Happy Hour Food Menu Sunday-Thursday 3-6 PM.   Late Night Menu starts 10 PM every night!

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

December 22, 2014

As a holiday present to our customers, we're pleased to announce the launch of our revamped food menu - it contains most of the old favorites plus several new additions!  As with our prior releases, there is something for everyone... and more!  Try some of the newer items out this week as we will be featuring some as specials.  The online version on our menu page will be updated ASAP, but in the meantime you can view a full PDF version by clicking here

December 18, 2014

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/Annex 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 11, 2014

We are working on final details for our 5th Annual New Year Eve Party and should have info posted here by early next week.  As it stands now, we're confirming entertainment and will offer affordable package options, "pay as you go" if you prefer that method, and a special New Years Eve dinner.  More soon!

As a reminder, our holiday hours are as follows:

Wednesday December 24 - normal business hours but our kitchen services will end early (9:00 PM) this evening.

Thursday 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).  The Annex will be closed.

Wednesday December 31 - normal business hours, but our 5th Annual Pub New Years Eve Party starts at 7:00 PM that evening.  More details forthcoming on this event...

Thursday January 1, 2015 - normal business hours for the Pub, Annex will be closed.  Happy New Year!

December 5, 2014

This Saturday is the day when Santa arrives in downtown Barrington! The Pub is literally right in the center of the annual "Barrington Aglow" tree lighting ceremony, and the Santa house is right outside our front door! There's LOTS going on all around town this day, so be sure to check out the village website for details.

December 3, 2014

From Thursday December 4th and going through Sunday December 7th is the 2nd Annual Barrington ChristKindlFest, right in the heart of downtown & just south of the Pub & Annex (in fact it's right across the street from the Annex Station Street entrance).  International food & drink, live music & entertainment, live reindeer, unique hand-crafted merchandise, kids activities, carnival rides & much more! For more information visit their website.

December 2, 2014

Due to popular demand - and the distinct possibility that it may not be available much longer in our region - we've decided to keep Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale on as our beer of the month for December.  $4 for 20oz pints, get 'em while they last!

November 30, 2014

We're sad to announce that bartender/manager John Pauley is leaving the Pub, actually his last day was yesterday.  John was one of our original hires when we opened back in March 2010 and has been a hard working & reliable part of our team.  He will be greatly missed, and we wish him well in all his future endeavors.

November 27, 2014

On behalf of all the staff at the Pub, we would like to wish you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving holiday.  Remember that the Pub will open at 5 PM today with full bar service & some snacks provided. 

November 20, 2014

This Saturday, November 22, is the Barrington Winter Wine Walk.  As usual the Pub & Annex are both sponsors and participants of this fun event, which runs from 2-6 PM throughout the entire downtown Barrington area.  For more information check out the village website.

November 18, 2014

Holiday hours at the Pub and Annex:

Thursday November 27 - Happy Thanksgiving!  The Pub opens for full bar service at 5:00 PM.  No kitchen/dinner service available, but snacks may be provided.  The Annex will be closed.

Wednesday December 24 - normal business hours but our kitchen services will end early (9:00 PM) this evening.

Thursday 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).  The Annex will be closed.

Wednesday December 31 - normal business hours, but our 5th Annual Pub New Years Eve Party starts at 7:00 PM that evening.  More details forthcoming on this event...

Thursday January 1, 2015 - normal business hours for the Pub, Annex will be closed.  Happy New Year!

November 12, 2014

Pub Chili is back as a "permanent" seasonal fixture, replacing one of our two soups of the day until springtime.  Try out a cup for $4 or full bowl for $5.50.  Also great as an economical "Lucky $7" lunch option with a half sandwich or soup/salad combo!

November 6, 2014

If you are looking for a place to host a corporate or private holiday party, look no further than the Pub and The Annex! We offer several banquet options within our facility for private and semi-private parties & events.  The featued option is the Pub's fantastic second level that will seat up to 100 and includes a full bar, band stage, jukebox, separate restrooms and nine HDTVs!  Additionally on our 2nd level we have a more private banquet/meeting room, complete with large Plasma HDTV, that holds 24-30. On our main level we have The Annex, complete with an amazing bar, high top & low top seating, dartboard, Golden Tee, jukebox and several HDTVs... this can accommodate private or semi-private parties up to 75!  There is ample parking available and of course we are only 2 blocks from the Barrington Metra Train Station. Check out our Banquets-Parties page for further information on our offerings.  For bookings and additional details, contact our events planner, Lisa Lesniak, at events@mcgonigalspub.com or 224-717-9199.  Times and dates have been filling up tremendously fast, so call us today and reserve your spot now! 

