This year St. Patrick’s Day falls on Monday, March 17. The holiday originated in the early 1600s and celebrates the arrival of Saint Patrick and Christianity to Ireland. Lent restrictions on alcohol and food are lifted for the day so revelers can enjoy meat and libations. Las Vegas is a great place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day for both locals and tourists. Take in a parade and head out to one of these local bars for green beer and a good time.
4700 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite 8
Las Vegas, NV 89119
It isn’t St. Patrick’s Day without a visit to the Freakin’ Frog – America’s largest beer and whiskey bar. In addition to the whiskey attic, the Freakin’ Frog has a rotating menu of on-tap draughts and seasonal and craft beers. This St. Patrick’s Day, head over to the Freakin’ Frog for live music, food, drink and, of course, no cover. The Frog will have a special whiskey tasting of Jameson versus Bushmills or the “Catholic’s versus the Protestants.” The bar will also have a selection of United Kingdom beers and Wexford, an Irish creme beer.
3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Located inside the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, Rockhouse will be going green on Monday, March 17 with a special selection of St. Patrick’s Day drinks. The ultra-dive bar will offer green drinks, including draft beers, priced at $5, 64-ounce super beers for $27, 100-ounce super yards for $38 and 80-ounce beers in a collectible guitar cup, priced at $38. St. Patty’s Day partiers can also get Irish Car Bombs until night’s end, priced at $5 each.
McMullan’s Irish Pub
4650 W. Tropicana Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89103
McMullan’s Irish Pub is the premier Irish bar in Las Vegas. It is home to the annual St. Baldrick’s event to benefit childhood cancer and a fabulous St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The party starts on Monday, March 17 at 11 a.m. and lasts all day. A $20 cover charge includes entrance to the bar and party tent, complete with a beer truck and live entertainment. Revelers can enjoy St Patrick’s Day favorites like shepherd’s pie, rueben sandwiches and sausage rolls.
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6471 Boulder Highway
Las Vegas, NV 89122
This local Irish pub has two locations, one near Eastern Avenue and I-215 and the other in southeast Las Vegas. Both locations will be serving St. Patrick’s Day menu items like corned beef and, of course, green beers. Mulligan’s will also have shot specials, drawings for gaming customers and no cover charge.
PBR Rock Grill
3663 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
PBR Rock Bar is located on the Las Vegas Strip in front of the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. Lads and lassies can enjoy the “Kiss me, I’m Irish” St. Patrick’s Day drink specials on Monday, March, 17. All day long, St. Patty’s Day partygoers can indulge in Irish Car Bomb shots and green beer for $5. Kick up the party with beer pong or a ride on the mechanical bull.
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