Nine Fine Irishmen

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Bar, Eatery

3790 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109-4338
United States

(702) 740-6969 | map

Notes: Located in the New York New York Hotel & Casino.
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TheLongBeachBum from California

3.36/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

A visit to Las Vegas to attend a Corporate Business Conference gave me the opportunity to try the one place on the Strip that had eluded me for some time. After a long day on the 3rd floor of the Excalibur talking about Power Stations it was time to break for a brew. Even the short walk to the adjacent New York, New York in the 100 Degree sunshine was enough to work up some perspiration and a damn good thirst.

Once inside the Air Conditioned NY-NY the Nine Fine Irishmen was relatively easy to find, if you get lost just look for one of the many Signs or Maps, Oh and it’s on the ground floor! With a rather fake looking brick exterior the dark green painted wooden sign with gold lettering at least added some authenticity to the outside. The walk through the centrally located entrance reveals an interior that opens outward and upwards to a second floor. The curved dog-legged bar runs to your left, heavy dark carved woods, black glass & gold lettered signs plus reflective back mirrors project a solid appearance. To the right a metal staircase leads you to the upstairs area; this place is more spacious than it first appears. Immediately in front me a Band was playing underneath a wooden beamed alcove, the floor winds to your right and leads to yet more nooks and crannies, some of which contain comfy Sofas for the lazy at heart. No surprise to see lots of Knick-Knacks, Bric-a-Brac, country oriented tools, flags, signs and other simple decorations litter the walls. Above the bar, the white busts of the Nine Irishmen [Charles Gavan Duffy, John Mitchel, William Smith O'Brien, Patrick O'Donohue, Terence Bellew McManus, Richard O'Gorman, John Blake Dillon, Thomas Francis Meagher and Thomas D'Arcy Magee] sit inside small wooden alcoves each brightly lit from underneath which juxta-pose the darkened interior nicely.

I elected to stay at the Bar and enjoy the fixed and moving scenery as well as the rousing music. The place had a good buzz to it, no doubt accentuated by the Irish Folk Songs and the Bands frenetic fiddler. The beer range was way in excess of what you would find in any Irish Bar. Two Banks of around Twelve Taps dispensed the expected Guinness, Harp, Stella, Fosters, Wexford Irish Cream, Kinsale Irish Lager, Murphys Irish Red plus a few others, most seemed to be on Nitro dispense. They also had Blackthorn Dry Cider. The range was nothing earth shattering but the Ballingarry Stout is a noted brew that is unique to here, I think it is brewed by Sin City Beer Company. Average range in craft beer terms but it sure excelled over and above the other Casino Bars, and the Guinness was rather quenching, the Ballingarrry wasn't too shabby either. Bar Service was attentive and quick, including hand signs from the guy that served me, he pointed to his earplugs when I jokingly asked about the hand signs...must get loud in here! But beware this place is expensive and a Session here will lighten your wallet faster than the clanging slot machines outside.

Didn’t try the food but it looked to be solid fare with a Vegas looking consistency but I noted from a couple near me that the speed of service from ordering that would not shame Mickey-D’s.

So what’s the difference between a ‘fake’ Irish Bar and a real one? Well for me the answer is rather simple, the latter is in Ireland, and the former is not. So I most certainly did not expect the “real deal” here, and anyone that does is a fool. I expected the Irish-Bar-done-Vegas-Style, and that is exactly what I got. Taken in that context this place is not all that bad. It’s easy to knock Vegas and its tourist traits, but what the hell else do you expect when you come to the middle of the desert!? Enjoy this place for what it is - a great place to relax and chill out if you don’t get hung up on detail too much, if you do, the Airport is nearby, just keep heading East and jump out at Dublin.

Last Visit: Tuesday 30th August, 2005.

Sep 02, 2005
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AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

4.28/5  rDev +23%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

I always eat and drink here when in Vegas. Fun vibe, good beer, great food and awesome staff. Check it out.

Jun 17, 2020
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robebo44 from Virginia

3.78/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Jun 03, 2018
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SaisonRichBiere from Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Rather cheesy Irish pub in New York New York. Cliche rowdy Irish bar music, and Guinness vibes calling to the bros and middle aged folk that long to be more than 10% Irish. A decent Guinness pour though. Bring some money.

Mar 01, 2018
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rfgetz from New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25

Sep 28, 2016
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wdberkley from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +20.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Nov 04, 2015
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AdamTebbs from Oklahoma

3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Feb 13, 2015
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misternebbie from Pennsylvania

2.99/5  rDev -14.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 2.25 | service: 4 | selection: 2.25 | food: 3.25

Jan 30, 2015
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slasich from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Jan 24, 2015
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LKFH from California

3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Jan 21, 2015
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Martin_carvalho from California

3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

Jan 01, 2015
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ortie from Kentucky

3.48/5  rDev 0%

Sep 09, 2014
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Pacioli1445 from South Dakota

3/5  rDev -13.8%

Aug 02, 2014
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J702 from Nevada

3/5  rDev -13.8%

Jun 29, 2014
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Lare453 from Florida

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

May 19, 2014
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portia99 from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Apr 30, 2014
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BierBliss from New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Apr 04, 2014
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heffIPAlover from California

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Jan 22, 2014
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

2.97/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

for vibe - about what you'd expect from a fake Irish bar in a casino themed like a fake New York City. beer is your standard UK import varieties, whether actually brewed in the UK now or not.

