Your guide to St. Patrick’s Day in Vegas
Sun, Mar 14, 2010 (12:05 a.m.)
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This St. Patrick's Day embrace your Irish heritage, or your friend, neighbor or former kindergarten teacher's Irish heritage. Everyone can be a Son of Erin as the green beer flows and the corned beef is sliced across the Strip and beyond. Check out the drink specials, music and other festivities in store for St. Paddy's Day in Las Vegas.
Sunday, March 14
Bloody Sunday at McFadden's: McFadden's hosts "Bloody Sunday," which starts bright and early with a traditional Irish breakfast for only $10. Enjoy $4 green beers, Guinness drafts and Jameson cocktails, plus 25-ounce mugs of any draft beer for only $10 all day long. Vegas U2 will perform live from 9 p.m. until midnight.
Young Dubliners at Wasted Space: Hard rocking Irish group the Young Dubliners will bring their high energy show to Wasted Space along with special guest Reckless in Vegas. This intimate setting will be a real treat for fans of the LA group.
Monday, March 15
"Celtic Monday" at McFadden's: "Celtic Monday" at McFadden's will feature $4 green beers, Guinness drafts and Jameson cocktails. Drink prices will start to get lower as the night gets later with reverse happy hour drink specials. Starting with $4 drinks at 9 p.m., McFadden's will lower the price of well cocktails and draft beers to $3 at 10 p.m., $2 at 11 p.m. and $1 drinks from midnight until close. Finnegan's Wake will entertain the crowd from 9 p.m. until midnight.
St. Patrick's Day at Cabo Wabo: Beginning Monday, March 15, Cabo Wabo will go green in celebration of St. Patrick's Day with green quesadillas, green burritos and green beer, along with a festive greeña colada. Drink specials include $5 Irish green Coors Light and Killian's Irish Red draft beers, Guinness bottles, Jameson and Bailey's Irish Cream shots, with additional drink specials for anyone sporting a kilt.
Tuesday, March 16
Erin Go Bra-gh St. Patrick's Day party at Blush: Blush at Wynn presents Erin Go Bra-gh, a St. Patrick's Day party with Jameson's specials and a green lingerie competition for $2,500 in cash and prizes.
Wednesday, March 17
Leprechauns and Models at Lavo: Lavo will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Leprechauns and Models. Enjoy a live fashion show with Leprechauns and Models along with specialty cocktails.
Celtic Feis at New York-New York: Celtic Feis returns to New York-New York featuring a full day of Irish entertainment, music and, of course, green beer. The party kicks off with live music at Coyote Ugly, the Brooklyn Bridge and Nine Fine Irishmen, featuring some of Las Vegas' favorite Irish bands like Desert Skye Pipe Band, Ri-Ra, Celtic Rockers, Mike Bowman, Frank Joseph and The Limey Bastards. Guests can enjoy Irish delicacies as well as cocktail specials.
St. Patty's Day celebration at Ghostbar: Snitch presents St. Patty's Day celebration at Ghostbar, hosted by "the one and only true Irishman of Las Vegas," John O'Donnell. Dance to sounds by DJ 88.
St. Patrick's Day Party at Hooters: Hooters will host a massive St. Patrick’s Day Party complete with a Hooters Girl autograph signing from 10 until 11 p.m., giveaways, drink specials and music by DJ Dynamixx.
“World’s Largest Pool Party” at the HRH Beach Club: The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino will host Bud Light’s “World’s Largest Pool Party” at the all new HRH Beach Club, combining Spring Break, St. Patrick's Day and March Maddness. Bud Light will unveil a 75’ by 150’ basketball bracket along the side of the brand new HRH Tower. All American Rejects will close out the weekend with a concert on Saturday.
St. Patty's party at Forbes KTV : If bagpipers aren't your style, Forbes KTV will be hosting a dubstep, drum and bass and electro St. Patty's party where you can shake your shamrocks.
"Luck of the Irish" burger special at LBS: The Irish like their meat and potatoes and what better combination than a burger and fries? LBS presents the “Luck of the Irish Burger” topped with green braised cabbage, shaved corned beef and Swiss cheese. The “green” burger is served on a marble rye bread with fresh hand-cut fries. LBS Twitter followers can enjoy $1 green pints from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. and from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. The password will be tweeted throughout the day from @LBSBurger.
St. Party's Day at Blue Martini: Blue Martini is hosting a St. Party's Day event with 93.1 The Party featuring an open green martini and Guinness bar for ladies from 4 until 6 p.m. At 7, ladies can compete in the Sham-rock the Plaid contest in their sexiest plaid skirts to win tickets to Alicia Keys and Robin Thicke.
Irish Block Party at Murphy's Law: Murphy's Law Bar & Grill is celebrating St. Patrick's Day with an all-day party featuring food and drink specials, live music, pot o' gold giveaways, beer-pong tournaments and a food drive to benefit HELP of Southern Nevada. Green attire is encouraged. Enjoy $1 green beers starting at 6 a.m. Customers who bring boxed or canned food items to donate to HELP of Southern Nevada will receive their first green beer free. Other drink specials include $1 O'Douls for designated drivers, $17 Jameson whiskey samplers and $3.17 Irish coffees and shots of Jameson. Murphy's original specialty green drink, the Clover Bend Over, is also available for $3.17, which is more than half off the regular price.
