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Shopping, Dining & Entertainment

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

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, seasonal festivals, wine walks, 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.

The Foundry

Off Northwest Highway, The Foundry is Barrington’s outdoor mall with a unique blend of retail shops, a salon, French bakery, a martial arts studio, and restaurants. The Foundry brings a different experience for shoppers and diners.

Ice House Mall & Village Shops

Originally constructed in 1904 as the Bowman Dairy and serving as a real ice house for almost 70 years, the Icehouse Mall offers a unique collection of specialty shops, boutiques, antiques, an art gallery, spa, travel house and more amid 19th century architecture. The mall also features Chessie’s restaurant, where you can sit inside a vintage Illinois Railway dining car. For information, visit www.icehousemall.com.

Shops of Pepper Park Lake Barrington

Pepper Park of Lake Barrington offers a unique collection of vintage shops, popular resale stores and entertaining resources. The park hosts an annual spring antique fair, Pepper Fest in the fall, and a farmers market on Tuesdays in the summer. It’s home to a coffee shop/wine bar, restaurants, dance studio, health resources, and a popular fitness and sports center on Pepper Park Road. For information, visit www.facebook.com/PepperParkofLakeBarrington.

The Arboretum of South Barrington

The Arboretum of South Barrington is an upscale lifestyle center offering top entertainment, specialty and big-box stores, dining and entertainment amid a lush landscape. The mall hosts events throughout the year; shopping events, concerts, and more, and has a popular hub of restaurants, as well as entertainment venues. For 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.

Kldeer

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, and Kildeer Marketplace. For more information, visit www.shopdeerparktowncenter.com and villageofkildeer.com/local-attractions.

Historic Long Grove

Originally settled as a German farming community, Long Grove is a popular local attraction offering special events, dining and shopping. The village draws visitors from near and far to explore its unique specialty shops, award-winning galleries, diverse restaurants and activities. Long Grove is known for its Chocolate, Summer and Apple Festivals from spring to fall, and small hometown events such as Irish Days and the Long Grove Heritage Race. Newer fests include Long Grove Craft Beer Days and Vintage Days. For information, visit www.visitlonggrove.com.

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