The Underground Speakeasy at The Mob Museum Adds New Cocktails, Mocktails

The Plaza Antiqua cocktail at The Underground.
(Photos Courtesy of Chris Wessling for The Mob Museum)

THE UNDERGROUND SPEAKEASY, DISTILLERY AT THE MOB MUSEUM ADDS NEW COCKTAILS, MOCKTAILS TO BAR MENU

 

nspired by bootleggers and rumrunners, designed to appeal to the palette of the modern guest, The Underground at The Mob Museum introduces new cocktails and mocktails to its speakeasy bar program.

Guests can step back in time and select from more than 20 Prohibition Era-inspired creations, each paired with a story of its real historic origins. Among the spirits featured in the cocktail collections is the Museum’s house-made moonshine, made in its 60-gallon, custom-made copper pot still. Enhanced with herbs, fruit and other infusions to create palate-pleasing drinks—all The Underground’s cocktails recall libations people enjoyed made with their home-distilled spirits during Prohibition.

New cocktails include:

  • Bang the Rum Slowly: rum, pineapple, orgeat, lime, alchermes, bitters
    When Prohibition ended in 1933, Don Beach knew exactly what he needed to do – open a bar! Don’s Beachcomber, later called Don the Beachcomber, was known for its tropical décor and rum cocktails. Today, Beach is best known as the father of tiki culture, but legend has it he started as a bootlegger in Southern California.
  • Plaza Antiqua: mezcal, cinnamon-infused brandy, chocolate-infused Vermouth, spicy bitters
    Thirsty Americans crossed the Southern border to quench their thirst in Mexican cantinas during Prohibition. Established venues such as Agua Caliente and the Mexicali Beer Hall in Tijuana introduced Americans to Mexican beers along with tequila and mezcal.
  • Clover Club: gin, Lillet, lavender, raspberry, lemon, egg whites
    The Clover Club is named for a men’s club in Philadelphia that met in the posh Bellevue-Stratford Hotel. First concocted in the 1800s, it was already a classic by the time Prohibition passed.

With patrons seeking a variety of options, The Underground features alternatives for guests seeking non-alcoholic options. Each refreshing drink combines different floral, fruity and effervescent ingredients. Non-alcoholic options include:

  • Keep Sober Cocktail: grenadine, lemon, elderflower tonic
  • Our Rosemary Grapefruit Fizz: grapefruit, rosemary, tonic
  • Raspberry Lavender Fizz: raspberry, lavender, lemon, soda water

For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Admission to the speakeasy is included with general Museum admission. The speakeasy is also free for patrons using the daily password found on Instagram stories @MobMuseum_Underground at either the lobby podium or side entrance.

ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND
The Underground is an immersive Prohibition history experiential exhibition, featuring a distillery, speakeasy and private VIP room located in the basement of The Mob Museum and sponsored by Zappos. Its custom-made, copper-pot still, dubbed “Virginia Still” after mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel’s notorious girlfriend Virginia Hill, has a capacity of 60 gallons and can serve up to 250 750-mL jars of moonshine per week. The Underground also brews and serves craft beer onsite. Artifacts from the 1920s and 1930s on display tell the intriguing story of the Prohibition era, which not only saw a proliferation of bootlegged booze and the meteoric growth of organized crime outfits, but also had a profound, lasting impact on society and culture. Complimentary entrance to The Underground is granted at the secret side entrance to visitors who know the correct password, which is published daily on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Numerous interactive exhibits include a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator and Organized Crime Today exhibit, as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery sponsored by Zappos. This year, the Museum released an engaging new mobile app providing the ultimate guide to the Museum for visitors, in-depth education for those seeking more about the history of the Mob and law enforcement, and an innovative, interactive lookalike feature called Doppelgangster which matches user’s facial features with those from more than 800 Mob-related images. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas,” one of “5 Museums for True-Crime Enthusiasts to Visit” by Oxygen.com, ” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by FOX News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for admission rates and operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum, Twitter @themobmuseum or Instagram @themobmuseum.

