Try your luck in Vegas this St. Patrick’s Day

Cheers to three green beers! But remember, Vegas' St. Paddy's Day celebrations don't end at green beer.

Green beer.

There, I said it. That’s what most people associate with festivities related to St. Patrick’s Day, or at least the ones that don’t involve St. Patrick directly. In Vegas, however, there’s a lot more going on than green beer when it comes to partying on this Irish holiday in Las Vegas. There are many nightlife and entertainment options for you to enjoy the weekend of March 17.

New York-New York Hotel & Casino will celebrate Celtic Feis, a traditional Gaelic arts and cultural festival, inside Nine Fine Irishmen and on the Brooklyn Bridge from Friday, March 16 through Sunday, March 18.

The St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Feis Parade starts at noon on Saturday, March 17  and will feature bagpipers from Desert Sky Pipe Band and firefighters from around the country. Inside Nine Fine Irishmen, the festival will continue with live entertainment and a special menu of authentic Irish fare.

Tickets to the St. Patrick’s Day festival are $25 and include admission to the day’s events and one complimentary drink. As a bonus, all guests 21 years of age or older wearing a kilt on St. Patty’s Day will receive complimentary admission to Celtic Feis, The Bar at Times Square and ROK Vegas.

This will be the last St. Patrick’s Day before O’Shea’s closes to make room for Project Linq, an outdoor retail, dining and entertainment district with a 550-foottall observation wheel. Known for cheap drinks and low bet minimums, this Las Vegas Strip casino is having one last hurrah with a St. Patrick’s Day block party on March 17, starting at noon.

The J.W. Marriott resort has multiple celebrations. The first party starts on Wednesday, March 14 through March 16 with a special happy hour from 3 to 7 p.m. They’ll have $5 specials on Irish appetizers, 50-percent off Irish draft beer and live music.

The J.W. Marriott celebrations then goes to J.C. Wooloughan’s on March 17 with festivities beginning at 10 a.m. Entertainment begins at noon with live music at the pub and in the resort’s beautiful outdoor patio. There will be a cover charge of $20 on St. Patrick’s Day starting at 3 p.m. Party revelers can enjoy both the patio and pub venues with their paid cover.

Rí Rá at Mandalay Place celebrates its one year anniversary and St. Patrick’s Day with a two-day festival that begins on March 16. The weekend festivities include live music, giveaways, Irish dancers, authentic Irish menu items and a parade through Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. The celebration kicks off on March 16 with live Irish music starting at 5 p.m. On Saturday, the Six Nations Rugby match between Ireland and England kicks off the party at 10 a.m. followed by a parade through the casino at 11 a.m. Rí Rá will charge $10 cover at the pub on Saturday.

The St. Paddy’s Pub Crawl at the Fremont Street Experience is more than 12 hours of bands, shows and reveling throughout the entire Fremont Street area.  A full schedule and list of drink specials is available here.

Las Vegas-based Irish rock band Wild Celts will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a free show and special contests at the Suncoast Showroom. They’ll be holding a “Rock Your Kilt” contest and a “Leprechaun Star Search” with $100 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place. Both contests are open to men and women 21 and older.

Chateau at Paris Las Vegas will host an all-day St. Patrick’s Day party, with music, food dozens of varieties of beer, including Killian’s Irish Red and Guinness, as well as green beer. Doors open at 9 a.m. At night, Carmen Electra will be the night’s special host

The M Resort will party on St. Paddy’s with the Rock the Shamrock whiskey tasting at the new M Pavilion on March 17.

“Our Rock the Shamrock party is positioned to be one of the best St. Paddy’s Day parties in the city,” said Rina Foster, Director of Public Relations for M Resort. “We’re going beyond green beer to offer guests unlimited whiskey tasting, with over 70 different vendors, unlimited specialty cocktails, food bites, St. Patty’s Day beers and entertainment – all for an affordable price.”

