Vegas does St. Patrick’s Day 2010

The luck o’the Irish is making its way to Vegas for St. Patrick’s Day 2010. Here are some of the events going on to celebrate the greenest holiday of the year.

RockHouse Bar & Nightclub
Beerfest 2010

Come dressed wearing something green and get free entry before 10 p.m. Drink specials include two-for-one Budweiser St. Patrick’s Day commemorative aluminum green beers, green daiquiris and Rockhouse’s signature 80-ounce souvenir guitars filled with a choice of frozen daiquiri or beer for $38. If that doesn’t satisfy your thirst, Rockhouse is also offering $5 Patron shots and $5 Jager car bombs. Rockhouse is located in front of Imperial Palace.

McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon at Rio
St. Paddy’s Day Shenanugans
This party is March 13 – 17 and features green beer, festive drink specials and live entertainment. March 13 is St. Practice Day where you can ready your liver for days of drinking with music group the Celtic Rockers who’ll hit the stage at 9 p.m. March 14 is Bloody Sunday featuring U2 cover band Vegas U2 starting at 9 p.m. March 15 is Celtic Monday featuring Finnegan’s Wake starting at 9 p.m. March 16 is Lift Up Your Kilt Karaoke with Darby O’Gill & The Little people at 9 p.m. On March 17, the festivities kick off with Kegs & Eggs from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. for $20. The day will also include a build-your-own green bikini contest for a $1,000 cash prize and live entertainment throughout the day.

McMullan’s Irish Pub
This pub is celebrating with festivities March 12 – 14 and 17. On March 12 – 13 the pub will host live music from 6 p.m to 12:30 a.m. On March 14 the live entertainment will be from 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. On March 17 the party starts inside with live music from 1 p.m. – 1 a.m. including the Pog Mo Thoin Bagpipers. Darby O’Gill & The Little People and The Greenland Whalefishers will be performing outside during the day.

J.C. Whooloughan Pub at Rampart Casino
This party starts March 12 and goes through March 17. Irish Happy Hour runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 12 – 13 and 15 – 16 featuring pints of Guinness, Harp and Smithwick’s for $3. Get your gig on with Irish band the Wild Celts who will perform from 8 p.m. to midnight March 12 – 13. Thompson/O’Keefe will perform on March 16. There is no cover.

On March 14 the bar hosts a traditional Irish brunch and Seisiún from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $25 a person and children 10 and under are $15. Entertainment will be provided by Martin Percival School of Irish Dance and John Windsor. Reservations can be made by calling (702) 869-7725.

On St. Patrick’s Day the party starts at 10 a.m. with a smorgasbord of food and libation including a traditional steamship of Corned Beef Carvery served at 11 a.m. and available throughout the day. Entertainment starts at noon with John Windsor, Acoustic Soul and Thompson/O’Keefe providing continuous music throughout the day.

At 3 p.m. The Backyard opens with live entertainment by Tartanic starting at 4 p.m. Their high-energy show features large drums and bagpipes. The Wild Celts will perform at 9 p.m. until the wee morning hours. The cover charge on March 17 is $20 and it starts at 1 p.m. It allows guests access to both the pub and the outdoor venue. Tickets can be reserved by calling (702) 869-7725

Hooters Casino Hotel
On March 17 Hooters Casino Hotel is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day party featuring a Hooters Girl autograph signing, giveaways, drink specials and music by DJ Dynamixx. The party starts at 9 p.m.  The autograph signing,  featuring Miss Hooters International, Racheal Holtgrave, and 10 other beautiful Hooters Calendar Girls from around the country will go from 10 – 11 p.m.

Free St. Patrick’s Day beads, hats and koozies will be passed out throughout the night. To help everyone get in the spirit Hooters Casino is offering $20 bottomless pints at the Pool Bar which are refillable all night at any bar on the Hooters Casino property. Drink specials also incude $2 Bud Light green aluminum bottles.

Celtic Feis at New York-New York
This multi-venue celebration at New York-New York is taking place at Nine Fine Irishmen, the Brooklyn Bridge and Coyote Ugly. An Irish parade of colorful characters will kick off the festivities at 11 a.m. as they wind their way through the casino. Inside Coyote Ugly at 11 a.m. revelers can get their jig on to live entertainment by Desert Sky Pipe Band. Ri-Ra kicks off the party with live music on the Brooklyn Bridge starting at 11:30 a.m. Mike Bowman sets the mood with live music starting at noon inside Nine Fine Irishmen. Live entertainment will go throuhgout the day and into the wee morning hours on the Bridge and in Nine Fine Irishmen.  There are two ticket types for this event: $25 which includes admission to all the festivities and one free drink; $35 which includes admission to all the festivities, one free drink and a special St. Patrick’s Day t-shirt. Tickets can be purchased at the Zumanity Boxx Office or by calling (866) 606-7111.

