Las Vegas has no shortage of drinking establishments, but as any frequent bar goer will tell you few bars are as welcoming as an Irish Pub. Whether you're hankering for a proper pint of Guinness, feel the need to soothe your soil with an Irish ballad or want your belly to be warmed by some Irish stew, these Las Vegas establishments are sure to please.
Some of these Irish Pubs lie on the Strip amidst the hustle and bustle while others are tucked away on one of Las Vegas' many neighborhoods and cater to locals. While everyone lays claim to being Irish on St. Patrick's Day, these establishments live the life of green and orange every day. Below I'll give you all the info you'll need to make a wise choice for your next Celtic adventure. Tell me of your adventures. Erin Go Bragh!
Dubbed the "Best Irish Restaurant in the West" by the Las Vegas Weekly, McMullan's on West Tropicana is an amazing place. An Irish stew that will have you coming back often and frequently coupled with a selection of Irish whiskeys unseen anywhere outside of the Emerald Isle.
With traditional Irish music on weekends, dart tournaments and gambling and frequent special events, McMullan's may just be the best place to feel like you're among the Irish. Trust me when I say an evening spent at McMullan's is time well spent.
4650 W Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89103
This place was like a second home to me when I first moved to Las Vegas. It had all the things I loved in a pub, good food, great drink and a staff that became friends. Alas, I spent too much time there and gained a bit more heft than I wished so I've cut back on my patronage.
That certainly doesn't mean that you should. Located in the Spring Valley neighborhood on W. Flamingo, it has that dark and dingy feel of a truly great Irish pub. Try the shepherds pie and you'll come back for more. Sean Patrick's has numerous barside poker machines and was the place I saw my first four aces put some coin in my pocket.
8255 W Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89147
Some locals may see Ri Ra and look upon this Irish pub with derision and ill feelings, but step inside and you'll quickly see that local snobs are often wrong. Sure Ri Ra is more fancied up than some of the other Irish pubs in town, but residing inside the fabulous Mandalay Bay means they attract some of the best entertainment and best staff of any of the Valley's Irish establishments.
Featuring artifacts and wood directly from Ireland, few pubs can lay claim to being more authentic. With amazing nightly entertainment and upscale food that stands alongside the great restaurants across Vegas, Ri Ra is a pub and eatery to come back to and take out of towners to again and again. I say pshaw to the naysayers.
3930 Las Vegas Blvd S
Like the band of the same name Murphy's Law pub is Irish, but it sure isn't traditional. A pub with a bit of an edge it is both Irish and Las Vegas and as such combines two of my favorite things. If you like your Guinness with a side of snark then come to Murphy's Law and let your wild side out.
1590 E Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Another local favorite, Thee Angry Wives is nestled in a strip mall that hardly seems a place for one of the better places to put up your feet and have a pint. Noted as one of the best 24 hour gaming bars in town, Three Angry Wives is welcoming and friendly and features some fine, if not extraordinary, Irish based bar cuisine.
A long time favorite of the crew I moved to Las Vegas with, Three Angry Wives remains a place to barhop like a local and get away from the Strip to see another side of Vegas.
8820 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89117