Whether you’re in Las Vegas for St. Patrick’s Day or not, there’s plenty of fun and fabulous shenanigans to get into. The Emerald Isle might be 5,000 miles away, but a handful of Irish pubs are serving up an authentic experience complete with Irish fare, beers and entertainment.

For St. Patrick’s Day 2024, attend the annual Celtic Feis Celebration at New York-New York Hotel & Casino, complete with live entertainment, a parade, and plenty of themed food and drinks for the special occasion. In Downtown Las Vegas, the Fremont Street Experience invites visitors to join the free St. Paddy’s Shamrock Bash for plenty of live entertainment taking place across various stages. But the celebrating doesn’t stop there. Be sure to stop by any of the following pubs.

1. Rí Rá Irish Pub at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place

Quite possibly the most authentic Irish experience in Las Vegas, Rí Rá has filled its pub with furnishings salvaged from Ireland. Saddle up to a seat with history, as its bar at the entrance formerly stood in Foley’s in West Cork — a pub originating in the 1880s that survived and reopened after the Irish Civil War. While you dine, enjoy live music and entertainment such as traditional Irish sessions and visiting bands from Ireland. You can even look upon St. Patrick himself, as a 500-pound statue of the patron saint stands at the pub — maybe it’ll bring you good luck!

2. Nine Fine Irishmen at New York-New York Hotel & Casino

This pub was built in Ireland — literally — and then shipped to Las Vegas, offering an authentic experience for revelers to step up to a bar straight out of a Dublin postcard. With Irish-inspired dishes like colcannon soup and a corned beef sandwich, the menu has much to choose from — or you can go with a classic, Shepherd’s pie. Experience its thrilling live entertainment, as musicians bring Irish tunes to the pub — often with traditional Irish step-dancing added to the mix. More insights below from the VEGAS ON team. 

3. Hennessey’s Tavern

This Fremont Street mainstay offers patio seating with a spectacular view of all the Downtown Las Vegas action. As the home of the American Outlaws, guests can also watch women’s soccer games.

You’ll have your pick of classic Irish-inspired fare like the Traditional Fish ’N’ Chips, The Great Irish Nachos, or the Dublin Burger, complete with a delicious slice of Irish cheddar.

4. O’Sheas Pub at The LINQ Hotel + Experience

One of the most beloved pubs on the Strip, O’Sheas Pub offers St. Patrick’s Day excitement year-round. Situated center-Strip, this high-energy pub offers a mix of entertainment alongside tasty brews. Play a couple of rounds of beer pong to get the party started. If you’re feeling lucky, stop by one of the table games at the pub, like blackjack or roulette. As for the drinks, it has two bars and eight beers on tap, so when you visit, you’re sure to have a great time.

5. McMullan’s Irish Pub

Located off-Strip, this authentic Irish pub offers visitors a simple, yet welcoming atmosphere and is open all hours of the day or night! Sit at the bar and try your luck at one of the many gaming stations. Or grab a pint of Guinness and dive into its infamous Irish nachos. The establishment regularly hosts viewing parties for soccer matches, so wear your gear and join fellow fans as you cheer on your team.

Whether you’re partying it up for St. Patrick’s Day, or just want an authentic Irish pub experience, Las Vegas will not disappoint. Start planning your trip now, and don’t forget to explore the amazing entertainment options and fabulous attractions while you’re at it. In Las Vegas, the luck of the Irish is always just a short stroll away — don’t forget to raise a glass and say “sláinte!”