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  • Inplay Events
    The Chicago Botanic Garden Wine Festival invites oenophiles, aficionados, and amateur wine-intakers to the lush, flowery foliage of the Chicago Botanic Garden for a weekend of wine tasting. More than 200 wines will be available for swirling, sniffing, and shipping at this year's festival, with a line-up of speakers and musicians providing enlightenment and entertainment for festival attendees. Local restaurants, including Abigail's American Bistro, Caoba Mexican Bar & Grill, and Bluegrass, will be on-site to sell gastronomic goodies, with an array of vendors showcasing everything from cookware to vacation services.
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    30 Old Hart Rd
    Barrington, IL US
  • 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
  • Adrenaline Games
    Adrenaline rushes often lead to addiction. Having developed a tolerance through many a marathon and obstacle course, the elite athletic team of Adrenaline Games wanted to capture the thrill of the first rush. To that end, they crafted a treacherous trail that gets the pulses of even the most hardened adrenaline junkies pumping. The details of the course are kept top secret as not to spoil the element of surprise, but it can be revealed that elements of mud, foam, and water play their part in keeping competitors adrenalized and dirty as they vie for the top Junkie prize. After the finish line has been slathered in mud, participants can catch their breath while celebrating their victories with food, drinks, and live music.
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    24 Rolling Hills Drive
    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

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