(Visited 12/2012): Rí Rá Irish Pub is located in Mandalay Place on the Strip.
The interior opens to a front "shop bar" with a bar and high back tables, and then a rear room that has a Victorian theme with table and booth seating and another bar. The ornate bar was reconstructed and shipped to the states, which seems to occur at a lot of these types of places. Lastly there is a music room.
Rí Rá has a pretty standard beer selection. Primarily Irish and USA beers among the 16 taps. Close to 100 bottled beers as well. There are also flights of whiskey available.
Service on our visit was good. The staff are from Ireland which is a nice touch, and they know the drink menus.
We did not have any food on our visit.
Overall when it comes to beer spots at Mandalay Place I would put Burger Bar ahead of Rí Rá on selection alone, but this Irish Pub has merit in other areas.
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Cool place inside the Mandalay Bay mall. It’s a big operation with 3 bars and 2 stages and a huge busy kitchen. Authentic Irish look and menu as well as a vast whisky collection. Beer menu is well chosen with some fine micros, imports and a few local brews. Good atmosphere and despite my feeling that this must be part of a corporation, very friendly family like management.