Where to eat St. Patrick’s Day food in Vegas

It’s that time of the year when everyone’s Irish. We eat cabbage even though we normally wouldn’t and we put green food coloring in things that we probably shouldn’t. Yep, it’s St. Patrick’s Day and that means it’s time to eat everything from traditional bangers and mash to green alcoholic milkshakes. Here’s where to get your Irish food fix in Vegas.

Irish Pubs

If you want the real deal when it comes to Irish food you’ll want to visit an Irish pub. Here’s where you can find authentic Irish eats.

Rí Rá Irish Pub has plenty of food and beer ready for St. Patrick's Day, photo courtesy of Rí Rá.

Rí Rá Irish Pub has plenty of food and beer ready for St. Patrick’s Day, photo courtesy of Rí Rá.

Rí Rá at Mandalay Bay
It doesn’t get much more authentic than Rí Rá. This pub shipped in a lot of its interior directly from the Emerald Isle. Rí Rá always serves classic Irish food including potato cakes, sausage rolls, smoked salmon, shepherd’s pie, Guinness stew, Irish curry and a St. Patrick’s Day favorite — house brined corned beef with braised cabbage, mashed potatoes and Irish parsley sauce.

McFadden’s at Town Square Las Vegas
McFadden’s is a bit more of an Americanized version of an Irish pub but they do have Irish food staples on their menu including fish & chips, shepherd’s pie, chicken pot pie, corned beef and cabbage, and Irish steak and mushroom pie with stout gravy. Wash it all down during St. Patrick’s Day with $4 green beers, $5 shots of Jameson and $6 Guinness pints.

McMullan’s Irish Pub, 4650 W. Tropicana Ave.
The McMullan family serves a nice variety of Irish favorites at this authentic pub. You’ll find chips and gravy, Irish sausage rolls, Irish stew, corned beef and cabbage, Irish pie and the farmhouse Irish breakfast: eggs with black & white pudding, sausage, Irish bacon, baked beans, grilled tomato, breakfast potatoes and homemade brown bread.

Nine Fine Irishmen, photo courtesy of New York - New York.

Nine Fine Irishmen, photo courtesy of New York – New York.

Nine Fine Irishmen at New York – New York
This is another real-deal Irish pub. The bar was assembled in Ireland, disassembled and then shipped to Vegas to be reassembled. Irish menu items include colcannon soup with potatoes, cabbage and leeks, Irish bangers, lamb stew, fish & chips and beer and cheese dip with Smithwick’s Ale and Irish cheddar cheese, served with country breads.

Tilted Kilt at The LINQ
Tilted Kilt doesn’t always serve traditional Irish food, but during March they do have special food for the season including corned beef hash and eggs, corned beef sandwiches, Scotch eggs, drunken clams steamed in Guinness and Irish stew.

Hennessey’s Tavern, 425 Fremont St.
If you’re downtown, head to Hennessey’s for your St. Patrick’s Day food fix. Their menu offers things like Jameson ribs with Irish whiskey barbecue sauce, Guinness fish & chips and traditional shepherd’s pie.

J.C.’s Irish Pub at JW Marriott
J.C.’s is an authentic Irish pub that’s been in town for years. Food favorites include Guinness beef stew, fish & chips, shepherd’s pie and sticky toffee pudding for dessert. Complement your meal with a wide variety of Irish whiskeys and Irish coffees.

St. Paddy’s Day specials

These restaurants might not be traditionally Irish…in fact some aren’t even close to Irish, but they are still serving up specials for St. Patrick’s Day. Here’s where you can find Irish favorites and some interesting takes on Irish favorites.

Siegel's 1941 will be serving corned beef & cabbage for St. Paddy's Day, photo courtesy of Siegel's 1941.

Siegel’s 1941 will be serving corned beef & cabbage for St. Paddy’s Day, photo courtesy of Siegel’s 1941.

Siegel’s 1941 at the El Cortez
Get your traditional corned beef with cabbage, potatoes and carrots for $11.

The frozen grasshopper Bam-Boozled shake, photo courtesy of Holstein's Shakes and Buns.

The frozen grasshopper Bam-Boozled shake, photo courtesy of Holstein’s Shakes and Buns.

Holsteins Shakes and Buns at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Celebrate with the Luck O’ The Irish Burger, a take on the Irish-American classic corned beef and cabbage, made with a beef patty topped with Swiss cheese, shaved corn, beer-braised cabbage, diced smoked bacon, and a hint of Russian dressing for $17. To complement the burger, try Holsteins’ frozen grasshopper Bam-Boozled (alcoholic shake) — a green treat whipped up with peppermint, chocolate, crème de menthe, and Pinnacle chocolate vodka.

