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Events Guide: St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s Day is all about the details.
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It’s that time of year again where everyone is Irish and the green beer flows. Though Las Vegas isn’t Dublin, the food and drink specials on and off The Strip will have you thinking you are a Son of Erin.

Monday, March 14:

Irish Happy Hour at J.C. Wooloughan Irish Pub: Get ready for the big day at J.C. Wooloughan Irish Pub with Irish Happy Hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. during the week leading up to St. Patrick's Day. Enjoy pints of Guinness, Harp and Smithwick’s for just $4 each.

Pot O’ Gold Monday at McFadden's: KLUC presents Pot O’ Gold Monday at McFadden's featuring drink specials all night long, prizes and entertainment by JV All-Stars at 10 p.m. and DJ Ted at 8 p.m.

Tuesday, March 15:

Tilt Your Kilt Karaoke at McFadden's: Hosted by 107.9, this event will have DJ Squirrel hosting karaoke, Celtic music by Darby O'Gill and the Little People at 9 p.m., Desert Skye Pipes & Drums at 6 p.m. and drink specials including $4 green beers, $4 shots of Jameson, $10 pitchers, $5 cherry and grape bombs and Guinness, Killian’s and Bass specials.

Wednesday, March 16:

St. Patty's Eve Extravaganza at Ghostbar: Snitch presents a St. Patty's Eve Extravaganza at Ghostbar featuring residents DJ 88, DJ M!keattack and Dave Fogg.

Cheers to Green Beers at McFadden's: McFadden’s and KOMP 92.3 will host Cheers to Green Beers with $4 green beers all day, as well as Guinness, Killian’s and Bass specials, $4 shots of Jameson and music from Irish band, Finnegan’s Wake, who will start at 9 p.m. Plus, all of those hardcore party goers still around at 3:17 a.m. will be eligible for a spectacular McFadden’s giveaway in honor of the March 17 arrival.

Thursday, March 17:

St. Patty's Party at Crazy Horse III: Crazy Horse III will be celebrate everyone’s favorite drinking holiday with Budweiser and Bud Light beer buckets for $20 and Irish-inspired shots of Jameson and Irish Car Bombs for $5.

Erin Go Bra-gh 3 at Blush: Blush celebrates St. Patrick's Day in its own special way with Erin Go Bra-gh 3, sponsored by Jameson. The top three sexiest females wearing green will win over $5,000 cash and prizes.

With A Bible & A Gun at the House of Blues Courtyard: House of Blues Las Vegas is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day weekend celebration featuring With A Bible & A Gun on the Courtyard Stage for three nights. The Los Angeles-based quartet specializes in Johnny Cash classics and they will be performing a series of free shows.

Shamrock-A-Rama St. Patrick’s Day Festival: The Arts Factory's Irish festival offers up drink specials including $ green beer, $4 shots of whiskey and $5 Irish iced teas and Irish car bombs. “Mother Effing Shots” special begin at 7 p.m., and guests have to swear to receive their specially priced shots. Bar + Bistro, the Arts Factory restaurant, will offer up corned beef and cabbage plates as well as favorite bar bites including chicken wings, chicken strips, fries and more. The entertainment lineup includes music from The Dirty Panties and My First Roden and comedy from Drunken Irish Priest, Rob Cole and Filthy Irish Jokes.

Shamrock Shindig at Silverton: Veil Pavilion at The Silverton will go green for the Shamrock Shindig featuring at cabbage and potato eating contest at 7 p.m., a Miss Sexy St. Patty's Day contest, music by Joshua Tree and drink specials including $1 beers, $10 pitchers, free green jello shots while they last and beer pong.

Grand opening of Rí Rá: Rí Rá Irish Pub inside Mandalay Place officially opens its doors for business on St. Patrick's Day. The day begins at 10 a.m. with a parade through the property featuring bagpipers and Irish dancers. In honor of the holiday, Rí Rá will be serving up an authentic Irish cocktail, the Fat Frog, a unique blend of vodkas and Irish flavors. Enjoy music from The Chancey Brothers and Boston’s Erin ÓG. (For more on Rí Rá click here!)

St. Patrick’s Day at Green Valley Ranch: Enjoy green beer for $3 a glass or $4 Jameson specials at GVR’s Ovation or Quinn’s Irish Pub. Enter the beer pong tourney for a shot at prizes and enjoy live entertainment, including Irish rockers Darby O’Gill and the Little People, who take the stage at 10 p.m.

Gold at the End of the Rainbow at Moon: What’s better than green beer on St. Patrick’s Day? Free green beer! Listen to a traditional Irish band while you sip on complimentary Miller Lite from 11 p.m. to midnight. Bring all your friends because the person with the largest entourage all wearing green wins $2,500.

