The Las Vegas Strip is no stranger to high-energy celebrations and this St. Patrick’s Day is sure to be one for the books. Kick up your kilts and enjoy entertainment options, activities and drinks that are sure to shake your shamrocks at nine of the MGM Resorts International Las Vegas properties.
The four-leaf clover is known to many as a symbol of good luck; however it may need to take a back seat this St. Patty’s Day to an even stronger contender. Served at Bellagio’s Petrossian Bar on St. Patrick’s Day only, the Five Leaf Clover is stacked with five layers of ingredients including Moët & Chandon Imperial, Nagomi Matcha Green Tea syrup, Midori, Rock Sake Nigori and homemade apple sour. Priced at $14, this lucky libation is served in a chilled champagne flute accompanied by a spoon of Lychee Caviar.
For more information, visit bellagio.com or call (888) 987-3456.
Join celebrity athlete Dennis Rodman as he celebrates St. Patrick’s Day at Tabú Ultra Lounge inside MGM Grand on Saturday, March 17. Join the former NBA All-Star as he hosts a party to rival all others with live DJ music and themed cocktails in Tabú’s intimate, sophisticated setting. Doors open at 10:30 p.m.
For more information, visit mgmgrand.com or call ( 877) 880-0880 .
MANDALAY BAY BEACH
Mandalay Bay Beach knows how to keep St. Patty’s Day weekend shamrockin’ March 16-17 with $49 tickets to the Beer Garden at Moorea featuring a festive line-up of live entertainment and all-you-can-drink beer.
Friday, March 16
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Emish
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Black 47
4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones
5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Black 47
Saturday, March 17
Noon – 1:30 p.m. Gallowglass Band
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Celtic Connections
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones
5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Emish
All guests must be 21 years of age or older to enjoy the festivities at Moorea. Guests with a Nevada ID will receive a 15% discount on admission to the Beer Garden .
MANDALAY BAY - Rí Rá
Rí Rá Las Vegas , located inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place , is proud to celebrate its one-year anniversary over St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Live music, giveaways, Irish dancers, authentic Irish menu items and a parade through Mandalay Bay create a fitting celebration for the Irish pub.
The fun kicks off Friday, March 16 at 5 p.m. with authentic live Irish music. The festivities continue on Saturday, March 17 with a viewing party for the Six Nations Rugby match between Ireland and England at 10 a.m. followed by a parade through the casino at 11 a.m. complete with Irish dancers, bagpipers, Rí Rá staff and others. A $10 cover charge will apply to all guests on Saturday.
Guests will enjoy live Irish music from several bands during both days of the festival including Gallowglass, a five-piece band from Saint Austell , Ireland , Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones , Emish and Celtic Connection . Diners will enjoy traditional Irish fare including Corned Beef and Cabbage , a Publicans Reuben and Fish and Chips .
MANDALAY BAY - Mizuya Lounge
Mizuya Lounge at Mandalay Bay will continue the musical entertainment March 16-17 for guests wishing to shake their shillelaghs into the wee hours:
Friday, March 16
10:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones
11:40 p.m. – 12:40 a.m. Celtic Connections
12:50 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. Emish
Saturday, March 17
Noon – 1:30 p.m. Chancy Brothers
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Emish
3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Wild Celts
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Chancy Brothers
9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones
11:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Celtic Connections
1:00 a.m. – 2:30 a.m. Emish
For more information about St. Patrick’s Day events, visit mandalaybay.com or call (877) 632-7800.
STACK at The Mirage is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with the “Luck of the Irish James on Pairing Dinner” on Thursday, March 15. Delectable menu selections include Irish Stout Braised Lamb Soup, Deconstructed Shepherd’s Pie and a James on Lacquered Pork Belly Slider. Menu is priced at $75 per person. In addition, James on drink specials will be available from Thursday, March 15 through Saturday, March 17.
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the bars and lounges at The Mirage will serve a bevy of authentic and inventive cocktails for $12 during this festive holiday weekend. Drinks include the Bloody Molly, Irish Beer and Shot, Innis & Gunn and the Luck of the Irish. Comprised of ingredients such as James on Irish Whiskey, Absolut Vanilla, Kahlua and Guinness Black Lager, these beverages are sure to have your taste buds dancing a jig.
For more information, visit mirage.com or call (800) 627-6667.
The Pub at Monte Carlo will summon the luck of the Irish with traditional a la carte bites including Beer and Cheese Dip with country bread, Corned Beef and Cabbage with red potatoes and Guinness mustard and Sheppard’s Pie.
To get guests into the Irish spirit, The Café at Monte Carlo also will feature a variety of festive dishes including Honey-Glazed Celtic Chicken, Crab-Stuffed Salmon and Maple-Glazed Loin of Bacon.
For more information, visit montecarlo.com or call (702) 730-7777.
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 will commence at noon on Saturday, March 17 featuring 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 including Shepherd’s Pie, Corned Beef sandwiches and Fish & Chips. Throughout the holiday weekend, guests may enjoy entertainment by Patrick Seiben, Sin É Rí - Ra, Limey Bar Stewards, Joshua Tree and Michael Bowman. Tickets to the St. Patrick’s Day festival are $25 and include admission to the day’s events and one complimentary drink.
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. Guys – this goes for you, too!
To spread cheer throughout Las Vegas New-New York Hotel & Casino also will light the Chrysler Building green March 16 – 18 . As a participant in Tourism Ireland’s three-year initiative to turn the world green for St. Patrick’s Day, New York-New York will join other global iconic landmarks including the London Eye, The Sydney Opera House, The Moulin Rouge and this year’s Niagara Falls.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit newyorknewyork.com/stpatricksday or call (866) 606-7111.
Available only on St. Patty’s Day, TENDER Steak & Seafood’s Lounge, Liquidity and Aurora at Luxor in addition to Octane and The Lounge at Excalibur will surprise and delight guests with its Irish Rose cocktail . A combination of pama liqueur, ginger ale, lime juice and Irish whiskey make this $9 beauty the center of attention. Adding to the festivities, green beer will be available at select venues at both properties for $6 a bottle.
For more information, visit luxor.com and excalibur.com or call (702) 262-4852.
St. Patty’s Day comes to Circus Circus with special food and beverage selections. Green beer will flow at The West Bar with $6 pitchers along with $4 Guinness Draughts. West Side Deli will put a twist on a classic with a Corned Beef Sandwich on sourdough bread, served with potato chips for $6.99. On March 17, the Circus Buffet is adding Corned Beef and Cabbage and boiled potatoes to its lunch and dinner menus.
For more information, visit circuscircus.com or call (702) 734-0410.
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