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

August 17, 2016

We are one month away from a special "Halfway to St. Patrick's Day" event.. stay tued for details!

August 15, 2016

Coming soon... Nebraska & Chicago Bears football gameday specials, updated food menus, "Burger Wednesdays" great new family dining options in The Loft (our amazing 2nd level) and various other enhancements that are sure to please all our patrons!  The roll-out starts the beginning of September.

August 6, 2016

The start of the Premier League season is forthcoming, and we'd like to remind everyone that the Pub proudly supports Manchester United (though ALL Premier league fans are very welcome in our establishment).  Every MUFC gameday we feature $4 Heineken 20oz Drafts along with our other great daily specials.

UPDATE 8/12/16 - The Pub will be opening at 7:30 AM for the MUFC - AFC Bournemouth match on Sunday, August 14th!

July 26, 2016

For those of you playing the Pokémon GO game, we are a "Poké Stop"... the mural on the west side of our building is where you'll find the critters.  While you're here, stop in for some refreshing drinks and great food!

July 14, 2016

The Pub is excited to announce the return of Celtic Thunder's Keith Harkin to our 2nd level main stage!  Show date is Wednesday August 31st.  More information available at his Facebook page, and ticket info can be found here

July 5, 2016

Our entertainment partnership with Epic is making news (Metromix - Laughter in the Loft) and providing lots of fun for patrons!  The next "Laughter in the Loft" event is this Saturday, July 9th at 8:00 PM (doors open at 7 PM for dining & drinks).  These shows are held in our 2nd level, and tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door (pending availability).  Visit www.epic-rep.com for all the details. 

UPDATE 7/22/16 - this performance has been postponed until a September date TBA.

July 4, 2016

On behalf of the Pub staff we wish everyone a very happy and safe Independence Day.  As mentioned before we are open all day, so stop by for some food & drink, plus you can watch both our Chicago baseball teams who are playing home games at the same time.  Also, don't forget to pick up your Brewfest tickets with t-shirt) while you're here!

June 27, 2016

We will be open regular business hours on Monday July 4th, so feel free to join us anytime while celebrating Independence Day!  We also have a great lineup of entertainment for the holiday wekeend: Celtic Thunder's Colm Keegan & Laura Durrant are doing two shows on Saturday July 2nd, Mac Dralle is also here the evening of July 2nd and we have the Irish music of the Ragged Rascals from 4-7 PM on Sunday July 3rd.

June 23, 2016

Today is the first day of the 2016 Barrington Farmer's Market, which takes place right outside our main doors off of Park Avenue.  This will run every Thursday from 2 PM - 7 PM through October 13th.  Combine this event with the Barrington Cruise Night (starting at 6 PM every Thursday through August) and you have lots going on downtown... the Pub just happens to be right in the center of it all!

June 21, 2106

Our next event with Epic-Rep Theatre Company is "Music in the Loft" at 3:00 PM on Sunday June 26th.  Click here for more information, plus here's a few additional press releases on our partnership to view:

Epic-Rep partners with McGonigal’s Pub in Barrington

Lakewood woman's theater company to host Laughter in the The Loft in Barrington

PODCAST: Lakewood actress talks comedy show, 'Batman v Superman'

June 17, 2016

Saturday June 18th from 1 PM - 5 PM is the Barrington Summer Beer & Wine Walk.  Celebrate Father's Day and the beginning of summer with an afternoon of sipping craft beers and a variety of wines.  As always the Pub is a sponsor (and participant) in this event.  More information can be found on the Village website. 

June 14, 2016

Tomorrow (Wednesday June 15th) from 6 PM - 9 PM is "Mom's Night Out" in The Loft at the Pub,  Cocktail Party & Shopping! This is a FREE event but be sure to per-register to get your VIP Access - click here for details and registration

June 9, 2016

Join us this Friday June 10th for the Barrington Area Relay for Life, being held at Barrington High School from 5 PM - 11 PM.  The owners of the Pub consistently donate to American Cancer Society, and the Pub will also be serving food and pop/water at the event.  Details on the event can be found here.

