Rí Rá Las Vegas October ListingsOctober Food and Drink Specials Rí Rá focuses on whiskey this October celebrating the liquor’s full flavors. By ordering the Rí Rá Whiskey Sampler ($18) guests can try two of Ireland’s and Scotland’s finest imported whiskeys. From Ireland, guests can taste Jameson Whiskey, a Dublin whiskey delivering a perfect balance of spicy, nutty and vanilla flavors with hints of sweet sherry, and Bushmills Whiskey, the world’s oldest whiskey revealing a gently warming taste sweetened with a touch of honey and spice. The single malt Lagavulin 16 Year Old Whiskey, imported from Scotland, is aged in oak casks, guaranteeing intense flavors of dried fruit and peppery smoke. Also from Scotland, Oban 14 Year Old Whiskey has a taste reminiscent of dried figs and honey sweet spices. This dry, smoky Highland single malt follows with a long smooth finish. Also this October, Rí Rá serves up a slow roasted Steak Pie ($15.95). Guests ordering this specialty will enjoy slow-cooked tender cuts of sautéed steak paired with crisp green beans, red onion, fresh herbs, savory gravy and a dash of mash inside a golden, flaky crust. Rí Rá Las Vegas Nightly Entertainment Guests can enjoy live, authentic Irish music nightly during dinner and evening hours with many of the bands coming directly from Ireland. Doolin Rakes Now-Oct. 2 at 8:45 p.m. nightly Based in Honolulu, Hawaii, Doolin Rakes has been playing to packed houses weekly for nearly seven years. Blending the passion and joy of Irish music with a multitude of other influences, Doolin Rakes approaches music with abandonment and inventiveness. With Geoffrey Red (bass) and Steve Howells (drums) providing infectious grooves underneath the guitar playing and singing of Jamie Winpenny and James McCarthy, the music provides a rich tapestry for the remarkable fiddle playing of Lesley Kline. Funky, soaring, catchy and hilarious, Doolin Rakes draws locals and visitors, young club crowds and older post-dinner crowds to their weekly shows. Smilin’ Bob Oct. 3 and 17 at 8:45 p.m. nightly Smilin’ Bob is comprised of musicians from popular Irish rock bands throughout Las Vegas. A majority of the members come from the band Finnegan’s Wake, who specializes in traditional Irish songs, classic rock and their own original tunes. Gabriel Donahue Oct. 4-9 at 8:45 p.m. nightly Gabriel Donohue is an Irish singer and multi instrumentalist from Athenry, Ireland. Based in the New York area, he plays at a variety of events nationwide and beyond. John Windsor Oct. 10 and 24 at 8:45 p.m. nightly A permanent entertainment fixture in Irish pubs throughout Las Vegas for more than a decade, John Windsor is a multi-talented performer who uses a signature personal touch to put a smile on the faces of his audience. Windsor provides nonstop entertainment throughout his sets by blending guitar, harmonica and amazing vocals into one spectacular performance. Na Fianna
Oct. 11-16 at 8:45 p.m. nightly Na Fianna, from Kilkenny, Ireland, has been amazing audiences since March 2007. Comprised of highly skilled musicians and powerful singers, Na Fianna displays energy and passion during each performance. The Bronx Boys Oct. 18-23 and Oct. 25-31 at 8:45 p.m. nightly The Bronx Boys bring Irish music from the heart of New York City, blending fast-paced traditional dance music with classic and contemporary songs from both sides of the Atlantic. Boasting the talents of guitarist Alan Murray, flute player Dan Lowery and Kevin Buckley on fiddle, the boys have acquired a fierce reputation for their energetic live performances in New York and beyond. Rí Rá Live Every Friday and Saturday night at 11:30 p.m. Rí Rá Las Vegas turns the lights down and the sound up as Rí Rá Live takes over the authentic Irish pub. Bands that perform earlier in the night on Fridays and Saturdays will take the stage for Rí Rá Live as they blend together high energy Celtic rock with classic rock and pop music covers. Doolin Rakes Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 Gabriel Donahue Oct. 7 and 8 Na Fianna Oct. 14 and 15 The Bronx Bhoys Oct. 21 and 22 The Bronx Bhoys Oct. 28 and 29 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. On the weekends, guests can kick back at Rí Rá Live, where every Friday and Saturday at 11:30 p.m. the best bands in town take the pub’s stage. 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 the 12th pub the trio has opened in the U.S. Follow Rí Rá Las Vegas on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates.