HAPPY HOUR runs Monday-Friday 4 PM - 6 PM.  Late Night Menu starts 10 PM every night.

December 2, 2016

The next website update will be Tuesday, December 5th.

Our Beer of the Month for December is Domaine DuPage French Country Ale, brewed by the local Two Brothers Brewing Company.  Their Flagship beer is amber in color, with a toasty, sweet caramel start and a finish with just enough hops to clean off the palate. Enjoy $4 drafts of this fine beverage all month long!

November 30, 2016

This coming Saturday (December 3rd) is a BIG day in the Village of Barrington... Santa arrives right outside our main doors, it's the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony (also right outside our doors) and there are all sorts of fun activities in and around town!  Visit the village website for all the details.

November 23, 2016

The Pub and all our staff want to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving.  As a reminder, the Pub is open tonight ("Black Wednesday") until 2:00 AM.  On Thanksgiving Day we open at 5:00 PM with full bar service but NO kitchen service (some snacks will be provided).

November 16, 2016

This Saturday (November 19th) is Barrington's 2016 Holiday Wine Walk, which runs from 2 PM - 6 PM throughout the village. As usual the Pub is a proud sponsor of this event, and even though we're not listed on the flyer we are definitely open and serving up plenty of libations! For further info please check out the village website.

November 15, 2016

Our Beer of the Month - which will likely run through December - is a Chicagoland favorite.  Goose Island's Green Line Pale Ale drafts are now available here for the low price of $4!  Enjoy!

November 8, 2016

Since it is a voting day, here's something that's topical: The Pub has been nominated for Hospitality Member of the Year by the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce!  We've been members of the chamber since we opened in 2010, and win or lose we're proud to be receiving the recognition.  To vote for us - or if you simply want to check out all the great things that the BACC does - visit their site.

November 7, 2016

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

Wednesday November 23 - The Pub & Loft will be open an additional hour (late night) for "Black Wednesday".  We also have Mark Himes playing live in the Pub starting at 9:00 PM.

Thursday November 24 - Happy Thanksgiving!  The Pub opens for full bar service at 5:00 PM.  No kitchen/dinner service available, but snacks may be provided.

Saturday December 24 - normal business hours, but our kitchen will be closing at 9:00 PM so there will be no "late night" kitchen services.

Sunday 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.

Saturday December 31 - normal business hours and our 7th Annual Pub New Years Eve Party starts at 8:00 PM that evening.  More details forthcoming on this event...

Sunday January 1, 2017 - normal business hours, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

November 3, 2016

The Pub enthusiastically congratulates our WORLD CHAMPION Chicago Cubs... bet that's a few words most people never thought they'd hear! Stop in today to celebrate the victory with our amazing THIRSTY THURSDAY specials!

November 2, 2016


October 28, 2016

We have a busy Saturday (10/29) in store, with an 9:00 AM early opening for Manchester United, the World Series and our Halloween gathering which features The Messengers (immediately following the game).  Come in costume in the evening, enjoy our fun Halloween specials and possibly win some valuable prizes along the way!

October 26, 2016

The Pub is a proud participant of the 2016 Barrington Area TasteFest, which is tonight from 5 PM - 8 PM at the Marriott Northwest in Hoffman Estates.  For further info check out the Chanber of Commerce's page.

October 23, 2016

Everyone knows that the Pub has been a Chicago Cubs bar since we opened, so obviously we're over-the-top thrilled about the World Series berth!  Congrats to the team and their worthy opponents from Cleveland... for every World Series gameday we'll continue offering $2 Budweiser 16oz aluminum bottles, $2 Mille Lite 16oz cans & $2 Miller Genuine Draft 16oz cans all day long!

October 19, 2016

We have a great promotion - MyAllBlackBeer Rugby Sweepstakes - where you can win two tickets to the Allblack v Ireland rugby match at Soldier Field on Saturday November 5th!  Info is located in the right pane of this page, but to find it quickly click here for details.

October 18, 2016

We'd like to congratulate our next-door neighbors, The Heart of Europe Cafe, on being voted "Best Doughnuts in Illinois".  They join good company iin Barrington as in the past we have been voted "Best Chicago Suburban Irish Pub" and were also listed as one of the 66 Irish pubs in the nation!

October 7, 2016

LET'S GO CUBS!!!  All day for every Cubs gameday during the length of the Cub's postseason run (and let's hope it ends with a World Series victory) the Pub will be offering the following specials all day for every Cubs gameday:  $2 Budweiser 16oz aluminum bottles, $2 Mille Lite 16oz cans & $2 Miller Genuine Draft 16oz cans.  We'll have our usual daily food & drink specials too.  Cheer 'em on here!

October 3, 2016

Our beer of the month in September - Sam Adams OctoberFest - was such a popular one that we're keeping it on through October... or until Sam Adams stops making it for the season, whichever comes first.  $4 drafts, enjoy 'em while you can!

September 27, 2016

It's homecoming week in Barrington, and the Pub would like to thank all the classes who are using our establishment for their reunions:  1991, 1986, 1976 & 1956! Keep up in mind for holiday parties, corporate events, birthday parties, rehearsal dinners, bachelor/bachelorette parties, wedding receptions or any other personal or special events - check out our Banquets-Parties page for further information on our offerings, and contact our events planner, Lisa Brady, at events@mcgonigalspub.com or 224-717-9199. 

