Thursday  5 PM - 11 PM

Friday  5 PM - 11 PM

Saturday  5 PM - 11 PM

Closed Sunday-Wednesday

except for private events

SO... what happened to the "themed" menu options?

Effective January 1st 2023 our Fork & Cork expansion side will simply be featuring the latest full Pub menu (same on both sides) with the occasional "exclusive" food special.  We plan on again offering some of the themed menu items at the beginning of April 2023.

Prior themed menus:

Cajun & Creole (6/30/22 - 7/16/22)

Southern Comfort Food (7/21/22 - 8/6/22)

Greek (8/11/22 - 8/27/22)

Creative Burgers (9/1/22 - 9/17/22)

German/Oktoberfest (9/22/22 - 10/8/22)

Polish Cuisine (10/13/22 - 10/29/22)

Mexican Holiday (11/3/22 - 11/19/22)

Asian Fusion (12/1/22 - 12/31/22)


Phone: 847-277-7400


Our expansion side has a new name!

As of March 1, 2022 McGonigal's Pub officially expanded into our neighboring building space!  To distinguish it from the spot you already know and love, we are calling it Fork & Cork.  This is actually not a separate business, it's a complementary addition to the Pub; we envision this area as “An Upscale Pub Experience” for those seeking a slight departure from our loud, rowdy Irish Pub environment.  Featuring an eclectic food menu, specialty cocktails, a variety of bourbons and craft beers, plenty of bar and table seating, several TVs and a jukebox, it’s the perfect getaway for groups, date night or whatever you seek. Plus, it's physically connected to the Pub's main level, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds without leaving the building!

Effective June 30th our menu options will become rotating "themes" which include a small selection of specific food genres, available for a limited time (roughly three weeks) until a new theme will become available.

Fork & Cork is also available to be rented out for private events.  Please visit our Banquents-Events page for more details.

A brief history on the evolution of Fork & Cork

Back in the summer of 2009 the McGonigal family purchased two adjoining buildings in downtown Barrington 105 S. Cook Street  which became McGonigal’s Pub, and 205 Park Avenue developed into Park Avenue Wine Bar & Merchant.   Both establishments opened March 9, 2010.  Since that time the Pub itself hasn’t changed, but our next door building for various reasons - has went through several changes of ownership & venues:

2010 2012:  Park Avenue Wine Bar

2012 2016:  The Annex (Pub owned)

2017 2018:  Remember Charlotte’s

2019 2021:  Big Iron Horse Barbecue

2022:  Fork & Cork (Pub owned)

In late 2021 our friend who owned Big Iron Horse BBQ retired from the business and McGonigal’s Pub inherited the 205 Park Avenue space once again.  Initially the working name for this additional space was “McGonigal’s Charhouse” but after quite a bit of industry research, hiring a new chef and working with feedback from our patrons, “Fork & Cork” was established.  We feel this concept expands the Pub offerings to a new level and is a perfect fit for the Barrington region.  We encourage you to give it a try!

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