St. Patrick’s Day with House of Pain at Tao: Irish-American hip-hoppers House of Pain will celebrate the holiday at Tao. If you lose your confidence on the dance floor, remember to just "Jump Around."

St. Party’s Day at Blue Martini: Enjoy live music by Acoustic Soul and great drink specials. Ladies receive a Guinness, green martini and Jameson and ginger ale open bar from 4-6 p.m. and men can get half-off Jameson and Guinness all night long.

St. Patty's Party at PBR Rock Bar: Bartenders will be serving up a variety of traditional drink favorites including green beer, green margaritas and green daiquiris. Specialty drinks will be sold in either 80-ounce Green Guitars for $35, 100-ounce Super Yards for $38 or the 64-ounce Green Super Beers for $24. Other drink specials include $5 draft beer, two-for-one Bud Light commemorative bottles and specials on Irish Car Bombs.

St. Patrick’s Day at J.C. Wooloughan: On St. Patrick’s Day, doors open at 10 a.m. Traditional bag pipes launch the entertainment line-up at noon with John Windsor, Nick Manterra & Fidler, Vegas U2, Cletus & the Sweat, and the Wild Celts providing continuous music throughout the day. The Backyard opens with live entertainment starting at 2 p.m. with The Wild Celts taking the stage at 9 p.m. Tickets are available at J.C. Wooloughan Irish Pub or can be reserved by calling 702-869-7725.

Sons of Erin St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival: The City of Henderson will host the 45th annual Southern Nevada Sons of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival, March 17-20. The family-friendly event will include a parade, carnival, entertainment, car show and more. The parade will be held Saturday, March 19 at 10 a.m. The event will also feature a carnival with a variety of midway games and rides, as well as a festival with two stages of entertainment, food, beverages and souvenirs. Additionally, the car show returns for its second year. Attendees will have the opportunity to view an assortment of classic vehicles, hot rods and motorcycles displayed within the Water Street District, from Basic Road to Atomic Street.

St. Patrick's Day Bash at McFadden's: McFadden's inside the Rio celebrates with an entire day of celebrations. X107.5, KLUC 98.5 and MIX 94.1 kick off the celebration bright and early with Kegs and Eggs. Early raisers will enjoy all-you-can-eat-and-drink Kegs and Eggs from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. for only $20. The first 21 people to arrive will receive a free beer for the 21 Shotgun Salute Beer Chug. An authentic Irish breakfast will be served all day and night for only $10. From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. the bar will host a Mid-day Mind Eraser Open Bar. Admission is $20 and guests receive a souvenir yard glass. $4 green beers, $6 Jameson shots, $5 green injection shots, $3 green jello shots and green beer bongs and Guinness, Killian’s and Bass specials will also be offered. The Build Your Own Green Bikini contest offers a $1,000 cash prize plus an Epiphone guitar custom painted by Jason Oberly. Entertainment will include authentic Irish dancers, Bread and Circus from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m., the bagpipe band, McFadden’s Desert Skye Pipes & Drums all day as well as DJ Ted on the ones and twos from 7 a.m. until close.

Green eggs and ham at Rhumbar: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with green eggs and ham burritos and mojitos at Rhumbar while you take in the March Madness action on all the big screens and listen to the sounds of DJ Pony P. Drink specials include $30 for six Miller Lites and a souvenir cooler, 6 Milagro Tequila Bloody Marias or Stolichnaya Green Bloody Marys.

Beer garden at Mandalay Beach: Mandalay Bay is staging a two-day celebration starting Thursday from noon until 5 p.m. including complimentary admission to a DJ set at Mandalay Bay Beach. Guests also can listen to the music and purchase a $39 all-you-can-drink pass which grants entry to the Moorea Beach Club Beer Garden. The schedule includes performances by Darby O’Gill and The Little People, Vegas U2 and The Wild Celts, along with a DJ.

St. Patrick's Day party at Minus5: Minus5 Ice Bar celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with an ice luge in front of the lounge. Green shots will be served throughout the evening and the entire ice bar will be green.

Celtic Feis at NYNY: Celtic Feis returns to New York-New York featuring a full weekend of Irish entertainment, music and of course, beer. The party kicks off at 11 a.m. on St. Patty’s Day with a Bag Pipers parade followed at 11:30 a.m. with live music along the Brooklyn Bridge performed by Sin E Ri Ra. Later in the afternoon the Celtic Rockers will take the stage from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Sin E Ri Ra will return to close the party from 9:30 p.m. until 2:15 a.m.