The Underground at The Mob Museum Announces November Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

L to R: Rock and Rye cocktail; Charcuterie Plate at The Underground.
(Photos Courtesy of The Mob Museum)

THE UNDERGROUND SPEAKEASY, DISTILLERY AT THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES
NOVEMBER PROMOTIONS AND EVENTS

 

 The Underground, the Prohibition history exhibition at The Mob Museum, announces special promotions, programs and events for November.

Kefauver Day Specials

  • Date: Friday, Nov. 15
  • Time: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Description: All guests will enjoy 20 percent off all food and beverage inside The Underground speakeasy in honor of Kefauver Day, which commemorates the Kefauver Committee hearing that took place in the Museum’s courtroom in 1950. Named after Senator Estes Kefauver of Tennessee, the Kefauver Committee hearings were televised and brought organized crime into the living rooms of many Americans for the first time. They were held in 14 U.S. cities from 1950 to 1951 and were pivotal in the national fight against organized crime, as well as events that influenced the development of Las Vegas. FREE Museum admission will be available all day for Nevada residents, with non-residents receiving buy-one, get-one admission.

Live Music

  • Date: Fridays, Saturdays and select Sundays
  • Time: 7 to 11 p.m.
  • Cost: Free
  • Description: The Underground speakeasy offers live jazz throughout November including newly added, Sundays. Each evening features local talent performing to a delighted audience amidst the speakeasy’s authentic, 1920s-inspired ambiance. Performing in November will be Amanda King, who combines the best of the jazz and cabaret worlds by applying her creative interpretation of the words, the music and the swing (November 1); Red Penny Arcade, a locally based quartet that plays popular music in a 1920s-50s jazz style  (November 2); The Old Fashions, which blends the best of the jazz and blues worlds with sounds from Sinatra to Armstrong (November 3, 23, 29); Kai Brant performs music of the 1910s to 1930s, accompanied by upright bass and stride piano (November 8, 30); Dame Madelyn will be playing a deep and eclectic mix of jazz (November 9, 23); Shaun DeGraff Band, who plays re-imagined jazz-influenced versions of modern popular songs (November 10, 24); Nieve Malandra, who sings vintage and contemporary jazz, R&B and pop (November 15, 22); The Good Hurt, a local six-piece band that plays an array of hits from the 30s as well as the 40s (November 16).

The Underground Happy Hour

  • Date: Sunday through Thursday
  • Time: 5-7 p.m.
  • Cost: $2 off all craft cocktails, draft beer, wine by the glasses and food
  • Description: Unwind at The Underground’s speakeasy with reduced prices on Prohibition-inspired cocktails, house-brewed draft beer and an assortment of shareable snacks.

For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Admission to the speakeasy is included with general Museum admission. The speakeasy is also free for patrons using the daily password found on Instagram stories @MobMuseum_Underground at either the lobby podium or side entrance.

ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND
The Underground is an immersive Prohibition history experiential exhibition, featuring a distillery, speakeasy and private VIP room located in the basement of The Mob Museum and sponsored by Zappos. Its custom-made, copper-pot still, dubbed “Virginia Still” after mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel’s notorious girlfriend Virginia Hill, has a capacity of 60 gallons and can serve up to 250 750-mL jars of moonshine per week. The Underground also brews and serves craft beer onsite. Artifacts from the 1920s and 1930s on display tell the intriguing story of the Prohibition era, which not only saw a proliferation of bootlegged booze and the meteoric growth of organized crime outfits, but also had a profound, lasting impact on society and culture. Complimentary entrance to The Underground is granted at the secret side entrance to visitors who know the correct password, which is published daily on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery, and sponsored by Zappos. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse. Its house-distilled moonshine received top honors, the Double Gold Award, from The Fifty Best. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.

 

The Mob Museum Offers Free Admission for Kefauver Day, Nov. 15

 

The original historic courtroom at The Mob Museum which held the famous Kefauver Hearings in Las Vegas. (Photo Courtesy of The Mob Museum)

THE MOB MUSEUM TO OFFER FREE ADMISSION FOR NEVADA RESIDENTS IN CELEBRATION OF KEFAUVER DAY, NOV. 15

Free Admission Sponsored by Zappos

 

WHAT:

To celebrate Kefauver Day, Nov. 15, The Mob Museum announces FREE admission for Nevada residents and buy one admission, get one free for non-residents, sponsored by Zappos.

The Museum places significant focus on increasing its accessibility to the community. Throughout the year, it extends free admission to Nevada residents through designated Annual Free Days and monthly community safety forums, serving approximately 6,000 guests per year.

Kefauver Day commemorates the Kefauver Committee hearing that took place in the Museum’s courtroom in 1950. Named after Senator Estes Kefauver of Tennessee, the Kefauver Committee hearings were televised and brought organized crime into the living rooms of many Americans for the first time. They were held in 14 U.S. cities from 1950 to 1951 and were pivotal in the national fight against organized crime, as well as events that influenced the development of Las Vegas.

On this day, guests can also receive 20 percent off all food and beverage inside The Underground speakeasy and distillery, home to the Museum’s house-made moonshine.

WHO:

  • The Mob Museum
  • Zappos

WHEN:
Friday, Nov. 15
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

COST:
FREE admission for Nevada residents and buy one admission, get one free for non-residents.

WHERE:
The Mob Museum
300 Stewart Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101

ONLINE LINKS:
www.Facebook.com/themobmuseum
www.Twitter.com/themobmuseum
www.Instagram.com/themobmuseum

 

The Mob Museum’s Moonshine to be Available in Stores, Restaurants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L to R: The Underground distillery at The Mob Museum. The signature Moonshine made at The Mob Museum. (Photos Courtesy of The Mob Museum)

HOUSE-DISTILLED MOONSHINE FROM THE UNDERGROUND AT THE MOB MUSEUM TO BE AVAILABLE AT NEVADA STORES, RESTAURANTS

 

 For the first time, The Underground at The Mob Museum will make its house-distilled, corn-mash original Moonshine available for off-premise sales in Nevada in collaboration with distributor Johnson Brothers. Lee’s Liquor is eager to carry the moonshine in both 750-mL and 50-mL quantities at all 19 of its stores beginning Friday, Oct. 18.

“Lee’s Discount Liquor, an icon of Las Vegas, as is The Mob Museum, is excited to partner with the Museum by now offering Moonshine to our Las Vegas and tourist clients. We are excited for the opportunity to help promote Las Vegas and its history,” said Kenny Lee president of Lee’s Discount Liquor.

Other retailers, bars and restaurants will be announced soon.

Made from a single ingredient – 100-percent yellow corn – The Mob Museum’s Moonshine uses no additional sugar in the distillation. This process prevents harsh flavors from developing, creating the highest-quality, smoothest spirit possible. Bottled at 50-percent ABV, the Moonshine carries distinctively appealing notes of buttery, sweet popcorn.

“With an in-house distillery, The Underground at The Mob Museum has a distinctive asset, allowing us to provide our visitors with literally a taste of Prohibition history,” said Jonathan Ullman, president and chief executive officer of The Mob Museum. “Our craft-made Moonshine has been extremely popular with guests visiting the Museum and we’re enthusiastic about being able to reach new and larger audiences through off-site sales. In fact, some of the 750-mL jars of our authentic Moonshine will come with a $5 voucher good toward Museum admission.”

“We are so proud to be appointed as official distributor of The Mob Museum Moonshine. The product is outstanding and it couldn’t be any more authentic since it is literally made in the distillery of the Museum in small, artisan batches,” said Gary Charmel, regional president of Johnson Brothers. “It is everything a craft spirit should be. We are delighted to be working with the Museum on this venture.”

The Museum’s Moonshine is crafted in The Underground in a custom-made artisan copper-pot still situated in the distillery. The system distills 100-percent corn-mash Moonshine, which is available at the speakeasy bar and for sale in The Underground.