St. Patrick's Celebration at Hussong's Cantina: Hussong's Cantina and Taqueria is honoring St. Patrick's Day by giving away a three day, three night cruise to Ensenada, Mexico, which includes VIP open bar at the original Hussong's Cantina. Drink specials will include the Green Margarita for $7.77, $3 Guinness, $2 Jameson and $2 Bud Light.
Blandini at Feelgoods: Blandini, featuring Jeff Bland from Slaughter, will be performing live on St. Patrick's Day at Feelgoods where you can sample food and drink specials, including Guinness.
Corned beef eating contest at Hash House A Go Go: Hash House A Go Go and country station KWNR will host a corned beef eating contest in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Contestants can enter the contest at www.kwnr.com or in person at the Hash House A Go Go Sahara location. Up to eight participants will vie to be the first to finish 1.5 pounds of cooked corned beef and a quarter head of cabbage. The grand prize is $100 cash and breakfast once a week at Hash House A Go Go for a year. Second place will receive a $75 Hash House A Go Go gift certificate and a Certified Angus Beef gift box; third place will receive a $50 Hash House A Go Go gift certificate and a Certified Angus Beef gift box.
Irish music at Mizuya: The resort-wide party at Mandalay Bay kicks off at Mizuya as The Wild Celts take the stage from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. The Chancy Brothers will be up next from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Rattle and Humm from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. In between sets, head over to Raffles Café to sample a special menu of corned beef creations or check out drink specials like $3 Guinness beer, $2 Jameson whiskey shots and $2 Bud Light at participating locations including Mizyua, Orchid Lounge, eyecandy, Hussong’s Cantina and House of Blues.
"Drink until Someone Looks Pretty" at The Pub at Monte Carlo: Killian's Angels will perform live from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. then DJ Albert hits the decks until midnight. Drink specials include $8 Jameson whiskey cocktails, $5 Guinness beer, $5 Irish Car Bombs and $2 green JELL-O shots. Bring your dancing shoes because there will be an Irish Jig contest with a $500 top prize.
Guinness Beer Crawl at Luxor and Excalibur: If you don't want to be tied down to one venue for your St. Patrick's Day festivities, try the Guinness Beer Crawl at Luxor and Excalibur. Participating venues include Aurora and Liquidity at Luxor and Octane and The Lounge at Excalibur. If you make it to every stop, you will receive a free St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl T-Shirt and will be entered in a midnight drawing to win a Guinness dartboard. Grab your "Beer Crawl Passport" at any of the participating locations.
MGM Grand St. Patrick's Day bar crawl: MGM Grand wants to get in on the pub crawl action with St. Patrick's Day festivities and drink specials. Enjoy $3 Jameson whiskey shots with the purchase of a special $5 Guinness beer at Zuri, West Wing Bar, Centrifuge and Rouge. Guests will receive a stamp on their passport for every drink ordered at each participating location.
Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner at Sage: In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, Sage at Aria presents a Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner. Guests can enjoy five courses of Chef Shawn McClain's contemporary American cuisine paired with the award-winning brews of Sierra Nevada. For reservations, please call (877) 230-2742.
11th annual St. Paddy's Day celebration at McCormick & Schmick's: The celebration will include live music from Gary Queen, green beer, Guinness, Jameson and Baileys. Enjoy Irish-themed menu items including corned beef and cabbage, corned beef sandwiches, lamb stew, Guinness shrimp and corned beef sliders, in addition to the famous $1.95 bar menu.
St. Patrick's Day at McFadden's: St. Patrick's Day at McFadden's will begin at 7 a.m. with an all-you-can-eat-and-drink special until 11 a.m., priced at $20. Enjoy music from Desert Skyy Pipe Band all day long, a performance by Acoustic Soul from 2 until 6 p.m. and Irish dancers. Green beers will be $4 and the cover charge is $10, which includes a free yard glass filled with green beer. McFadden's will hold its annual "Make Your Own Green Bikini Contest" where contestants will create their own swimsuits to win $1,000.
Pot of Gold Ball at Eve Nightclub: Why go green when you can go gold? Eve Nightclub hosts the Pot of Gold Ball where ladies dressed in gold will compete to win a lavish lineup of designer handbags. One lucky bag will be filled with cash.
I Could Read the Sky book reading: Black Mountain Institute fellow and writer Timothy O'Grady and photographer Steven Pyke will bring their collaborative novel, I Could Read the Sky, to life on St. Patrick's Day. O'Grady will read from the book while world-renowned fiddle-and-guitar duo Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill perform along with the singing of Aine Meenaghan. In addition, Pkye's images will be projected throughout the show.
St. Patrick's Day at O'Rhumbar: Rhumbar is going Irish as it turns into O'Rhumbar for the holiday. Irish DJs will spin throughout the day while guests enjoy $5 green Coors Light drafts, Guinness, George Killian's Irish Red and Irish Car Bomb specials, available from 11 .m. until close, along with Tullamore Dew and Carolans Irish Cream shot specials.