The Barrington region is a popular destination for shopping, dining and entertainment. From boutiques and specialty stores, to distinctive neighborhood shopping centers and award-winning lifestyle centers, the Barrington area has it all!
Downtown Barrington offers a charming collection of storefront shops and local services. Family-owned flower shops and fashionable boutiques carry unique gifts for shoppers to explore. A variety of coffee shops and restaurants are meeting places and add to Barrington’s quaint hometown environment.
In addition to shopping and dining, the downtown offers family entertainment, and seasonal festivals, such as Cruise Nights and a farmers market. The Barrington Village Center houses more retailers, an upscale men’s salon, restaurants and more. The historic Catlow Theater on Main Street offers classic movie entertainment and special events, and Barrington’s White House is a destination for business and cultural events. For information, visit www.barrington-il.gov.
Off Northwest Highway, The Foundry is Barrington’s outdoor mall with a unique blend of retail shops, a salon, Euro American bakery, a martial arts studio and restaurants. The Foundry brings a different experience for shoppers and diners.
ICE HOUSE MALL
Located in downtown Barrington off of Lake Cook Road and Applebee Street, the Ice House Mall & Village Shops is Barrington’s premier boutique mall. Housed in a building that was originally constructed as Bowman’s Dairy in 1904 and then converted to the Jefferson Ice Company, Ice House Mall is now a one-of a-kind shopping destination where you can dine, shop and pamper yourself all day.
The mall features a collection of boutique shops and services of women’s casual and designer clothing, jewelry, gifts, home accessories, an art gallery, a fine rug gallery, recording studio, antiques, coin appraising, full-service salon and spa and travel agency. Dining options include the best craft beer in town at Flesk Brewing, lunch or dinner in a vintage Illinois Railway dining car or in Chessie’s Restaurant’s pub room, a Barrington dining tradition. Seasonal events throughout the year including visits with Santa. For more information, event and store listings, visit icehousemall.com or call (847) 381-6661.
SHOPS OF PEPPER PARK LAKE BARRINGTON
Pepper Park of Lake Barrington offers a unique collection of vintage shops, sports and recreation facilities, along with dining options. The park hosts an annual spring antique fair and other fun events for the entire family.
Stop in the morning for coffee, bring the kids to play at the bounce park, laser tag, ice skating, gymnastics and other sports activities. One can also take a dance or fitness class, get a mani or pedi, and have lunch after at one of the nearby restaurants. For information, visit www.facebook.com/PepperParkofLakeBarrington.
THE ARBORETUM OF SOUTH BARRINGTON
The Arboretum of South Barrington is the most exciting place to shop, dine and play. The open-air center is named for the lush treescapes and gardens of its landscape, and for the large tree farm that formerly stood on the site.
An upscale mix of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues including iPic Theaters, the ultimate cinema experience; L. L. Bean’s first Midwest outdoor gear and apparel store and the incomparable Pinstripes are superior places to experience. It’s all less than a half-mile north of the I-90 interchange at the intersection of Illinois Routes 59 and 72. Stores and restaurants include Arhaus Furniture, Anna Shea Chocolates & Lounge, Chico’s, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, LOFT, Victoria’s Secret, DSW, Sur La Table, Panera Bread, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and more. For more information, visit www.shopthearb.com.
DEER PARK TOWN CENTER
Deer Park Town Center, an award-winning shopping destination, is home to more than 70 exclusive shops and eateries. The outdoor mall offers world-class shopping and dining and is known for its special events, concerts and seasonal festivities that offer year-round activities for local families. They host a major jazz festival, concerts and many special events. For more information, visit www.shopdeerparktowncenter.com.
Across from Deer Park are several shopping areas in Kildeer with well-known retailers and restaurants. These shopping centers along Rand Road include The Shops of Kildeer, Quentin Collection, Kildeer Marketplace and Kildeer Village Square. For more information, visit villageofkildeer.com/local-attractions.
HISTORIC LONG GROVE
This charming little village was settled in the early 1800s by a group of German farmers. Long Grove is a destination for festivals, dining and shopping. It is a showcase of small businesses with individuality including unique specialty shops and restaurants. Long Grove is well known for special events, including Chocolate, Strawberry and Apple fests from summer through fall and hometown events including vintage holidays and carriage rides, Irish Days, Craft Beer Day, Halloweentown and the popular Scarecrow festival. For more information, visit www.longgrove.org.