April 13, 2021
We're finally starting to bring back some live entertainment, which should shape up to be every Saturday (as it was pre-pandemic). As of May 1st we have some bands already booked and over the next couple weeks the schedule should fill up; check our Events page for details.
April 7, 2021
Today is National Beer Day! Though our "Beer Me Tuesday" specials aren't available on a Wednesday, we still have twenty great beers on tap plus our fantastic Happy Hour (3 PM - 6 PM) with beer discounts!
April 6, 2021
It's election day so please go out and help your local community by voting. In the Barrington area we have some important elections for school board, trustees and others. Visit our Facebook page page for recommendations and other info. Thank you!
April 4, 2021
The Pub is OPEN today, Easter Sunday... traditionally we don't do a whole lot of special things on this day but we are here for you 11 AM - 11 PM. Have a Happy Easter everyone!
April 1, 2021
Baseball is BACK and as we do every year we're cheering for our Chicago Cubs! We'll be doing a variety of home gameday specials throughout the year, so please our Facebook page page and back here for more info.
March 30, 2021
Join us on Tuesday March 31st from 5:30 PM - 7 PM in The Loft for a Townhall Meeting with candidates running for Barringon D220 School Board, Barringon area Library Trustee and Harper College Truestee. Complimentary coffee, doughnuts and soft drinks will be served. More info can be found at the SurburbanActionPAC site.
March 27, 2021
Fun fact - the owner of the Pub is originally from Nebraska (thus a big Huskers fan) but was Class of 1987 at Loyola University Chicago! We'll be cheering on the Ramblers today as they return to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen and have several gameday specials to share.
March 23, 2021
It's officially spring, and with the new season comes new opportunities. We are looking to hire for a few positions - line cook, server and "Maintenance & Service Coordinator". Visit our Employment page (in the Contacts section) for details.
March 18, 2021
THANK YOU to all our patrons who came out yesterday for our St. Patrick's Day festivities... it was truly a great day and very nice to get back to some sense of normalcy. We are already looking forward to a FULL Barrington Celtic Fest celebration next year!
March 17, 2021
Happy St. Patrick's Day! It's hard to believe it's been two years since we really celebrated this day, and though it won't quite be like the usual ones it's still going to be a great time! Check out the St. Patrick's Day page for all the details and our Facebook page for any last-minute updates. Sláinte!
March 12, 2021
It's time to "Get your Irish on" as we have a trifecta of fun planned for Saturday March 13th: two of our all-time Pub favorites take our main level stage, Morgan Fingleton at noon then Gareth Woods at 8 PM. Plus we have a St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser hosted by State Representative Marty McLaughlin starting at 7 PM in The Loft, which is fully open to the public. Be sure to visit our St. Patrick's Day page for all details.
March 10, 2021
We're a week away from the "Big Day", and though the usual Irish celebration will be much different from past years it will still be festive and a significant upgrade over 2020! Full updates are now listed on our new "St. Patrick's Day" page in the Events section (this replaces the Celtic Fest page for now). Here is where you can find all the details on what to expect both March 13th and March 17th.
March 9, 2021
Back on this day in 2010 we were finishing our touch-up painting while opening the Pub doors for the first time. Despite all the crazy challenges of this business over the years and the horrific 2020 the Pub keeps chuggin' along... all because of our excellent staff, great community and awesome patrons! Today is our ELEVEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY and we want to THANK all of you for making this possible. Five of our top selling entrees and sandwiches are all priced at $11 today, plus we have discounted draft beer specials all day long. Enjoy and thanks again!
March 8, 2021
There is a McGonigal running for Barrington D220 School Board! The wife of the Pub owner - Malgorzata "Maggie" McGonigal - is on an election slate with fantastic individuals who truly care and will have a positive influnece on our children and community. Join us this Saturday March 13th in The Loft, plus we'll be featuring Irish musician Gareth Woods in our main level! For more information visit SuburbanActionPAC.com.
March 5, 2021
Manchester Derby Sunday! The Pub will be opening this coming Sunday at at 10:15 AM for the 10:30 AM match between Manchester United & Manchester City. We're featuring several specials including a Stella Premier League chalice giveaway to our patrons (while supplies last)!
Also, a quick reminder that we feature Lent-friendly food specials every Friday (and weekend) during Lent. See the right side of this page for details.
March 3, 2020
Two weeks away from St. Patrick's Day! Not much new to report since our last update, but we are still attempting to finalize bookings with a couple bands for the day and wanted to remind everyone that BOTH levels of the Pub will be open on March 13th and March 17th.
February 26, 2021
Lent-friendly weekend fish specials are plentiful on our menu this weekend, plus our delicious Pub thin crust pizzas are discounted and we have even mroe specials set for Sunday's Manchester United match vs. Chelsea! Check out the right side of this page for details.
February 25, 2021
We're slightly less than three weeks away from St. Patrick's Day, and though current plans have not changed since our update from a week ago we'll post more new info as it becomes available. For now, we are pleased to announce that two of our long-time (as in since we opened) Irish musicians will be playing at the Pub on Saturday March 13th. Morgan Fingleton will on our main level stage early through mid-afternoon, then Gareth Woods takes over at 8 PM. Welcome back!
February 19, 2021
By popular demand our kitchen hours have been extended Friday & Saturday evenings until 10:00 PM. No "late night" food menus (yet) but the extra time will be beneficial to our later evening diners.
February 17, 2021
St. Patrick’s Day is exactly one month away as of today! As any true Irish Pub we plan for a festive occasion, however the continuing reality of the current virus situation greatly limits the ability to “go big” with a huge party. The annual Barrington Celtic Fest that was shut down last year also won’t be happening in 2021. Though this is truly unfortunate it’s also necessary at this time. We will continue to monitor the changing conditions over the next few weeks and adjust accordingly, so please check back for updates on our schedules and protocols (both here and on our Facebook page). Hopefully as the world starts returning to a safe normal we’ll have plenty of reasons to celebrate!
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