Also, a reminder that tickets WITH t-shirts for the 13th Annual Barrington Brewfest are now available for purchase (cash or check only) at the Pub!

June 8, 2016

A quick announcement - the popular Leinenkugel Summer Shandy is our June Beer of the Month, $4 drafts for the start of summer and all month long!  Also, soon we will have many more details on "The Loft" - the Pub's awesome 2nd level.  It will be open at 4 PM the next couple days, then will be full-time all week long starting next week!

June 6, 2016

Just a reminder - McGonigal's Pub will be CLOSED for business today (Monday June 6th) and Tuesday June 7th for some plumbing & kitchen repairs, along with other needed general maintenance. Normal business hours will resume on Wednesday June 8th. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding and continued patronage.

June 3, 2016

It is with great sadness to announce that The Annex will be closing it's doors for regular business this Saturday, June 4th.  Established in September 2012, it became more than just an extension of the Pub and took on its own fun identity in the Barrington area.  Join us this weekend to bid adieu to The Annex. 

As the saying goes, "when a door closes a window opens"... but in this case it's two windows!

The Pub has a fantastic second level that has mostly been used for private events, but we will now be using it full-time for all patrons.  Called "The Loft", we will be featuring family style dining, theme nights, great new entertainment and much more!

We are thrilled to announce our new entertainment partner Epic Repertory Theatre Company and look forward to great new programming over the next year  Plans for late this year & early 2017 would be to reconfigure the Annex space into a small entertainment venue for comedy nights, cabaret and other performances!  Progress will be posted here as there is more to report.  However, we're starting with them right away as there are already some entertainment dates scheduled in The Loft for this summer, which will be posted on our Events calendar.


Details on all the above will be covered soon.  Also, note that for the short term we'll continue to use The Annex for some private functions, but starting next week we encourage all Annex patrons to utilize The Loft and of course The Pub!

June 2, 2016

Tonight is the first Barrington Cruise Night of 2016! It's the 13th season of this annual summer event, which runs every Thursday (weather pending) throughout the summer. They start after 6 PM, are family friendly and FREE to attend. The Pub serves food outside at some of these events and we will be there tonight!  The event takes place about a block south of the Pub; fo rmore information visit the village website

May 31, 2016

McGonigal's Pub will be CLOSED for business on Monday June 6th and Tuesday June 7th for some plumbing & kitchen repairs, along with other needed general maintenance. Normal business hours will resume on Wednesday June 8th. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding and continued patronage.

May 28, 2016

A quick reminder, we are OPEN regular business hours on Memorial Day (Monday May 30th). 

May 19, 2016

Here's a few noteworthy upcoming events in and around the Pub:

Saturday May 28th - Sunday May 29th is the 7th Annual Barrington Art Festival.  10 AM - 5 PM both days, and the Pub will be in the center of it (literally) serving refreshments.

Thursday June 2nd is the kickoff night for the 13th year of Barrington Cruise Nights, and the Pub will be front and center again serving up delicious food!

Saturday June 4th we will be having a special "bon voyage" party in The Annex, open to all patrons.  More information on this event to follow. 

Friday June 10th is the 19th Annual Barrington Area Relay for Life, which runs 5 PM - 11 PM at Barrington High School.  The Pub not only donates to this cause but also is a food vendor participant!  Details here.

There will be several more events in July which we will list soon.  Two of primary interest are Uncork Barrington (July 8th) and the 13th Annual Barrington Brewfest (July 9th).  We participate in both but are the "Grand Brewmaster Sponsor" for the Brewfest for the 7th straight year!

May 12, 2016

We welcome Celtic Thunder's Colm Keegan and Laura Durant back to the Pub for TWO special performances on Saturday July 2nd!  Info for the "I'll Never Be Alone" Show (2:00 PM) can be found here, and the "4th Of July Party" show (7:00 PM) can be found here.  For additional information at this time, check out www.ColmKeegan.com.

May 6, 2016

The Pub wishes all the fantastic moms out there a very happy Mother's Day this Sunday.  It's hard to show appreciation for such important people with just one day, but we'll try... we have some fantastic specials - both food and drink - for all moms and their families.  No reservations required!

