Sometimes you walk through a door and it just hits you. That is the case with Rí Rá inside the Shoppes at Mandalay Bay and in this case, what hits you is Ireland. Truly authentic all the way to the floor, Rí Rá gives you not only the Irish experience, but they turn St. Patrick’s day into the most jovial and festive holiday of the year.
Rí Rá is so authentic that they have a visa program that allows them to bring staff over from Ireland to add to the Irish feel. Rí Rá also has an apartment in Las Vegas just to house bands that they are always bringing in from Ireland so that they can provide Irish music seven days a week. While the Irish music can be found in Rí Rá seven days a week, St. Patrick's Day warrants live Irish music being played from sunup until very late into the night.
"We are really proud of this day, part of our concept when we came to Las Vegas was to be an authentic Irish pub so people do get a taste of our home. It is a great showcase to show all the great things about Ireland and the culture, Angela Grogan of Rí Rá said.
While Rí Rá was bursting at the seams from the moment it opened on St. Patrick’s Day, the festive and friendly staff made sure that drinks and food were always flowing at a fast and furious pace. What would St. Patrick's Day be with a Guinness or two and there is nothing quite like a properly poured Guinness which is always done in the proper six step process, creating that light, yet creamy and silky taste. To truly appreciate the Guinness pour, you can go to the Guinness store and take an actual class on how to properly pour a Guinness and as a bonus you get to keep the beer, at least for a minute or two, as well as the glass.
There is more to Rí Rá than Guinness, the food is also authentic and amazing! Everything is made from scratch on a daily basis and they bring that freshness to the Rí Rá menu. The fish n’ chips are an Irish classic dish and Rí Rá serves a giant and fresh North Atlantic Haddock with a very light, yet crispy batter that let you enjoy the crunchiness and fried flavor while allowing you to enjoy the most important part, the fish. While the wide-ranging menu offers many great Irish dishes the mac and cheese is simply a must. This is as good as it gets, as Rí Rá creates this version with Irish cheddar sauce, cavatapi pasta, wild mushrooms and crumb topping and when you add the crispy chicken it to it you have the perfect comfort food.
While St. Patrick's Day offered a huge part, bagpipes, dancers, live music and much more, you don't need this holiday as an excuse to visit Rí Rá. Rí Rá will give you the authentic Irish experience and so much more every day of the year.
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