September 23, 2016

Enjoy the weekend at the Pub, there's lots of fun things happening!  The next website update will be Tuesday September 27th but please check our Facebook page for daily updates. 

September 21, 2016

Our "Burger and Wings Wednesday" runs from 5 PM - 9 PM today, with our special 7oz grass fed burger starting at $5.95 and discounts on our amazing Pub Chicken Wings!  Visit the Burger & Wings page in our Specials section for details.

September 20, 2016

We may not be a German bar but the Pub will be featuring some festive food & drink specials for an Oktoberfest celebration this coming weekend!  Menus will be posted here and on our Facebook page. 

September 17, 2016

Happy Halfway to St. Patrick's Day!  Enjoy the festivities, specials and music by The Fluffers tonight in the Pub... just six more months until the next Barrington Celtic Fest! 

September 16, 2016

Continuing on with our week-long "Halfway to St. Patrick's Day" celebration bring us a DJ Dance Party with DJ Atlas in The Loft, running from 9 PM - Close.  A fun night of party & dance tunes, and we never charge a cover for Pub sponsored events!

September 15, 2016

Besides our usual & plentiful "Thirsty Thursday" specials, today we are starting a weekly Thursday evening of music in The Loft with local talent Mac Dralle! Starting time is 7:30 PM.

September 14, 2016

Starting today is our official BURGER AND WINGS WEDNESDAY! This runs from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM and is a great chance to get an amazing 7oz grass-fed beef burger with a side, starting at just $5.95!  You can then customize your burger however you want.  We also have a "Pub Burger of the Day" (these will be creative) and are featuring our fantastic chicken wings at discounted prices, along with a NEW special sauce each week!  Full info is available in the Pub now and on our Daily Specials page.

September 13, 2016

Starting today and every Tuesday we'll be featuring BEER FLIGHTS with guidance from our resident bartender beer expert Mike DeMalpardita.  It's the first run today so currently we're providing jsut two types - the Irish Flight (Guinness, Harp, Smithwicks & Magners) for $9 and a Mix/Match Flight (customer choice of four different brews) for $10.  Each sample is 5oz, and you get to keep a souvenir glass for every flight purchased.

September 12, 2016

Starting today and every Monday through football season we'll feature Monday Night Football drink & food specials during the game.  There are two games on September 12th & we have $3.50 Miller Lite 23oz drafts and a plethora of "tailgate food specials" to complement our regular menu.  Moving forward our resident football expert - bartender Dan Irons - will be presenting additional fun drinks at discounted prices!

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Exceptional reviews and ratings

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December 2nd - 4th

Food Specials

(good all weekend)

Tapas Flatbread - $13.50

Spanish chorizo, manchego cheese, red onion, roasted red pepper, and marinara sauce.

Tilapia Tacos - $12.50

Three corn tortillas with coffee-rubbed tilapia, bbq sauce, roasted sweet potato, avocado, onion and cilantro, served with rice and black beans.

Pumpkin Cake - $6.00

House-made layer cake with fresh, roasted pumpkin, cream cheese frosting And whiskey crème anglaise.

Soups of the Day

Friday: Butternut Squash

Saturday: Mushroom

Sunday: New England Clam Chowder

EVERY DAY: Richard's Famous Chili


Friday December 2nd

$4 Domaine DuPage Ale



Saturday December 3rd

Barrington Holidays...

Santa Arrival and

Tree Lighting Ceremony!

The Messengers

Pub Main Level, 8:30 PM

$12 buckets of Bud/Bud Light,

Coors Light, Miller products

$4 Miller Lite 23oz Drafts

$4 Domaine DuPage Ale


Sunday December 4th


vs. Everton

Bears vs. San Francisco


Irish Music with

Pub Main Level, 4 PM - 7 PM

$4 Heineken 20oz Drafts

$3.50 Miller Lite 23oz Drafts

$6 Bloody Marys

Upgrade to Absolut for $2 more

$5 Mimosas

$12 buckets of Bud/Bud Light,

Coors Light, Miller products

$4 Domaine DuPage Ale

Visit our SPECIALS page for all daily drink specials

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 Entertainment

Mac Dralle

Thursday December 1, 6:00 PM

The Messengers

Saturday December 3, 8:30 PM

Irish Music with the

Ragged Rascals

Sunday December 4, 4 PM - 7 PM

Morgan Fingleton

Saturday December 10, 9:00 PM

The Fluffers

Saturday December 17, 9:00 PM


Saturday December 31, 8:00 PM

Entertainment TBA

Visit our EVENTS page

for full listings & details.


Beer of the Month

$4 Drafts

Monday - Friday

4PM - 6PM

Tremendous discounts on many of our drinks along with some amazing food specials!  Visit our Happy Hour page for all the details.

We're the only real LATE NITE

food option in Barrington!

Visit our Menus Page for full list of offerings

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 United Gamedays

$4 Heineken 20oz Drafts

$3 Jack Daniels Tennessee Fire Shots


Nebraska Gamedays


Bottles and 16oz Tall Boy Cans 



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 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 Lesniak-Brady at 224-717-9199,

or events@barringtonpub.com

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