Where to party in Las Vegas on St. Patrick's Day
On St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is Irish, so they say, and that’s a good thing. Join your brothers and sisters in green and celebrate across the city with festivities and fists full of beer—and toast to Ireland’s patron saint.
An epic celebration is the annual O’Sheas Bloq Party at The Linq Promenade on March 17, kicking off with an official parade along the promenade at noon. O’Sheas’ master of ceremonies, Brian “Lucky” Thomas, leads the parade that includes a mobile go-go dance float, stilt walkers, drummers, dancers, bagpipers and b-boys. Throughout the day at O’Sheas, enjoy live music from noon to midnight with a DJ playing into the wee hours, and don’t miss beer pong from 4 to 6 p.m.
Also on the promenade, hop over to Icebar to freeze your clovers off and imbibe in beer and shot specials and celebratory St. Patrick’s Day cocktails like the Irish Ice Mule, a blend of Jameson Irish whiskey, melon liqueur, ginger beer, lime juice and orange bitters, served in a signature ice glass.
More authentic Irish-themed fun awaits at Rí Rá at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place. The all-day celebration includes live bands, traditional eats, pours of Guinness and more. Irish bands, including The Black Donnelleys and The Crooked Jacks, begin at noon and rock it out till 2:30 in the morning.
For more imbibing, head to Beer Park at Paris for the one-day only St. Patrick’s Day drink special that’s a pint of Guinness paired with a shot of Conor McGregor’s Proper No. Twelve Irish whiskey for $16. Crush at MGM Grand offers $5 shots of Tullamore DEW whiskey and $9 Irish mule cocktails. At Libertine Social at Mandalay Bay, the Pot of Gold punch is $14 a glass or $42 for a goblet; also enjoy $8 shots of Jameson.
And if you happen to be taking your St. Patrick’s Day partying to downtown Vegas, stop by the Fremont Street Experience, where nonstop entertainment with free music kicked off on March 13. It runs every day leading up to St. Patrick’s Day, when Las Vegas Valley firefighters will join bagpipers at the Main Street stage for the special holiday march beginning at noon. Sláinte!