St. Patrick’s on the Plaza
New York-New York opens to the outdoors for Celtic Feis
Used to be on just about any given night Nine Fine Irishmen was a go-to destination for a whiskey backed with an ale, an order for fish and chips and a listen to Sin É Rí-Ra as the still-sizzling, fist-size cuts of cod arrived at your place at the bar upstairs. It still is, of course, but now the tavern at New York-New York has an outdoor area with a permanent bar and dining tables. It’s adjacent to the new outdoor plaza that the property, at the northwest corner of Tropicana and the Strip, completed just in time for St. Patrick’s Day and the Celtic Feis Festival taking place through March 17.
House band Sin É Rí-Ra headlines indoors nightly, but music starts daily at noon with singer Patrick Seiben’s set. The Limey Bar Stewards and U2 cover band Rattle & Hum are the main attraction Stripside at the Brooklyn Bridge, with the latter having a precedent of inviting a few female audience members onstage to dance during “Mysterious Ways.”
Celebrants returning to New York-New York for this year’s St. Patrick’s shenanigans will notice a few new touches. Green water will flow from the resort’s fountain, and Lady Liberty will be bathed in green light as Nine Fine Irishmen serves shepherd’s pie, corned beef sandwiches and fried sausages with its stouts, lagers and ales. But it wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without a parade. The bagpipers and honor guard start at the Brooklyn Bridge at 11 a.m. March 17 and march throughout the property, but there will be more places to see the paraders outdoors than ever before.
New York-New York, times and locations vary, through March 17, free, 21+. newyorknewyork.com