Happy Hour Food Menu Sunday-Thursday 3-6 PM.   Late Night Menu starts 10 PM every night!

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

April 15, 2014

Despite the recent April snowstorm, we are optimistic that summer isn't too far away!  We're pleased to announce that Bell's Oberon has returned to our taps, and we also have Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy drafts available.

April 14, 2014

On Wednesday April 16th (9 PM - 11 PM) we have a special Coors Light promotion with radio station US 99.5 to win tickets to see Jerrod Neimann.  We'll also be featuring $3 Coors Light on tap for the immediate future, with some NHL hockey promos forthcoming!

April 9, 2014

This Friday, April 11th, we are the location for an event that's important to the Pub's owner, as it's for the family of a good friend.  At the end of this past December, just six days after turning 46 years old, Tim Updike lost his battle against heart failure.  He leaves behind two young daughters.  In loving memory of Tim, his family and friends will be hosting a fundraiser where all proceeds from the benefit will go directly to Tim's daughters' educational fund. More details are available at this website:  Tim Updike Foundation

April 3, 2014

Visit us tonight at the Chicago Marriott Northwest in Hoffman Estates and support the 2014 Taste Takes Flight event, which benefits the Women in Need Growing Stronger (WINGS) organization.  Event is from 6:30 - 9:30 PM, click here for details.

April 1, 2014

We are now featuring BLUE MOON as our April Beer of the Month.  This Belgian-style wheat ale has been around since 1995, runs 5.4% ABV and some people even like an orange slice with it!  $3.50 drafts all month, and bottles also available in The Annex for the same price.

March 22, 2014

Here's a nice writeup on our fundraising efforts from the Barrington Celtic Fest.  Thank you to the Barrington Courier-Review & Chicago Sun-Times for the article:

Barrington’s Celtic Fest raises $5,000 for Relay for Life 

March 18, 2014

A big THANK YOU goes out to everyone who came by the Fourth Annual Barrington Celtic Fest this past weekend... it was nothing short of an amazing event, and thanks to all of you we managed to reach our fundraising goal for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life! 

As time permits we'll get some pictures posted here, but do check out the Barrington Celtic Fest Facebook page as several were posted throughout the event.  If you were here, feel free to add more!

March 14, 2014

We'll next update this site on Tuesday March 18th... until then we encourage you to join the Barrington Celtic Fest Facebook page to catch up on all the real-time updates. HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY, and hope you can make it out to visit us this weekend

March 13, 2014

Just a quick heads up to our patrons - our food menu will be limited throughout the entire Barrington Celtic Fest (Friday March 14 - Monday March 17th).  Check out the Fest page food section for details.  There will be no Late Night or Happy Hour menu options either, but all our regular menu options will be back in effect on Tuesday March 18th.   Additionally, NO COUPONS, daily food & drink specials or special promotional discounts will be honored March 14-17.  We aoplogize for any inconveniences, but do thank you for your understanding.  Visit the Barrington Celtic Fest page for all the details.

March 11, 2014

Pretty much ALL the information you'll need to know about the Fourth Annual Barrington Celtic Fest is now updated on our webpage in the Events section!  Also, a direct link to this page is http://celticfest.barringtonpub.com.

Be sure to "like" the Celtic Fest Facebook page to get lots of real-time updates throughout the festival: http://www.facebook.com/celticfest  

March 9, 2013

Celebrate our FOUR YEAR ANNIVERSARY with us today, we're serving up 20oz pints of three of our most popular beers - Guinness, Harp & Smithwick's - for just $4 each (nicely fits the four year theme).   Obviously the big celebration is the upcoming Barrington Celtic Fest, but this is just our little way of saying THANK YOU for all your support!

March 7, 2014

With all the excitement of the annual Barrington Celtic Fest, what's sometimes overlooked is the anniversary of the Pub.  As of Sunday March 9th we will have officially been open FOUR YEARS!  The real celebration happens over St. Patrick's Day weekend, but we'll do a few special things to celebrate our business this Sunday.  Stay tuned! 

March 1, 2014

Our Beer of the Month for March is Stella Artois.  Belgium brewed, it's a Euro Pale Lager at 5.00% ABV.  It's also one of our more popular beers on tap.  Drafts are just $3.50 through the entire month.  Enjoy!

February 28, 2014

The 4th Annual Barrington Celtic Fest is now just two weeks away!  Most of the entertainment schedule is already posted, and we are adding in our sponsors, merchants, food vendors and all sorts of other details right now!  Check out our Celtic Fest Events page for details, and the "direct" link is http//celticfest.barringtonpub.com

February 27, 2014

We have a special Mardi Gras menu (and drink specials) in effect starting Saturday March 1st and going through "Fat Tuesday", March 4th.  No worries, it will be in addition to our current menu offerings.  Stay tuned for details!

February 25, 2014

We're pleased to announce that we have on tap - for a VERY limited time - Bell's Hopslam Ale.  It's an American Double/Imperial IPA, 10.0% ABV and rated at an amazing 100% by Beer Advocate.   Apparently we are the only establishment in the region that has it on tap now, so better come out right away and see what all the fuss is about! 

February 18, 2014

Check back with us on the USA Men's Hockey schedule, we'll show all the games regardless of times!  Wednesday 2/19 it's 11 AM vs. the Czech Republic, and if they win then they will play Friday 2/21 (times TBD, could be 6 AM, could be 11 AM).  Stay tuned, but definitely plan on cheering 'em on here!