Visitors looking to learn more about the distilling process and for an authentic 1920s experience should visit The Underground speakeasy. In addition to house-distilled moonshine, the elegant bar also serves house-brewed craft beer as well as tempting Prohibition-era inspired cocktails, seasonal blends of moonshine, wines by the glass and non-alcoholic drinks. The speakeasy offers food, happy hour and free live jazz.

FAST FACTS ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM MOONSHINE

  • Since opening in April 2018, more than 1000 gallons of Moonshine have been distilled in The Underground.
  • The still can produce approximately 250 jars of 750-mL moonshine per week.
  • The Museum has sold more than 15,000 bottles.
  • More than 30,000 guests have taken distillery tours.
  • The Moonshine won the highest honors—the Double Gold Award—from The Fifty Best

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery, and sponsored by Zappos. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse. Its house-distilled moonshine received top honors, the Double Gold Award, from The Fifty Best. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.

ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND
The Underground is an immersive Prohibition history experiential exhibition, featuring a distillery, speakeasy and private VIP room located in the basement of The Mob Museum and sponsored by Zappos. Its custom-made, copper-pot still, dubbed “Virginia Still” after mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel’s notorious girlfriend Virginia Hill, has a capacity of 60 gallons and can serve up to 250 750-mL jars of moonshine per week. The Underground also brews and serves craft beer onsite. Artifacts from the 1920s and 1930s on display tell the intriguing story of the Prohibition era, which not only saw a proliferation of bootlegged booze and the meteoric growth of organized crime outfits, but also had a profound, lasting impact on society and culture. Complimentary entrance to The Underground is granted at the secret side entrance to visitors who know the correct password, which is published daily on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.

 

The Underground to Offer Exclusive Whiskey Tasting Package for Groups

The Underground speakeasy’s secret private room.
(Photo credit: Chris Wessling and The Mob Museum)

THE UNDERGROUND AT THE MOB MUSEUM TO OFFER
EXCLUSIVE WHISKEY TASTING PACKAGE FOR GROUPS
 

 The Underground, the Prohibition history exhibition at The Mob Museum featuring a fully operational distillery and speakeasy, now offers “A Whiskey Tasting You Can’t Refuse.” Guests will experience an ultra-exclusive whiskey tasting, handcrafted cocktails and appetizers inside the VIP room at The Underground speakeasy.

The VIP room’s intimate setting and authentic atmosphere allow for a distinctively immersive experience that transports guests back to the 1920s. During the tasting, guests will learn how to nose a whiskey as well as how to identify and appreciate each of its unique characteristics including age, aroma, color and flavor.

This package, priced at $1,133 for up to 10 guests and inclusive of tax and service charge, features: 

  • A two-hour rental of The Underground speakeasy’s VIP room
  • A 30-minute tasting of five ultra-premium whiskeys from around the world
  • Food and beverage credit (value of $400)
  • Museum admission for all guests during regular Museum hours

This new experience may also be added on to larger group events. For more information, please call (702) 724-8622 or email sales@themobmuseum.org.

ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND
The Underground is an immersive Prohibition history experiential exhibition, featuring a distillery, speakeasy and private VIP room located in the basement of The Mob Museum and sponsored by Zappos. Its custom-made, copper-pot still, dubbed “Virginia Still” after mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel’s notorious girlfriend Virginia Hill, has a capacity of 60 gallons and can serve up to 250 750-mL jars of moonshine per week. The Underground also brews and serves craft beer onsite. Artifacts from the 1920s and 1930s on display tell the intriguing story of the Prohibition era, which not only saw a proliferation of bootlegged booze and the meteoric growth of organized crime outfits, but also had a profound, lasting impact on society and culture. Complimentary entrance to The Underground is granted at the secret side entrance to visitors who know the correct password, which is published daily on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery, and sponsored by Zappos. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse. Its house-distilled moonshine received top honors, the Double Gold Award, from The Fifty Best. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.

