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St. Patrick's Day brings blarney, blues and Irish babes to Vegas

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Ready for a wee bit o’ fun? There’s much to do for St. Patrick’s day weekend if you plan to journey into town.

  • The House of Blues Las Vegas inside Mandalay Bay Resort is creating an indoor beer garden at its Crossroads. The “Ain’t Patrick’s Day” celebration kicks off today with Pete Contino’s zydeco band, performing in the restaurant from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. On St. Patrick’s Day the Celtic music begins at noon and continues until 10 p.m. The restaurant will be offering Irish food specials including corned beef and cabbage and shepherd’s pie all weekend, in addition to the regular menu. There is no cover charge for the live music. For $45 plus gratuity, patrons 21 and over may purchase an All-You-Drink Beer Pass for the Beer Garden that will be located on deck inside the restaurant with 20 different beers, including Murphy’s Irish Stout and Strongbow, among others. Go to www.houseofblues.com for more info.
  • The D, the latest big deal downtown, hosts an Irish weekend with the return of the blarney stone. Partygoers who celebrated the festive holiday at the former Fitz in years past can still enjoy a wee bit o’ history by paying a visit to the stone passed down from the new hotel’s Irish-themed predecessor. Check out the hotel’s version of the original in Blarney Castle in Ireland at the Vintage Casino on the second floor before they move the stone to the Vue Bar permanently. There will also be live music tonight through Sunday on the Third Street Stage, just steps away from the D’s entrance on the Fremont Street Experience. On Sunday, lads and lasses can belly up to Longbar alongside leprechauns to enjoy festive drink specials including $5 Dirty Girl Scout Cookie shots and Irish Car Bombs and $4 green beer. Go to www.Thed.com for more info.
  • The Rice & Company at Luxor Hotel and Casino will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day through the end of March with the Lucky Roll, priced at $17. Created by Executive Sushi Chef Danny Chen, the festive roll is made with crab, shrimp, avocado, asparagus, cucumber and carrots, rolled together in seaweed wrap and topped with a touch of spicy plum sauce. Pair it with a sip of Demon Slayer, a clean and subtle sushi accompaniment with dry notes.
  • Hyde Bellagio will have a St. Patrick’s Day-themed XIV Vegas Sessions Sunday at 5 p.m. Hyde will deck its walls and wash its décor in greens and shamrocks and guests can sip on green beer as they party under champagne showers alongside provocative leprechauns and ladies. DJs Julien Nolan, Zen Freeman and D4N13L will spin. For more information or to reserve a table, call 702-693-8700.

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