February 13, 2014

GO USA!  The Pub will be opening early on Saturday February 15th for the Men's Olympic hockey team as they take on Russia.  6:30 AM start (and opening) time!

February 12, 2014

We are currently seeking new employees to join our great team - SERVERS, LINE COOKS and DISHWASHERS.  If you or someone you know would be interested, please visit our Employment page for details.

February 10, 2014

The Pub & The Annex are doing a special Valentine's Day Dinner & entertainment package for this coming Friday.  Details are posted to your right.  ====>

February 4, 2014

We're looking forward to having Celtic Thunder's Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly BACK to our Pub for another fantastic round of shows!  For those of you attending one of the Acoustic By Candelight events this week (Wednesday 2/5 & Thursday 2/6), here's a little information on the logisitcs:

  • It's in the Pub's 2nd level, accessible via elevator or stairs.
  • Doors open upstairs at 6:00 PM for seating (showtime starts at 7:00 PM).  This is general admissions with NO assigned seats, it's on a a first come, first served basis. Understand that there will be lines to get in the doors.
  • There will be full bar and food service available upstairs during the show, and in the Pub & Annex before the show.
  • The Pub has nothing to do with ticket sales, nor do we have any additional ones available.  If you don't have a ticket, sorry you won't be able to attend.  All questions regarding tickets should be directed to contacts listed on the Acoustic By Candlelight Tour website.

January 31, 2014

We may not be having a huge Super Bowl Party this coming Sunday, but between the Pub and The Annex you have two great venues to enjoy the game... and we're running some great specials too!  Pay as you go, and all ages are welcome for the evening.  Specials are posted to the right. ==>

January 26, 2014

Details on the 4th Annual Barrington Celtic Fest will be posted here very, very soon.  Save the dates:  Friday March 14th - Sunday March 17th, and we kick off the weekend of fun that Friday with Sixteen Candles performing in the Festival Tent!

January 20, 2014

It's official... we now have a HAPPY HOUR Menu!  These food specials are good every Monday through Thursday from 3 PM - 6 PM.  There's no gimmick, no catch, and of course you can still order off our regular menu.  What we're offering are just some great cheap fun food options for you to enjoy at the Pub after work.  Be happy, and check it out on our Specials page.

January 17, 2014

Typically a sandwich side doesn't really need a special announcement, but we'll make an exception here... we finally welcome TATER TOTS to our menu!  They join our awesome Pub fries, house-made Pub chips, side salad and house-made cole slaw as your general options... and remember you can always upgrade to delicious sweet potato fries for just a little extra cash!

More great food options announced next week (hint - it has something to do with being happy after the work day is over).  Stay tuned!

January 14, 2014

Our LATE NITE MENU has been satisfying countless customers since it was introduced at the beginning of December... but since our excellent regular menu continues to be popular later into the evening, we've made a slight adjustment to when the main menu ends and the late night menu begins:

 Regular kitchen menu available everyday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

 Sunday-Thursday late nite menu available 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM

 Friday & Saturday late night menu available 10:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Check out ALL our food options on our Menu page.

January 9, 2014

We're in the process of revamping our specials and adding in some more great daily options... starting early next week you'll see it all, right here!  Stay tuned...

January 3, 2014

A new year also means new opportunities... we are currently looking to hire experienced servers and bussers/barbacks.  If you or someone you know would be interested, please visit our Employment page for details.

January 2, 2014

Happy New Year everyone!  And thanks to everybody who braved the lousy weather to enjoy themselves at our annual New Years Eve party.  To start off the new year, we have a brand new beer (literally new, as in just being released) and we're making it our Beer of the Month:  Rebel IPA from Sam Adams.   All-American hops, West Coast style IPA, 6.5% ABV.  All month long we're serving your draft pints for just $3.50... try one out today!

Visit the News & Media section for older saved updates.

We are proud members of the

Voted the Suburb's BEST IRISH PUB

2012 & 2013 "Best of the Burbs"

Voted BEST BAR/PUB in in the region

and best Live Music Venue in Barrington

"Best of Barrington" 365Barrington.com

2013 Best of Business Award

Daily Specials

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

If this section is not updated, SORRY!

Try our Facebook page for the latest news.

Wednesday April 16th

Upcoming Live Music

In The Annex

DJ Dance Party

featuring DJ Atlas

Friday April 18, 9:30 PM

In The Annex

Utopian Dreams

Saturday April 19, 8:30 PM

Morgan Fingleton

Saturday April 19, 9:30 PM


Friday April 25, 9:30 PM

Comstock Lode

Saturday April 26, 9:30 PM

In The Annex

DJ Dance Party

featuring DJ Atlas

Friday May 2nd, 9:30 PM

Cirrus Falcon

Saturday May 3rd, 9:30 PM

Visit our EVENTS page

for full listings & details.


Beer of the Month

Blue Moon

$3.50 Drafts (16oz)

11 AM - 3 PM

Every Day!

See our Menu page for details

Cheap & Fun Food...

Monday - Thursday, 3-6 PM

See our Specials page for details

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


Watch any game here... just ask for your

team to be put on our HDTVs

(prior viewing restrictions may apply)



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!

Pub Trivia Every Monday Night!

High energy, fun and FREE to play!

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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 every day

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,

or events@mcgonigalspub.com

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