Pot of Gold Ball at Eve
If you’re looking for something a little more chic than your typical party bar scene Eve Nightclub inside The Crystals at City Center has the party for you. On March 17 Eve is hosting its first annual Pot of Gold Ball. This party features some of Vegas’ sexiest women dressed in gold who will compete to win a lavish lineup of designer handbags. One lucky bag will be filled with cash. Admission is complimentary with local I.D.

Cabo Wabo Cantina
Sammy Hagar’s Cabo Wabo Cantina inside Planet Hollywood is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day Mexican style. The party starts March 15 with green quesadillas, green burritos, green beer and a very festive greeña colada. Partiers can indulge in $5 green Coors Light and Killian’s Irish Red draft beers, Guinness bottles, Jameson Irish Whiskey and Bailey’s Irish Cream shots. The bar is offering additional drink specials to anyone wearing a kilt. Live classic rock bands will perform all week long starting at 9:30 p.m. on March 17.

This bar and lounge at Mirage will kick off the St. Patrick’s Day festivities on March 17 with sexy emcee Elissa and her lucky leprechaun co-host. Two Irish DJs will spin Irish tunes including U2 favorites on the 3,000-square-foot outdoor patio. Drink specials include $5 green Coors Light drafts and Guinness, George Killian’s Irish Red and Irish car bomb specials available from 11 a.m. until close. The lounge will also provide plenty of  festive party favors to help everyone get in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day.

Ghostbar at Palms
Hosted by Las Vegas Irishman John O’Donnell, this St. Patrick’s Day party features a chic atmosphere and sounds by DJ 88. The party starts at 10 p.m. on March 17.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant
Located at 335 Howard Hughes Center, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant is hosting its 11th annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration March 17. The party starts at 5 p.m. with live music by Gary Queen. The restaurant will be offering drink specials including pints of green beer, Guinness, Jameson and Baileys. There will also be a special Irish-themed menu with traditional favorites including corned beef and cabbage, corned beef sandwiches, lamb stew and Guinness shrimp. Guests can also get into the Irish spirit with a selection from the restaurant’s famous $1.95 bar menu.

Murphy’s Law Bar & Grill
Murphy’s Law Bar & Grill, located at  1590 E. Flamingo Road, one block east of Maryland Pkwy, is celebrating 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. Guests are encouraged to wear something green and there is not cover.

The party starts at 6 a.m. with $1 green beers. 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.  There will be a build-your-own Bloody Mary station open all day featuring single shots for $3 and double shots for $5. Guests can also indulge in Murphy’s famous triple happy hour from 6 – 9 a.m., 3  – 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. – 2 a.m. featuring a regular happy hour menu. Food specials include $5 corned beef breakfast scramble from 6 – 11 a.m. and $5 corned beef sandwiches and chips from 11 a.m. to midnight.

Beer pong tournaments start at 10 a.m. and will go throughout the day and evening. Entry fee for beer pong is $5 per person and prizes include $25 gift certificates good for food and drink at Murphy’s. There will also be a raffle, live music and a visit from the Guinness and Jameson girls.

Fadó Irish Pub and Restaurant

The festivities start a day early at this Irish pub with St. Practice Day on March 16 featuring a showing of the Champions League matches live. Two-for-one car bombs will start at 10 p.m.

On March 17 the pub will host one of the biggest outdoor St. Patrick’s Day parties in town. The celebration starts at 8 a.m. with Kegs and Eggs. Guests who arrive before 2 p.m. will not have to pay the $15 cover charge. Finnegan’s Wake will kick off the live entertainment with a Celtic rock show followed by The Birdies, The Cronies and  The Junk.

Along with live music guests can indulge in their favorite pint of Irish beer or satisfy their appetite with a menu of traditional favorites including corned beef and cabbage and fish n’ chips.

More Parties
Other places to find St. Patricks Day parties in Vegas include: O’Sheas’ Casino, Fremont Street Experience, Hennessey’s Tavern on Fremont Street and Crown & Anchor near UNLV.

Dinning Specials
To get a real taste of the Irish, here are some not-to-be-missed dining specials.

Snap at Eastside Cannery will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 with a special three-course menu for $14.99 featuring traditional Irish favorites including beef brisket, Irish stew and Irish cream cheesecake with Irish Mist whipped cream.