November 4, 2014

We haven't forgotten about our new beer of the month, but right now we're providing some great specials on our remaining Pumpkin beer offerings.  Hey, these brews are good through the Thanksgiving holiday anyway! 

November 1, 2014

The Pub would like to thank everyone who came out for our Halloween party last night, it was a great success!  Regarding this upcoming sports Sunday (11/2), two notes:

Unfortunately we will not be opening early for the Manchester United-Manchester City match.  A poll of our soccer regulars indicated that most wouldn't be making the 7:30 AM start time.

No Chicago Bears this weekend (perhaps a good thing) but we'd like to remind you that we have the NFL Sunday Ticket, so if there are any certain games you'd like to watch, let us know (first come first served). 

October 29, 2014

Sorry for the lack of postings on this site, but YES we're having a HALLOWEEN PARTY this Friday, our 5th annual!  Costume contest, lots of ghoulishly good drink specials and live music by The Messengers.  21+ of age required, and NO cover charge! Full details to follow.

October 21, 2014

Join us at the 11th Annual Great Barrington TasteFest on Thursday, October 23rd at the Marriott Northwest in Hoffman Estates.  5-8 PM.  Details can be found at the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce site.

October 16, 2014

It's National Bosses Day - treat your boss to a lunch or dinner at the Pub, or perhaps a Pub gift card would be a nice option for a future visit!  You can get a gift card for any amount, and they never expire.  Sold at the Pub, ask your server or bartender for details. 

October 7, 2014

Looking ahead to Halloween events, we have a couple big ones this year at the Pub.  On Saturday October 25th is the first ever Barrington Giving Day Halloween Bash, with all proceeds to benefit families in need in school district 220.  Information available at their website.  Also, on Friday October 31st the Pub is having our FIFTH Annual Halloween Party, featuring a fantastic band with The Messengers, cash prizes for costume contests and other ghoulish specials & treats!  More information on that will be posted soon. 

October 1, 2014

It went so well last month that we've extended our September Beer of the Month through October, and it's the popular Sam Adams Octoberfest staying on at just $4 drafts all month long!  Additionally, we'd like to welcome several new seasonals to our taps, get 'em while they're available:

Spaten Oktoberfest - the world's FIRST Oktoberfest beer

Southern Tier Pumking Imperial Ale - a very popular brew

Bell's Octoberfest - the latest, greatest seasonal from Bells

Southern Tier Warlock Imperial Stout - the counterpart to Pumking

In BOTTLES we're also offering Great Lakes Oktoberfest and the brand new Guinness Blonde Lager.

September 28, 2014

It's officially Celtic Thunder's Neil Byrne & Ryan Kelly week at the Pub! Sold out shows in the Pub's 2nd level for Wednesday October 1 and Thursday October 2... if you have tickets already, have a GREAT time! If not, there may still be some tickets left for Tuesday September 30th - but don't call the Pub, visit their official website for details on the event and ticket availability.


September 26, 2014

We'd like to welcome a few classes from Barrington High School to our establishment for their Homecoming class reunions - specifically the Class of '89 and Class of '99. THANK YOU for your patronage, and we already know you'll have a fantastic time this weekend!

September 23, 2014

New Beer on tap - Stone Ruination IPA"So called because of its truly "ruinous" effect on your palate, this massive hop monster will change forever your preconceptions of what defines good beer."  Try one along with our 20+ other beers on tap beteeen the Pub and Annex sides... visit our Menu page or Beermenus.com for the full listings.

September 18, 2014

One week from today we're proudly participating in the Guinness "Raise Your Glass" to a hero... and we're celebrating war hero Paul Zogg and the USMC. Be at the Pub on Thursday September 25th from 8 PM - 9:30 PM for $5 Guinness, live music and a FREE engraved glass. And, most importantly, toast our heroes!

