From light-beaming pyramids to elaborate water shows, Vegas institutions rarely authentically replicate their namesake inspirations, though if you spend enough time at Mandalay Bay, there's a surprisingly decent chance you'll be mauled by Tiger. Quite literally shipping authentic Ireland in: RíRá
Owned by two Dublin-born pals, Rí's Irish vibe is thanks to the fact most of its decor was sourced from the Emerald Isle and restored in Wicklow, from the turn-of-the-century glazed jewelry cabinet sitting on the whiskey bar, to the music room's myriad artifacts pulled from Dublin's Olympia Theater, to the oak floor, which was actually sourced from an old distillery, though if fate smiles, it'll still find itself in a bush mill. The menu's focused on pub food, with starters like Guinness BBQ wings and curried crab claws fronting sandwiches including the house-brined corned beef Publican's Reuben, and the Ploughman's, which's slathered with imported Ballymaloe Country Relish and loaded with house-cured ham, tomatoes, onions, olives, and Irish cheddar -- hey, you'd be poor too if your money was so delicious. Rounding things out're entrees like potato-wrapped halibut with bay spiced cauliflower puree, Beef & Guinness Stew, and even an all-day Irish breakfast w/ two eggs, grilled tomatoes, sauteed 'shrooms, Irish sausages, white pudding, and rashers, thankfully the only ones you'll leave town with if you remember to use condoms. Because they're awesome
And because no Irishman's content when sober, Rí's backing up the brewsual suspects (Guinness, Murphy's, Smithwicks...) with a Baileys & Aftershock house specialty 'tail called the Fat Frog, though Tiger doesn't care what your nickname is, he's still gonna bang you.