16. Rock the Penny Road Pub
Someone wise once said, “you can’t judge a book by its cover.” If this home-made sign is the Penny Road Pub’s cover, it bears no hint of the color you’ll find on the inside of this rural Barrington hot spot.
The PRP has been around since 1972 and, if you’ve been around Barrington a while, you may have some Penny Road memories that take you back to way back when.
If you want to stay close to home, it’s a great place to grab a bite to eat or get your live music fix. The Penny Road Pub offers a full menu for breakfast, lunch or dinner and they even take orders for delivery. On their music menu, they feature everything from touring national acts to touring up-and-comers. They book over 100 acts a month and you can watch performances on two stages. Bands perform on the “Main Stage” on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday nights from 7:30 to 3AM. The “Underground Rock Stage” is open Wednesday through Sunday nights from 7 until 3AM. On both stages, they feature original rock, acoustic, R & B, metal, heavy metal, pop, indie and cover bands. Penny Road is always rocking, and they have a full lineup for tonight, including the Chicago-based “Jen Justice Band.”
Fri Apr 16 in the Rock Room – Rock/Metal/Pop – All Ages until 10:30
• Catalepsy 7:00-7:25PM
• Abolish 7:40-8:05PM
• Unwritten Truth 8:20-8:45PM
• Through The Fire 9:00-9:25PM
• Rooks 9:45-10:30PM
• The Krank Daddies 10:30 – 11:15PM
• Last Second Signal 11:30 – 12:15PM
• Shortstop From Tokyo 12:30 – 1:15PM
Fri Apr 16 on the Main Stage - Rock/Metal/Pop
• Speed of Sound 7 – 7:45PM
• Jen Justice Band 8:15 – 9:00PM
• Jennifer Benson 9:30 – 10:15PM
• Liquid 10:45 – 11:45
• Lifelike Violence 12:15 – 1:15AM
To find the Penny Road Pub, look for the giant sign at the corner of Penny Road and Route 59. The pub is just West of the tracks, at the corner of Penny and Sutton Roads. You’ll find more information about The Penny Road Pub and upcoming shows on their website at http://www.myspace.com/pennyroadpub.
Penny Road Pub
Barrington, IL 60010