Irish music at Nine Fine: Nine Fine Irishmen Pub inside New York-New York kicks off its festive atmosphere from noon until 4 p.m. with Irish favorites Mike Bowman followed later that day by Frank Joseph, and concludes with The Limey Barstewards from 9:30 p.m. until 2 a.m.

St. Patty's Day fundraiser at Murphy' Law: Murphy’s Law Bar & Grill is celebrating the luck of the Irish with an all-day block party, complete with food and drink specials, live music, games, giveaways and green beer. Murphy’s Law is partnering with HELP of Southern Nevada to raise money for those in need. Enjoy $3 green beers all day long with the first one free of charge with a boxed or canned good donation for HELP of Southern Nevada. Other drink specials include Guinness, Harp, Magners Cider, Smithwick’s, Jameson shots, Irish Leprechaun shots and Murphy’s Stout, each for $5. Food specials will include bacon ranch fries, Banger on a Bun, corned beef and cabbage soup and Irish Car Bomb Brownies ‘n’ Crème, each for $5. Guests can also receive a free shot of Feckin Irish Whiskey with the purchase of any Murphy’s Law shirt. DJ Wes and DJ Kram will spin Irish favorites and dance music beginning at 4 p.m. and the Jameson Girls, Guinness Girls and “Pint the Guinness” mascot will get guests in the mood with Irish giveaways and fun activities.

St. Pat's Party at The Fitz: Downtown Las Vegas revelers can enjoy Irish whiskey, green beer and food specials, a strolling Irish musical duo' dancing DJ’s; St. Patrick’s Day souvenirs and great giveaways, including Fitz “staycations” and a trip to San Diego. Radio station KMXB Mix 94.1 will do a Happy Hour remote broadcast live from the Fitz.

Drink specials at Zeffrino: Zeffrino Italian restaurant in the Canal Shoppes at the Venetian is going Irish for the day. In celebration of St. Patty’s Day, guests can enjoy a Lucky Leprechaun Martini featuring Stoli Citros, Apple Pucker, and Midori. Irish Coffee and Jameson drinks are also available for $5 throughout the day.

St. Patrick's Day party at P.J. Clarke's: P.J. Clarke’s will make a $10,000 donation and provide 20% of all t-shirt sales between March 17th and March 20th to the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education in Las Vegas. The New York outpost has been long known for consuming the most pints of Guinness (over 5000) and consuming more than half a ton of corned beef & cabbage.

St. Patrick's menu at Yard House in Town Square: Yard House will feature entrees including Corned Beef Brisket, Shepherd’s Pie and a Grilled Corned Beef Sandwich. Green beer and specialty cocktails such as the Get Lucky Lemon Drop, Lucky Leprechaun, Pot of Gold and Celtic Mojito will be the featured specials.

St. Patty's menu at Miller's Ale House: Miller’s Ale House at Town Square will feature special menu items in honor of St. Patrick's Day including Corned Beef & Cabbage, Irish Nachos and a Corned Beef Reuben.

O'Sheas Block Party: Peepshow and Holly’s World star Holly Madison will take on Lucky the Leprechaun in a beer pong rematch. Enjoy music from Joshua Tree, Limey Bar and Sin City Sinner plus go-go dancers in Irish-inspired outfits. Drink specials include $3 Bailey’s and Jameson shots, $4 Miller/Coors draft, $5 Guinness draft, $6 Heinekens, $8 for all other drinks. Food specials include 2 for $5 Corned beef kraut sliders and 2 for $5 Guinness beef sliders.

St. Patty's Day Pub Crawl at the Fremont Street Experience: The Golden Gate Hotel, Fremont Casino , Binion's, Fitzgerald's , Four Queens and Hennessey's will all be offering drink specials in honor of the holiday. Enjoy entertainment from fiddlers, Tempest, Hardwood Hotties, Whiskey Galore, Carl Ferris, Vegas U2, Dream Team Divas and the Red Not Chili Peppers.

St. Patrick’s Day celebration at McCormick & Schmick’s: The 12th annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration will have lunch specials beginning at 11 a.m. Guests can enjoy happy hour and dinner specials with live music from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., as well as the annual “Kiss a Stranger at McCormick & Schmick’s.”

Corned beef eating contest at Hash House A Go Go: Guests can participate in a corned beef eating contest beginning at 2 p.m. at the Sahara location of Hash House A Go Go. Everyone can enjoy festive happy hour food and drink specials offered from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Sunday, March 20:

Post St. Patrick's Day brunch at Simon: If you had to work during the St. Patrick's festivities or if you partied a little too hard and need some tasty recovery food, head to Simon at Palms Place for a delicious post St. Patrick's Day brunch featuring green eggs and ham, pistachio pancakes, corned beef hash, Lucky Charms treats and shamrock shakes.

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