McGonigal’s Pub in Barrington, which has been open since 2010, will close at the end of December due to financial issues. | Photo: Google Street View

McGonigal’s Pub, a popular establishment in downtown Barrington, has announced they will be closing their business at the end of the month, more than a decade after opening.

Bryan McGonigal, owner of McGonigal’s Pub, said in a statement that it was with an “extremely heavy heart” to report that the pub would be closing at the end of December.

“Irish Eyes aren’t smiling, but we’ve had a GREAT run!” McGonigal said Monday.

The pub opened its doors on March 9, 2010. The last day of operation will be December 31.

McGonigal said his business has not been generating nearly enough to retain viability for quite some time.

“Over the years we’ve worked hard and tried virtually everything we could to guide it in the right direction – which includes putting forth a significant amount of family money in the business to keep it going – but with our business model, location and size of the Pub it’s ended up being a losing battle to adequately support our operations and overhead,” he said.

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McGonigal said he understands the announcement is a “tough one to swallow” for their loyal customers and staff members.

He said he would be releasing further information over the next few weeks.

“There are a lot of memories to share, people to thank and some heartfelt reflection from our nearly fourteen years in the big old brick bank building at 105 S. Cook Street, right in the heart of downtown Barrington,” McGonigal said.

The pub will remain open seven days a week and continue serving lunch and dinner until closing.

“It’s still ‘business as usual’ for the time being, and we definitely plan on going out in a positive fashion!” McGonigal said.