The luck of the Irish is strong in neighborhood bars and restaurants
St. Patrick’s Day celebrations will be marked throughout the Valley on Wednesday, March 17, so dress your best in green and check out the neighborhood spots going all-in for the Irish holiday. With enticing dishes, drinks and events, there’s lots to do around town.
West of the Strip
Fremont Street Experience
The entire Fremont Street Experience will feel like an unofficial block party for St. Patrick’s Day, but if you really want to feel the luck of the Irish, step inside Hennessey’s, where Remedy will play live on stage at 8 pm. Come by earlier at 4 p.m. when the multi-level bar cranks up a holiday livestream by The Dropkick Murphys.
Red Rock Resort and Green Valley Ranch
Lucky Penny has two new locations (at Red Rock Resort and Green Valley Ranch), making it easy to visit on either side of the Valley. Stop by between 11 a.m.-10 p.m. for a menu of Irish favorites, including corned beef and cabbage with Yukon gold potatoes and glazed carrots ($15.99), shepherd’s pie ($14.99), colcannon soup with Irish beer cheese ($4.99) and Irish cream cheesecake ($6.99).
Take advantage of St. Patrick’s Day specials at all five Hash House a Go Go locations. Choose among pot roast hash, a corned beef sandwich or Paddy’s Tractor Driver—an indulgent buttermilk pancake with corned beef, onions and Swiss cheese with eggs in whiskey sauce. Prices begin at $14 (and an extra pancake is just $1 more).
Project BBQ, the food truck parked outside Circa on Fremont Street, is serving a “Hogstravaganza” platter for as many as nine people with a whole-roasted green hog surrounded by a variety of sides. Expect an over-the-top presentation with sparklers, horns and music. Order in advance by calling (702) 726-5491. The $750 price includes the platter and a reserved table. Otherwise, you can downsize with corned beef sandwiches or tacos with green tortillas.
West of the Strip
Area15 will be a busy place on St. Patrick’s Day. Take part in a “Lepre-con” bar crawl from 3-9 p.m. and enjoy a beer from five different bars (Oddwood, The Beast, Emporium, Five Iron Golf and Dueling Axes). Tickets are $32 per person. Five Iron Golf will also have its own $5 specials on green beer and Jameson shots while showcasing Ireland’s most-renowned courses in virtual driving bays. Meanwhile, The Portal hosts a concert by The 442s, a quintet of jazz and classical musicians who will be surrounded by four walls of 3D projection mapping. Performances are 7-8:30 p.m. and 10-11:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include one free green beer.
Nachos for St. Patrick’s Day? Nacho Daddy is making it happen at locations on the Strip, Downtown and in Summerlin. The Irish Nacho (available until March 17 for $18.95) smothers Kennebec potato chips with melted cheddar and jack cheese, queso, corned beef, brown mustard relish and scallions.
East of the Strip
Combine food and entertainment for a fun evening out. Lawry’s The Prime Rib hosts “The Celtic Kick-Off Caper” at 7 p.m. March 17 and 18. The murder mystery dinner includes a three-course meal featuring prime rib with mashed potatoes and Yorkshire pudding or salmon with mashed potatoes and a vegetable. A vegetarian option is also available. Reservations begin at $115 per person. Lawry’s The Prime Rib also has a corned beef and cabbage dinner special (March 17-21). Ask about the Tullamore Dew whiskey flight.
The Summerlin crowd will be at Kona Grill to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with corned beef sliders for dine-in, takeout or delivery. They’re just $6 during Happy Hour (along with $3 green beer) all week long March 15-20. The best seats are on the upstairs patio deck.
Visit the Earl Grey Cafe for a three-course meal ($19.99) that includes potato leek soup with fried onions, corned beef brisket with braised cabbage, onions, steamed red potatoes, sauteed baby carrots and a dark chocolate Guinness cake. If you want something a little simpler, the Sandwich of the Month at Clubhouse Deli is New York-style pastrami and corned beef with Swiss cheese and coleslaw on toasted rye bread ($10.99).
Saint Honore has some of the most delicious and colorful doughnuts in Las Vegas. A variety of limited-edition St. Patrick’s Day designs and flavors are available in a box of four ($20) or 16 ($56). Order for pickup and become the hero of any holiday party.
More than 60 bars under the PT’s banner will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a wide range of specials, including Sean Patrick’s Red Brew or PT’s Hualapai IPA with a shot of Screwball peanut butter whiskey for $6. Feed your appetite with corned beef and cabbage ($14), fish and chips ($14), potato soup ($6 per cup, $9 per bowl), Jameson wings ($13 per basket) or a classic burger and fries ($12). A limited amount of free holiday T-shirts will also be handed out.