Saturday Feb 24, 2024

Dine Drink Vegas Podcast Episode 23 Luck of the Irish in Dublin vs. Vegas

How authentic are the Irish pubs in Las Vegas? Bill just got back from Dublin and Cork, and we talk about how they compare. As always, we bring you the latest Vegas news and the drink of the day. Dine Drink Vegas is the podcast for everybody stuck at home who wishes they were in the land of neon lights and bad decisions. Come travel with us!

Episode 23- Vegas Vs Dublin

Drink of the Day - Irish whiskey flight

Bushmills to Jameson to Redbreast 12

Feature- Bill’s Adventures In Ireland, Q&A

-So let’s talk about hotel accommodations?

-What was the dining scene like? 

  • They fry stuff at a level which puts the Texas State Fair to shame.


What was your favorite Irish whiskey of the trip? 

  • Redbreast 12
  • Jameson is a real thing that actual Irish people order
  • There weren’t any bad options. Much less peaty than Scotch, and much less sweet than bourbon.

-Any tourist pitfalls visitors to Ireland should know about? 


- Functionally, what is the difference between pubs in Dublin and Cork?

  • Pubs in Central Dublin are more likely to have hordes of marauding tourists.
  • Cork is cheaper.
  • Both can feature an excellent pub crawl


And finally, how do the “Irish pubs” in Vegas compare to the real deal? 


How did the decor compare?


How did the food compare?


How did the drink service compare?

  • Virtually infinite selection of whiskeys
  • Usually fewer beers, depending on the pub
  • 1 oz


How did the fellow patrons compare?


What is the best pub in Ireland?

- Alibi on Washington Street in Cork

- We met Danny.

- Fried sausages, cheese and onion pie

- Board games.

- I. Talked. To. Strangers.

Vegas News

-Scott at VV says the Rio is cutting 3 director-level executives due to overstaffing, all 3 were holdovers from Caesars

-VV also reports new signs along the FSE informing visitors that street performers aren’t official employees and cannot demand payment

-Scott also broke news about a Bob Marley theater and experience titled One Love coming to Mandalay Bay

-multiple sources report that Smoke and Mirrors, the first* new weed lounge under a new Nevada law, is now open just off the Strip. Will these lounges reduce people smoking on the Strip?

-The RJ reports that the last “Mccarran” signs gone as the Harry Reid moniker change complete at the airport


-@Vegas says they are finally ditching the Dorito facade at Luxor

-After a hiatus, Spandex Nation announced their to the FSE starting in April. Along w/ Alter Ego, they keep Gen X rockin downtown says  Lake Mead up tp 1076 feet, continuing the 2023 rebound. Atmospheric Rivers this winter and decreased demand are helping. National Weather Service reports that the Western Rocky Snowpack is on track to hit at least average, so levels may keep rising through spring into early summer. 


-The Athletic reports that the Oakland As are looking to extend their current lease but their relationship with fans remains “fraught” 

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