Five Great Pubs

Timothy O’Grady picks the places he enjoyed most during his Las Vegas pub research.


This is most homemade and authentic of Las Vegas’ Irish pubs. It’s family-run, a truly autobiographical and genealogical statement by owner Brian McMullan, with his Antrim family history all over the walls. Las Vegas clientele, including Cirque du Soleil performers, take their post-show drinks there. And there is no video poker in the main room. 4650 W. Tropicana Ave.


The well-presented, two-level creation by the Irish Pub Company is always thronged whenever I’ve been there. Good menu and live music, too. 9470 Eastern Ave.

Nine Fine Irishmen

This pub is smart and urban, with very much the feel of a higher grade, well-appointed, classical Dublin pub. In the New York-New York hotel-casino.

Sean Patrick’s

The high-ceilinged neighborhood pub has a rural feel and is distinguished by something of a Celtic Twilight mood created by lyrical phrases set out in old Irish lettering on the walls. 8255 W. Flamingo Road.

J.C. Wooloughan’s

Although it’s a casino pub, it nevertheless allows you to feel in a world apart from the whirring and tinkling machines. There’s a nautical theme, with nicotine-colored walls like many real Irish pubs. JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd.