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Small town girl takes to big city

Date: Thursday, 25 Aug 2016
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Sarah Halcomb

Growing up in Southern Indiana, there isn’t a whole lot of diversity. We tend to stick to mass produced chain restaurants and small Mom and Pop joints.

So when they brought a Rí Rá down to Evansville, it was naturally going to stand out. It was great to have an authentic Irish pub in a town known for not branching out. The place was a success and the town really fell in love with the atmosphere.

I had just moved back after college and figured this would be a great place to start job hunting. I went in to apply and was greeted by an Irish lady named Angela, who, I discovered, is one of the main Directors of the company. I was hired and the whirlwind began!

Little did I know that I’d work in several different locations before moving out to open the Las Vegas pub, which is where I’ve been the past 5 1/2 years. It has been great and very eye opening to work with so many Irish staff. I have learned so much from them and treasure my time with the J1ers, since they are only here on a year long Visa. The Irish staff out here are truly my family since I don’t have any family out this way. I can’t wait to see where this company might take me next!

Update: March 19 2021

We are OPEN for indoor dining.  We are doing everything we can to keep our guests and staff safe and are following all recommendations from the Southern Nevada Health District as well as the CDC for COVID-19 prevention.  We are also adhering to all state and local mandates.  Thank you for your interest in Ri Ra Irish Pub and we look forward to seeing you.