May 2, 2016

Our April beer of the month was so popular we're giving it another month!  May is Blue Moon, $4 drafts all day all month long!  Next month we get into the "summer" styles... stay tuned!

April 21, 2016

This Saturday, April 23rd, is Barrington's 2016 Spring Wine Walk.  The times are 2 PM - 6 PM, and as always the Pub is a sponsor of this fun event that encompasses most of the downtown area!  The Annex will also be directly participating by opening early and offering additional wine tasting specials, including bottles for purchase.  For additional details please visit the Village of Barrington website, and maps of the event are available here in PDF format.

April 4, 2016

Our Chicago Cubs start their 2016 season tonight in Anaheim, but in a week when they have their official home opener we'll be ready with home gameday specials - $2 Budweiser 16oz Aluminum cans and $2 Miller Lite & MGD 16oz cans - that are good for every Cubs home game!  We'll also be announcing similar gameday specials for the Chicago Blackhawks upcoming playoff run, stay tuned for more details. 

April 1, 2016

Our April Beer of the Month is Blue Moon, a Belgian style wheat ale that remains a tremendously popular choice on our taps.  $4 drafts all day all month long!  We'd also like to thank the fine folks at Revolution Brewing for their two month stint as our first "Brewery of the Month".  

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Saturday August 27th

Join your host Tim Benker as he welcomes Hannah Stanley and John Dacosse (both from WGN) to our 2nd leve stage for a hilarious night of comedy in The Loft!  Doors open at 7 PM for drinks and dining, and the show starts at 8 PM.

Click here for ticket information

Thursday Specials

August 25th

Barrington Farmer's Market

2 PM - 7 PM

Barrington Cruise Night

6 PM - 8 PM

$4 Guinness Blonde Ale Drafts

$4 Blue Moon Drafts 

$4 Lagunitas Drafts

$4 Bells Seasonal Beer Drafts

$4 Jameson Shots

$4 Cuervo Gold Tequila Shots

MORE In The Loft

$6 Absolut Martinis

$5 Cuervo Gold Margaritas

$6 Annex Lemonades

Food Specials

Heirloom Caprese Salad - $9.00

Locally-grown organic heirloom tomatoes and fresh mozzarella, basil oil and balsamic glaze, with a petite salad in balsamic vinaigrette.

Sausage & Corn Skewers - $10.00

Grilled kabobs of smoked sausage, bi-color corn, pepper and onion over rice pilaf.

Veal Parmesan Sandwich - $11.50

Hand-breaded veal cutlet, pan fried and served on a brioche bun with marinara sauce and provolone cheese. Choice of side.

Soup of the Day

Summer Corn Chowder

Visit our SPECIALS page for all daily drink 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

Upcoming Entertainment

Epic Repertory Theatre Presents

"Laughter in The Loft"

Saturday August 27, 8:00 PM

Join your host Tim Benker as he welcomes Hannah Stanley and John Dacosse (both from WGN) to our 2nd leve stage for a hilarious night of comedyin The Loft!

Click here for ticket information

Celtic Thunder's

Keith Harkin

Wednesday August 31, 7:30 PM

Click here for ticket information

The Vaguely Familiar Duo

Saturday September 3, 8:30 PM

Irish Music with the

Ragged Rascals

Sunday September 4, 4 PM - 7 PM

Seamus O'Kane

Saturday September 10, 8:30 PM

The Fluffers

Saturday September 17, 9:00 PM

The Messeners

Saturday September 24, 8:30 PM

Visit our EVENTS page

for full listings & details.

Home Gameday Specials

Can't make it to Wrigley?  Cheer 'em on here!  These specials good all day for every Cubs home game:

$2 Budweiser 16oz Aluminum Bottles

$2 Miller Lite & MGD 16oz Cans


Beer of the Month

$4 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

$3 Jack Daniels Tennessee Fire Shots


Nebraska Gamedays


Bottles and 16oz Tall Boy 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 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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