RING IN THE IRISH NEW YEAR INSIDE RÍ RÁ LAS VEGAS AT 4 P.M. DEC. 31
Revelers can kick off their New Year’s Eve celebration early at Rí Rá Las Vegas by toasting to the arrival of the Irish New Year at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31.
The festivities will kick off at 3:30 p.m. with live Irish music from The Paul Cray Experience. At 4 p.m. Rí Rá will lead a pub-wide toast as Ireland enters 2014. The Paul Cray Experience will keep the party going with live music until 5:30 p.m. before taking a quick break and returning to the stage from 9:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. In addition to ringing in the Irish New Year, the pub will commemorate the Las Vegas New Year at midnight.
During the party, Rí Rá will feature special menu items, including Golden Succotash Tart ($9.95), Sammy the Bull’s Favorite Beef Wellington ($27.95), Halibut Oscar Style ($27.95) and Pineapple Upside Down Cake ($6.95) for dessert. Partiers can also enjoy Black Velvets ($7), a mixture of champagne and Guinness; Jameson & Gingers ($8); and whiskey flights ($16) throughout the evening. Raffle prizes will also be featured, including a $50 gift card to Rí Rá. The pub’s New Year’s Eve party is free and open to the public.
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 one of 11 pubs the trio has opened in the U.S.