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The Onion Pub & Brewery

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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22221 N. Pepper Road, Lake Barrington, Barrington, IL 60010-2473
+1 847-381-7308
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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251 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did not disappoint. Great food, great beer, and great service. Food is high quality, creative, and quick. Atmosphere is very comfortable for couples, family, or friends. Love this place. Ask for Brandy as your server...she is the best!

Thank Kevin F
Barrington, Illinois
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203 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We stopped in for Lunch on a Saturday afternoon and were pleasantly surprised by the nice atmosphere and good selection of craft beers. The Pub has a bar area and a restaurant area. The bar has several TV's with sporting events playing. There is a chalk board in the bar area that lists the many craft beers available. They also... More 

Thank RPS1971
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Eat and drink the beer at the Onion a couple times per month. I'm a bit of a regular order person there, Cobb Salad and 2-3 Misfit beers. Outstanding! I have tried most of their beers and they are all quite tasty. As an IPA lover I especially like their IPA offerings and have really settled on Misfit as my... More 

Thank Bill S
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I LOVED this place..... until they changed the menu about 2 weeks ago. They USED to have many entrees to choose from. NOW, it is a simple 1 page menu with nothing on it except for burgers and pizza. I can go anywhere for bar food burgers or pizza and the Onion Pub has never been known for their burgers... More 

Thank Kris K
Barrington, Illinois
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I've been to the Onion many times. I've enjoyed quite a few beers and meals there and really like the atmosphere. It is a great place to get a meal or a couple beers.

Thank TuPa302
Gurnee, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 January 2017

They have some cheap beer, but unfortunately all their outstanding beer is exspensive. Food is decent.

Thank David1669933
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to take a break from winter. The atmosphere is fun and festive. The large fireplace at the center of the restaurant creates a cozy dining experience. The food is very good and reasonably priced. The beer selection can accommodate a variety different tastes. Highly recommended!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Barrington, Illinois
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Love the variety! German favorites and great burgers too! They also brew their own beer that has something for everyone.

Thank Frostedjannie
Franklin, North Carolina
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Can't write enough about the place for a wedding. Absolutely perfect. The setting is so ideal for a lovely memorable wedding. AND the staff is super and so helpful and cooperative. Definitely keeps things running smoothly for an affair. FOOD was not good at all. Only ate the salad!! Even cupcakes (which were included in the price per person were... More 

Thank mountainlaker
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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251 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

What a great bar/brewery/restaurant. Craft beers are excellent and the menu is very rewarding. Great special twists on many dishes that set this pub apart from the rest. Nice decor and great service. Food was fantastic. We will be back soon.

Thank Kevin F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22221 N. Pepper Road, Lake Barrington, Barrington, IL 60010-2473
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Barrington
  • Phone Number: +1 847-381-7308

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?