Visit our SPECIALS page for daily specials.   Late Night Menu starts 10 PM every night.

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

October 7, 2015

Menu announcements:

Smithwick's Irish Ale is our October Beer of the Month, $4.50 for 20oz drafts for the remainder of the month.

Starting today CHILI has been added back for the season, so it's available every day as our second Soup of the Day!

Also starting today we are introducing a new "Appetizer" small plate menu specifically for The Annex.  This will be in additon to what's offered in the regular Pub menu.  It will appear on the menu in the Annex section soon.

Next week we're releasing a revamped main food menu that will include several new, delicious items!

Also next week there will be a plethora of new daily and happy hour specials!

October 5, 2015

We are happy to announce that Irish artist Keith Harkin has just been booked for a live performance at the Pub on Friday, November 13th.  Ticket information and other details can be found here, plus you can get more details about Keith from his Facebook page.  Remember to check out our Events page for general information on upcoming bands, entertainment and special events!

October 1, 2015

Only 30 days left until our 6th Annual Halloween Bash! It will take place in both levels of the Pub and all of The Annex... expect ghoulishly great food & drink specials, live entertainment and cash prizes for the costume contest.  Details coming soon!

September 24, 2015

Next weekend is Barrington's Homecoming and we are thrilled to be hosting three class reunions: BHS classes of 1975, 1985 & 1995! As a reminder, if you are looking for a place to host any type of special event (holiday, menorials, corporate, holiday, weddings, birthdays, etc) please contact our events planner, Lisa Brady, at or 224-717-9199. 

September 11, 2015

Remembering fourteen years ago today...

September 9, 2015

If you are looking for a place to host a holiday party, corporate event, birthday party, rehearsal dinner, bachelor/bachelorette party, wedding reception or any other special event, look no further than the Pub or The Annex!  We offer several banquet options within our facility for private and semi-private parties & events.  Check out our Banquets-Parties page for further information on our offerings.  For bookings, professional planning assistance and additional details, contact our events planner, Lisa Brady, at or 224-717-9199.  Times and dates have been filling up quickly, so call us today and reserve your spot now! 

September 4, 2015

The Pub is OPEN normal business hours on Labor Day, however The Annex will be closed.  Have a fun & safe holiday weekend, and be sure to make us part of your plans!

September 2, 2015

Our September beer of the month is a world wide favorite, which is a fact considering it's the #1 selling beer in the world! HEINEKEN 20oz drafts are just $4 all month long, and with their patented brew-lock system installed at our establishment, you're assured of the freshest possible beer. 

Also, we're pleased to announce some of our football specials with more (food & drink) coming soon:  NEBRASKA Huskers and College Gameday Saturdays we'll feature $2.50 Coors Light Bottles, CHICAGO BEARS and NFL Gameday Sundays feature $3.50 Miller Lite 23oz Drafts, and through the month of September our Heineken beer of the month special gets even better for Manchester United gamedays, as the price drops to $3.50!

August 27, 2015

The Pub has been proud to be a main sponsor of Barrington Cruise Night for the sixth straight year, and tonight is the final show of the season.  5:30 - 8 PM is the time, and we'll be outside serving food and (non-alcoholic) drinks for show patrons.

August 20, 2015

Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale is back on tap... but due to import & distribution issues we are not sure for how much longer.  The Pub opened with this great brew, and it's hard to find in the Chicagoland area.  Get some while it lasts, but we do hope to be able to keep it.

August 17, 2015

We have some great things in store for you in September - new daily specials, new food menus, happy hour specials, and of course lots of football featuring the NFL Package (watch the games here) and gameday specials for the Nebraska Huskers and Chicago Bears!  Details to follow soon...

August 13, 2015

Three weeks from today we welcome back Celtic Thunder's Neil Byrne & Ryan Kelly for their fourth group of concerts at the Pub!  Show dates are September 10th & 11th, plus an extra "late night session" on the 11th.  All shows are in the Pub's 2nd level and are advance ticket sales only; space is limited and the Pub doesn't handle the ticketing, so please check out their web pages for details -

August 6, 2015

We are thrilled that the Barclays Premier League season kicks off this weekend, with Manchester United taking on Tottenham.  The Pub will be open at 6:45 AM for the match, and as we do with every Manchester United gameday Heineken 20oz drafts are only $4!  We'll add on some additional drink and food specials during the season. 

July 16, 2015

Thank you Governor Bruce Rauner - after a 26 year ban, HAPPY HOUR is finally returning to Illinois!  Stay tuned for great new Pub drink (and food) specials that should be starting within the next few weeks! 

