HAPPY HOUR runs Monday-Friday 4 PM - 6 PM.  Late Night Menu starts 10 PM every night.

December 14, 2017

Having trouble finding a gift for that difficult-to-buy-for someone?  Looking for that last-minute gift idea that has widespread appeal?  Try out a Pub gift card!  You can get it for any $$ amount you like... stop by the Pub and pick up some! (sorry, online purchases not available)

December 7, 2017

Here's a Manchester United match schedule for all our MUFC faithful, good through the end of March 2017.  We will be open for every match and occasionally offer a complimentary small breakfast buffet at halftime for the early starts.  Click on the image for a larger (readable) version.

November 30, 2017

Our December BEER OF THE MONTH is ready to go - it's New Belgium's Accumulation White IPA.  This beer is a hoppy wonderland!  Big and bitter, just what this IPA ordered.  Nevertheless the addition of wheat really smooths out the rough bitter edge.  Drafts are $4.50 all month long, and we're kicking it off with a "buy a pint, keep the glass" promotion this evening from 6 PM - 8 PM (while supplies last).

November 29, 2017

It's that time of the year again when Santa makes his annual trip to our Pub... no joke, he will be greeting kids & aduts right outside our doors!  This coming Saturday (December 2nd) is the Vllage of Barrington's "Home for the Holidays" annual Village Holiday Fest & Tree Lighting.  There's a lot going on in & around the village, and as usual we are in the center of it all.  Check out the Village of Barrington's website for a list of all the events, times & details.

November 27, 2017

On behalf of all the Pub staff we'd like to thank all our patrons who came out in droves over this past holiday weekend.  It almost felt like a mini St. Patrick's Day crowd at times!

Additionally we'd like to share an article from the November/December issue of Quintessential Barrington, titled Growing a Small Town - Looking Back at 20 Years of Economic Revitalization in Barrington, 1997–2017. The Pub is extremely proud to be recognized as one of the cornerstones of this plan!

November 24, 2017

It's been a tough 2017 season for Nebraska, but a win today vs. Iowa would end the season on a positive note!  We hope to see our Chicagoans for Nebraska group and all other Huskers faithful out for the 3:00 PM kickoff, and we'll be showing it in our main level with sound. GO BIG RED!!!

November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving to all our patrons, family & friends!

November 22, 2017

Today is "Black Wednesday" which is bar/restaurant terminology for the day before Thanksgiving which traditionally is a very busy drinking day!  We are open until 2 AM, plus we have the Manchester United - FC Basel match on at 1:45 PM and live entertainment tonight.  Food and drink specials are listed to the right.  We strongly encourage you to come out and visit us at the Pub as this is a great start to a holiday weekend, but please drink responsibly and always be sure you have safe transportation home.

November 17, 2017

This Saturday we have Nebraska - Penn State at 3:00 PM, and we'll be watching it in the Pub's main level.  Also, as a reminder, we are open an hour later on Wednesday November 22nd (unitl 2 AM), and open the Pub on Thanksgiving Day (bar service only) at 5:00 PM.

November 10, 2017

For all our Nebraska Huskers faithful, we'll be opening the Pub at 10:45 AM this Saturday, November 11th for the Nebraska - Minnesota game (starts at 11 AM).  Gathering will be in the Pub's main level and the game will be on with sound. GO BIG RED!

November 7, 2017

It's that time of the year when we should announce our holiday schedule, so here goes:

Wednesday November 22 - The Pub & Loft will be open an additional hour (late night) for "Black Wednesday".  We also have Mark Himes playing live in the Pub starting at 8:30 PM.

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, but our kitchen will be closing at 9:00 PM so there will be no "late night" kitchen services.

Monday December 25 - Merry Christmas!  The Pub will open at 5:00 PM with full bar service but no kitchen service.  Various snacks will be provided.

Sunday December 31 - normal business hours and our 8th Annual Pub New Years Eve Party starts at 8:00 PM that evening.  More details forthcoming on this event...

