans, which we’re selling for the low, low price of just $2 each: Guinness Nitro IPA, 4 Hands Chocolate Milk Stout, Guinness Extra Stout, Emmett’s Worlds End, Coors Light (16oz cans only), Guinness Irish Wheat, Emmett’s Peace Keeper, Guinness Rye Pale Ale.
August 14, 2017
As promised we're rolling out great new specials and enhancements this week... and starting today we will suggest you keep your Pub receipts. They are now more valuable - 10% off your bill on your next visit - and it's valid for two weeks from the date on the receipt. We encourage you to frequent McGonigal's Pub often, and now you have another excuse to do so because you're SAVING money!
August 12, 2017
Manchester United kicks off the 2017 Premier League season tomorrow (Sunday August 13th) at 10:00 AM vs. West Ham United. Of course the Pub will be opening early for it, serving up the MUFC gameday special of $4 Heineken 20oz drafts along with plenty of other good stuff. GO MUFC!
August 10, 2017
Starting next week (August 14th) we're significantly ramping up our offerings at the Pub... the point is to help our customers save some money while having a lot of fun in the process! What's coming are additional “Dog Days of Summer” mixed drink specials, more themed food days with deep discounts on your favorite items, the "Bargain Bottled Beer Bonanza" and daily coupons for use in the Pub – both online and on receipts! And don't forget that a fantastic pizza place - Remember Charlotte's - right next door! More information will be posted here and on our Facebook page.
August 8, 2017
Watch the UEFA Super Cup today at the Pub - Manchester United vs. Real Madrid. We're featuring our BEER ME TUESDAY $1 off all drafts, beer flights and plenty of other specials! GO MUFC!!!
August 1, 2017
Announcing our August Beer of the Month: Blue Moon Belgian White, a Belgian-style wheat ale and is probably a familiar offering to most beer drinking folk. $4 drafts all month long! Also, to kick off our "Dog Days of Summer" specials this month, we're introducing some refreshing shots priced at just $3 each - RumChata, Dr. McGillicuddy's Apple Pie and Cannon Blast! Specials are good through August or as long as supplies last.
July 31, 2017
The "Dog Days of Summer" are in full swing, so starting August 1st the Pub will be featuring some truly fantastic specials on cool drinks and delicious food, much more than what we usually offer. We'll keep the specials going through August too. Stay tuned for details!
July 26, 2017
Join us outside tomorrow (Thursday 7/27) at the Barrington Cruise Night as we will be serving up food for all the patrons and offering special coupons for in-Pub discounts. Also, we'l be trying out Karaoke in The Loft again from 7 PM - 10 PM!
July 20, 2017
Our website is taking a short vacation... the next update will be Tuesday, July 25th. Facebook updates may be sporadic too, so please refer to the specials sections (and talk to your server/bartender) about our daily offerings. Have a great weekend and GO CUBS!
July 11, 2017
We're bringing KARAOKE to the Pub! The first event will be this Thursday, July 13th in The Loft, and at the moment we plan on having a Karaoke evening every other Thursday. More info will be posted here and our our Facebook page regarding times, specials, etc.
July 8, 2017
Today is the 14th Annual Barrington Brewfest, and for the eighth consecutive year we are the Grand Brewmaster Sponsor for this fantastic event! And a limited supply of tickets will be available at the door for any last-minute decisions on going. Full details available at the Brewfest website and Facebook page.
July 4, 2017
Happy Independence Day! As a reminder we are open regular hours today (11 AM - 1 AM). Also, the next website update will be on Thursday July 6th. Have a great and safe holiday!
July 3, 2017
July's Beer of the Month is New Belgium Citradelic Tangerine IPA. A medium bodied, 6.0 IPA beer with a blend of citrus (orange fruit/candy), tropical fruit (pineapple), and pine hop up front. Starts mildly sweet and smooth, lightly dry and transitions to a clean, well-balanced bitterness. $4 drafts all month long! Also, the Pub will be featuring this at the 14th Annual Barrington Brewfest this coming Saturday.
June 29, 2017
FYI - The Pub will be open regular business hours on Tuesday, July 4th.
June 28, 2017
Join us outside tomorrow (Thursday 6/29) at the Barrington Cruise Night as we will be serving up food for all the patrons. The theme is Pony Cars / Convertibles. 6 PM - 8 PM, weather pending.
June 15, 2017
Back for the summer, right in front of the Pub... the Barrington Farmers Market! 2 PM - 7 PM every Thursday, starting today and going through mid-October. Remember that this also ties into the Thursday Barrington Cruise Nights (6 PM - 8 PM), and we're literally in the center of it all!
June 7, 2017
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is happening in town this coming weekend, as the 2017 Relay For Life of Barrington is Saturday June 10th from 2 PM - 10 PM at Citizen's Park. There's LOTS of great things happening in and around this event, and as always the Pub proudly donates to the ACS and and sponsors the RFL. Check out more info on their Facebook page and the ACS website.
