By H. Wadowski
It doesn’t have to be St. Patrick’s Day to revel in some good old-fashioned craic at an Irish pub—at least not in Las Vegas. The city is home to several Irish pubs that offer happy hour specials year-round so guests can enjoy some Celtic fare and a few drinks without breaking the bank.
J.C.’S IRISH SPORTS PUB AT JW MARRIOTT LAS VEGAS RESORT & SPA
This authentic Irish pub, which was shipped directly from the Emerald Isle to Las Vegas and then reconstructed at the Summerlin resort, offers happy hour daily from 3 to 6 p.m. Guests enjoy select draft beers for just $2.50 and feast upon five different appetizers, including the flavorful Sausage Rolls (sliced Irish bratwursts wrapped in puffed pastries) and tasty Fried Pickles, for only $5 each. Additionally, the pub offers daily drink specials from open to close and a complimentary daily toast at 4 p.m. Guests 21 years of age and older receive a free shot of Guinness to celebrate the clock striking midnight in Ireland. Learn more.
NINE FINE IRISHMEN AT NEW YORK-NEW YORK
Built in Ireland and then shipped to Las Vegas, this bustling Irish pub hosts happy hour Monday through Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. Available at the bar and outside on its Strip-front patio, guests can savor a selection of $6 appetizers while drinking $5 16-ounce draft beers, well drinks and Jameson shots. Be sure to try the Bloody Mary-marinated Drunken Onion Rings and don’t forget an order of the Beer N’ Cheese Dip—it’s delicious! Learn more.
RÍ RÁ LAS VEGAS INSIDE THE SHOPPES AT MANDALAY
Boasting a multitude of artifacts that were carefully restored in Wicklow, Ireland, and then shipped to Las Vegas, this popular Irish pub offers a happy hour at each of its bars Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. Guests can indulge in half-priced appetizers like the Traditional Potato Cakes and Burren Irish Smoked Salmon as well as $4 pints of Heineken, $5 glasses of house wine, $3 bottles of Miller Lite and $6 Smirnoff Cosmopolitans. Be sure to check out the eight-foot-tall, 500-pound carved plaster statue of St. Patrick that dates back to 1850 and don’t forget to ask your server where he or she is from—many of the staff members are actually from Ireland! rira.com/las-vegas