Under one roof, you'll find not only the Irish-pub themed Hennessey's, but Mickie Finz, Las Vegas Saloon and the Brass Lounge.
Each bar has a different theme giving guests, well, options.
Hennessey's is part restaurant and part bar with an outdoor patio available when the Las Vegas weather is favorable, which is often. The bar itself is rather small, but when the crowds pack in on St. Patrick's Day or any other day worth drinking on, the party spills into the restaurant seating.
Live bands play Thursday-Saturday nights and Hennessey's is the starting point for the Downtown Pub Crawl the third Thursday of each month.
The beer selection is what you would expect at an Irish pub, with Guinness, Bass and plenty of other tasty imports. If spirits are your poison for the night, grab a traditional Irish coffee made with Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey or a J+G, simply Jameson Irish whiskey and ginger ale.
To the right of Hennessey's is Mickie Finnz. With the same perks as Hennessey's -- live music, restaurant and alcohol -- the island-themed bar serves as an option for those not looking for an Irish party. Don't jump into your normal routine when you hit the bar. The signature cocktail list includes the Tropical Lemonade, made with homemade lemonade; the Purple Haze (the name is all you need to know); and the Big Wave, a 64-ounce bowl of rum goodness you probably should share with others, but we're not here to judge.
If beer is on the menu, grab 60 ounces your favorite and take home the glass.
There is also an outdoor patio here with access to the bar without ever stepping foot inside. You'll also notice the tiki hut theme throughout the bar area and the video poker machines, but grass skirts and coconut bikinis aren't a requirement.
Located up the escalator is the Las Vegas Saloon, to the left, and Brass Lounge on the other side.
If Las Vegas Saloon is your first stop of the night, it may also be your last. From the bar, to the live bands nightly, to the mechanical bull and stripper poles, there's not much reason to leave.
The entire venue seems a little cavernous because of its size, but there's plenty to see as you make your way to the dance floor. First, you'll see the bar, which if you're trying to make it to the dance floor you should stop by to get a drink for the long walk.
Across from the bar is the mechanical bull, which could be focal point of the party depending on the crowd. That attention, though, could easily be drawn to the four stripper poles to the right of the bull. Each sits on its own platform with chairs around it. Guests are encouraged to keep their clothes on, but that doesn't have to put a damper on your night.
Live bands hit the stage nightly with everything from cover bands to tribute bands, local to international acts to underground hip-hop.
Across from Las Vegas Saloon is the Brass Lounge. Live music fills the room on select nights and you can find lingerie-clad models working photo shoots here on Sunday nights. The photo shoots are fitting because they go well with the glamour photos and nude art on the walls.
Most nights, Brass Lounge is nothing but a relaxing lounge with a balcony overlooking the Fremont Street Experience, a different option compared to the other three bars around it.
Four bars, a number of options.
-- Staff Report