July 13, 2015

The Beer of the Month has finally changed, and this one will last through the end of August:  Sam Adams Summer Ale. "Crisp and tangy with refreshing lemon peel and a hint of pepper from rare Grains of Paradise.  Golden, hazy, & thirst quenching, this American wheat ale balances bright citrus, Noble hops & spice for a lively brew that’s perfect on any summer day."  $4 draft pints now through August 31st.

July 12, 2015

The 12th Annual Barrington Brew Fest was a huge hit, just as it has been the prior years.  On behalf of the "Grand Brewmaster Sponsor" (us), we thank you for your patronage and are already looking forward to next year!  Stay in touch via the website or Facebook page. 

July 1, 2015

Attention: we will be open regular business hours on Saturday July 4th... in fact we're opening bit early (10:30 AM).  If you're coming out to watch Barrington's parade feel free to stop in for a quick drink or bite to eat!

June 30, 2015

On behalf of the owners and all the staff at the Pub, I'd like to thank our Executive Chef Justin Odom for his five years of service here, two of which at the lead role.  Justin exemplified the highest levels of dedication & hard work during all the time he was here, and his team is one of the reasons our Pub as a whole has been so successful.  We wish him the nothing but the best in all his future endeavors.   

June 25, 2015

Adding on to the Barrington Cruise Night fun every Thursday is the Barrington Farmer's Market, which officially starts today and is located right outside our front door.  Hours of operation are 2 PM - 7 PM and it runs through mid-fall.  Summertime Thursdays are a lot of fun in our village!

June 19, 2015

We are currently conducting interviews for our Executive Chef position, and are also seeking a seasoned Bartender for some high traffic shifts. If you or anyone you know may qualify, let us know!  Please visit our Employment page for details.

June 16, 2015

Congratulations to our Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, their third championship in six years!  Back in 2010 when they were in the hunt for the first of these three, we came up with "Blackhawks Style" wings that are sweet and (very) hot, just like the team.  They ended up being so popular that to this day they've been a mainstay on our menu.  Not for the timid, but if you can handle heat give them a try!

June 15, 2015

We are very pleased to announce the hiring of Eamonn Brady as our new General Manager.  He comes to us with 30+ years experience running Irish Pubs, including opening three establishments.   It's very exciting to have him aboard!  Welcome, Eamonn!

June 7, 2015

Our May beer of the month was also a UEFA sponsor so it extended through this past weekend's champioinship match.  Now we can officially announce our June Beer of the Month as Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - perfect timing as our summer weather is officially here!  $4 drafts all month long, so enjoy the start of summer and enjoy our beer!

June 3, 2015

Be here for all the Chicago Blackhawks matches as they take on Tampa Bay in their quest for the Stanley Cup... we will have new great food & drink specials every gameday!  Check out this site (to the right) or our Facebook page for details.

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Wednesday  October 7th

Cubs Playoff Special:

$2.50 Bud & Bud Light bottles

$3 SoCo Cherry Bombs

$3 Jack Daniels Fire shots

Wednesday Specials

October 7th

In The Pub

$1 off all our Whiskeys, Bourbons & Scotches

In The Annex


$1 off all glasses of House Wines

$5 off all bottles of House Wines

(also available for take-home purchase)

Food Specials

Half off one (1) regular salad or bowl of soup with purchase of an appetizer or entree

Crispy Buffalo Chicken Wrap - $10.50

Crispy fried chicken tender in our medium sauce, with lettuce, tomato, onion and ranch dressing in a flour tortilla. Choice of side.

Steak Ciabatta Sandwich - $14.50

Grilled shoulder tender on toasted ciabatta with melted brie cheese, avocado, spring mix and fried leeks. Choice of side.

Soups of the Day

1) Pea & Ham

2) Richard's Chili

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

Peter Brady

Saturday October 10, 9:00 PM


In The Annex

Friday October 16, 9:00 PM

Morgan Fingleton

Saturday October 17, 9:30 PM

The Fluffers

Saturday October 24, 9:30 PM

6th Annual Halloween Bash

Saturday October 31st

Entertainment & Details TBA soon

Irish Music Session with

The Ragged Rascals

Sunday November 1, 4:00 PM

Visit our EVENTS page

for full listings & details.


Beer of the Month

$4.50 20oz Drafts


Check back for details

on all our new specials!

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

Nebraska Gamedays


Bottles and 16oz Tall Boy Cans

Manchester United Gamedays

$4.00 Heineken 20oz Drafts



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 Monday-Saturday

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,


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