There’s an old Irish saying, “In heaven there is no beer…that’s why we drink ours here.” While the originator of that saying was probably a quirky Irishman from the shores of the Éire, you can’t beat Las Vegas when it comes to throwing big and splashy St. Patrick’s Day bashes with some of the finest stouts, whiskey, food, festivals, and music.
Parades and Festivities in Downtown Las Vegas
Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas is St. Patrick’s Day central including the Fremont Street Experience ShamRock with bands, authentic Irish entertainment, live tribute bands, and lots of bars offering drink specials. Plus, you won’t want to miss the annual Las Vegas Valley Firefighter’s St. Patrick’s Day Invitational Parade beginning at noon on Fremont and Main St. For more information on specific dates and times visit Las Vegas How To Guide.
On March 17, head back to Fremont Street for the St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl that will make even lucky leprechauns envious. Drink your way through more than 10 bars on a self-guided tour that lets you set your own itinerary. Drink specials, food discounts, and, no cover charges make this Las Vegas St. Patrick’s Day event one you can’t miss.
Green Beer & Irish Fare
Also on Fremont Street under a giant pint of Bass, Hennessey’s Tavern boasts the world’s largest pint served in a 64-ounce glass. Stop by for plenty of beer, fun, and live music. You can return the day after St. Patrick’s Day to nurse a hangover with the tavern’s extensive breakfast menu.
A testament to true Irish tradition, Rí Rá Irish Pub at Mandalay Bay features five sections, each with its own distinct pub theme. Along with the authentic fixtures brought from Ireland, traditional fare, and a large selection of domestic and international draughts, whiskeys, hand-crafted cocktails, and a vast array of wines and spirits, Rí Rá has an impressive lineup of bands flown in from Ireland.
On the topic of Irish pubs, a few other notable ones for St. Patty’s Day imbibing are:
All of these fine Irish drinking establishments – where the food is breá (Gaelic for fine) and the Irish whiskey is uisce beatha (water of life) – take St. Patrick’s Day to an art form with wonderful food and drink specials, entertainment and lots of Irish exuberance and humor.
For family fun, it’s the 55th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival is in downtown Henderson at the Water Street District March 10-12, 2023. The popular three-day festival features authentic Celtic entertainment, a parade, car show, amusement games, Irish whiskey tastings, food, and souvenirs.
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