Barrington is a social, active and vibrant community. Enjoy an hour or spend an entire day in Barrington. There is something going on each day for you to enjoy, including shopping at one-of-a-kind shops, alfresco dining, tours of the historical society and many other options.  Visit this page often to see all that Barrington has to offer.

Village Center at Hough & Main is 100% Leased

The Village is pleased to announce that as of April, the Village Center at Hough and Main Streets is 100% leased. This vibrant center, anchored by Egg Harbor, Starbucks, Shakou, and NeoTeca, now features several new businesses to complement the numerous other mer­chants who have found a home right in our downtown. Watch for several new and exciting businesses opening their doors soon!

Welcome, New Barrington Businesses!

gnarly knotsGnarly Knots, located at 115 S. Hough Street, is opening in Barrington. Traditional Bavarian Style Pretzels begin your experi­ence – but Gnarly Knots knows how to make a good pretzel into a gourmet treat. They bake pretzels fresh and make home­made soups every day, including a delicious Cheddar Ale Soup. Stop by and give them a try! For more information, visit www.

collegeCollege Nannies + Sitters + Tutors learn­ing center will be located at 109 W. Main St, between Starbucks and Shakou. They provide homework help for elementary and high school students and help students prevent summer learning loss so they are better prepared for the next school year. They also offer ACT and SAT prep, so college bound students can get the help they need to succeed from patient, trained tutors.

MorettisMoretti's Pizzeria, owned by Barrington Hills restaurateur Mark Hoffman, recently announced that they are purchasing the Wool Street Grill building in addition to the salon next door and will turn the property into a Moretti's pizza restaurant with an additional 20+ parking spaces. They expect to open at the end of summer. Go to www. for more information.

charlottes5Remember Charlotte’s Pizzeria, owned by Barrington resident Brian McManus Jr., will open this spring next to McGonigal's. McManus and his team hope to bring back the memories associated with the long-time Barrington restaurant Charlotte's Pizza, which closed in 1989. The restaurant will feature Charlotte's traditional thin-crust pizza along with other menu items includ­ing sandwiches, salads, and desserts.


WOW Spa Nails Celebrates 1st Year WOW Spa Nails, located at 106 N. North­west Highway, is celebrating its first year in Barrington. Their goal is to give every customer high-end service in a friendly, relaxed atmo­sphere. The technicians at WOW Spa Nails take extra special care of your nails, and they are passionate about healthy nails and feet dur­ing every service. They use pipe-less Jacuzzi pedicure bowls and a hospital grade sterilizer to clean their tools, assuring a healthy environ­ment. Call to reserve an appointment today at (847) 387-3589.

Kooker's Celebrates 27 Years Kooker's, located at 301 W. Northwest High­way, is celebrating its 27th year in Barrington. Kooker's offers local sourced burgers and fresh cut fries, homemade Italian beef, fresh salads, and gluten-free options. They also offer the best milkshakes in town. Kooker's hosts a happy hour Monday - Friday from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. for cheaper fare. For more information, call (847) 382-3309.

Angelina's Celebrates 15 Years Angelina's, located at 200 S. Cook Street, is celebrating its 15th anniversary in Barrington. Angelina's is a unique store that has some­thing for every woman. They are an eclectic shop filled with unique gifts, jewelry, paper products, home decor, and more! For more information, visit

Happy 65th Anniversary Morrice & Heyse Motors Morrice & Heyse, located at 220 W. Northwest Highway, is celebrating its 65th anniversary in business and 60 years in Barrington. A full sales and service independent automobile dealer­ship, Morrice & Heyse services all brands of vehicles, specializing in Jeeps. The dealership also sells used cars, classic vehicles and vehicles on consignment for various owners. The Heyse family continues to move the business forward and are looking forward to many more years servicing the Barrington area. For more information, go to, email, or call (847) 381-0250.

Morrice  Heyse Exterior page

Explore today and Enjoy Barrington! 

Community Events:
The Village offers many family-friendly events for you to enjoy.  The following is a list of some of the upcoming events.  For a complete listing of all that is happening in Barrington, click here

Everyday Attractions:
Barrington Area Library - 505 N. Northwest Highway

Be sure to check out the Library for many great events, activities and other happenings! With storytime, school day kids crafts, book club discussions, video game tournaments, "second Friday" musical performances, computer classes and many other events for writers, readers and do-it-yourselfers, the Barrington Aera Library always has something going on. Go to their website at for more information and to register for events!

Barrington Park District - 235 Lions Drive

The Barrington Park District seeks to enhance the quality of life and the environment; to acquire conserve and protect natural resources; and to provide leisure time opportunities for benefit of citizens and families or our community.  Visit their website at to view their online brochure and to register for programs, trips, camps, fitness activities, and much more! 

The Barrington History Museum - 212 W. Main Street
Visit the working blacksmith shop, check out special exhibits, take a walking tour of historic Barrington, learn more about Barrington's history.  Plenty of fun for all ages and many educational opportunities.  Visit the website for more information and a list of special exhibits at or call (847) 381-1730.

Walk and Bike Around Barrington
Take a tour of Barrington on your bike!  Ride or walk along the many bike routes, lanes or paths throughout the Village and experience the beauty of Barrington.  There are several scenic miles of paths in the forest preserves which surround Barrington that provide for a delightful day seeing the sights from a different point of view.  See the Bike & Pedestrian page for more information and a complete map of the Barrington bike facilities.