It's almost that time of year when we all become Irish for a day on St. Patrick's Day. Actually you don't have to be Irish to enjoy St Patrick's day in Las Vegas but If you are true Irish, embrace your Irish heritage the Vegas way this 2016 St. Patrick's Day.
Las Vegas is a fun place to be on St Patrick's day as green beer and Irish whiskey flow at most Las Vegas bars and pubs while you sit back and enjoy live entertainment and authentic Irish food the Vegas way.
Let's face it, Las Vegas is known for doing everything big. St Patrick's Day is no exception. You are not required to be a beer drinker to enjoy St Patrick's Day in Las Vegas. There are lots of other green things in Las Vegas on this day besides green beer. Don't miss out on the green cocktails or green popcorn and green cotton candy. The Vegas strip will also be full of St. Paddy's Day festivities as leprechauns of all shapes and sizes joyously stroll up and down the Vegas Strip. Just play it safe and wear green to avoid getting pinched by strangers.
Things you should know about St Patrick's in Las Vegas
Remember you must be 21 yrs and over to consume alcohol in Las Vegas. It is the law
Don't be afraid to sip your favorite drink as you go - alcohol is allowed to be consumed on the Vegas strip on St Patrick's Day.
If money is not an issue here is a list of highly recommended restaurants you might consider calling ahead of time to make a reservation.
Watch for pickpockets at the Bellagio Fountains and other busy areas on the strip. They usually operate in groups.
There are laws, don't assume that just because it is Vegas it means you can do whatever you want.
If you drink, don't drive. If you drive, don't drink. The penalty for drunk driving is very severe and will require a court appearance.
Don't even think about jaywalking on the Vegas Strip, it is better to lose a little time than your life besides you will get cited if caught.
With that said, if Las Vegas is beckoning you this coming St Paddy's day, here are a few things you might want to put on your to-do list. You'll also find lots of resources and some money saving tips on this site while planning your St Patrick's day in Las Vegas.
Celebrate the luck of the Irish at the annual Celtic Feis celebration at New York-New York Hotel & Casino. You are invited to be a part of this spirited St. Patrick's Day Festival from March 15 - 17. There will be endless entertainment with authentic Irish flair.
The 3-day festival will feature Irish bites from Nine Fine Irishmen, celebratory cocktails and live entertainment. The event is FREE and open to guests 21 and over.
Date: Thursday, March 17 through Saturday, March 19,
New York-New York Hotel will be dying the famous fountain green in honor of St Patrick's Day
Schedule of activities:
St Paddy's week at Rí Rá
Have a true Irish pub experience at Rí Rá, on the Las Vegas Strip. Opening early on St Patrick's Day with a full Irish Breakfast, followed by Live music starting at Noon and going until late.
Joining in the fun will be Irish dancers and pipers who will be making appearances throughout the day!
Schedule of activities:
Rí Rá Las Vegas is located inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place
3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South;
Don't miss the 50th annual Southern Nevada Sons & Daughters of Erin St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival.
This year's parade theme will be Shamrocks & Shenanigans. The festival will be accompanied by four days of electrifying holiday celebrations including a carnival, festival, car show and great live entertainment.
Location: Henderson Events Plaza, 200 Water Street
Phone Number: (702) 267-2171
March 11, 2014 - March 13, 2016
Show Time: Thur - Fri 5pm - 10pm; Sat 10am - 10pm; Sun 12noon - 9pm
The parade will kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2016
Age Restriction: None, Cost: FREE
some activities may require the purchase of tickets.
Visit website for the full schedule of activities
Get into the spirit of St Patrick's day as you watch the dancing fountains in front of the Bellagio. One of Las Vegas' most popular attractions, the Fountains of Bellagio features more than 1,200 dancing streams choreographed to music and lights. The free fountain water show is just a beautiful sight. (click here for show times).
Celebrate St. Patricks Day at Beer Park Las Vegas which overlooks the Fountains of Bellagio, as you enjoy your favorite sports teams on dozens of high-definition TVs, with live music after the games, green beer, fish & chips, corn beef hash burritos and much more or simply relax and people-watch on the Vegas Strip below.