The party features more than 70 different craft whiskeys, St. Patrick’s Day beers, specialty cocktails, live entertainment, gaming, Irish and Scottish inspired food bites, a dessert bar and a cigar terrace. Tickets start at $50 and include unlimited whiskey tasting.

Rockhouse at Imperial Palace is going green for the holiday. Starting at 10 a.m. on St. Paddy’s Day, Rockhouse will have green frozen piña coladas, $5 green draft beers, $5 Irish car bombs, $20 64-ounce Super Beers, $35 80-ounce guitar beers and 100-ounce Super Yards for $38. Plus, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Bud Light lovers can get in the spirit with two-for-one green bottles.

After-hours spot The Artisan is hosting a night of St. Patrick’s Day celebration, with $5 glasses of green beer, Guinness and Harp beer specials and a special on Jameson Irish Whiskey.

NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman hosts Tabu Ultra Lounge’s St. Patrick’s Day bash. Rodman will celebrate the holiday surrounded by servers in St. Patty’s Day attire, and the venue will be themed with green holiday décor.

Mandalay Bay Beach gets festive March 16 and 17, with $49 tickets to the Beer Garden at Moorea featuring a festive line-up of live entertainment and all-you-can-drink beer.

What St. Patrick’s Day is complete without a parade? The 46th annual Southern Nevada Sons of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival, which is accompanied by four days of celebrations including a carnival, festival, car show and live entertainment, comes through Henderson March 15 through 18. A schedule of events, including the March 17 parade, is available here.

Bellagio’s Petrossian Bar offers the Five Leaf Clover on St. Patrick’s Day only. Five layers of ingredients including Moët & Chandon Imperial, Nagomi Matcha Green Tea syrup, Midori, Rock Sake Nigori and homemade apple sour come together and this lucky drink is served chilled accompanied by a spoon of Lychee Caviar. This special cocktail is priced at $14.

The Mirage will serve a selection of specialty cocktails for $12 during the holiday weekend. Drinks include the Bloody Molly, Irish Beer and Shot, Innis & Gunn and the Luck of the Irish, which include ingredients such as Jameson Irish Whiskey, Absolut Vanilla, Kahlua and Guinness Black Lager.

A selection of Luxor and Excalibur’s bars and lounges will be offering the Irish Rose cocktail, a combination of pama liqueur, ginger ale, lime juice and Irish whiskey, for $9. Green beer will be available at select venues at both properties for $6 a bottle.

Rhumbar at the Mirage will offer revelers $4 green beer, $3 Jameson shots, $5 Guinness and Black & Tans, $3 Bailey’s Irish Cream shots. If you’re hungry, you can try $8 breakfast burritos made of green eggs and ham.

The Venetian and The Palazzo will have the 5 Leaf Bar Hop party pass available for $30.  This pass features five drink tickets for Irish-inspired beverages, including Guinness Draught and a shot of Jagermeister, Sparking Shamrock (Grey Goose Pear and Elderflower Liquor), Irish Car Bomb (Guinness Draught, Jameson Irish Whiskey and Bailey’s Irish Cream) and Dancing Leprechaun (Jameson Irish Whiskey, Drambuie and Ginger Ale).  This special pass is available at Laguna Champagne Bar, Fusion Mixology Bar, Oculus Bar, Salute Lounge and Venetian Race and Sports Book from March 10 to March 18.

The Silverton Casino Hotel will be serving $5 PBR and Moonshine shots, $3 Guinness Draught, $3 3-point shots and $3 green beer at all Silverton bars. Silverton Rewards Club members get to drink domestic beer, well cocktails and house wine for free from 5 to 7 p.m. Guests who purchase a 3-point shot between the hours of 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. get a raffle ticket to win various prizes every hour.

Sammy Hagar’s Cabo Wabo at the Miracle Mile shops will serve up green margaritas and green beer throughout the day. Patrons can have a 100-ounce green beer tower to share for only $55.