September 15, 2014

We're almost halfway to St. Patrick's Day... celebrate it with us this coming weekend as we have two Irish musicians for you (Terry Spizzirri on Friday, Seamus O'Kane on Saturday), along with additional Irish food & drink specials.  And as usual, no cover charge for these events. 

Additionally, our first "Oktoberfest" beer of the year on tap is Sam Adams Octoberfest... and by weeks end we'll have a few more similar seasonal selections on tap, including the amazing Spaten Oktoberfest, which is the FIRST EVER Oktoberfest brew!  Stay tuned for more details.

September 11, 2014

Remembering 13 years ago today...

September 2, 2014

Our new beer of the month for Septenber is Sam Adams Octoberfest.  Their version of this classic style "blends hearty malts for a deep, smooth flavor with notes of caramel,  creating a brew that’s perfect for the season, or whatever you’re celebrating."  $4 drafts all month long.  Note that until it runs out, we are featuring Sam Adams Summer Ale (also $4 drafts).  Octoberfest will replace it soon! 

August 29, 2014

Hooray!  Football season is upon us!  To celeberate as a proud supporter of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, we will be offering $2.50 Coors Light 12oz bottles and 16oz Tall Boy cans for every Nebraska gameday (and every Saturday college football gameday).  Additionally, next week we'll be adding in a special "taligate menu" for football weekends, good throughout the entire college and pro football seasons. 

Of course we are big Chicago Bears fans here too, and we'll be offering some "BIG" specials every Bears game and every football Sunday too.  Stay tuned for those details, posted next week.  Please also note that we will be offering the NFL Season Ticket and can show any game every weekend.  

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Voted the Suburb's BEST IRISH PUB

2012 & 2013 "Best of the Burbs"

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Top Rated Irish Pubs in America

Exceptional reviews and ratings

from all these major sources

2013 & 2014 Best of Business Award

We are proud members of the

Monday Specials

December 22nd

$3 Well Drinks -  "You Call It"

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

Half Priced Booze of the Day:

$3 Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila

Food Specials

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


Try out our newest items

all week long!

Click here for a PDF copy

SOUPS of the Day:

1) Pub Chili
2) *Ask your server or bartender*

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

Upcoming Live Music

Sorry, our entertainment for

Friday December 19th was canceled

Kory Quinn

Saturday December 27, 9:00 PM

5th Annual New Years Eve Party

LIVE DJ & further details TBA

Wednesday December 31st

The Messengers

Friday January 2, 9:30 PM

Morgan Fingleton

Saturday January 10th, 9:00 PM

The Tooles

Friday January 16, 9:30 PM

Cirrus Falcon

Saturday January 24, 9:00 PM

Mulligan Stew

Saturday January 31, 9:00 PM

Visit our EVENTS page

for full listings & details.


Watch the games here!

For every Bears game


34oz Miller Lite "Monster Mug" Drafts

& also featuring our

  "Tailgate Party" Food Menu:

Chicago Dogs (2) - $8.5

Two dogs-poppy seed bun-onion-mustard-relish-tomato wedge-sport peppers-pickle spear-celery salt-served with side of fries

Beer Brats (2) - $9.5

Two Johnsonville beer brats-pretzel buns-caramelized onions-beer cheese-smoked bacon-served with side of fries

Italian Beef Sandwich - $10

French bread-sliced roast beef-giardiniera mix-provolone cheese-au jus-served with fries

Chips & Dip - $7

Tri color tortilla chips-homemade queso dip

Cheese Curds - $7.5

Deep fried cheddar cheese curds

Big groups?  Call us in advance

and we'll open our 2nd level

party room for you!


Beer of the Month

$4.00 20oz Drafts

Nebraska Gamedays


Bottles and 16oz Tall Boy Cans

Manchester United Gamedays

$4.50 Heineken 20oz Drafts

11 AM - 3 PM

Every Day!

See our Menu page for details

Cheap & Fun Food...

Monday - Thursday, 3-6 PM

See our Specials page for details

We're the only real LATE NITE

food option in Barrington!

Visit our Menus Page for full list of offerings



Old Style, Rolling Rock and PBR Bottles

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



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 every day

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 at 224-717-9199,

or events@barringtonpub.com

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