St. Patrick's Day Festivities: Gettin' Lucky in Las Vegas

St. Patrick's Day Festivities: Gettin' Lucky in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is the master of celebration! What better way to enjoy St. Patrick's Day than at an Irish Pub, a festival, or a popular club?

When we start to plan for St. Patrick's Day, there are so many options that sometimes we just don't know where to begin. What better place to start than exotic Las Vegas? Whether you're looking for an authentic St. Patrick's Day experience at an Irish Pub, an exciting kilt contest or a festival, St. Patty's Day in Las Vegas will bring you good luck and good fun. Though St. Patrick's day falls on a Thursday this year, that just gives you an excuse to celebrate all weekend and enjoy your stay! There's much more than just the amazing nightlife scene in Las Vegas, especially on this vibrant, festive day. Visiting a few Pubs will bring out the Irish spirit to get your night started right. Here is a list of exciting options for your Vegas St.Patrick's Day experience.

Irish Pubs

For a traditional Irish experience, these pubs will be at the top of your list for good ole leprechaun fun. From authentic Irish menus and bars built in Ireland to cheaper, yet delicious American Irish menus, Las Vegas Pubs have a lot to offer this St.Patrick's Day.

Ri Ra

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“@djwendywalker Talent runs in the family. That Upright bass player is something else! I concur, Whiskey is my darling, NOT the devil! @craichaus is…”

Ri Ra Irish Pub is a comfortable true Irish pub located in Mandalay Place. Ri Ra features live music nightly and a warm hearted atmosphere, making this a hot spot for both visitors and locals. Make St. Patrick's Day an authentic experience at this traditional bar. At Ri Ra, heart-healthy food and specialty drinks are a must if you're looking for an experience to take you back in time to Ireland. They have made it their mission to have "the finest international, local, and national beers both on tap and in the fridge," so you're guaranteed fresh, high-quality choices. Ri Ra was also voted #1 in whiskey/bourbon selection in all of Las Vegas. St.Patrick's Day is one of the funnest days of the season at this pub, where the bartenders create all sorts of popular green cocktails with a nice edge to kick-start your night. Now you can also enjoy afternoon tea everyday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.!

3930 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 632-7771

Hennessey's Tavern

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“#Monday #night #livemusic #dtlv #hennessy #lvigers #locals #vegas a couple of good musicians, a few national touring guys in the group just having fun...”

The arched ceiling that covers Freemont Street illuminate the road and even plays movies and light shows. Finding a place to get drinks and have a good time is pretty easy on this exciting street. In the heart of the World's Largest Pint Glass, you can experience the uplifting Irish atmosphere at Hennessey's Tavern. Hennessey's is not only located in the World's Largest Pint Glass, but you can also enjoy a 60 oz pint full of your favorite beer - you can even keep the glass for just $10! Enjoy savory appetizers, light soups and salads, sandwiches, and Irish burgers. Their signature plates are always a hit, especially on St. Patrick's day when everyone is looking to get a taste of this authentic Irish holiday. These delicious food options are a perfect balance with a beautifully made Irish coffee or specialty cocktails. Kick back and relax to live music all day on St. Patty's day. The Claddaugh room is the party room of Hennessey's Tavern. This room expands the space of the Tavern and makes for more space to party and have great fun during your St. Patrick's Day celebration!

425 Fremont St #110, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone:(702) 382-4421

Nine Fine Irishmen

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“Irish dance!!!!”

This bar is as authentic as it gets. It was literally assembled entirely in Ireland, disassembled, shipped, and reassembled in Las Vegas. From the walls to the bathroom, everything is traditional Irish and is extraordinary in every way. With a platform for Irish dancing next to a raised stage, the atmosphere at Nine Fine Irishmen is fun, inviting and authentic. Live music and dancing every night guarantees a lively and fun St.Patrick's Day celebration! When it comes to lunch and dinner, they only serve the freshest, Irish food for a superb experience. Every meal pairs perfectly with their fine selection of lagers, ales, stouts, and spirits. Imported, American, and local beverages are served by master mixologists. St.Patrick's Day is a blast at Nine Fine Irishmen. Be sure to wear green, have your taste buds ready, and brace yourself for a good time!

