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!
September 16, 2017:
Join us on Sunday September 17th for our HALFWAY TO ST. PATRICK'S DAY specials - our Irish beers & entrees are all HALF PRICED all day! That includes Guinness, Harp, Smithwick's & Magners drafts, along with our Shepherd's Pie, Fish & Chips, Full Irish Breakfast, Boxtys, Bangers & Mash and Corned Beef & Cabbage!
September 14, 2017:
The Pub will be opening early both this coming Saturday (9/16) & Sunday (9/17). We have our Nebraska Huskers taking on Northern Illinios at 11 AM on Saturday, so the Pub will open (with full kitchen services) at 10:15 AM. On Sunday we have the Manchester United - Everton match at 10 AM, so we'll open our doors by 9:45 AM for our MUFC faithful. Additionally it's officially "Halfway to St. Patrick's Day" on Sunday, so to honor this event our Irish Entrees and Irish Draft Beers will all be HALF PRICED! Stay tuned for more details on the full weekend right here and on our Facebook page.
September 11, 2017
"One of the worst days in America's history saw some of the bravest acts in Americans' history. We'll always honor the heroes of 9/11. And here at this hallowed place, we pledge that we will never forget their sacrifice."
- President George W. Bush.
“What separates us from the animals, what separates us from the chaos, is our ability to mourn people we’ve never met.”
- Author David Levithan
September 8, 2017
The Pub is into football, both European & American! Here's a little more about our involvement this year:
We have been supporting Nebraska Huskers football since opening, and now through Chicagoans for Nebraska we're an official watch site! Visit us every gameday for $3.50 Coors Light 23oz drafts, an occasional complimentary halftime buffet and other specials geared towards our fellow Husker fans. GO BIG RED!!!
We are also THE official Chicago Bears bar in the region! Featuring $3.50 Miller Lite 23oz drafts every Sunday gameday along with a special tailgate food menu, jersey giveaways and more!
Of course we continue to support Manchester United and the rabid following of fans for all their matches. $4 Heineken 20oz drafts every MUFC gameday. We also do open early for the matches, and often feature a complimentary breakfast buffet for some of 'em!
September 7, 2017
Better late than never... our September Beer of the Month is actually a BREWERY of the Month - Firestone Walker Brewing Co. - and we'll be featuring different beers from them for the next few weeks for just $4.50 per draft!
September 4, 2017
We're please to announce that Richard's Famous Chili is now back for the season as an everyday Soup of the Day option!
August 31, 2017
Quick note to our patrons - the Pub is open regular business hours (11 AM - 1 AM) on Labor day. The Loft will be closed.
August 30, 2017
McGonigal's Pub is thrilled to announce that we will be working with Chicagoans for Nebraska and are becoming an official "watch site" for all Nebraska Huskers football games! With ownership roots from Nebraska embedded in the Pub, plus featuring their games since we first opened, we should be the perfect location in our region for all local and visiting Huskers fans. The season starts this Saturday vs. Arkansas State. Check out the group on their website and Facebook page. More gameday details to be posted soon. GO BIG RED!
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