December Food and Drink Specials
This month, Rí Rá Las Vegas features a long-time favorite in Irish pubs, home-brewed Irish Coffee ($7). Made from the pub’s own French press and mixed with Irish whiskey from Bushmills, the world’s oldest distillery, this hot cocktail is sure to delight.
In January, the pub serves up a traditional, house-made potato and green onion Boxty ($15.95). Guests may choose from three preparations: chicken, mushroom and leek with parsley sauce; cottage pie with cheddar sauce; or roast salmon and tomato with lemon dill sauce. Each Boxty is served with traditional Irish champ and sautéed squash and includes a choice of garden or Caesar side salad.
Locals Lunch and Dinner Special
Rí Rá continues to offer locals 40 percent off lunch and dinner food items every Friday throughout January. 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.
The Cray & Dempsey Experience
Jan. 9, 12, 14, 15, 16 & 19 at 8:45 p.m.
Jan. 10, 11, 17 & 18 at 9 p.m.
The Cray & Dempsey Experience is anything but typical, providing audiences with one of the most unique Irish experiences they will ever see. The pair has been together for the better part of 25 years and brings several genres of music together, including rap, rock and Irish folk. They put their own spin on songs such as “Gin & Juice,” “Sweet Caroline” and “500 Miles,” along with many all-time favorites from the 70s through today’s top hits. Whether audience members are seeing The Cray & Dempsey Experience for the first time or are faithful followers, they can expect the best during each and every performance. The Cray & Dempsey Experience is a rude, crude and Irish band who keeps rocking.
Jan. 13, 20 & 27 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.
Jan. 21, 22, 23 & 26 at 8:45 p.m.
Jan. 24 & 25 at 9 p.m.
Hailing from Ireland, Four Thirds is made up of Stephen Walsh, Eoin O’ Sullivan, Eddie Whelan and James O’ Connor. Over the years, the multi-talented quartet has played gigs around the world. Each member of the band comes from a diverse background, especially O’ Sullivan whose résumé boasts a past career as a professional Gaelic football player.
The American Diddle Idols
Jan. 28, 29 & 30 at 8:45 p.m.
Jan. 31 at 9 p.m.
The American Diddle Idols is a pure Irish American party duo from New York City featuring musician David Barclow that mixes traditional Irish music and party rock with a variety of instruments.
About Rí Rá Las Vegas
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 11 pubs the trio has opened in the U.S.
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