ON THE STRIP:
Nine Fine Irishmen at New York-New York
This Irish pub inside New York-New York will be packed inside and out with music, beer, bands, dancers, and drunkenness March 15-17. Things kick off with a Celtic Feis Parade on March 15 at 7 p.m. through the casino, complete with bagpipers. Inside NFI, guests will enjoy live entertainment and Irish fare ranging from Fried Sausages and Shepherd's Pie to Fish and Chips and Corned Beef Sandwiches. Admission to the NFI festival is free on Friday and Saturday and $25 on Sunday. That charge will include one complimentary pint of Guinness or Jameson shot.
Ri Ra Pub at Mandalay Place
The Vegas location of this Irish chain inside the Shoppes at Mandalay Place started poking up the frenzy on their Facebook page already for their two day festival. Both days will feature live music from multiple bands, giveaways, Irish dancers and of course authentic Irish food and drink. Day one kicks off at 2 p.m. while the actual holiday starts at noon with an added $10 cover.
Hotspot Hyde Bellagio will host "Get Lucky at XIV" on March 17 beginning at 5 p.m. Wear green and prepare to get wet 'cause the St. Patrick's Day forecast at Hyde holds in store one of its signature champagne showers.
*Property wide St. Patrick's Day Festival set for March 15-18
*Muse performs in concert on March 17, tickets begin at $39.50 at Ticketmaster
*House of Blues to offer live Celtic music all day on St. Patrick's Day, from noon to 10 p.m., as well as an all-you-can-drink beer garden ($45) and Irish fare inside Crossroads
*Mizuya Lounge to offer live entertainment on March 17 from noon to 2:30 a.m.
*Rick Moonen's rm seafood to offer Shepard's Pie ($36), with Guinness braised short ribs, bay shrimp, brown butter potatoes, english peas, fava beans and tomato raisins; and The Wayward Saint ($14), an Irish blend of roasted coffee bean-infused Jameson Irish Whisky and Amarula cream liqueur, topped with Guinness foam and grated nutmeg
MGM Grand Buffet to offer corned beef, braised cabbage, and more on St. Patty's Day
*Carnegie Deli to serve corned beef and cabbage with boiled potatoes, Bailey's Irish Creme Cheesecake
*Rhumbar will start the party at 3 p.m. with $4 green beers, $5 Guinness and Black and Tans, and $3 Jameson and Bailey's shots
*The Cafe to serve traditional Irish Stew
*The Pub to offer Irish beers, Jameson shots and Irish Car Bombs as well as Ruben Sliders, Guinness Stew and Corned Beef
*The Buffet to feature Colcannon Soup, Irish Pub Lamb Stew, Shepherd's Pie, Shamrock Cookies, and more
*Rice & Company to serve a Lucky Sushi Rolls
*Public House day-long drink specials start at 9 a.m. and range from $3-$7 with the earlier you show being the cheapest pours
*Dick's Last Resort to offer Jameson, green Jello shots, and Irish-themed specialty drinks including the Nutty Irishman and the Patty Dropper
*Big Chill will offer specially priced green beer in half-yard, 32-ouce and 100-ounce containers
Rock 'n Rita's to feature 2-for-1 green Bud Light specials, corned beef and cabbage dinners from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Gilley’s, Breeze Bar and the new Mojito Bar at Seafood Shack at TI will serve specials all weekend long and have Jagermeister models in attendance nightly 8 to 11 p.m. in honor of St. Patrick:
· Deer & Beer: shot of Jager and a Corona ($9)
· Guinness Bomb: Michael Collins Irish Whiskey, Float of Bailey’s Irish Cream and Guinness ($7)
· Shots of Michael Collins Irish Whiskey, Jagermeister or American Harvest Organic Vodka ($5)
· Bucket of four Coronas ($20)
· Bucket of four Bud or Bud Light ($15)
Senors and Senoritas can get $19 two-for-one green draft beer yards, $26 two-for-one “Lucky” green margarita yards, $8 Guinness draft beers and $12 Irish Car Bomb shots all weekend along with karaoke, live music, dancing and contests.
Tacos & Tequila
Luxor's Mexican joint will be spinning it Irish this St. Patrick's Day with $5 green food and drink specials. Think cheese quesadillas with green tortillas, Irish Nachos (crisp cut ruffle potatoes topped with sour cream, guacamole, diced tomatoes, greens onions, smoked bacon and cheese), and green domestic beers.
PBR Rock Bar
The bar inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood will serve $5 Irish Car Bombs and green beer all day long.
The "ultra dive-bar," now at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, will pour draft beers for $5, 64-ounce Super Beers for $20, 80-ounce beer guitars for $35, 100-ounce Super Yards priced at $38 and a special St. Patty’s Day frozen Piña Colada, all in green. Irish Car Bombs will also go for $5.
The famous Irish rockers with a rep for live shows play the Boulevard Pool at Cosmopolitan with special guests Mariachi El Bronx on Saturday, March 16 at 9 p.m. General admission tickets are $35 plus taxes and fees and can be purchased online or by calling Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000.
