275. Ring in the New Year, Barrington-Style


Ring in the New Year, Barrington Style

2010 is quickly coming to a close and there are a number of great parties going on throughout Barrington tonight for those of you who want to ring in the new year, Barrington-style.  And did you hear that actor Vince Vaughn dropped into Chessies 111 Grille for lunch yesterday with his new wife and baby?  You can ask them all about it if you stop in for their New Year’s Eve festivities tonight.

Ring in the New Year, Barrington Style

Whether you’re up for an early evening or would prefer to stay out for the new year’s countdown at Midnight, here are some fun things going on in Barrington tonight…

McGonigal’s Pub

105 South Cook Street – Barrington, IL – 847-277-7400

Tickets cost $60 at the door and are still available and for McGonigal’s first ever Irish New Year’s Eve Party tonight from 9PM until 1AM. An all-night appetizer and snacks buffet, four hours of premium open bar, live 60’s and 70’s rock and party music by Chunky Monkey, party favors and Midnight Champaigne toast are all included in the price of admission. They are also offering complimentary Limo Service (within the Barrington area) from 10:30PM until 3AM!

Francesca’s Restaurant

For a more relaxed yet festive New Year’s Eve atmosphere, come to Francesca’s Famiglia at 100 E. Station Street in Barrington.  They’re debuting a brand new menu tonight and are offering each guest a complimentary glass of sparkling wine after 10PM.  Francesca’s is taking reservations up until 10PM tonight and you can reach them at 847-277-1027.

Chessies 111 Grille

200 Applebee Street – Barrington – 847-382-5021

Did you hear Vince Vaughn, his wife and new baby stopped by Chessies 111 Grille for lunch yesterday!!!  It’s the buzz at the grocery store and all around town today.  New Year’s Eve entertainment will include DJ Karoke tonight from 9PM until 1:30AM.  There will be a complimentary Champaigne toast with the New Year’s Eve countdown at Midnight.  They’re offering the regular dinner menu tonight plus a bunch of festive holiday dinner specials like Filet and Shrimp, Tomato Basil Salmon, Cowboy Ribeye, Chicken Marsala and Friday Night Fish Fry!  Their soups tonight are Seafood Bisque plus Clam Chowder.  PLUS, they’re offering a FREE shuttle bus service home after Midnight for patrons who live in the Barrington area.

The Onion Pub & Brewery

22221 N. Pepper Road – Lake Barrington – 847-381-7308

New Year’s Eve Specials:  Grilled Salmon, 6 oz Filet & Shrimp, Champagne Splits, & Red Velvet Cake

L’Eiffel Bistrot and Creperie

100 W. Higgins Road – South Barrington – 847-428-4783

Wouldn’t it be fun to enjoy some delicious French fare before you ring in the new year tonight?  There are 3 seatings available tonight at L’Eiffel Bistrot and Creperie in South Barrington.  The first and second seatings are at 5PM and 7PM tonight and include a three course dinner for $47.  The third seating is at 9PM and includes a four course dinner, live music with Brazilian music and dancers, a magician, balloon drop and discounted Champaigne for $85 per person.  L’Eiffel Bistrot is in the Arboretum of South Barrington at 100 W. Higgins Road.  For a reservation, call 847-428-4783.

The Lucky Monk

105 Hollywood Boulevard – South Barrington – 847-898-0500

$40 all you can drink package from 9PM until close at 1AM with party favors and Champaigne along with a special menu featuring holiday favorites.  They’re also offering a holiday countdown for kids at 6PM and free pizza and soda for kids under 12 from 4 to 6PM.


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