17 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Las Vegas

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Style editor Melinda Sheckells talks about St. Patrick’s Day events on 100.5 KXNT. Listen to the broadcast below.

It’s that time of the year when we all pretend to be Irish as an excuse for chugging green beer. In honor of St. Patty’s Day, Las Vegas bars and restaurants are hosting a slew of parties and specials (some more politically correct than others). Events occur on March 17 unless otherwise noted. Cheers!

1. Need a reason to visit Summerlin’s most-talked about new watering hole, Distill? Their St. Patty’s Day Party offers several: $3 Irish Car Bombs and 16 oz. Guinness beer, $11.99 plates of corned beef and cabbage, a “Wearin O’ the Green” costume contest and …leprechauns. There will be leprechauns. (10820 W. Charleston Blvd., 7 p.m., DistillBar.com.)

2. Dress your family in green for the City of Henderson’s 48th annual Sons & Daughters of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival. The festivities begin March 13, but all the stops get pulled on the 15th, starting with the 10 a.m. procession along Water Street. There will also be food trucks, rides and whiskey tastings. (200 S. Water St., HendersonLive.com.)

3. Social House sushi restaurant offers a Shamrock Social Hour menu March 14-17, so you can finally satisfy your craving for Irish/Japanese fusion. Dishes include kurobuta pork (bangers) and potatoes, hama-chimi shamrock rolls and Bailey’s fried coffee ice cream. (In the Shops at Crystals, 5-8 p.m., AngelMG.com.)

4. To avoid pinching, you’re probably going to wear green on St. Patty’s anyway. Doing so scores you a free shot of peach kamikaze at Minus5 Ice Bar. (Multiple locations, Minus5Experience.com.)

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A St. Patrick’s Day classic: the Pub Crawl at Fremont Street Experience

5. Soak up liquor from several bars during the 6th annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl in the Fremont Street Experience. Locations offering specials include Binion’s, California Hotel and The D. The crawl culminates with an LA vs. LV battle of the U2 cover bands. You know, because U2 is from Ireland. (425 Fremont Street, 2 p.m., VegasExperience.com/PubCrawl.)

6. Now open at the Linq, O’Sheas Casino hosts a St. Patty’s Day Block Party March 15-17. In addition to beer pong, the three casino bars will offer $3 drafts, whiskey margaritas and daily drink specials. (Noon, Facebook.com/OsheasLasVegas.)

7. Get down to ’80s and indie tunes by DJs Bad Beat and Tiger Blood Yeah! Yeah! at Beauty Bar. Their no-cover dance party also boasts $4 Heineken and $5 Jameson. (517 Fremont St., 9 p.m., TheBeautyBar.com.)

8. March 16 marks the first installment of Poppy Den’s new weekend Party Brunch, with green drink specials and party favors for the occasion. Menu items include steak and eggs, brioche French toast with roasted bananas and bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys and bellinis. (440 S. Rampart Blvd., 11 a.m., PoppyDenVegas.com.)

9. Check out New York-New York’s recently renovated sidewalk plaza during Celtic Feis March 15-17. The festival of food, music and drinks wraps up on Monday with a parade—complete with bagpipe players—along the resort’s Brooklyn Bridge. (12 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m. Monday, NewYorkNewYork.com.)


Party poolside with Flogging Molly

10. On March 15, Irish-influenced, LA-based punk rockers Flogging Molly play the Boulevard Pool with support from Ozomatli’s Latin funk. (At the Cosmopolitan, 8 p.m., CosmopolitanLasVegas.com.)

11. All ages are welcome at the first annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Firefighter Fun Challenge in the Downtown 3rd District. Restaurants Stewart+Ogden and The Commissary will serve Irish specialties, and the parade kicks off at noon near Fremont and Main Streets. At 1:30 p.m., 32 teams of local firefighters compete in a wheelbarrow race, tug-o-war and more. (Hogs & Heifers Saloon, 201 N. 3rd St.)

12. On March 16, Revolution Lounge hosts the “Irish I Had a Hot Body Contest.” Winner takes home $250 and a year’s supply of Baskit brand underwear. (In The Mirage, 10 p.m., Facebook.com/Revolution-Lounge.)

13. If you want to get Irish in the Southeast, Quinn’s Irish Pub at Green Valley Ranch has Bud Light and Jameson specials, corned beef egg rolls and sliders and live music by London Cries and Darby O’Gill and the Little People. Collect your own pot of gold, with t-shirts and party favors given away throughout the night. (2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy., 11 a.m., GreenValleyRanch.SCLV.com.)

14. “Slainte!” or “health” is used as a drinking toast in Ireland, and it’s also the name of the no-cover party at Crossroads restaurant in House of Blues. All of the bands billed are Irish imports and $35 gets you all-you-can-drink Jameson and Pabst Blue Ribbon. (In Mandalay Bay, 5 p.m., HouseofBlues.com.)

15. Gold Spike serves up a heap of drink specials for the wanna-be Irish hipsters among us, $3 green beer, $5 Jameson shots and $10 Irish car bombs among them. (217 North Las Vegas Boulevard, Facebook.com/NewGoldSpike.com.)

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Nosh on Irish corned Beef at Park on Fremont

16. In addition to $4 Green Coors Light, $5 Guinness and 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey on St. Patty’s, Downtown restaurant Park on Fremont will serve corned beef for dinner March 15-16. (506 Fremont St., ParkOnFremont.com.)

17. Hakkasan nightclub offers entertainment from Irish-American rapper and former House of Pain member Everlast. (In MGM Grand, 10 p.m., HakkasanLV.com.)