16. Rock the Penny Road Pub

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.

Penny Road Pub

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.

Live at the Penny Road Pub

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.”


Penny Road Pub

545 Penny Road

Barrington, IL 60010


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