 

The Underground Speakeasy, Distillery at The Mob Museum Announces September Promotions and Events

 

The Bee’s Knees cocktail available at The Underground at The Mob Museum. (Photo Courtesy of The Mob Museum)

THE UNDERGROUND SPEAKEASY, DISTILLERY AT THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER PROMOTIONS AND EVENTS

 

The Underground, the Prohibition history exhibition at The Mob Museum, announces special promotions, programs and events for September.

Bootlegger Boogie: Prohibition-era Dance Instruction

  • Date: September 9
  • Time: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free
  • Description: One Monday a month, the speakeasy will tap into a different dance of the Prohibition-era by offering upbeat and detailed dance instruction. For this month’s featured sequence, guests will hop into a crowded dance floor with fast music to learn the vibe of the Balboa, which is an intimate style of dance kept in close embrace. Whether accompanied by a partner or not, guests should arrive ready to make friends.

Live Music

  • Date: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
  • Time: 7 to 11 p.m.
    • Extended hours on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 6 to 12 p.m.
  • Cost: Free
  • Description: Due to popular demand, the Museum has extended the Jazz Nights weekly event to three nights a week. The night features local talent performing to rave reviews in The Underground’s 1920s-inspired ambiance. Performing in September will be Laura Shaffer, whose sultry and swinging vocals reflect the music of vintage Vegas (September 5); The Old Fashions, which blends the best of the jazz and blues worlds with sounds from Sinatra to Armstrong (September 6, 14, 19 and 27); Amanda King, who combines the best of the jazz and cabaret worlds by applying her creative interpretation of the words, the music and the swing (September 7); Kai Brant Jazz Duo, which performs jazz, blues and pop classics (September 12, 21); Shaun DeGraff Band, who plays re-imagined jazz-influenced versions of modern popular songs (September 13, 28); Dame Madelyn will be playing a deep and eclectic mix of jazz (September 14, 20); Naomi Mauro singing the greatest songs from the Roaring 20s to jazz, pop, R&B and Motown (September 26).

For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Admission to the speakeasy is included with general Museum admission. The speakeasy is also free for patrons using the daily password found on Instagram stories @MobMuseum_Underground at either the lobby podium or side entrance.

ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND
The Underground is an immersive Prohibition history experiential exhibition, featuring a distillery, speakeasy and private VIP room located in the basement of The Mob Museum and sponsored by Zappos. Its custom-made, copper-pot still, dubbed “Virginia Still” after mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel’s notorious girlfriend Virginia Hill, has a capacity of 60 gallons and can serve up to 250 750-mL jars of moonshine per week. The Underground also brews and serves craft beer onsite. Artifacts from the 1920s and 1930s on display tell the intriguing story of the Prohibition era, which not only saw a proliferation of bootlegged booze and the meteoric growth of organized crime outfits, but also had a profound, lasting impact on society and culture. Complimentary entrance to The Underground is granted at the secret side entrance to visitors who know the correct password, which is published daily on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery, and sponsored by Zappos. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse. Its house-distilled moonshine received top honors, the Double Gold Award, from The Fifty Best. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.

 

The Underground at The Mob Museum Announces August Promotions and Programs

The Classic Deviled Eggs and a beer available at The Underground.
(Photo Courtesy of The Mob Museum)

THE UNDERGROUND AT THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES AUGUST PROMOTIONS AND PROGRAMS

 

The Underground, the Prohibition history exhibition at The Mob Museum, announces special promotions, programs and events for August.

Happy Hour

  • Date: Sundays through Thursdays
  • Time: 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Description: The Underground’s new happy hour specials include $2 off all cocktails, beer, wine and food.

Bootlegger Boogie: Prohibition-era Dance Instruction

  • Date: August 5
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free
  • Description: On the first Monday of every month, the speakeasy will tap into a different dance of the Prohibition-era by offering upbeat and detailed dance instruction. For this month’s featured sequence, jive to the Jitterbug dance in all forms of traditional jazz and swing music of the time period. Whether accompanied by a partner or not, guests should arrive ready to make friends.