Location: Paris Las Vegas
Date/Time: Thursday, March 17th, 2016 @ 7pm
If you plan to spend 2016 St Patrick's Day in Las Vegas, the O'Sheas St. Patrick's Day block party should be a must on your list of things to do and places to hang out.
Come out and have some fun. On March 17th, the festivities will kick-off at noon with a parade to O'Sheas from Las Vegas Blvd, followed by a St. Patrick's Day toast to get the party started. The rest of the day will be a day packed with live music, bag pipers, stilt walkers, leprechauns, and the famous beer pong. The High Roller observation wheel and The LINQ fountains will also turn green for the occasion.
Just remember to wear green or be prepared to get pinched by total strangers.
Just off The Strip, between the Flamingo and The LINQ Hotel & Casino, Next to Chayo
Date/Time: Thursday, March 17th, 2016 at noon
Fremont Street Experience is the epicenter of St. Patrick's Day celebrations in downtown Las Vegas. The venue has become a major tourist attraction for downtown Las Vegas and this years St Paddy's celebration will include authentic Irish entertainment, live tribute bands and lots of bars offering drink specials on St Patrick's Day.
Get ready for Fremont Street Experience St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl on March 17. The guided pub crawl is complete with a bagpipe escort and will feature exclusive drink specials, food and entertainment at Binion's, California, The D, Four Queens, Fremont Hotel, Golden Gate, Golden Nugget and Main Street Station
Date: March 17
Time: 2:00 p.m. to midnight
FREE Pub crawl participation. Pub crawl registration is open from 2pm - 8pm at SlotZilla zip line tower. Must be 21 or older to participate.
Location: Fremont Street Experience (Downtown) Admission: FREE
Free St. Patrick's Day Live entertainment at Fremont Street Experience
JC's Irish Pub's Annual St. Patrick's Day Festivities
Enjoy an exciting array of Emerald Isle festivities, from great food & drink specials, to traditional Irish bagpipers & dancers, live music and more at JC's Irish Sports Pub this St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick Day Blowout
JC's Irish Sports Pub hosts the annual St. Patrick Day Blowout which will feature a special Irish-themed menu along with drink specials, swag, and live Irish and Rock music. Live music will be offered throughout the day and into the night.
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016
Time: 1:00pm - 12:30am
Entrance: $10 wristband (sold 9am - 10pm)
Wristband includes one drink ticket valid towards one shot of Jameson's or a Pint of Green Beer.
If you like College Basketball, Las Vegas is usually very festive during March Madness. Up your game day experience the Vegas way. This year the weekend before St. Patrick's Day is Big League Weekend and NCAA basketball conference tournaments falls on that weekend. The 2016 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament will take place March 9-12 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. There are tons of venues for watching the games with dozens of high-definition TVs, private tables, and tailgate favorites. This is one weekend you are guaranteed to have a blast.
Ri Ra Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay
One of the newest Irish pub on the Las Vegas Strip, Rí Rá Las Vegas is as authentic as they come as far as Irish Pubs are concerned.
Rí Rá Las Vegas is the destination for warm conversations, a dose of Irish culture and spirited entertainment with an impressive line-up of live music seven nights a week in a music room constructed with artifacts dating back to 1890 from the Olympia Theater in Dublin, Ireland.
Redefining pub food, Rí Rá Las Vegas serves dishes such as a 12 day in-house brined Corned Beef Brisket, Shepherd's Pie made with minced lamb and Beef and Guinness Stew, to name a few. For more information about St. Patrick's Day events at Mandalay Bay, call (877) 632-7000.
While you are here, don't forget to visit the GUINNESS Store featuring the largest collection of memorabilia and gifts outside of Ireland!
Located inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place
Nine Fine Irishmen at New York-New York
Nine Fine Irishmen is an authentic Irish pub of epic proportions featuring a grand Victorian-style bar, ornate cottage areas, shop-style snugs, and two levels of outdoor patio dining with a spectacular Las Vegas Strip view.