Sammy Hagar's Miracle Mile Shops location goes green on March 17 with $4 Green Waboritas, green beers and shots of Cabo Wabo tequila. Two beef, chicken, or pork tacos will be $5. Live music and a DJ will be on hand also.
LAVO’s Champagne Brunch will mark St. Patrick’s Day weekend with a green-themed bash Saturday, March 16. Drink specials will include Bushmills Irish Honey specialty cocktails and Guinness on Tap as well as a Guinness open bar from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Another Irish chain calls Fremont home while being home itself to the World's Largest Pint. Sounds like a good start to St. Patrick's Day with plenty of room to spill into surrounding downtown.
the D Hotel:
Head to the D's second-floor casino to see and, if you're brave enough, kiss the Blarney Stone. You'll find it at the Vue Bar. Also at the D, $5 Irish Car Bombs and $4 green beer at LONGBAR on Sunday, March 17.
OFF THE STRIP:
Skip The Strip St. Patrick's Day Party
March 17, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. ($30)
Includes all-you-can-drink wristband valid at all casino bars
St. Patrick's Day menus at Seasons Buffet (including stuffed cabbage, drunken carrots, Sheppard's Pie, Irish Stew, and more; $19.99) and in Sundance Grill (corned beef and cabbage; $10.95)
Irish Pub at Rio
The former McFadden's location inside the Rio is now an Irish Pub
not named McFadden's.
Brendan's Irish Pub
Brendan's inside the Orleans, which is next to McMullan's, means there will be two groups of competing Irishmen almost within spitting of each other.
Jack's will host Nick Mattera 2 to 6pm and Finnegans Wake 7 to 11pm on March 17.
St. Patrick’s Day menu to include Creamy Leek Soup, Corned Beef and Cabbage and Bread and Butter Pudding
ENVY Steakhouse at Renaissance Las Vegas
Between St. Patrick's Day, March 17 and Earth Day, April 22, ENVY will serve celebrate being green by offering candlelit dinners every Friday and Saturday night alongside a pre fixe organic menu and half-priced bottles of organic wine.
OFF STRIP, BUT STILL ON LAS VEGAS BOULEVARD:
Head here for an Irish Banger Meatball Bowl ($10.99), 'balls on a bed of mashed potatoes and topped with Guinness Mushroom Gravy
WAY OFF THE STRIP:
Firelight Buffet: St. Patrick's Day menu ($12.99) from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Billy Bob’s Steak House and Saloon: St. Patty's Day menu ($20) 5 p.m. to close
Sports Deli: Corned Beef Meal ($7.50) 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Quinns Irish Pub
Green Valley Ranch's Irish spot is well known for its off-Strip beer pong. Mileage on St. Patrick's Day may vary, but tables are usually standing by. Darby O’Gill & The Little People will play from 10pm to 2am.
Crazy Horse III
One place we don't need but don't mind Irish beer goggles is he strip... err, gentlemen's club. Crazy Horse III will offer $5 Jameson shots until midnight. Call 702-673-1700 to check on availability of free limo rides.
Three Angry Wives
Up in Summerlin, Three Angry Wives has been packing its bar and parking lot with tents, music, entertainment and over 100 kegs for a decade now. Expect food trucks and giveaways for thousands more this St. Patrick's Day.
Wooloughan Irish Pub
Also in Summerlin, the JW Marriott's Irish son breaks out all the bagpipes, food, and drinks that can fill the bar and spill into the backyard for more entertainment, drinking, and eating.
From 4-pm on March 12, Fuego Steakhouse will pair Coppola Diamond Collection wines with Irish soda bread and Dubliner cheese, Irish potato bacon and mussel soup, Blarney salad, tenderized braised lamb shanks in a hearty Guinness mint sauce, and Irish coffee caramel mousse made with Bailey’s. All courses and wine pairings for $45. Call 702.558.7000 for reservations.
WAAAAAAY OFF STRIP:
Shamrock Shamble Golf Tournament in Mesquite
This one will take some planning since Palms Golf Club in Mesquite is just over an hour drive from Las Vegas at the Nevada/Arizaon/Utah borders. But we list it as an alternative to a drinkfest in the city. It's a nine hole Shamble format event with teams of four limited to using three clubs per player. Yes, a group of buds could play a golf course closer to Vegas but that would defeat the spirit of the shamble, no? Register online for $40 per player, which includes tournament entry, contests and prizes.
Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort
Want to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the great outdoors? The Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort will host a weekend-long St. Patrick's Day celebration that will include a pot o' golf scavenger hunt on March 16 with a chance to win a season pass. On Saturday and Sunday, the Bristlecone Bar will offer green beer, Guinness and specialty shots while the Bighorn Grill will serve up Irish fare.
Will your Irish eyes be smiling at another Vegas location this St. Patrick's Day? Let us know where in the comments below!
[Photo: Ri Ra Las Vegas]