Located in New York-New York Hotel and Casino
3790 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone:(702) 740-6463

McMullan's Irish Pub

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“Great #IrishWhiskey Seminar today and one of the best #IrishCoffees ever!!! #slainte @carolinemaguire @nickascenzo @usbglv @lvfnbpro @jamesonwhiskey…”

McMullen's is a local favorite in Las Vegas. The laid back vibe makes it easy to comfortable and enjoy yourself. Excellent customer service, food, and drinks are a guarantee at McMullen's Irish Pub. This is probably the best balance of authentic Irish and American food and service. Advanced mixologists can whip up the drinks of your dreams and deliver specialty leprechaun drinks this St. Patty's Day. And as the caption to the picture above says, they are known to have some of the best Irish coffee's around! Having an excellent happy hour both from 3-6p.m. and 11-2a.m., enjoying yourself on this festive day has never been more exciting for your wallet.

4650 W Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89103
Get Directions
Phone number (702) 247-7000

McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon

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“Come party with us for #stpats2015 and Dimo might show you his rainbow! #mcfaddenslvstpats $4 green beer $5 shots of jameson $6 irish carbombs $7 pints of…”

This exciting atmosphere draws an exciting St.Patrick's Day crowd every year. Good food, drink specials, and leprechauns are a guarantee. Though Blue Martini, a popular bar is located right next door, keep McFadden's on your list for the night. If you're just looking for a few shot specials or drinks to pregame before the clubs, or want to stick around the square all night, come join the party crowd at McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon.

6593 Las Vegas Blvd S
Ste 222
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 834-4400

J.C. Wooloughan Irish Pub

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“#irishpub......we LOVE this place!”

Located in the JW Mariott Las Vegas Resort & Spa, JC Wooloughan's gives this resort an edge like no other has. The American-Irish menu will fulfill the cravings you'll be looking for on St. Patrick's Day. To top off your meal, enjoy drinks and shot specials - even green beer to make your night festive! Known for their combination of local beer options and great prices, JC Wooloughan's is highly recommended. The great service and food keeps customers coming back to this spot every time they visit Las Vegas. St.Patrick's Day at this lively Pub is a blast as a cheerful crowd fills the floor.

Address: 221 N Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89144
Phone:(702) 869-7725


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“Since you've balanced a tough week let us take over!!! Come see Franchize and Twatch at O'Sheas!!! #flair #lasvegas #shotspecials #amazingstaff #casino…”

What better combination for St. Patrick's day than a Irish Bar <i>and</> Casino?! O'Shea's is known for good beer, good times, and good old fashioned fun. The illuminated walls - lined with flat screens- is a perfect set up for a comfortable atmosphere, especially on St.Patrick's Day. Enjoying Irish-inspired drinks and green shots is a must at O'Shea's, which makes the amazing shot specials very inviting. The incredible and well-trained staff will make you feel like you chose the right place this Patty's Day. So bottoms up, then head on over to the Casino if you're feeling the great the luck of the Irish! Featuring low buy-ins, beer pong, darts, and a unique variety of table games, O'Shea's is a must during your Vegas visit. Open all day and all night, O'Shea's exciting crowd will be waiting for you this St.Patrick's Day!

3535 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
The Strip
(800) 351-7400

Men in Kilts Contest at Commonwealth

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“Tonight's office bringing in the new year at @commonwealthlv.”

If you're ready to witness a group of firemen in kilts march in a parade from The D Hotel & Casino Las Vegas to Commonwealth, make sure you grab a place to watch at 5:45 pm. This is great way to kick off your St. Patrick's Day! Before taking on the adventure of Las Vegas nightlife, celebrating this Irish holiday has never been more eventful. Each fireman will be collecting donations for the charity of their choice, so donate generously - the Irish way! And for those of you wanting to make a direct donation to the Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation, there will be group photos with the firemen available at the end of the parade.

St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival (Henderson, NV)

If you're aching for an authentic festival parade on this St.Patrick's Day, take a short 25 minute drive down to Henderson for their 50th annual parade. Admission is free, though there are many activities, so some may require ticket purchases. This festival and parade goes on for 3 days, including a carnival, festival, car show, and live entertainment. This year's theme is "50 years of Irish tradition" so get your Irish gear on and the luck will be waiting for you!

Henderson Events Plaza
200 Water St.

Celebrate at the club

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Of course while in Vegas celebrating the luck of the Irish, hitting up the club may just be the highlight of your night. Basically every club in Las Vegas will look like a sea of green, featuring fun costumes, great music, and awesome light shows. Most of these clubs serve high-quality cocktails by experienced mixologists. If you're feeling festive, be sure to throw back something green like the delicious Emerald Isle or Lucky Leprechaun. Let's be real, you're in Vegas - you most likely want to stop into more than one place, and I very much encourage you to do so. Check out the link below to find the perfect club for your group!

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