Enjoy tempting signature dishes made of only the freshest, natural Irish ingredients. The finest stouts, ales, lagers, spirits, music, entertainment by special guest artists. 11 a.m. – 3 a.m. For more information about St. Patrick's Day events at New York-New York, call (800) 693-6763. / (702) 740-6463
Located at New York-New York
Visit the St Patrick's hottest spot, O'Shea's on the fabulous Las Vegas Strip. Located between the Flamingo and The LINQ Hotel & Casino, O'Sheas Casino is the place to enjoy cheap drinks, music and some gambling. Also this is the venue for the Las Vegas St Patrick's Day block party. (see details above)
3555 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Located at The LINQ Hotel
Located inside the "World's Largest Pint Glass" in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, Hennessey's Tavern is the place to be on St. Patrick's Day.
This authentic Irish pub is open all day and throughout the night offering gaming, live entertainment and great food.
425 Fremont St STE 110, ( Downtown Las Vegas)
Las Vegas, NV, 89101
Patio Party at Due & Proper at The District
Every St Patrick's Day, Due & Proper at The District at Green Valley Ranch will host a patio BBQ party complete with a Live DJ, Irish festivities, whiskey, beer and cocktails from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Specials will include Guinness drafts for $5, beer and shot combos with Guinness and Hennessy for $8.
2225 Village Walk Drive, Suite 171,
Henderson, NV 89052
McFaddens Las Vegas
New York City's famed Irish pub now has a Vegas address: 6593 Las Vegas Blvd South at the Town Square. Head here for a cold beer, traditional shepherd's pie, happy hour, a vibrant nightlife and more. Doors open at 11am; Entertainment starts at 5pm. March 17, 2016 - March 18, 2016
$4 Green Beers, $5 Shots of Jameson, $6 Guinness Pints, $7 Irish Car Bombs
6593 Las Vegas Blvd South Suite 222,
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Date: Thursday, March 17th @ 5 p.m.
Location: MGM Grand Las Vegas
Admission: FREE; 702-891-3222
JC's Irish Sports Pub at the JW Marriott
JC's Irish Pub is an authentic Irish pub shipped directly from the Emerald Isle to Las Vegas and reconstructed for JW Marriott. Featuring traditional Celtic fare, Irish beers, whiskey & live music, JC's Irish Pub is the perfect place to meet friends for conversation over Irish stouts, lagers, ales or feast on Emerald Isle treats such as fresh-made Shepherd's Pie or grilled Bangers & Mash. JC's Irish Pub celebrates St. Paddy's with drink specials and live entertainment all week. (see events listed above)
Located at J.W. Marriott Hotel Casino
JC's Irish Pub
221 North Rampart Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV
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Brendan's Irish Pub at the Orleans Hotel and Casino
Brendan's is an authentic Irish pub featuring your favorite draft beers, Irish bottled beers, ales and Irish whiskeys. Guinness and other Imported Beers are also on tap.
Live entertainment begins at 8pm on Sundays and 9:30pm; Tues - Sat. and starts to wind down around 3am. 702-365-7111.
Located at the Orleans
McMullan's Irish Pub
McMullan's Irish Pub, located off-the-Strip on Tropicana Ave, and open 24/7 is considered one of the locals favorites. Enjoy St. Patrick's at McMullans, with six bands on St. Patrick's Day. Entertainment will be on two stages.
4650 W Tropicana Ave #110,
Las Vegas, NV, 89103
Mon - Sun: 8:00 am - 8:00 am Web - www.mcmullansirishpub.com
Jack's Irish Pub at Palace Station Hotel and Casino
Jack's doubles as one of the great Irish pubs in Las Vegas as well as a sports bar. Enjoy an authentic slice of Irish culture at Jack's this St Patrick's Day
Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 9am – midnight
Friday & Saturday: 9am – 2am
Located at Palace Station
Other Las Vegas irish Restaurant and Pubs
|The Auld Dubliner
40 Via Bel Canto
|Kavanaugh's Irish Pub & Grill
3290 West Ann Road
North Las Vegas, NV
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1350 East Tropicana Avenue
Las Vegas, NV
|Molly Malone's Irish Pub
11930 Southern Highlands Parkway
Las Vegas, NV
|Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant
9470 Eastern Ave
Henderson, NV 89052
|Chicago Brewing Company and Cigar Lounge
202 Fremont St,
Las Vegas, NV, 89101
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