Monday January 1, 2018 - normal business hours, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

November 6, 2017

Our beer of the month for November is Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter. This porter-style beer is aged on real vanilla to reveal rich layers of caramel, coffee and chocolate that is ideal for the season.  Enjoy 16oz drafts for just $4.00 all month long!

November 3, 2017

Our Nebraska Huskers take on Northwestern Saturday (11/4) at 2:30 PM. We'll be showing the game with sound in the Pub's main level.  Fans of both teams are of course welcome at the Pub, and for our Chicagoans for Nebraska group we'll have a few tabes reserved.  GO BIG RED!

October 27, 2017

A little bit of sports news regarding tomorrow (Saturday 10/28):

Sorry but we will not be opening early for the 6:30 AM Manchester United - Totteham match.

Nebraska Huskers fans - plan on gathering in the Pub's main level for the 6:30 PM game vs. Purdue.  There will be a small section reserved on the north end, but of course you are welcome to sit anywhere.

October 25, 2017

Join us today at the 2017 Great Barrington Area Taste Fest; the event runs 5 PM - 8 PM at The Onion Pub in Lake Barrington.  Our neighbors, Remember Charlotte's, will also be participating.  Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.  For more info check out the BACC website.

October 24, 2017

A special Happy Birthday wish goes out today to the patriarch of the McGonigal family, Denny McGonigal.  At #74 he's enjoying retirement in Florida and going strong!

October 19, 2017

The Pub will be opening at 9:00 AM this coming Saturday, October 21st for the Manchester United - Huddersfield match.  We'll also be featuring a complimentary small breakfast buffet at halftime!

October 14, 2017

Our Chicago Cubs are now in the NLCS for the third straight year, and game #1 is tonight vs. the Dodgers (7:08 PM)  We also have our Nebraska Huskers taking on Ohio State tonight (6:30 PM)  Since our second level (The Loft) is booked up with a private event, we'll be trying our best to accommodate all the sports action in our main level.  Cubs will be on the main TV with sound, and the Huskers will be on our other TVs.  Thank you for your understanding... now, just get here early for seats, GO CUBS and GO BIG RED!

October 11, 2017

Manchester United fans - the Pub will be opening at 6:30 AM this coming Saturday, October 14th for the MUFC - Liverpool match.  Kitchen services won't be immediately available so it's OK to bring your own doughnuts or breakfast grub!

October 6, 2017

Nebraska Huskers fans - plan on gathering in the Pub's main level for Saturday's 7 PM game vs. Wisconsin.  There will be a small section reserved on the north end, but of course you are welcome to sit anywhere.  We will have the game on by 7 PM and will make sure that it will be shown on ALL our TVs (with sound) immediately following the end of the Cubs-Nationals playoff game.  GO BIG RED!

October 5, 2017

Barrington's Homecoming weekend starts tomorrow, and the Pub is proud to again be hosting some of their class reunions.  There will be plenty of entertainment available the next few days as we have Karaoke tonight, bands playing both Friday & Saturday night, our Chicago Cubs vs. Washington in the first playoff round Friday & Saturday, and of course our Nebraska Huskers vs. Wisconsin Saturday night!  Details will appear on the right side of this page on Friday, and also visit our Facebook page for updates.

October 3, 2017

Our beer of the month for October is Half Acre Beer Company's Tuna Extra Pale IPA.  Enjoy 16oz drafts for just $4.50 all month long!

October 2, 2017

Words cannot express the shock and sadness we feel regarding the senseless & tragic shooting in Las Vegas. On behalf of all the staff at the Pub, our prayers and sympathies go out to the victims and families.

September 25, 2017

We are THE official Chicago Bears bar in the region and are getting ready for the Bears-Packers game this coming Thursday Night (September 28th).  Along with our usual Thirsty Thursday specials we'll feature $3.50 Miller Lite and Coors Light 23oz drafts and will be raffling off a couple Bears jerseys & other Pub t-shirts for patrons who stay for the game!  Additional details will be posted soon, here and on our Facebook page.