Nov 27, 2013
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BWE from Texas

4.08/5  rDev +17.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75

I've been to Vegas quite a few times. Matter of fact, I got married there. This place is a must stop for me each time I go. The atmosphere is what I would assume is Irish style pub (though I've never been to Ireland). But it gets it's point across. The food is good, but not great for Vegas. Don't get me wrong, it's delicious. But I would expect a little more from a Vegas restaurant. The waiters/waitresses give there best Irish accent while serving you which is pretty cool.

I like how the downstairs seating is. Even though the tables are close, each is kinda private because of short walls and booth angles. The upstairs is a little more open. At night, a band usually plays. Of course... Irish music. Really adds to the experience. All in all, a fun place to go. Plus they serve Smithwicks on draft. Delicious.

Jul 02, 2013
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BlackHaddock from England

2.83/5  rDev -18.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5

I don't normally do Irish bars (anywhere in the world), but it was happy hour (15.00-18.00) and we were thirsty. I was pleasantly suprised with what I found inside, it was cool and slot free!

We sat close to where the bands play, but it was quiet during the afternoon. We were surrounded by artifacts and stuff. Above the main bar was positioned a false pulpit and above that, each in his own alcove sat the busts of the 'Nine fine Irishmen'. The whole place is tastefully done, if a little 'over the top, Irish'. The tables are tightly packed, but outside there is a lot more room with a larger table as well as a selection of smaller places. Upstairs appeared to be a little plusher, again with an outside patio area to take the air on.

I had beers from Kilkenny and Smithwicks at $4.00 or $4.50 a pint, can't remember which (Happy hours May 2010), neither was great, but they weren't too bad either. We used the bar and cash to get served as we weren't eating, had to push through the people sitting at the bar and try and make the Eastern European? Barstaff understand me.

May 24, 2010
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thain709 from Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

This was a nice little pub...and I'll emphasize little. It's not very big on the inside...upstairs seating for people eating dinner. It gets pretty crowded as there is a band in there almost every night. The two bands I saw were very good. The place is decorated cool too.

Anyways...moving on to the point. There beer selection was nothing special. Your typical Irish beers with Fosters and Newcastle thrown in there. The service wasn't bad for how busy it was. I was always able to get my beer in good timing.

In conclusion...a nice pub that can get a little a crowded at times and won't blow you away with their beer selection.

May 18, 2009
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morebeergood from Massachusetts

3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4

Stopped into this pub in NYNY for dinner. Looks like a standard Irish pub, with a bit more Vegas flair. Service was good, as my waitress was very attentive. Beer selection was pretty below average. Guinness, Harp, Smithwick's, Murphy's, and all the other boring UK/Irish beers you'd expect to see on an unimaginative tap list. I went with the Murphy's Red and the shepard's pie for dinner. The food actually seemed to be the highlight of this restaurant. The people next to me got chicken pot pie and fish and chips, and they were presented quite impressively. My shepard's pie came served in a steel pail they cooked it in, and it had a very nice flavor to it, and was quite filling. Beer and entrees were expensive, with most beers $7 and food in the $17 to $40 range. I really liked the food here, and I would have given this place a higher rating if only it had at least one or two BA-worthy beers on the menu.

Mar 31, 2009
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djeucalyptus from Oregon

3.55/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2

we stopped in for a bite to eat and a beer, expectations relatively low, yet secretly hoping for greatness. the atmosphere was pretty decent. lots of wood, lots of kitschy adornments lining the walls... it felt a touch forced, although partly because it's inside NY NY. not a bad place to escape the strip.

The tap list is the traditional Irish line-up with nothing shocking - Guinness, Smithwicks, Murphy's red, and a handfull of others, along with the usual american macro options. Not outstanding selection, but pretty decent by vegas standards. At $7 a pint, the value is fairly on-par with the rest of the strip.

All I had food-wise was their Corned Beef sandwich. and all i can say is it may have been one of the worst versions of Corned Beef I've had. Bacon-mayo aside, the beef was close to rubberbands and the flavor was mediocre... But thisn't Corned Beef Advocate... The beer was solid, the atmosphere nice, and there was something beyond BMC. I'd stop in again if I was passing by.

Feb 26, 2009
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justin7742 from Alaska

4.13/5  rDev +18.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3

I actually went a little out of my way to get to this place. I was searching for beer pubs in Las Vegas while I was there on holiday and thought this was the type of place I was looking for, an Irish bar with Irish music and Irish beer. You can't beat that combination in a crowded busy tourist trap town. I was looking for a nice place to sit down and unwind with a pint.

Upon arrival I did have to weave my way around the NY NY casino a few times to find the entrance but eventually found it. Walking in it felt like a big but cozy spot to take in a cold pint. The wood paneled walls give it that small pub appeal while there was a stage, bar and tables downstairs and we ventured to the upstairs bar. The staff was great and there were a few Irish and English ale's on tap. I had a Murphy's Red Irish Ale to start out with and was quite pleased with the freshness of the ale itself.

I didn't try any food but the aroma in the bar smelled quite tasty. I believe they had some typical Irish and American pub fare but I wasn't there for that. They had Guinness, Harp, Smithwick's (pronounced Smitticks in Ireland), Murphy's, Foster and Bass on tap and quite a few Irish whiskeys behind the bar. I had a rocks glass of Bushmill's 10 and then another pint of Guinness to wash it down.

I really liked this place and it wasn't crowded at all considering it was before noon on a Sunday. It was a great place to stop in and I wish I would have been there for the live band but I am sure I will be back in the evening next time to see it.

Sep 16, 2008
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