Check this site frequently for COVID-19 news and updates regarding the Pub

August 11, 2020

Sorry for the lack of updates lately, there just hasn't been much additional news to report.  However, on behalf of all the Pub staff we want to pass along a heartfelt THANK YOU to all our patrons who have been regularly stopping in to drink, eat and hang around with friends.  You are keeping us going through these remarkably tough times and we wanted to let you know it's been greatly appreciated... more than you could ever imagine!

July 27, 2020

Our Chicago Cubs started up the abbreviated sixty game game 2020 season this past weekend, so moving forward we plan on resuming our Cubs home gameday specials. Stay tuned for details.  Additionally we look forward to having some live events and entertainment return to the Pub in The Loft, with the Chamber of Commerce sponsored WBN Girls Night Out on Thursday July 30th and Blues Demolition playing on Saturday August 1st!

July 22, 2020

We're looking for some part-time server help, please visit our Employment page for details.

July 21, 2020

The Village of Barrington and Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce have two great summertime events planned for this weekend.  Please click on the links for more info:

Sizzling Sale Days, Thursday July 23rd - Saturday July 25th.

2020 Barrington Wine Walk, Saturday July 25th, 2 PM - 6 PM.  As we do every year, the Pub is participating!

July 19, 2020

We've had several inquiries from both our patrons and entertainers about when we'll start having bands back at the Pub.  With limited space inside and COVID-19 restrictions we need to figure out a way to do it safely and within the rules that our state government has mandated.  Plus it has to make financial sense for both the Pub and the entertainers, since only being allowed to have significantly smaller groups of people makes it difficult to generate the necessary amount of income.  Most likely we’ll start using the The Loft (our second level) again as that has more open space and a larger stage, so we could properly accommodate a reasonable amount of people on a first-come, first served basis.  Stay tuned for details; info will be posted here and on our Facebook page as it becomes available.

July 18, 2020

Tomorrow (Sunday July 19) we will be showing the FA Cup finals match between Manchester United and Chelsea, which starts at noon.  $4 Heineken 20oz drafts is our MUFC match day special - good all day long - plus we have several other weekend food specials available (see the right side of this page for details).

July 14, 2020

BEER ME TUESDAY IS BACK!  This has been a popular daily special for quite a while, and with all ou handles back online we wanted to extend this special once again to all our patrons.  It's $1 off ALL our draft beers, $1 off select craft bottles & cans and Beer Flights.  Visit our specials page for details.  Enjoy!

July 13, 2020

Manchester United vs. Southampton today at 2 PM.  As a reminder, we feature as an MUFC match day special $4 Heineken 20oz drafts!

July 8, 2020

UPDATE - the Village of Barrington resolved the water main issue for the downtown area, so as of 1:30 PM we are open again for business.  Thank you for your patience!

ALERT - WE ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO A VILLAGE WATER MAIN BREAK. This is in effect as of today (Wednesday July 8th) and affects the entire Village of Barrington.  Please check back with us here or on our Facebook page for updates as they become available. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to be up & running later today.

July 6, 2020

Effective today we will again be putting daily specials on our main page (to the right).  In the not-too-distant future some additional specials will return (Happy Hour, etc) and our menu will expand.  Stay tuned for details!

July 3, 2020

Happy 4th of July Weekend!  Unfortunately there won't be many Independence Day celebrations this year, but starting today and through Sunday the Pub will take up the slack a bit and load up this weekend with some great food & drink specials!  Please see the right side of this page for details.

The weather should be fantastic, so our 50+ outdoor seating area will suit most people well.  If you'd rather stay out of the heat, we do of course have limited dining space inside.  Sorry, no bands are scheduled but once we can open at a more regular capacity we'll bring 'em back!

June 26, 2020

As of today we are "officially open for business" (on a limited capacity) inside the Pub!  Keep in mind we have The Loft (our great second level) whch can accommodate additional patrons, along with our Vault seating and mezzanine areas.  More good news - our expanded outdoor seating will remain intact for the foreseeable future, so we should alwasy have plenty of available seating options.  All info & updates will be posted here and on our Facebook page.  We sincerely thank all our patrons for your patience and ongoing support... this is a big step towards getting back to normal! 

