Every day feels like St. Patrick’s Day at Rí Rá, the warm, old-world pub inside the Shoppes at Mandalay Place. It might be on the Strip, but the vibe is overwhelmingly authentic, perhaps due to the Victorian Shop bar that began its life in Ireland in the 1880s, just one of the pub’s living artifacts—the oak floor is imported from a whiskey distillery, and the 500-pound plaster statue of St. Patrick dates back to 1850.
This week, there may be no better place to celebrate the day when everyone is Irish. Rí Rá’s St. Patrick’s Day festival continues through March 19 with live music, Irish dancers, bagpipers, specials and giveaways. The Crooked Jacks, The Black Donnellys and Craic Haus provide the soundtrack to your many, many cold pints, and whether you stop by in the morning for a full Irish breakfast or for a classic supper of corned beef and braised cabbage, you’ll enjoy a rich holiday feast. And you’ll learn why this Vegas Strip venue is a favorite pub for locals, who get 40 percent off lunch and dinner on Fridays in March. Maybe every day is St. Patrick’s day here. Rí Rá Las Vegas at the Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 702-632-7771. Sunday-Thursday 8 a.m.-3 a.m., Friday & Saturday 8 a.m.-4 a.m.