Visit our SPECIALS page for daily specials.   Late Night Menu starts 10 PM every night.

The Pub - view when you walk in the main door.

May 22, 2015

Join us on Sunday May 24th for a 9:00 AM EARLY OPENING - it's Manchester United vs. Hull City & the last regular season Premier League games! 

May 20, 2015

The sixth annual Barrington Art Festival returns this Memorial Day weekend, Saturday May 23 & Sunday May 24, along Cook and Station streets in downtown Barrington.  10 AM - 5 PM each day, and the Pub will once again be outside right in the middle of it, providing libations for festival patrons.  For more information please visit their website.

May 14, 2015

We are on the lookout for some experienced kitchen help on the higher levels - head chef & sous chef.  We're also seeking an experienced Bartender for a few shifts.  Please visit our Employment page for details.

May 8, 2015

Next Saturday (May 16th) is the Barrington Spring Wine Walk, and once again the Pub & Annex are proud sponsors for this fun event.  2-6 PM rain or shine... spring into summer in Barrington with an afternoon of shopping, sipping and strolling.  Each specialty shop along the walk will feature a wine tasting, small treats and unique gift items.  And it's all FREE!  For details visit the Village website.

May 4, 2015

We're extremely proud and honored to welcome a few members of Celtic Thunder to the Pub for live performances:  This Wednesday May 6th Colm Keegan is here, and September 10th & 11th (including an extra "late night session" on the 11th) we're thrilled to have Neil Byrne & Ryan Kelly back for their fourth time!  All shows are in the Pub's 2nd level and are advance ticket sales only; the Pub doesn't handle the ticketing, so please check out their web pages for details.

May 1, 2015

Our May beer of the month needs no special introduction as it's the #1 selling beer in the world - HEINEKEN20oz drafts are just $4 all month long, and with their patented brew-lock system installed at our establishment, you're assured of the freshest possible beer!

April 24, 2015

Due to weather concerns, Barrington's Sesquicentennial Celebration has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 26th.  Visit for details & updates. 

UPDATE 4/27/15: The weather was nearly perfect and it turned out to be an AMAZING birthday celebration!  Thank you to all the people who came out and congrats to Barrington on #150!

April 22, 2015

A friend of the Pub is currently in treatment for cancer, so to help with the costs we are hosting the Jessie Hall Fundraiser for Appendix Cancer. The event is this Saturday, April 25th from 6-10 PM and will be held in the Pub's 2nd level. Raffles, auctions and live music featuring TRIADD! The event is open to all friends of Jessie and the public.  Click here for details.

April 21, 2015

It's a big deal so we'll advertise it again:  Barrington's Sesquicentennial Celebration is this Saturday, April 25th! and we are of course in the center of the event!  Visit for details. 

April 20, 2015

We proudly welcome the very popular Bell's Oberon back on tap, where it will reside for several months.  Also for you true Irish stout fans, Murphy's Stout returned to our taps around St. Patrick's Day and will be here for a while as well!  Also being featured is the popular "Not Your Father's Root Beer" from Wauconda based Small Town Brewery.  Check out our Beer Menu page for details.  We rotate a few of our taps frequently with regional or specialty craft beers, so be sure to ask your bartender for details. 

April 9, 2015

In a couple weeks the Village of Barrington celebrates its 150 year anniversary, and we are right in the center of the celebrations!  Visit the downtown area on Saturday April 25th for an amazing amount of activities, including the Pub selling food and drinks right at the corner of Cook & Station Streets.  More information available at

UPDATE April 15, 2015:  Daily Herald article on the event.

April 1, 2015

It's a new month, and that means a new Beer of the Month.  For April it's a fantastic local brew - Revolution Anti-Hero IPA.  "This iconic ale features a blend of four hop varieties which creates a crisp bitterness and imparts massive floral and citrus aromas."  6.5% ABV, IBU 70, and drafts are only $4.50 all month long!

March 20, 2015

A quick heads up to all our Manchester United fans - the Pub will be opening early on Sunday March 22nd for the ManU-Liverpool match.  Doors open at 8:20, match starts at 8:30, complimentary small breakfast buffet at halftime and several great drink specials!

March 18, 2015:

It was a FANTASTIC St. Patrick's Day celebration, all five days of it!  A big THANK YOU to all our patrons (and staff) for making this long party another huge success!  Any updates on the past few days and next years event will be posted on the Celtic Fest page.  

March 13, 2015

Our sixth year of celebrating St. Patrick's Day starts TODAY and goes through Tuesday!  Please visit our Celtic Fest page for all the details. 

March 9, 2015

Though it's a little overshadowed by the excitement of St. Patrick's Day, the Pub hits a milestone TODAY.  Monday, March 9th 2015 is our FIVE YEAR anniversary!  We sincerely thank all of our patrons and staff - both current and past - as we couldn't have done it without you. To show our gratitide, we've added in some fantastic food & drink specials for today only. 

