Ireland and Las Vegas have more in common than you might think. Both places share a love of food and drink. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that you’ll find plenty of Irish pubs in Sin City. Here are five Las Vegas Irish pubs that will connect you with the spirit of the Emerald Isle:
1. Ri Ra
Mandalay Bay departs from the tropics with Ri Ra, an Irish pub that opened in 2011. This chain of Irish pubs uses materials salvaged from pubs in Ireland, creating an authentic backdrop for the Irish food and drink.
Near the Orleans Hotel Casino, just west of the Strip, McMullan’s is filled with authentic memorabilia from its owners’ impressive history. In addition to a bar with a large selection of whiskey and beer, a full restaurant menu offers both Irish and American foods.
Located at the New York-New York, Nine Fine Irishmen has an impressive history about the origin of the restaurant’s name. Hungry (and thirsty) patrons will probably be more interested in the traditional Irish pub fare and beverages. Visit around St. Patrick’s Day, and you’ll find one of the Strip’s best St. Paddy’s Day parties.
The bar scene in Downtown’s Fremont East District could not be complete without an Irish pub, thus Hennessey’s Tavern. Almost every evening has some sort of special event, so check the website to scope out what’s coming up.
At the J.W. Marriott, off the Strip in Summerlin, J.C. Wooloughan is so thoroughly Irish that the pub was constructed in Ireland and shipped to the United States. You’ll find authentic fare, Irish whiskey and beers, and live entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Photo Courtesy of Ri Ra Irish Pub