Whether you’re in Las Vegas for St. Patrick’s Day or not, there are always some 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 2023, celebrate with Celtic Feis at New York-New York Hotel & Casino starting at The Park to witness the Las Vegas Pipe Band Parade, which will march around the casinos and end at the Brooklyn Bridge. Then head to Fremont Street Experience, to join in the annual, free St. Paddy’s ShamRock Bash, with days of live entertainment to keep the celebration going! But the celebrating doesn’t stop there. Be sure to stop by any of the below pubs.
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.
Look at St. Patrick himself, as a 500-pound statue of the patron saint stands at the pub — maybe it’ll give you good luck!
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.
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.
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.
McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon
Stop by for McFadden’s Thursdays, taking place on, you guessed it, Thursday evenings! Enter the beer pong tournament for a chance to win a prize. Regardless of what day of the week you stop by, you’re sure to have a great time, eat some delicious grub, and quench your thirst with an assortment of delicious beers.
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!”