Other than Ireland itself, you are not going to find a more lively place to spend St. Patrick’s Day than Las Vegas. This is one day that Sin City will give you a reason to crawl out of bed early as the fun starts almost as soon as the sun rises over the desert backdrop.
The key to St. Patrick’s Day in Las Vegas is finding the right bar and making sure that you get there early. The party starts early and whether you are drinking green beer, Guiness or Irish Whiskey, you don’t want to miss any part of this day.
The Rí Rá Irish Pub St. Patrick’s Day celebration kicks off at 5:30 a.m. They will be showing a series of Six Nations Rugby matches. The final match will pit Ireland against England, and that will start at 10 a.m. and then that will be followed by a parade at 11 a.m. The parade begins at Mandalay Bay Beach and makes its way through the casino and features Irish dancers, Rí Rá staff members, a bagpiper and more. This St. Patrick’s Day celebration will make its way back to Rí Rá where guests can commemorate the holiday with traditional Irish fare, music and giveaways. On Saturday, Rí Rá will charge a $10 cover at the pub.
The two day celebration of St. Patrick’s Day is also the one year anniversary of this 100% authentic Irish pub opening inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place. Rí Rá will be featuring live Irish music from several bands during both days of the festival. The bands include Gallowglass, a five-piece band from Saint Austell, Ireland, Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones, Emish and Celtic Connection. Diners will enjoy traditional Irish fare, including Corned Beef & Cabbage, a Publicans Reuben and Fish & Chips.
A few miles from the Las Vegas strip you will be able to take in a four day St. Patrick’s Day celebration at J.C. Wooloughan’s located in Summerlin at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa. St. Patrick's Day at J.C. Wooloughan's begins at 10 a.m. and does not end until 1 a.m. with plenty of Irish food and drinks to go with an all-day long lineup of music for only a $20 cover. Wednesday to Friday there is also nightly music and a very Irish happy hour from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. For those basketball fans of you, J.C. Wooloughan's will also have plenty of HD screens to enjoy all of March Madness.
Sadly this St. Patrick’s Day will be the last time you can celebrate this holiday at the iconic O’Sheas Casino. O’Sheas is located centrally on the Las Vegas strip and has an energy that will draw you in when you pass by with the party atmosphere and the games that seem to roll right onto the sidewalk. This weekend will be extra special as the St. Patty's Day Block Party will be filled with leprachauns, drink specials and rock bands Manchester Orchestra and Saves The Day. O’Sheas will close for good on April 30th.
For more information on Rí Rá Las Vegas, visit: http://www.rira.com/rira/las_vegas.html
For more information on J.C. Wooloughan’s Irish Pub, visit: http://www.jwlasvegasresort.com/Restaurants-Summerlin-Nevada/Irish-Pub-51.html
For more information on JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa, visit: http://www.jwlasvegasresort.com/
For more information on O'Sheas Casino, visit: http://www.caesars.com/osheas/