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.

February 26, 2015

Information on our FIVE DAY St. Patrick's Day (Celtic Fest) celebration will be posted right here this weekend.   Also, our beer of the month stays with Abita, but has moved to Grapefruit IPA... you have a few more days to enjoy it, as we'll switch to a special March Beer of the month by 3/3.

February 13, 2015

We are a month away from the start of this years Barrington Celtic Fest... we haven't forgotten about it, we're just getting some of the entertainment and specials together!  More information posted soon, but plan on spending a great weekend and St. Patrick's Day right in the center of Barrington!

February 9, 2015

A quick notice on two fun events this week:

Wednesday February 11th we tap a rare keg of Bell's Hopslam.  This brew won't last long so make your plans to visit us and drink it while it lasts!  We will also be showing the Manchester United - Burnley Match at 1:45 PM.

Saturday February 14th - romance and dancing, what a combo!  We are having a Valentine's Day dance party in the Pub's 2nd level... live DJs, great drink & food specials, and no cover charge.  Details will be posted here and on our Facebook page. 

February 2, 2015

Happy Groundhogs Day... and to celebrate the new month we have a new Beer of the Month to offer:  Abita Turbodog - a dark brown ale brewed with pale, caramel, and chocolate malts and Willamette hops. 5.6% ABV, and perfect timing for this Louisiana brew as Mardi Gras is coming up soon!  $4 drafts all month long at the Pub.

January 29, 2015

We're not having a full-blown Super Bowl party, but we are offering up several great food and drink specials for those who want to watch the big game at the best Pub in our region!  Details on the right in the Weekend Specials section.

January 22, 2015

On Sunday January 25th the Pub will be closing at 9 PM so that we can have our year-end post-holiday staff party.  It's the owners way of saying "thank you" to our employees for all their hard work! 

January 14, 2015

Remember that we are your regional home for Manchester United soccer!  We'll typically open for early morning games and always feature $4.50 Heineken 20oz drafts for every match.

January 6, 2015

We are sad to report that Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale - a fantastic Irish brew that we've faithfully had on tap since we opened - will no longer be available in our region.  However, we'll take advantage of that nitro tap by putting on some rotating selections, which mayu also include the return of another original, Murphy's Stout, in the future!  Check out the most current listing of our offerings at and our Menu page.

January 1, 2015

Here's to a happy and prosperous 2015 for you and yours!  We're starting off the new year with a well known brew as our Beer of the Month -Sam Adams Boston Lager$3.50 drafts all month long!

December 26, 2014

We are plugging in our food and drink specials for our 5th Annual New Years Eve Bash - information will be posted on our events page (and just to the right).  No cover charge for our event, come as you are and pay as you go!

December 24, 2014

On behalf of all the staff at the Pub, we'd like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and safe holiday season.

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. 

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and best Live Music Venue in Barrington

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Exceptional reviews and ratings

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2013 & 2014 Best of Business Award

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Wednesday March 5th

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Tuesday Specials

March 3rd

$1 off ALL Draft Beers

$1 off Select Craft Beer Bottles

HALF PRICED Beer of the Day

$2.50 Sam Adams Boston Lager

(drafts, while they last)

Food Specials

Half off one (1) sandwich item with purchase of a bowl of soup OR sandwich OR entree

Spicy Pot Roast Sandwich-$10.5

Onion bun-braised pot roast-giardiniera mix-mozzarella-tomato-choice of side

Campfire Trout-$13.5

Oven baked trout with root vegetables-green beans-mushrooms-creamy white wine sauce-herb rice

Smoked Sausage Pasta-$11

Ziti pasta-spicy cheese sauce-smoked sausage-cheddar-scallions

SOUPS of the Day:

1) Pub Chili

2) Loaded Potato

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

The Messengers

Friday March 6, 9:30 PM

St Patrick's Day

Celtic Fest


Friday March 13 - Tuesday March 17

Bands & additional info

posted on our Celtic Fest events page

The Fluffers

Saturday March 28, 9:00 PM

The Messengers

Friday April 3, 9:30 PM

Irish Music Session with

The Ragged Rascals

Sunday April 5, 4:00 PM

Gerry Haughey

Saturday April 11, 9:00 PM

Visit our EVENTS page

for full listings & details.


Beer of the Month

$4.00 16oz Drafts

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

$4.50 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 at 224-717-9199,


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