Great Places in Vegas for a Guinness on St. Paddy’s Day
Winston Churchill once said, “We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English.” And thank goodness for that. Without the Irish, we wouldn’t have the Riverdance, U2, Gulliver’s Travels, and the sexy hotness of Colin Farrell. We also wouldn’t have St. Patrick’s Day, a holiday that commemorates the death of Ireland’s patron saint. Even if you’re not Irish, it’s hard not to get caught up in this holiday: wearing green, eating shamrock-shaped cookies and corned beef and hash, and toasting with a pint (or two) of Guinness or a tall glass of Irish whiskey. It’s what makes St. Paddy’s day fun for everyone.
Las Vegas has a bevy of themed restaurants and bars across the valley, including several Irish ones. RECESS has compiled a list of a few of our favorites:
This Irish-themed bar and restaurant is located near Summerlin. If you want to take your children there before the crowd gets rowdy, Three Angry Wives does have a kids menu.
Okay, so this is a British-themed pub with traditional British food, but this place will definitely tempt any Irishman. With foods like Cornish pasties, bangers & mash and scotch eggs, Crown & Anchor serves up great food along with a lively atmosphere, especially around Soccer season.
If you’re thinking about going downtown for St. Paddy’s day, then Hennessey’s Tavern might be a good place to try. Although they do serve some Irish favorites, they also have other menu items that appeal to just about everyone. For entertainment, you’ll find live music, gaming and of course, a fully stocked bar.
If you like the idea of live entertainment and playing some slots but going downtown on St. Patrick’s day doesn’t appeal to you, McMullan’s may be the place for you. This pub has everything you can think of when it comes to all things Irish and then some.
Located at Town Square, McFadden’s is restaurant by day (with a kid’s menu) and a 21 and over hot spot by night. Fridays are “Ladies Night” and will get their first drink free!
Irish Pubs – Molly Malone’s, Sean Patrick’s, Kavanaugh’s, Morrissey’s, and Mad Matty’s Bar & Grill
With five locations throughout the Las Vegas valley, Irish Pubs are all open 24 hours a day so you can celebrate St. Patty’s day well into the wee hours of the morning. They also offer a Little Leprechaun’s menu for breakfast and lunch should you want to bring your kids there during the day.