UPDATE 9/28/17: Raffle tickets are just $1 each and we'll start selling them at 7:00 PM.  The prize drawing will be at hafltime; don't go anywhere earlier as you need to be here to win!

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" 365Barrington.com

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!



December 15th - 17th

Food Specials

(good all weekend)

Chorizo Quesadilla - $9.50

Mexican pork sausage in a flour tortilla with cheddar and pepperjack cheeses, served with pico de gallo and avocado-poblano cream.

Chicken Mushroom Alfredo - $14.50

Grilled chicken with ziti pasta, mushrooms, spinach and mushroom alfredo sauce.

Piña Colada Cobbler - $6.95

Baked to order with house-made pineapple-coconut filling, oat crumble topping and served with vanilla ice cream.

Soups of the Day

Friday: Creamy Roasted Red Pepper

Saturday: Red Bean & Sausage

Sunday: Chicken Tortilla

Every Day: Richard's Famous Chili


Friday December 15th

$4.50 Accumulation White IPA


$2.50 “You Call It” Well Drinks

$4 Guinness 20oz Drafts

$4 Harp 20oz Drafts

$4 Smithwick's 20oz Drafts

$4 Heineken 20oz Drafts

$2 Bottles of Miller Lite, Bud, Bud Light & Coors Light

$4 Glasses of Canyon Road Chardonnay, Cabernet & Merlot

Chicago Dog with Fries - $4.00

Plain Jumbo Dog with Fries - $4.00

Beer Brat with Fries - $4.00

Nachos - $4.00

Boneless Wings - $4.50


Saturday December 16th

3:30 PM

Pub Main Level, 8:30 PM

$3.50 Miller Lite 23oz Drafts

$12 buckets of Bud/Bud Light,

Coors Light, Miller products

$4.50 Accumulation White IPA


Sunday December 17th


8:15 AM

vs. West Bromwich Albion

Complimentary small breakfast buffet at halftime!

$6 Bloody Marys

Upgrade to Absolut for $2 more

$4 Heineken 20oz Drafts

$5 Mimosas

$12 buckets of Bud/Bud Light,

Coors Light, Miller products

$3.50 Miller Lite 23oz Drafts


$4.50 Accumulation White IPA

Visit our SPECIALS page for all daily drink specials and additional themed food specials

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

A new every day special!  Combine one of our Irish draft beers with one of our signature Irish Entrees and get the combination for just $13!  Visit our Everyday Specials page for details and restrictions.

Upcoming Entertainment

Ragged Rascals

Saturday December 16, 8:30 PM

Vaguely Familiar Duo

Saturday December 23, 8:30 PM

Gareth Woods

Saturday December 30, 8:30 PM


New Years Eve Party!

Karaoke in The Loft

Sponsored by 2Nite Vodka

Thursday January 4

7:30 - 10:30 PM

The Messengers

Saturday January 6, 8:30 PM

Irish Music with the

Ragged Rascals

Sunday January 7, 4 PM - 7 PM

Vist our EVENTS page for full schedules


Beer of the Month

$4.50 Drafts

Monday - Friday

4PM - 6PM

Tremendous discounts on many of our drinks along with some amazing food specials!  Visit our Happy Hour page for all the details.

We're the only real LATE NITE

food option in Barrington!

Visit our Menus Page for full list of offerings

We will open for all Manchester United games starting at 9 AM or later.  Please check our Facebook page for updates on earlier start times.

Manchester United Gamedays

$4 Heineken 20oz Drafts


Nebraska Gamedays

$3.50 23oz Drafts of

COORS LIGHT & Miller Lite



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 the Pub

Hours of Operation:

Sunday through Thursday, 11 AM - 1 AM

Friday and Saturday, 11 AM - 2 AM

The Loft (2nd level) opens at 4 PM Monday-Saturday

(pending private event use)

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,

or events@barringtonpub.com

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