Crafted in the warm pub style of 19th century Ireland, Rí Rá Las Vegas is located inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place. The authentic Irish pub features a multitude of artifacts that were carefully restored in Wicklow, Ireland and shipped to their new home in Las Vegas. Rí Rá Las Vegas contains an authentic Victorian Shop bar that began its life in Ireland in the 1880s, a whiskey bar adorned with an original glazed jewelry cabinet from 1900, an oak floor from a whiskey distillery and an 8-foot-tall, 500-pound carved plaster statue of St. Patrick dating back to 1850. The pub hosts live entertainment seven nights a week in a music room constructed with artifacts dating back to 1890 from the Olympia Theater in Dublin, Ireland. Born and raised in Dublin, Rí Rá Las Vegas owners David Kelly and Ciaran Sheehan have been close friends since they were 14-years-old. Kelly and Sheehan later partnered with Jay Luther, whom Kelly met while working for Guinness. Rí Rá Las Vegas is one of nine pubs the trio has opened in the U.S.
Christmas Day Menu
On Sunday, Dec. 25, Rí Rá Las Vegas will celebrate Christmas with a specialty dinner menu, available from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., while supplies last. Specialty entrées include: Irish Christmas Dinner ($22.95), roasted turkey and gravy served with a sage and onion stuffing, roasted potatoes, Brussels sprouts and a carrot and parsnip mash; and Ham Christmas Dinner ($22.95), ham glazed with orange juice, clove and honey, served with sautéed green beans, Yukon smashed potato, Jameson honey glazed carrots and homemade cranberry sauce. For dessert, guests can indulge in a warm Apple Pie ($8), featuring fresh baked cinnamon and sugar spiced apples, topped with vanilla ice cream.
New Year’s Eve Menu
To help guests ring in the New Year, Rí Rá Las Vegas will offer a specialty dinner menu on Saturday, Dec. 31, including Charred Pork Belly Scallops ($18.95), pan-seared scallops perched atop char-grilled pork belly with imported Ballymaloe tomato relish and a mixed leaves demisalad; Prime Rib Carvery ($24.95), 12-ounce prime rib slow roasted daily and served with garlic green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy and topped with Guinness au jus (limited supply only); Half Rack of Lamb ($32.95), grilled half rack of herb crusted New Zealand lamb with a Dijon and shallot pan sauce, zesty ratatouille and stacked russet potato frites; and Beef Wellington ($32.95), beef tenderloin cooked medium, wrapped with mushroom duxelle and golden baked puff pastry topped with house steak sauce and served with creamy pub mash and garlic green beans. Throughout the day, guests will quench their thirst with the specialty cocktail dubbed the Black Velvet Cocktail ($7.75) – Guinness and Champagne served in a champagne glass.
Every day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rí Rá Las Vegas offers Afternoon Tea, which offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a tea of their choice with a selection of afternoon treats. Priced at $22 per person, afternoon tea includes a pot for two of your choice of tea, six finger sandwiches, freshly baked homemade fruit scones, served with fresh cream and raspberry or strawberry Irish preserve, as well as miniature desserts such as napoleons, raspberry roulade, fruit tartlets and chocolate-dipped macaroons.
Local Friday lunch discounts are not available for the afternoon tea menu.
Locals Lunch and Dinner Special
Rí Rá Las Vegas continues to offer locals 40 percent off lunch and dinner food items every Friday. Guests must present a valid Nevada ID to receive the discount. This special cannot be combined with other offers.
Guests can enjoy live, authentic Irish music nightly during dinner and evening hours with many of the bands coming directly from Ireland.
Irish New Year’s Eve Toast at 4 p.m.
On Saturday, Dec. 31, Rí Rá Las Vegas will celebrate 2017 in true Irish fashion while live streaming festivities straight from Ireland as they ring in Ireland’s New Year with a special toast at 4 p.m. (PST) and performance by The Black Donnellys. The pub will keep the party going all night long as The Black Donnellys take the stage again at 8:45 p.m., with a second toast at midnight for Las Vegas New Year.
The Black Donnellys
Dec. 1, 4 and 27 – 29 at 8:45 p.m.
Dec. 31 at 3:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.
The Black Donnellys is a traditional / folk rock band consisting of Dave Browne and Dave Rooney. Browne, who is also a Guinness World Record holder for marathon guitar playing, plays mandolin and guitar, while Rooney, who is known for his unique voice, sings lead vocals. The band performs a fun selection of folk and traditional Irish songs that provide an entertaining introduction to the historical origins of Irish music. In October 2014, the band contributed to Rí Rá’s Guinness World Record for longest concert by multiple artists.
Dec. 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 8:45 p.m.
A permanent entertainment fixture in Irish pubs throughout Las Vegas for more than a decade, John Windsor is a multi-talented performer who provides nonstop entertainment throughout his sets by blending guitar, harmonica and amazing vocals into one spectacular performance.
Dec. 13 – 15 and 17 at 8:45 p.m.
Dec. 16 and 17 at 9 p.m.
The Shams, known for their hard rocking, punked-up beat and raw, powerful vocals, were established in 2011 in San Francisco. With their award-winning EP “One and All,” The Shams, lead by frontman Sean Daly of Donegal, Ireland, will provide listeners with an Irish music experience unlike anything heard before.
Dec. 20 – 22 and 25 at 8:45 p.m.
Dec. 23 and 24 at 9 p.m.
Known for their lively and spirited renditions of popular Irish music that ranges from traditional to rock, Celtic Crown will create an evening of Irish sounds guests are sure to never forget. Featuring the musical talents of Sharon Lynn Rezendes, Jimmy Conway, Robbie Murphy and Brett Barnes, Celtic Crown will celebrate the holidays with festive music throughout each evening.
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