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Whether you’re looking for something festive to do for St. Patrick’s Day in Las Vegas or you’ve just got a hankering for a pint of Guinness and a shot of Jameson, there are plenty of Irish pubs to choose from in Sin City. That being said, not all drinking establishments are created equal. To help you narrow it down, we’ve compiled this list of the best Irish pubs in Las Vegas (both on and off the Strip).
NOTE: Some of the following businesses may be operating under certain restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact bars directly for the most current opening information and safety measures.
A drink at Hennessey’s Tavern is a can’t miss if you’re hanging out downtown. No need for directions—just keep an eye out for the giant glass of Bass Pale Ale as you walk up or down Fremont Street. This cozy tavern offers happy hour every weekday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., breakfast on the weekends, and a full lunch and dinner menu every day. Hennessey’s also has live music, plenty of wine and spirits, and an impressive Irish whiskey collection.
McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon
McFadden’s isn’t exactly what you’d call a traditional Irish pub, but it remains a popular bar for locals and tourists alike. During the week, this laidback American Irish bar and restaurant serves up familiar favorites like fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, and bangers and mash, along with a full drink menu. But after 10:00 p.m. on weekends, McFadden’s transforms into the ultimate party spot, with DJs, dancing, hookah, and more. If Irish nachos and Latin Nights sound like a winning combination, this is the place for you.
McMullan’s Irish Pub
Southwest Las Vegas
Located right next to the Orleans Hotel and Casino, McMullan’s is among the best Irish pubs in Las Vegas. As self-described “purveyors of the perfect pint”, McMullan’s Irish Pub prides itself on its hospitality and authenticity. Enjoy classic dishes like Irish stew, corned beef and cabbage, or an Irish pasty, plus a whiskey menu that’ll put most pubs to shame. This off-Strip bar also offers live music, an outdoor patio, video poker, and keno in a relaxed atmosphere perfect for meeting up with friends or family.
Nine Fine Irishmen
New York New York Hotel & Casino
It may be located inside New York New York, but this pub is Irish through and through. Nine Fine Irishmen was literally built in Ireland and then shipped all the way to Las Vegas. Named for a group of Irishmen who fought for Ireland’s independence in 1848, a visit here will transport you in time and place. Indulge in Irish comfort foods like shepherd’s pie made with port wine-infused ground beef, bangers and garlic mashed potatoes, plus fish and chips. As for libations, you’ll have your pick of the finest stouts, ales, lagers, and spirits. With impeccable service, live music, exterior patio, and a gorgeous interior, you can’t go wrong with a trip to Nine Fine Irishmen.
Like McFadden’s, O’Sheas Casino & Pub is among the best Irish pubs in Las Vegas for partying. Located at the LINQ Promenade, O’Sheas has been a Las Vegas Strip favorite since 1988, even after moving locations in 2013. This raucous Irish-style pub and casino has low minimum table games, live nightly music, an outdoor bar area, and an unparalleled high-energy social atmosphere. With three bars, fifty different beers on tap, and a full menu of libations, your luck won’t run out at O’Sheas.
Rí Rá Irish Pub
Mandalay Bay Hotel
Rí Rá Irish Pub (located inside Mandalay Bay) is about as authentic as it gets on this side of the Atlantic. With live music performances, a dim and cozy interior, and more than 60 beers to choose from, Rí Rá can be both a lowkey place to hang out and the perfect setting to let loose and do an Irish jig. Salvaged and reconstructed from a pub in Ireland and shipped across the world, Rí Rá captures the essence of the 19th century Irish pub experience. This bar doesn’t just talk the talk, either—its Whiskey Bar has the best whiskey, bourbon, and scotch collections in Las Vegas according to the Review Journal.
Sean Patrick’s Pub & Grill
Locations in North Las Vegas, Spring Valley, & Henderson
Sean Patrick’s Pub and Grill is a warm and friendly Irish pub with three neighborhood locations throughout the Las Vegas valley. The interior is decorated with Irish memorabilia, plus every amenity you might hope to find in a neighborhood bar, including gaming options, pool, shuffleboard, a cigar lounge, and plenty of TVs to watch sports. Truly the perfect casual hangout for locals, Sean Patrick’s also has two daily happy hours from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. Try the fish and chips or drunken skins while you sit by the stone fireplace and sip on a perfectly-poured Guinness.
Three Angry Wives Pub
Three Angry Wives Pub is a popular 24-hour gaming bar located at Boca Park in Summerlin. A quick 10 minute drive from the Red Rock Casino, Resort, and Spa, the full bar has twelve beers on tap, plus bottled and craft beers to please every palate. Breakfast and dinner are served daily and include standard American fare in addition to Irish staples like fish and chips and corned beef and cabbage. A down-to-earth atmosphere paired with friendly and attentive service makes a visit to Three Angry Wives a no-brainer if you’re in the Summerlin area.
Honorable Mention: Corcoran’s Irish Pub
McCarran International Airport
We’re not recommending you make a trip to the airport just for a drink, but if you’re waiting for a flight back home and nursing a hangover, Corcoran’s Irish Pub might be just what the doctor ordered. This small Irish pub is tucked away inside McCarran International Airport (Terminal 1, near Gate C2). Have a seat at the bar, enjoy a Guinness or shot of Jameson, and make the most of those last few moments of vacation.
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