June 22, 2020

The Chicago area Bar/Restaurant industry finally got some good news this past weekend... as of this coming Friday June 26th we will be able to open for (limited) dine-in service!  Here's an article from the Chicago Tribune with the official announcement.  Subsequently our hours will return to norrmal and we'll be expanding our menu even more.  More information will be posted here and on our Facebook page in the next few days.

June 19, 2020

The English Premier League finally returned to action a couple days ago, and today Manchester United plays Tottenham.  To show our support, we'll officially start featuring our MUFC match day specials again: $4 Heineken 20oz drafts!

June 18, 2020

Today the Barrington Farmer's Market makes its 2020 debut in it's usual spot on Park Avenue, on the opposite side (bordering the train tracks) from our expanded outdoor seating.  It's from 3 PM - 7 PM every Thursday through mid-October.  It will not affect our current expanded outdoor seating setup.

June 10, 2020

Our expanded outdoor seating has been quite popular, so thank you to all our patrons who have been coming out and kudos to Mother Nature for giving us mostly fantastic weather!  Next week we will be expanding our menu offerings as we start getting things somewhat "back to normal". 

June 4, 2020

Another article (from June 1st) on our outdoor opening, this one was published in the Chicago Tribune.  The message passed along is that EVERY business is essential!  Please visit FreeIllinois for more information on how you can help your local businesses. 

Visit the News & Media section for older saved updates.

Voted/Awarded as the

2017 Hospitality Member of the Year!

We are are proud members of the

Voted BEST BAR/PUB in in the region

and best Live Music Venue in Barrington

"Best of Barrington"

Voted the Suburb's BEST IRISH PUB

2012 & 2013 "Best of the Burbs"

One of Urbanspoon's

Top Rated Irish Pubs in America

Exceptional reviews and ratings

from all these major sources

2013 - 2017 Best of Business Award

2017 Best Bar Category Winner!

Kitchen closes at 10 PM every evening, and we currently are not offering our late night menu options.  Though seating is limited and we do not take reservations, we have plenty of room & options with our second level (The Loft), the Vault area and Mezzanine section.  Please also note that until we are more fully open for regular business we are unable to honor any coupons, promotional certificates or Local Flavor deals.


Effective August 5,2020

Visit our MENUS page for details

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions on restaurants it became financially and logistically necessary for us to scale down our offerings.  These are some of our best selling items and generally travel well for take-out orders.  Our menu offerings will return to normal once we can open at a greater capacity for dine-in services.

Also our Onion & Ale Soup has returned,

along with a soup of the day!

Click here for a printable (PDF) copy


is perfect for

Dining and Drinks!

We have roughly twelve tables and 50 seats on Park Avenue, right out our front door!  Outdoor seating is open until 10 PM but is of course weather pending.  Sorry, we do not take reservations.

Call us at 847-277-7400

for take-out orders

Get your Printable Limited Menu copy here

You can come in our front door to pick up food and pay, but we also offer curbside delivery upon request.


Daily food specials & special pricing will not apply to DoorDash orders.

Upcoming Entertainment

As you probably figured, due to COVID-19 our entertainment plans went on hiatus in mid-March and was to remain in effect until alll bars and restaurants were able to reopen at sensible levels.  Effective August 1, 2020 we'll start bringing some entertainment back to perform in The Loft (our 2nd level) with limited seating availability.

That's What She Said

Early September (TBA), 8:00 PM

Vist our EVENTS page for full schedules






We carry Fox Sports 1 (formerly Fox Soccer), Fox Soccer Plus, NBC & CBS Sports Network channels and various other DirecTV feeds.  Technology & price pending we hope to have GAA Games here someday too!

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 Unted Gamedays

$4 Heineken 20oz Drafts

Available in the Pub

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 Brady at 224-717-9199


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