Jazz Nights

  • Date: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
  • Time: 7 to 11 p.m.
  • Description: Due to popular demand, the Museum has extended the Jazz Nights weekly event to three nights a week. The night features local talent performing to rave reviews in The Underground’s 1920s-inspired ambiance. Guests can check The Mob Museum’s Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground for the password to receive free admission. Performing in August will be Shaun DeGraff Band, who plays re-imagined jazz influenced versions of modern popular songs (August 1, 24, 29); Amanda King, who combines the best of the jazz and cabaret worlds by applying her creative interpretation of the words, the music and the swing (August 2, 31); The Old Fashions, which blends the best of the jazz and blues worlds with sounds from Sinatra to Armstrong (August 3, 17, 23, 30); Laura Shaffer, who’s sultry and swinging vocals reflect the music of vintage Vegas (August 8, 22); Nik at Nite melds classic tunes with personal stories and anecdotes about his friendship with Frank Sinatra and his days in Las Vegas (August 9); Kai Brant Jazz Duo, which performs jazz, blues and pop classics (August 10, 16); Naomi Mauro singing the greatest songs from the Roaring 20s to jazz, pop, R&B and Motown (August 15); Dame Madelyn will be playing a deep and eclectic mix of jazz (August 17).

Industry Night

  • Date: Mondays
  • Time: 9 p.m. to midnight
  • Description: Each Monday, The Underground speakeasy and distillery hosts Industry Night. Nevada service industry professionals will receive 20 percent off their tab and free Champagne. Must show valid employment ID to redeem this offer. 

Distillery Tours

  • Day/Time: Tours are offered Monday through Friday at noon, 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. and weekends from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every 45 minutes.
  • Cost: $12
  • Description: During these tours, which are available as an enhanced experience with the purchase of a deluxe or premier pass and include a sampling of a variety of distilled spirits, participants receive an in-depth explanation of the distillery equipment and distillation process and learn about Prohibition. In addition to learning about the historical origin of Prohibition and the drinking culture that existed before the 1920s, guests have the chance to take part in a spirit-tasting experience of house-distilled moonshine, vodka, as well as The Underground’s Jamaica ginger-infused moonshine. The Distillery Tours are designed to encourage visitors to develop an appreciation for the flavor of moonshine—especially since The Underground’s moonshine is as smooth and authentic as it can safely get. It is made in-house with 100 percent corn and bottled at 50 percent ABV. In addition, all visitors to the Museum may purchase souvenir bottles of Museum spirits in the speakeasy during these hours.

For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Admission to the speakeasy is included with general Museum admission. The speakeasy is also free for patrons who would like to visit the speakeasy only and can enter by visiting the podium or the side door using the daily password found on Instagram stories @MobMuseum_Underground.

ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND
The Underground is an immersive Prohibition history experiential exhibition, featuring a distillery, speakeasy and private VIP room located in the basement of The Mob Museum and sponsored by Zappos. Its custom-made, copper-pot still, dubbed “Virginia Still” after mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel’s notorious girlfriend Virginia Hill, has a capacity of 60 gallons and can serve up to 250 750-mL jars of moonshine per week. The Underground also brews and serves craft beer onsite. Artifacts from the 1920s and 1930s on display tell the intriguing story of the Prohibition era, which not only saw a proliferation of bootlegged booze and the meteoric growth of organized crime outfits, but also had a profound, lasting impact on society and culture. Complimentary entrance to The Underground is granted at the secret side entrance to visitors who know the correct password, which is published daily on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery, and sponsored by Zappos. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse. Its house-distilled moonshine received top honors, the Double Gold Award, from The Fifty Best. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.

 

The Underground at The Mob Museum Announces July Promotions and Programs

 

The Moonshine Mayhem cocktail made with house-distilled moonshine at The Underground. (Photo credit: The Mob Museum)

THE UNDERGROUND AT THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES JULY PROMOTIONS, PROGRAMS

 

 

The Underground, the Prohibition history exhibition at The Mob Museum, announces special promotions, programs and events for July.

