Rí Rá Las Vegas Opens at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place

Rí Rá Las Vegas will bring an Irish atmosphere to The Strip along with a line-up of live music and fare that defies pub standards when it opens inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2011.

Crafted in the warm pub style of 19th century Ireland, Rí Rá Las Vegas will feature authentic artifacts restored in Wicklow, Ireland. The pub’s authentic Victorian bar began its life in the 1880s at Foley’s in West Cork, Ireland and was later rebuilt in 1921 after burning down during the Irish Civil War. The bar will be topped off with an original etched cut glass window dating back to 1900 from Mick Collins pub in Wicklow. A salvaged Georgian archway will lead from the front bar into a whiskey bar featuring an original glazed jewelry cabinet from 1900, restored mahogany paneling from a bank and an oak floor from a whiskey distillery.

Rí Rá Las Vegas will feature live entertainment seven nights a week in a music room constructed with artifacts dating back to 1890 from the Olympia Theater in Dublin, Ireland. Just like the pub itself, a majority of the entertainment will be direct from Ireland and include traditional Irish sessions and visiting bands.

Traditional Irish fare with American influences will be served at all times of the day and into the night. 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 will be the 12th pub the trio has opened in the U.S.


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