Things To Do In Barrington


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  • Vin Chicago
    When Bud Schwarzbach took a job managing his father's store in 1958, it was supposed to be a temporary position. More than 50 years on, he's still at it at Vin Chicago. The reason the business has endured so long may be that the Schwarzbachs and their colleagues don't just taste wine, but live it, tasting hundreds of wines each month, and assessing each one’s color, aroma, flavor, body, and finish. The result is a family business big enough to buy in volume, but small and passionate enough to carefully select every single wine that comes in. To back up their recommendations and prove they can count past the single digits, the team can tell customers each bottle's score on 100-point scales from Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate, or Vin Chicago's own in-house rating system. Quality may be the most important factor the staff considers when they update their selection at stores in Chicago, Highland Park, Barrington, and Naperville. But that's not to say they ignore affordability. Case in point: each store stocks a selection of sub-$10 wines that have all earned scores above 90.
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    311 E Main St.
    Barrington, IL US
  • McGonigal's Pub
    For bar nibbles and pub food par excellence, McGonigal's Pub is a top pick. Low-fat eaters will need to take care, however, since the menu does not feature any skimmed-down fare. McGonigal's Pub is fully loaded with TVs for your viewing pleasure. Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on McGonigal's Pub's complimentary wifi. Eat outdoors McGonigal's Pub (weather permitting) with their beautiful patio seating. Whether you have a large or small group, McGonigal's Pub can accommodate both. Musical groups perform live at McGonigal's Pub, so tables can perk up with some tunes. No need for a wardrobe change when you hit McGonigal's Pub — it's strictly casual. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy McGonigal's Pub's cooking from the comfort of their own home. McGonigal's Pub's diners can park in a nearby lot or on the street. You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at McGonigal's Pub, so plan your budget accordingly.
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    105 S Cook St
    Barrington, IL US
  • Prairie Star Farm
    When not cantering in the outdoor sand ring, leaping over water in the grass jumping field, and trotting down wooded trails and wetlands, Prairie Star’s horses graze in their paddocks at their home at Old Barrington Farm. Beyond its expansive amenities, the facility is home to the North Barrington Riding Academy, whose instructors foster a supportive, goal-oriented environment as they groom young riders to become accomplished competitors in the sport of hunter/jumper. In inclement weather, lessons can move indoors to the 85'x210' heated ring, where parents or spectators can observe from a viewing room complete with a fireplace, wireless Internet, and flat-screen TV.
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    26059 W Scott Rd.
    Barrington, IL US
  • Yankee Doodle Bar
    Find your (new) favorite taproom — Yankee Doodle Bar is a fantastic spot to share a round with friends. TVs are also readily available in the bar area to broadcast the best games. During the summer months, don't miss out on Yankee Doodle Bar's outdoor patio seating. Drivers will love the easy parking options just steps away from Yankee Doodle Bar. Yankee Doodle Bar's mid-priced fare will typically cost you about $30 per person or less.
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    311 E Main St
    Barrington, IL US
  • Bo Jackson Autograph Signing
    Sideline Marketing is a full service sports marketing agency. Representing many professional athletes in an effort to organize, support, and promote their charities, as well as supplying a platform to increase their brand awareness by doing public appearances and autograph signings.
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    28156 W Northpointe Pkwy.
    Lake Barrington, IL US
  • Language Stars
    Since opening its doors in 1998, Language Stars has introduced more than 30,000 children to foreign languages with small-group classes and full-immersion activities. Through a selective process, Language Stars recruits ambitious teachers from more than 20 countries who share a common goal of revolutionizing how and when American children learn foreign languages. Parents and Tots Classes are available for children between 1–3 years old, and Kids Only classes are available for children 3–5, 5–8 and 8–10 years old. Absorbent little minds soak up Spanish, Mandarin, French, German, or Arabic with the help of their FunImmersion approach, learning naturally through games, songs, activities and art projects to help kids finally understand their foreign-exchange imaginary friends.
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    117 E. Northwest Hwy.
    Barrington, IL US

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