Shake Shack at New York – New York
Shake Shack welcomes St. Patrick’s Day March 14 – 20 with the special edition Chocolate Mint Custard.  It’s $5.59 for a shake, $4.59 for a single concrete and $6.79 for a double concrete.

Hard Rock Cafe’s Guinness & Jameson bacon cheeseburger, photo courtesy of Hard Rock Cafe.

Hard Rock Cafe’s Guinness & Jameson bacon cheeseburger, photo courtesy of Hard Rock Cafe.

Hard Rock Café on the Strip
Mix a little rock ‘n’ roll with your St. Patrick’s Day at Hard Rock Cafe.  Drinks include the Jameson Irish Mule featuring a mix of Jameson Irish Whiskey, ginger beer and fresh limes, served in Hard Rock’s signature Mason jar. Guests can also indulge their inner burger connoisseur with Hard Rock Cafe’s Guinness & Jameson bacon cheeseburger, which features a certified angus beef patty topped with Jameson Irish Whiskey bacon jam, a Guinness Stout cheese sauce, tomatoes and seasoned arugula.

Spago at the Forum Shops at Caesars
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Spago will serve country style potato & leek soup with crème fraiche, beer sausage and watercress for $12 and prime corned beef & cabbage with red bliss potatoes, horseradish and whole grain mustard for $23.

Triple George Grill, 201 N. 3rd St.
The special St. Patrick’s Day menu begins with things like potato soup, green oysters and a Scotch egg with pickled red onion and cornichon. Additional menu items include corned beef bubble and squeak accompanied by red potato, corned beef, Irish bacon, grilled tomato and eggs any style for $14.95. You can also order shepherd’s pie with ground beef, vegetables and mashed potato for $16.95 and stout glazed lamb chops served grilled with mint jelly and Guinness reduction for $45.95.

Classic corned beef & cabbage, photo courtesy of Public House.

Classic corned beef & cabbage, photo courtesy of Public House.

Public House at the Venetian
You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy Public House’s traditional St. Patrick’s Day menu: corned beef and cabbage, beer-braised with baby carrots, pee wee potatoes and an IPA-grain mustard sauce for $26. You can pair it with a 12-ounce draft green beer for $3 or a 12-ounce Guinness draught for $4.

Fettuccine al pesto con gamberi, photo courtesy of TREVI.

Fettuccine al pesto con gamberi, photo courtesy of TREVI.

TREVI at the Forum Shops at Caesars
It might be an Italian restaurant, but on March 17, TREVI will celebrate the patron saint of Ireland with the festive fettuccine al pesto con gamberi, which features fettuccine tossed with sautéed shrimp, sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts and basil in a green pesto cream sauce. Follow it up with a scoop of creamy pistachio gelato accompanied by a Pirouette cookie and wash everything down with a “Kiss Me, I’m Italian” sour apple cocktail.

CRUSH at MGM Grand
CRUSH bartender John O’Donnell will host a festive St. Patrick’s Day bash with plenty of beer and Irish whiskey. Food specials will include corned beef, cabbage, soda bread and a draft beer, priced at $20.16; and a brown ale Irish lamb stew served with fingerling potatoes and baby carrots, accompanied by a Red Hydrant brown ale, priced at $20.16.

Mean Green Quesadilla, photo by Peter Harasty.

Mean Green Quesadilla, photo by Peter Harasty.

Tacos & Tequila at Luxor Hotel and Casino
Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with a Mexican twist. T&T will offer the Mean Green Quesadilla made with spinach tortillas and loaded with the choice of protein including chicken, carne asada or shrimp. Each quesadilla will be served “alambre-style,” with bacon, Oaxaca cheese, chile poblano and onion, and topped with cilantro, avocado cream sauce and green pico de gallo, priced at $14.

Luck O' The Irish Dog, photo courtesy of Haute Doggery.

Luck O’ The Irish Dog, photo courtesy of Haute Doggery.

Haute Doggery at The LINQ Promenade
Create your own luck on St. Patrick’s Day with Haute Doggery’s Luck O’ The Irish Dog– a char-grilled frank topped with corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and mustard ($6.99), available only on Thursday, March 17. Pair it with an ice cold brew and a side of poutine fries with cheese curds and brown gravy.

Sprinkles Cupcakes at The LINQ Promenade
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Irish Chocolate Cupcake. This Belgian dark chocolate cake is topped with Bailey’s Irish cream cheese frosting and a sweet shamrock and is available March 7-20. You can also catch the green velvet cupcake available March 17 only.

Anthony’s Gourmet Burgers & Brews at M Resort
On March 17, Anthony’s wills serve a special prix-fixe menu including an Irish cheddar ale soup with crispy bacon and Irish soda bread rolls, corned beef and cabbage with buttered new red potatoes and Baileys Irish crème brûlée, priced at $21.99 per person.



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