March 20, 2017
On behalf of the Pub and all our staff, THANK YOU to all those who came out for the 7th Annual Barrington Celtic Fest this past weekend. It turned out to be rather legendary - one of our all-time best events - and we're already looking forward to St. Patrick's Day next year... a short 362 days away! We'll get some additional photos (and shares) posted up on the Celtic Fest Facebook page as soon as possible.
March 16, 2017
It's Barrington Celtic Fest time! Our website will take a few days break, but we strongly encourage our patrons to check out the Celtic Fest Facebook page for the latest updates, and of course our main Celtic Fest page (in the Events section) for all the schedules & details. "Business as usual" will return on Sunday March 19th and the next update to this site will be Monday March 20th. Have a great St. Patrick's Day weekend!
March 14, 2017
It is with great sadness to report that our friend Pat Conway passed away this past Sunday. The obituary summarizes him well, but we wanted to add that he (along with his wife Helen) was a true friend of the Pub and one of the nicest people you'd ever meet.
March 10, 2017
We're ONE WEEK AWAY from St. Patrick's Day... and we have good news to share for all our Catholic patrons. Take a look at this article by the Daily Herald as the Pub is featured in it!
Hallelujah! Chicago-area Catholics can eat meat on St. Patrick's Day
March 9, 2017
Though every year it's overshadowed by our annual St. Patrick's Day celebration (Barrington Celtic Fest), the Pub's business anniversary is March 9th. Today happens to be our SEVEN YEAR anniversary! We sincerely thank the community and all our patrons and staff - both current and past - as we wouldn't have been so successful without your support. As a token of our appreciation, today our fantastic HAPPY HOUR will be an ALL DAY EVENT... this is IN ADDITION to our usual "Thirsty Thursday" specials and our $4 Heineken 20oz draft special for the Manchester United match at noon. Enjoy, and THANKS again for helping us reach this milestone!
March 3, 2017
Two weeks away from St. Patrick's Day! Check out the Barrington Celtic Fest page for all the details on our big event.
March 1, 2017
Our Beer of the Month for March is Stone Delicious IPA from Stone Brewing Company. "Lemondrop and El Dorado hops combine to bring on a magnificent lemon candy-like flavor that’s balanced by hop spice. It’s unlike anything we’ve tasted in nearly two decades of IPA experimentation, and another lupulin-laced creation we’re excited to present to hopheads everywhere." $5.00 drafts all month long!
February 28, 2017
The Pub takes great pride in the quality of our food, and it certainly shows as we've been selected - along with four other very worthy establishments - as the Best Corned Beef and Cabbage in Chicago according to CBS News Chicago! Even though we're not surprised, it's still great to be honored!
February 24, 2017
This weekend we're doing Mardi Gras celebrating with fantastic seasonal food specials, courtesy of Executive Chef Richard Meierdirks. Also, just a reminder, we're now THREE WEEKS away from St. Patrick's Day and our huge Celtic Fest celebration!
February 17, 2017
One month until St. Patrick's Day and the 7th Annual Barrington Celtic Fest! The website page in our Events section is current and will continue to be updated as necessary. Check it out for all the details!
February 16, 2017
We are thrilled to officially announce some news about what’s happening with the Pub’s old space formerly known as The Annex. A friend of the Pub’s owner and lifelong resident of Barrington – Brian McManus – along with his wife Dena will be opening “Remember Charlotte’s”. This will be a family friendly, old-school pizzeria inspired by and named in homage to a well known Barrington institution from the 1970’s & 1980’s, Charlotte’s Pizza. Construction has commenced and target opening date is early April… but pizza samplings will be available at the Barrington Celtic Fest! More information will be posted here as it gets closer to opening day.
UPDATE 2/20/17: They now have a Facebook page, please LIKE it for details & updates: https://www.facebook.com/RememberCharlottes
February 10, 2017
We are now five weeks out from our 7th Annual Barrington Celtic Fest, and full information on this great event will be posted on our website and the Facebook page by Monday (if not earlier). Also, we have a fantastic Valentine's Day specials menu for Tuesday, February 14th... and no reservations required for dining!
February 6, 2017
We have some sad news to report... a good customer and friend of the Pub, Greg Hughes, recently passed away. His memorial is today at Salem United Methodist Church in Barrington, starting at 6:30 PM.
February 2, 2017
Our February Beer of the Month is Revolution Anti-Hero IPA, which is local from Chicago. Their flagship IPA is supremely aromatic, crisp, and drinkable. This iconic ale features a blend of Warrior, Chinook, Centennial, and Amarillo to create a crisp clean bitterness and imparts massive floral and citrus aromas. Enjoy pint drafts through the month of February for the discounted price of $4.50.
January 25, 2017
We've revised our full menu and have expanded our offerings, which includes some great new lunch items! Check it all out on our Menus page. Our kitchen is open at 11 AM seven days a week, and the full menu is offered up until 10 PM when our "Late Night" menu takes over (available until 11:30 PM on weekedays and 1:00 AM on Friday/Saturday).
January 23, 2017
A quick note out to all former employees - your 2016 W-2 tax forms are available for pickup at the Pub. Any that are not picked up by Friday January 27th will be mailed to the address we have on file.
January 20, 2017
On the eve of the presidential inauguration, I was inaugurated into the board of directors for the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce, which happens to be one of the largest and most influential chambers in the state. Additionally, McGonigal’s Pub won the 2017 Hospitality Member of the Year award. Suffice to say it was a good night! I am honored and humbled by this recognition and look forward to serving the Barrington community on many levels for years to come. Thank you for your support. Sincerely, Bryan McGonigal
January 19, 2017
On Saturday January 21st the Pub will open at 8:50 AM for the Manchester United - Stoke City match (starts at 9 AM). Complimentary small breakfast buffet served at halftime, plus our usual great daily specials will be available.
January 13, 2017
The Pub will open at 9:45 AM on Sunday January 15th for the Manchester United - Liverpool match (starts at 10 AM). Along with our usual Sunday specials, Heieneken 20oz drafts drop to $4 each and we'll be serving a complimentary small breakfast buffet throught the first half of the match.
January 10, 2017
On Sunday January 15th The Pub will close at 9:00 PM so that we can celebrate with all our great employees at our Post-Holiday Staff Party. Also, the last kitchen orders that day will be taken at 8:00 PM. We will of course reopen for normal business hours & operations on Monday, January 16th. Thank you for your understanding.
January 5, 2017
Our January BEER OF THE MONTH happens to be the top selling beer in the world - Heineken! We use their patented Brew Lock Draft system for the best possible taste & freshness, serve it up in 20oz glasses, and for the entire month it's only $4.50. Plus on every Manchester United gameday it drops another 50˘. Enjoy!
January 1, 2017
On behalf of the Pub owners & staff, we want to thank all of our patrons for making 2016 another fun & successful year. 2017 will be bringing some enhancements to the Pub and new, exciting happenings in the space that used to be The Annex (stay tuned for details). Have a very happy and safe New Year!
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