Was in the Rio Hotel on a recent trip to Las Vegas and, being an Irish man, decided to pop into what is billed as an Irish pub.
Well this pub is as Irish as the Queen of England.
I hate it when pubs try to cash in by advertising themselves as Irish just because they give themselves an Irish name.
No Irish beer, no Irish memorabelia, no Irish music and no Irish staff. And this was the week before St Patrick's day. Whoever manages this pub doesn't have a clue.
When my wife and I walked into the pub we were immediately hit by how loud the music was. We REALLY could not hear each other.
We stayed for one drink to give it a chance and saw that about 90% of the punters were black people mostly doing their thing to Hip Hop on the dance floor.
Now, before you start judging and calling me a racist, I'm not a racist. Obviously everybody, regardless of colour or creed, can go where they want and dance to whatever they want. I'm merely trying to point out the non-Irishness of the pub.
If this place was actually trying to be an Irish pub, they wouldn't be pumping out Hip Hop at 200 decibels. And in turn, if they did play Irish music or any music by Irish bands, they'd attract a bigger Irish following.
There was nothing at all Irish about this place as the name and advertising try to suggest.
If you're staying at the Rio hotel, by all means, give it a try.
If you're Irish and not staying at the Rio and you want to go to a good Irish pub, stay well clear of this place.
"Nine Fine Irish Men" at the New York New York hotel at least makes an effort to be an Irish themed bar.
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