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5 Kid-friendly Restaurants in Las Vegas with Live Music

Live music is fun for the whole family at these Las Vegas restaurants

Las Vegas is the capital of non-stop entertainment. Everywhere you look there is something to see and do. Even meal time is an event in Las Vegas with many restaurants providing live music.

Finding restaurants with live entertainment is a great way to enjoy Las Vegas night life with kids, making it one of our favorite things to do when taking a family trip to Las Vegas. Why have a boring meal when you can have dinner and a show all in one?

So there are plenty of options, but to get you started here are our 5 favorite restaurants with live music in Las Vegas.

Nine Fine Irishmen

NYNY Hotel – 3790 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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Nine Fine Irishmen is an awesome two-story Irish pub with an outdoor patio located inside the New York New York Hotel and Casino. The interior is cozy, dark and gives a very authentic old pub vibe. In fact, the pub was actually built in Ireland and then shipped to Vegas, so it is as authentic as you can get without physically being in Ireland. Named after the nine nationalists noted for their fight in Irish Independence, you will instantly feel the Irish pride as soon you step through the doors.

What makes this place even better is that there is nightly entertainment, featuring their Irish house band, Sin e Ri Ra. They perform fantastic traditional Irish tunes and even have a live step-dancer, Tara Reid to accompany the music. Since Nine Fine Irishmen is a restaurant until 11:00pm and the band starts around 9:00pm or 10:00pm, you can squeeze an hour or two of live music in with the kids.

Ri Ra Irish Pub

Shoppes at Mandalay Place – 3930, S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119

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This super fun Irish pub is located inside the Shoppes at Mandalay between the Luxor and Mandalay Bay. This large single floor pub has multiple little cozy rooms to explore. The Parlour Room looks like a 1970’s living room/library with low seating arm chairs, bookcases and a fireplace. The interior of the Theatre Room was actually salvaged from the Olympia Theatre in Dublin and is a dramatic space with dark maghony wood and red velvet walls. The Bordello Room is an intimate pub setting while the Shop Bar and Victorian Bar, which make up the main pub area were created using salvaged materials from all over Ireland. 

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This pub has fast become one of our favorites! Not only does Ri Ra have live music every night featuring their house band The Black Donnelly’s or John Windsor starting at 8:45 pm, but the food is actually AMAZING. This is a rare thing to say about most pubs. Everything from the complimentary soda bread to the Scottish Eggs was beyond delicious. It is an easy pub to navigate with a family, including strollers and wheelchairs with the live music easily viewable from any table in the main pub. Kids don’t have to be out until the kitchen stops serving food, so you are good for a couple of hours of Traditional Irish music fun!

Casa Di Amore

2850 E Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89121

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Casa Di Amore cozy old-school Italian restaurant that instantly transports you back in time to the Rat Pack days of Vegas. The atmosphere is warm, cozy and even romantic, but absolutely family-friendly. The wine flows freely, the portions of delicious Italian cuisine are generous and seating allows for large parties. 

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The best part? There live music every night during dinner, which means the kids are welcomed to enjoy the whole evening. Casa Di Amore is actually a local’s favorite and not attached to a hotel or on the main strip. Luckily for visitors, they offer a complimentary shuttle van to pick you up from your hotel and transport you to the restaurant and back again, you just need to tip your driver. Casa Di Amore makes for a very pleasant and convenient Vegas night out with the family.

House of Blues

Mandalay Bay Hotel- 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119

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House of Blues in Las Vegas is located inside the Mandalay Bay. Not only is the House of Blues a concert venue, it is also a restaurant.  The goal of the owner was to showcase music like  Blues, Rhythm and Blues, Gospel, Jazz and Roots-based Rock & Roll to the world, which makes this the place to be if you love music! Coupled with a Southern inspired menu, you can feel free to bring the kids of deliciously hearty good time. 

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There is often live music during dinner service, starting between 6:00pm and 8:00pm, perfect for families wanting to catch a live show with the kids. Plus on Sundays, House of Blues has a really wild and lively Gospel Brunch that the whole family will enjoy. Tickets for the Gospel Brunch do have to be purchased in advance.

Gilley’s Saloon

Treasure Island Hotels- 3300 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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Gilley’s Saloon is located in the Treasure Island Hotel and is a great place to if you want to slap your boots on and get a little bit country or a little bit rock n’ roll. Most nights Gilley’s Saloon and Dance Hall features a live Country or Rock band. Plus, the Dance Hall is open everyday from 6:00pm t0 8:00pm with free line dancing lessons starting at 7:00pm, which is good for families with kids that want to get their honky tonk on. 

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Get the kids in before 9:00, so you can grab a table, indulge in some southern BBQ and enjoy the show. Kids don’t have to be out by 9:00pm, but once the kitchen closes kids will not be allowed into the saloon.

That’s a Wrap!

I don’t about you, but I am ready to book a trip to Vegas right now! All this talk about family-friendly restaurants in Las Vegas with live music has me hungry and itching to dance. So what are you waiting for? Let’s make your next trip to Las Vegas with your family epic!

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I am a busy mama with 3 delicious babies and a serious itch for travel and writing (when I am not bartending, that is)! After graduating from Cal State San Marcos with a B.A. in Communications, I decided to start a family and pursue a career in freelance writing. I created HotMamaTravel as an outlet to do what I love while sharing useful travel tips and inspiration with others. Our mission is to show parents how to master travel with kids, while keeping your Saturday-night selves. We call it "Family travel...with a twist".

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