June 2, 2017
Tickets WITH T-Shirts for the 14th Annual Barrington Brewfest are now on sale at the Pub! For the eighth consecutive year we are the Grand Brewmaster Sponsor for this fantastic event, and we're the ONLY source where you can get both your ticket and a t-shirt together. The event is Saturday July 8th from 3 PM - 7 PM in the north parking lot of the Barrington metra train station. Regular tickets are $40, VIP are $80 and Designated Driver ones are $20. Cash or check only at the Pub (checks made out to BACOA). Full details available at the Brewfest website and Facebook page.
June 1, 2017
Two new announcements for the start of the new month:
Our June Beer of the Month is Revolution Brewery's Sun Crusher hoppy wheat ale. "This American Wheat Ale is brewed with Apollo and Amarillo hops, with a dry-hop blend of Crystal, Amarillo, and Mosaic, resulting in a mellow bitterness and pronounced flowery and citrus aromas." Try it out here, $4.50 drafts all month long!
Tonight is the first Barrington Cruise Night of 2017! It's the 14th season of this annual summer event, which runs every Thursday (weather pending) throughout the summer. They start after 6 PM, are family friendly and FREE to attend. The Pub serves food outside at some of these events, the first one for us being June 22nd. The event takes place about a block south of the Pub; fo rmore information visit the village website.
May 23, 2017
The 8th Annual Barrington Art Festival will be happening this Memorial Day weekend along Cook and Station streets in downtown Barrington. Free and open to the public, the festival will showcase the work of 120 juried artists from around the world in a variety of mediums. Live music and kids activities included. Of course the Pub conveniently borders up to the event, and as usual we will be outside serving libations for patrons! More info on the event can be found on the Amdur Productions website.
May 17, 2017
The time has arrived...Remember Charlotte's is now officially open for business! This is a family friendly, old-school pizzeria inspired by and named in homage to a well known Barrington/Palatine institution, Charlotte’s Pizza, that was around for roughly 50 years before closing in 1989. Located right next door in our old space that was formerly known as The Annex, this will truly be a complimentary business to the Pub. We'd like to congratulate the McManus family and everyone involved for all the efforts!
May 4, 2017
Almost there... our neighbors, Remember Charlotte's, are in the home stretch and should be fully open for business within a week. More info forthcoming.
UPDATE 4/9/17: Final touches on the establishment are being done and they are firmly targeting the week of May 15th to officially open. Be sure to check out their Facebook page for details.
May 1, 2017
Even though we're just midway through springtime we're already thinking summer. Our May Beer of the Month is Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy, "A crisp weiss beer with natural lemonade flavor." $4 drafts every day in May! Also, our Chicago Cubs have a seve game home stretch starting today, so enjoy $2.50 Bud & Bud Light 16oz Aluminum Bottles all day for every home game!
April 27, 2017
Join us on Thursday April 28th for the Manchester Derby... Manchester United vs. Manchester City. Match time 2:00 PM, and we'll be featuring our $4 Heineken 20oz draft gameday special along with our usual Thirsty Thursday goodness!
April 20, 2017
The excitement continues to grow about Remember Charlotte's! Our new neighbors are targeting a May 4th grand opening, just two weeks from now. More details will be posted here soon, and you can also check out the progress on their Facebook page.
April 14, 2017
The Pub will be open Easter Sunday starting at 10:00 AM for a special Easter brunch and the Manchester United - Chelsea match. See the panel on the right side of this page for all the details. We hope you have a great Easter weekend and are spending some of it with us!
April 7, 2017
Baseball season started this week, and as you probably know we're fully supportive of our Chicago Cubs... starting with the season home opener this Monday (April 10th) we will be offering $2.50 Budweiser and Bud Light 16oz aluminum cans all day on EVERY HOME GAMEDAY. If you can't make it to Wrigley, cheer on the Cubs at the Pub and enjoy some Bud. Here's to another championship run!
April 3, 2017
Our new beer of the month for April is Firestone Walker's Pivo Pils, "a classically rendered pilsner with a West Coast dry--hopping twist, showcasing stylistic infuences from Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic. Pivo Hoppy Pils offers impeccable balance with floral aromatics, spicy herbal nuances, and bergamot zest and lemongrass notes from dry hopping with German Saphir hops." $4 draft pints all month long!
March 29, 2017
As many of you alredy know, our next door space (formerly known as The Annex) will soon be opening as Remember Charlotte's... a family friendly, old-school pizzeria inspired by and named in homage to a well known Barrington institution from the 1970’s & 1980’s, Charlotte’s Pizza. Here's a recent article published by the Chicago Tribune on the upcoming establishment. More updates right here as opening day gets closer!
March 20, 2017
On behalf of the Pub and all our staff, THANK YOU to all those who came out for the 7th Annual Barrington Celtic Fest this past weekend. It turned out to be rather legendary - one of our all-time best events - and we're already looking forward to St. Patrick's Day next year... a short 362 days away! We'll get some additional photos (and shares) posted up on the Celtic Fest Facebook page as soon as possible.
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