As Sin City and the Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas offers plenty of nightlife and drinking options. One of the most popular—and most durable—is the Irish pub. Many resort-casinos offer spots to raise a glass in true Dublin style, and they dot the city’s suburbs as well. Whether you seek a rowdy spot to celebrate with friends or a quiet nook for a pint and a book, Las Vegas has an Irish bar to suit your fancy.
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Located in the heart of the hubbub of Fremont Street, Hennessy’s Tavern is a reliable spot for beer, bar food, and live music. A weekday happy hour offers a variety $5 deals on drinks and appetizers—think draft beers, fresh-squeezed screwdrivers, and loaded tater tots. Bands range from acoustic folk-rock soloists to ’80s cover bands with My Sharona covers and wraparound sunglasses.
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For auld sod authenticity, it’s hard to beat McMullan’s. The McMullan family owned bars for generations back in Ireland and their Las Vegas outpost features a bar that was manufactured in Dublin with authentic family memorabilia adorning the walls. Several differently decorated rooms create an Irish village vibe and keep things cozy. The bar pours a variety of pints and also makes some of the best Irish coffee in town, while the kitchen turns out solid comfort food, such as Nanny Mac’s shepherd’s pie or a killer basket of fish ‘n chips.
Located in the New York New York casino, right off the “Brooklyn Bridge,” Nine Fine Irishmen celebrates the Emerald Isle with live Irish folk music and clog dancers nightly. The patio offers Strip views, while the interior is styled with dark woods, polished brass, and statues of Ireland’s literary greats. The menu has plenty of hearty options, such as corned beef sandwiches, seafood chowder, and bangers ‘n mash.
Ri Ra Irish Pub brings a dash of Dublin to the Shoppes at Mandalay Bay. A vast beer selection includes local brews, but also the finest from Sweden, Belgium, Japan, and, of course, Ireland. All-day dining begins with Irish eggs Benedict and ends with late-night Irish cheddar mac and there’s even an afternoon tea menu on offer. Entertainment comes courtesy of live music and plenty of football and rugby on the telly.
Ireland by way of L.A.’s Sunset Strip, Rock & Reilly’s bar pours the Guinness 24 hours a day. Rib-sticking pub food includes Irish nachos, cheeseburger spring rolls, and mix & match sliders, complimented by an extensive menu of specialty cocktails. Beer and whiskey flights are available for those seeking a little extra lift. A laid-back vibe provides a respite from the frenzy of Las Vegas Boulevard.
The Three Angry Wives Pub has been pouring pints for over a dozen years. This dimly lit neighborhood bar is a good place to watch the game or just have a beer and some chicken fingers. The extensive menu offers plenty of sandwich and burger options as well as some specialty items, like a selection of baked potatoes stuffed with pulled pork, mushrooms, or other items.