Promenade Café at Rampart Casino will offer a special three-course St. Patrick’s Day menu on March 17 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $6.99 and dinner will be served from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. for $7.99. The menu will feature traditional Irish dishes including tender corned beef brisket, shepherd’s pie skillet and Bailey’s Irish Cream cheesecake with Irish Mist whipped cream.

Rampart Buffet will also feature a special Irish menu on March 17 from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. for $7.99 for lunch and $9.99 for dinner. The menu will feature traditional Irish dishes including bangers and mash, cottage chicken and mushrooms, champ and crispy onions, beef shepherd’s pie, fish and chips, Limerick sausage roll, honey mustard ham, rhubarb pie and spice cake.


There are 16 comments for this article
  1. Christine at 4:38 am

    Hiya Caroline.. and all you american folk.. We’re visiting vegas from Dublin (Ireland) this weekend.. glad to see there’s some stuff going on for our national day.. hate to be a stickler.. but one MAJOR correction.. .. its St Paddy’s day.. not St Patty’s day.. Patty is a burger, Paddy is short for Patrick.

    Anywho.. enjoy the festivities!

  2. Jamie Helmick at 11:17 am

    Hi Christine! You caused quite a debate in our office! I think I finally proved it was, in fact, PaDDy’s like you said, (the dictionary is what did it, I think), but we’ve just changed it to “Patrick’s” in the title so no one’s feelings get hurt — it’s only Wednesday after all and we all sit close together.

    Thanks though — we guess you still do learn something new every day!

  3. Maria at 4:09 pm

    Hello Caroline,
    Thank you for sharing this great list of places to celebrate this popular Irish Festival! St Patrick’s Day is a fun day in Las Vegas! Like you, at Fox Rent A Car Blog, we wrote a post sharing tips about St Patrick’s Day and the parades taking place in different cities. We like to give travel advice to help travelers take advantage of all the aspect of a city, such as special events taking place and popular attractions!
    Thanks again for your post.

  4. Tricia at 11:56 am

    Going to Vegas to celebrate my St. Patrick’s Day birthday — thanks for all the info and thanks for correcting the St. Paddy’s Day ! We have been posting this same suggestion ….

  5. nothing but limericks at 7:55 am


    ‘Tis sure I’ll be wearing the green,

    When the calendar says March seventeen,

    To help me to think,

    It Smithwick’s I drink,

    Just try some, you’ll know what I mean.

  6. Shawn at 3:29 pm

    Hello all!!! Can’t wait til St. Patrick’s Day!!! However, Paddy is short for Padraig which is the Irish version of Patrick. Hope that helps!

  7. ruben at 3:30 pm

    soo where will everybody be doing on this sat night for st. PADDYS day in vegas? mandlay bay??

  8. ted at 10:32 pm

    Mandalay Bay? We come to Vegas this time every year cause its around my wifes bday and we have gone to Mcfaddens the past two years. Its really crazy trust me. Bands during the day, killer specials, bagpippers roll through the place about every hour and the dj kicks off the late night party….i dont think anyone can top them this year…hope to see you guys there

  9. Chase at 11:53 pm

    Happy St. Paddy’s day to all. Tricia, I will also be in Vegas celebrating my B-day on the 17th.
    Thanks for the list Caroline! Can’t wait to leave my job behind and have some real fun!
    Is the Beerfest 2010 an actual competition, or just the Rockhouse trying to be clever?

  10. Fremont Street at 12:43 pm

    The best place to go on St. Paddy’s is Fremont Street…….bands and entertainment all afternoon and evening…….the biggest green party in Vegas every year………

  11. Caroline Fontein at 1:39 pm

    Hi Chase,

    Thanks for your comment. I called Rockhouse and they said that “Beerfest 2010” is just a clever title. However, don’t let that stop you from having your own drinking competition when you’re out partying for St. Patrick’s Day!

  12. Bernie McLearnon at 7:55 pm

    Hello everybody,
    I am thrilled to see that Las Vegas celebrates St. Patricks day. What a great tribute to us Irish that the world wants to share this day with us. The other way to look at it is that we have infiltrated so many countries that they do not have a choice. Just a thought??????. However, I would rather think that the lot of us need a good old bit of craic .
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everybody.{ however you spell it.}
    Bernie McLearnon

  13. Bernie McLearnon at 8:08 pm

    Hey Christine, from Dublin Ireland, posted march 3rd 2010
    Way to go Christine, the Dubs are getting very sophisticated calling the burger PATTY. GOD be with the days when it was called minced meat.???. Have a great time in Vegas. If you ever come to Toronto Canada, look us up.
    Very impressed
    Bernie McLearnon