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.

November 24, 2015

Let the holidays begin!  The Pub is open an extra hour (until 2 AM) on "Black Wednesday", November 25th, and along with some great drink specials we'll ave two bands for the evening - Cirrus Falcon and Mark Himes!  Also, we will open on Thanksgiving Day at 5 PM, full bar service but no kitchen service (some bar snacks will be provided).  Bears-Packers are also the Thanksgiving evening game to make for the end of a great day!

November 19, 2015

The next website update will be on Tuesday, November 24th.  In the meantime please visit our Facebook page for up-to-the-minute news. 

November 12, 2015

The Village of Barrington will host the 2015 Holiday Merchant Wine Walk on Saturday, November 21, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  This event is planned to kick off the holiday shopping season by introducing shoppers and visitors to the unique shops and restaurants in Barrington. As fro all past wine walks we are primary sponsors, and there will be a special wine tasting with discounted product in The Annex during the event.  More details can be found on the village website.

November 11, 2015

In honor of Veteran's Day (Wednesday November 11th), all day long we are offering 25% off tabs for all of our patrons who are veterans or active duty in the military service (please show your military ID for the discount). It's just our little way of saying THANK YOU to all the brave men and women who have served our country.

November 3, 2015

It's officially that time of the year when we need to announce our holiday schedule:

Wednesday November 25 - The Pub and Annex will be open an additional hour (late night) for "Black Wednesday".  We also have Cirrus Falcon playing live in the Pub starting at 9 PM.

Thursday November 26 - Happy Thanksgiving!  The Pub opens for full bar service at 5:00 PM.  No kitchen/dinner service available, but snacks may be provided.  The Annex will be closed.

Thursday December 24 - normal business hours but there will be no "late night" kitchen services (food service ends at 10 PM).

Friday 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.

Thursday December 31 - normal business hours, but our 6th Annual Pub New Years Eve Party starts at 7:00 PM that evening.  More details forthcoming on this event...

Friday January 1, 2015 - normal business hours for the Pub and The Annex.  Happy New Year!

November 2, 2015

Our November Beer of the Month is an old favorite and one of the first "big time" craft beers - Blue Moon.  For those of you not familiar with this beer, it's a Belgian style wheat ale that was the brewery's first year-round release back in 1995.  Happy 20th Blue Moon!  $4 drafts all month long.  

October 30, 2015

Be sure to join us for our 6th Annual Halloween Bash, which takes place tomorrow, Saturday October 31st.  Full details are listed to the right. Also, note that we will be opening early that day (10 AM) for Manchester United-Crystal Palace.  Happy Halloween!

October 22, 2015

On Sunday October 25th the Pub is opening early for the Manchester United-Manchester City match.  8:45 AM opening, 9:05 start time.  We'll feature our usual Manchester United gameday specials - $4 Heineken 20oz Drafts & $3 Jack Daniels Fire shots - plus there will be a complimentary small breakfast buffet at hafltime.  See you here!

Note that when Manchester United plays early, we usually open for it!  Check out this page or our Facebook page for updates.

October 15, 2015

We are excited to announce that Corey Coleman is our new Sous Chef.  Corey, who started with us in August, has a wealth of experience and joins Executive Chef Richard Meierdirks to help lead our kitchen.  With new menus and specials forthcoming, we will continue to improve on our already solid and consistently great food service!

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.

In a couple weeks we're releasing a revamped main food menu that will include several new, delicious items!

Also in a couple weeks there will be a plethora of new daily and happy hour specials!

October 6, 2015

Tomorrow our Chicago Cubs take on Pittsburgh for the start of what we hope to be a World Series playoff run.  The Pub LOVES the Cubs!  Cheer 'em on here as we'll be featuring $2.50 Bud & Bud Light bottles, $3 Jack Daniels Fire shots and $3 SoCo Cherry Bombs for all Cubs playoff games!

October 5, 2015

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 -

Visit the News & Media section for older saved updates.

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and best Live Music Venue in Barrington

"Best of Barrington"

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Exceptional reviews and ratings

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November 27th - 29th

Food Specials

(good all weekend)

Shrimp Diablo Pasta - $15.50

Shrimp,, peppers and onion in ziti pasta with a spicy tomato-cream sauce.

Chicken Gouda Flatbread - $13.50

Grilled chicken, roma tomatoes, pesto sauce, and smoked gouda.

Pumpkin Pie - $6

American favorite made from scratch, served with crème anglaise and whipped cream.

Soup of the Day

Friday: Maple Sweet Potato

Saturday: Broccoli Cheddar

Sunday: Cheddar Brat

EVERY DAY: Richard's Chili

Friday November 27th


"We're your Huskers Home!"

Nebraska vs. Iowa, 2:30 PM

$4 Blue Moon Drafts

$2.50 Coors Light Bottles

$5 Absolut Vodka Drinks

$5 Jack Daniels Whiskey Drinks

$5 Captain Morgan Spiced Rum Drinks

$3 SoCo Cherry Bombs ("Weekend Shot")


Saturday November 28th

vs. Leicester City, 11:30 AM


Pub Main Level, 9:00 PM

$4 Heineken 20oz Drafts

$3 Jack Daniels Fire Shots

$12 buckets of Bud/Bud Light,

Coors Light, Miller products

$7 Grey Goose Martinis

(Cosmo, Lemondrop, Dirty or French)

$4 Miller Lite 23oz Drafts

$2.50 Coors Light Bottles

$4 Blue Moon Drafts

$5 Bacardi Drinks

$3 SoCo Cherry Bombs ("Weekend Shot")

$5 Southern Comfort Drinks

$5 Lunchbox Shots


Sunday November 29th

$3.50 Miller Lite 23oz Drafts

$6 Bloody Marys (house vodka)

$8 Absolut Bloody Marys

$5 Mimosas

$2.50 Miller Lite Pint Drafts

$12 buckets of Bud/Bud Light,

Coors Light, Miller products

$4 Blue Moon Drafts

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


Saturday, November 28th

The Messengers

Saturday December 5, 9:00 PM

Irish Music Session with

The Ragged Rascals

Sunday December 6, 4:00 PM

The Fluffers

Saturday December 12, 9:30 PM

Morgan Fingleton

Saturday December 19, 9:30 PM

Visit our EVENTS page

for full listings & details.


Beer of the Month

$4.00 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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