Rí Rá Las Vegas December Listings
December Food and Drink Specials
To celebrate National Eggnog Month, Rí Rá Las Vegas features Emma’s Eggnog ($10), crafted with Paddy Devil’s Apple Whiskey, Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, vanilla vodka, nutmeg and eggnog.
In addition, throughout the month the pub serves up its signature Shepherd’s Pie ($17), made with minced lamb, gravy, peas, carrots, leeks and a delectable mashed potato crust in honor of National Pie Day (Tuesday, Dec. 1).
In honor of National Apple Pie Day (Thursday, Dec. 3), all month long Rí Rá serves up its freshly-baked Apple Pie ($8), made with cinnamon, sugar, spiced apples and topped with vanilla ice cream.
12 Pubs of Vegas
The pub invites Irish fans to participate in “12 Pubs of Vegas,” a massive pub crawl throughout the city following the UFC 194 weigh-in on Friday, Dec. 11. Attendees will dress in their finest Christmas jumpers and meet at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino to begin the route. Rí Rá will participate as the fourth stop along the way. The event will support Simon Community, an Irish charity that provides supports services for the homeless. Participants can make a donation by visiting http://tinyurl.com/jn8vp4n. For more information, please visit http://tinyurl.com/jpltjnt.
UFC 194 Viewing Party
Rí Rá hosts the official UFC registered fan viewing party for UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor on Saturday, Dec. 12 starting at 6 p.m. There is no cover charge to attend the party but all fans must register at www.rira.com/las-vegas prior to the event. From 7 to 10 p.m., guests will enjoy buy-one-get-one-free special on Bud Light bottles and $5 off a purchase of $20 or more. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached.
On Friday, Dec. 25, the pub will offer two traditional Christmas entrees – a roasted turkey and gravy ($22.95) or a glazed ham ($21.95). The roasted turkey and gravy is served with sage and onion stuffing, baby boiled potatoes, brussel sprouts and carrot and parsnip mash. Rí Rá’s ham special is glazed with orange juice, clove and honey and served with sautéed green beans, Yukon smashed potato, Jameson honey glazed carrots and homemade cranberry sauce. The pub’s dessert for the night will be Apple Pie ($8).
During the holiday season, guests who purchase a $50 gift card to Rí Rá will receive an additional $10 on the card for free. In addition, guests may start booking their holiday party events at the pub. For more information, please visit www.rira.com/las-vegas.
New Year’s Eve Party
On Thursday, Dec. 31, the pub will ring in the New Year with two toasts, a special menu and live, authentic Irish music. Partiers can kick off their New Year’s Eve celebration early by toasting to the arrival of the Irish New Year at 4 p.m. PST. Irish duo The Black Donnellys will keep the party rocking when they kick off a live performance at 8:45 p.m. At midnight, the pub will make a second toast at midnight to commemorate the Las Vegas New Year.
Locals Lunch and Dinner Special
Rí Rá continues to offer locals 40 percent off lunch and dinner food items every Friday throughout December. 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 Black Donnellys
Dec. 9, 10, 13, 15, 16, 17, 20, 29 & 30 at 8:45 p.m.
Dec. 11, 12, 18, 19 & 31 at 9 p.m.
The Black Donnellys is a traditional / folk rock band consisting of Dave Browne and Dave Rooney. Browne, a Guinness World Record holder for marathon guitar playing, sports a mandolin and guitar, while Rooney, 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.
Dec. 14, 21 & 28 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.
The American Diddly Idols
Dec. 22, 23, 24 & 27 at 8:45 p.m.
Dec. 25 & 26 at 9 p.m.
Featuring musician David Barckow, The American Diddly Idols is a pure Irish American party duo from New York City, mixing 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 nine pubs the trio has opened in the U.S.