Thursday, March 15, 2012 | midnight
St. Patrick’s Festival at Mandalay Bay St. Paddy’s Day might come just once a year, but Mandalay Bay is making the most of it with a three-day, beer-and-music-fueled festival that would make Patrick himself proud. Moorea Beach Club hosts an all-you-can-drink beer garden March 15-17, while bands take over the Beach noon-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and play Mizuya Lounge well into the night. As if that’s not enough, Rí Rá Irish Pub celebrates its one-year anniversary starting at noon on Saturday. March 15-17, times vary, $49 for all-you-can-drink beer at Moorea Beach Club.
Celtic Feis St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Nine Fine Irishmen and NY-NY The skyline says New York, but this weekend the casino feels more like Dublin as traditional arts and culture festival Celtic Feis touches down. Check out live bands March 16-18 at Nine Fine Irishmen, along with menu specials with all the classics. At noon on Saturday, bagpipers and firefighters lead a parade from Coyote Ugly to the Brooklyn Bridge, where the party will continue all day. Guests who wear a kilt get in free. March 16-18, times vary; March 17, 11 a.m., $25 includes one Guinness or Jameson cocktail.
GBDC: St. PaDDy’s Day Edition at Ghostbar GBDC goes green for a daytime bash with DJs Zen Freeman and Mark Stylz spinning the soundtrack. In honor of the holiday, beers are $5 and the bubbly is getting a colorful face-lift, with green champagne going for $7. (And yeah, you can still take your aggression out on a piñata.) March 17, 1 p.m., $20-$25.
St. Patrick’s Day Block Party at Hennessey’s on Fremont Street Experience Even if you had the coolest neighbors in the world, you’d never throw a block party this fun. The Weekly and Jameson Irish Whiskey present a holiday bash featuring Vegas’ drunkest bar band, Darby O’Gill and the Little People at 1 p.m., and live music continuing into the night. And since there’s no cover charge, you can save your cash for more important expenditures, like beer … and whiskey. March 17, 1 p.m., free.
Green Eggs and Ham at Rhumbar With The Lorax getting panned, how about a party to make Dr. Seuss proud? Rhumbar fits the bill with an all-day St. Patrick’s celebration serving green eggs and ham breakfast burritos, $5 Guinness, $6 Irish Car Bombs and other drink deals. The view of drunken partiers stumbling down the Strip in their finest green is just a bonus. March 17, 11 a.m., free.
Lavo Party Brunch: St. Paddy’s Edition Start your St. Patrick’s Day on a drunken note with the club’s debaucherous champagne brunch. This week, Lavo will be pouring Guinness on tap, serving Bushmills Irish Honey cocktail specials and handing out $1,000 in cash and prizes to lucky guests, Irish or not. Go ahead, start the holiday early. March 17, 2 p.m., free.
Rock the Shamrock Whiskey Tasting at the M Resort Who doesn’t love an excuse to drink whiskey? On Saturday, M Resort pours 70 of them at this craft whiskey tasting with live entertainment, special cocktails and holiday-inspired snacks. Be prepared to dedicate your Sunday to nursing one very worthwhile hangover. March 17, 7 p.m., $50.