March 5, 2015

A sad announcement to report - in less than two weeks McNally's Pub in St. Charles IL will be celebrating it's last St. Patrick's Day as that pub.  There are new owners who will be changing the name and theme of the establishment.  The newspaper article can be found here.  For those of you who didn't know, McNally's Pub was the grand inspiration for our Pub, and Maurice McNally himself was responsible for our decor and buildout.  We've remained friendly affiliates for the past five years and are truly heartbroken to see them go.

March 4, 2015

Our Beer of the Month for March is a perfect fit for the month - Harp Irish Lager.  The best selling Irish lager, with its sparkling colour makes it a distinctive, yet approachable import.  It's one of our original Irish beers on tap and remains a best seller at the Pub - but now you can get 20oz drafts of it all month long for just $4.50!

February 26, 2015

Information on our FIVE DAY St. Patrick's Day (Celtic Fest) celebration will be posted right here this weekend.   Also, our beer of the month stays with Abita, but has moved to Grapefruit IPA... you have a few more days to enjoy it, as we'll switch to a special March Beer of the month by 3/3.

February 13, 2015

We are a month away from the start of this years Barrington Celtic Fest... we haven't forgotten about it, we're just getting some of the entertainment and specials together!  More information posted soon, but plan on spending a great weekend and St. Patrick's Day right in the center of Barrington!

February 9, 2015

A quick notice on two fun events this week:

Wednesday February 11th we tap a rare keg of Bell's Hopslam.  This brew won't last long so make your plans to visit us and drink it while it lasts!  We will also be showing the Manchester United - Burnley Match at 1:45 PM.

Saturday February 14th - romance and dancing, what a combo!  We are having a Valentine's Day dance party in the Pub's 2nd level... live DJs, great drink & food specials, and no cover charge.  Details will be posted here and on our Facebook page. 

February 2, 2015

Happy Groundhogs Day... and to celebrate the new month we have a new Beer of the Month to offer:  Abita Turbodog - a dark brown ale brewed with pale, caramel, and chocolate malts and Willamette hops. 5.6% ABV, and perfect timing for this Louisiana brew as Mardi Gras is coming up soon!  $4 drafts all month long at the Pub.

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May 25th


11 AM - 1 AM

vs. Anaheim

8:00 PM

$3 Well Drinks -  "You Call It"

House Vodka, Bourbon, Gin, Rum, Tequila, Whiskey

$4 Heineken 20oz Drafts

Food Specials

Half off one (1) appetizer with purchase of an entree

Cheesy Chicken Sandwich-$11

Pretzel bun-grilled chicken-american cheese-beer cheese-smoked bacon-choice of side

Chicken Alfredo-$10.5

Ziti pasta-creamy alfredo sauce-grilled chicken-tomatoes-parmesan-basil

Ham & Cheese Flatbread-$10

Flatbread-american cheese-swiss cheese-ham-lettuce-tomato-onion-choice of side

Soup of the Day


If this section is not updated, sorry!  Ask your server or bartender for the daily food specials, or check out our Facebook page for details.  For a listing of ALL regular daily specials, visit our Specials Pages

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Great food and drinks specials!

Upcoming Live Music

The Fluffers

Saturday May 23, 9:00 PM


Saturday May 30, 9:00 PM

The Messengers

Friday June 5th, 9:30 PM

Irish Music Session with

The Ragged Rascals

Sunday June 6, 4:00 PM

Gareth Woods

Saturday June 13th, 9:00 PM

The Fluffers

Saturday June 20, 9:00 PM

Morgan Fingleton

Saturday June 27, 9:00 PM

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for full listings & details.


Beer of the Month

$4.00 20oz Drafts

We're the only real LATE NITE

food option in Barrington!

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Old Style, Rolling Rock and PBR Bottles

Miller High Life, PBR and Hamm's 16oz Cans

Nebraska Gamedays


Bottles and 16oz Tall Boy Cans

Manchester United Gamedays

$4.50 Heineken 20oz Drafts



We carry Fox Sports 1 (formerly Fox Soccer), Fox Soccer Plus, beIN, NBC Sports Network channels and various other DirecTV feeds.  We're also hopeful that we may someday have GAA Games here too!

Available in both The Pub and The Annex

Hours of Operation:

Sunday through Thursday, 11 AM - 1 AM

Friday and Saturday, 11 AM - 2 AM

The Annex opens at 4 PM Monday-Saturday

General Kitchen Hours:

Sunday-Thursday 11 AM - 11:30 PM

(Late Nite Menu starts at 10 PM)

Friday-Saturday 11 AM - 1 AM

(Late Nite Menu starts at 10 PM)

Sorry, we do not take reservations for dining

For inquiries on planning private/special events,

contact Lisa Lesniak-Brady at 224-717-9199,


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