Irish pubs have been cropping up all over Vegas, but perhaps the most authentic one is J.C. Wooloughan's Irish Pub, located inside the JW Marriott hotel.
The pub is based on its creator's life in Dublin. Wooloughan, a global businessman, went so far as to have the pub built in Ireland by the Irish Pub Company and sent over in pieces.
Every little detail from the wood and the tiles to the decorations is authentic.
The authenticity doesn't stop with the decor. About 20 percent of the J.C. Wooloughan's staff is from Ireland.
The pub features lots of intimate nooks and crannies so that groups of people can converse, one of the true purposes of an Irish pub.
Pubs are the social center of Irish life, and J.C. Wooloughan's offers everything you could want in a social setting -- music, dancing, food and, of course, drinks.
The pub features any kind of Irish drink you can imagine from Irish coffee, Blackthorn Cider and a variety of Irish whiskeys to popular beers such as Harps and Guinness.
Happy Hour takes place Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m., and ladies' night is every Thursday from 9 p.m. to midnight, when ladies can enjoy $1 drinks.
J.C. Wooloughan's also has the most authentic Irish food out of all the pubs in town. You can sample traditional Irish fare such as shepherd's pie, corned beef and cabbage and bangers and mash. Desserts include sticky toffee pudding and apple crumble Food prices average from $7-$10.
J.C. Wooloughan's has no shortage of entertainment. The pub broadcasts English Premier League games for the die-hard soccer fans.
Three nights a week, you also can catch an Irish band and participate in sing-alongs.
-- Review by Kristine McKenzie