 

 Happy Hour

  • Date: Sundays through Thursdays
  • Time: 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Description: The Underground’s new happy hour specials include $2 off all cocktails, beer, wine and food.

Jazz Nights

  • Date: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
  • Time: 7 to 11 p.m.
  • Description: Due to popular demand, the Museum has extended the Jazz Nights weekly event to three nights a week. The night features local talent performing to rave reviews in The Underground’s 1920s-inspired ambiance. Use the secret password Cool Cats for free admission. Performing in July will be Dame Madelyn, who provides a deep and eclectic mix of jazz (July 4); Nik at Nite melds classic tunes with personal stories and anecdotes about his friendship with Frank Sinatra and his days in Las Vegas (July 5); Amanda King, who combines the best of the jazz and cabaret worlds by applying her creative interpretation of the words, the music and the swing (July 6, 27); The Old Fashions, which blends the best of the jazz and blues worlds with sounds from Sinatra to Armstrong (July 12, 13, 19); Kai Brant Jazz Duo, which performs jazz, blues and pop classics (July 11, 20, 26); and Naomi Mauro singing the greatest songs from the Roaring 20s to jazz, pop, R&B and Motown (July 18, 25).

80 Years of Being Oscar: Celebrating Oscar B. Goodman’s 80th Birthday

  • Date: July 24
  • Time: Starting at 5:30 p.m.
  • Description: Cheers to Oscar! Celebrate Oscar Goodman’s 80th birthday with an evening of candid commentary from the man of the hour, hosted by Geoff Schumacher, senior director of content. The Museum will honor the former Las Vegas mayor, Mob defense attorney and visionary behind the establishment of The Mob Museum with fun facts and anecdotes. All attendees can play along with a customized game of bingo, enjoy drink specials, birthday cupcakes and prizes to cap off the festivities.

Industry Night

  • Date: Mondays
  • Time: 9 p.m. to midnight
  • Description: Each Monday, The Underground speakeasy and distillery hosts Industry Night. Nevada service industry professionals will receive 20 percent off their tab and free Champagne. Must show valid employment ID to redeem this offer.

Distillery Tours

  • Day/Time: Tours are offered Monday through Friday at noon, 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. and weekends from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every 45 minutes.
  • Cost: $12
  • Description: During these tours, which are available as an enhanced experience with the purchase of a deluxe or premier pass and include a sampling of a variety of distilled spirits, participants receive an in-depth explanation of the distillery equipment and distillation process and learn about Prohibition. In addition to learning about the historical origin of Prohibition and the drinking culture that existed before the 1920s, guests have the chance to take part in a spirit-tasting experience of house-distilled moonshine, vodka, as well as The Underground’s Jamaica ginger-infused moonshine. The Distillery Tours are designed to encourage visitors to develop an appreciation for the flavor of moonshine—especially since The Underground’s moonshine is as authentic as it can safely get. It is made in-house with 100 percent corn and bottled at 50 percent ABV. In addition, all visitors to the Museum may purchase souvenir bottles of Museum spirits in the speakeasy during these hours.

For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Admission to the speakeasy is included with general Museum admission. The speakeasy is also free for patrons who would like to visit the speakeasy only and can enter by visiting the podium or the side door using the daily password found on Instagram stories @MobMuseum_Underground.

 

ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND

The Underground is an immersive Prohibition history experiential exhibition, featuring a distillery, speakeasy and private VIP room located in the basement of The Mob Museum and sponsored by Zappos. Its custom-made, copper-pot still, dubbed “Virginia Still” after mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel’s notorious girlfriend Virginia Hill, has a capacity of 60 gallons and can serve up to 250 750-mL jars of moonshine per week. The Underground also brews and serves craft beer onsite. Artifacts from the 1920s and 1930s on display tell the intriguing story of the Prohibition era, which not only saw a proliferation of bootlegged booze and the meteoric growth of organized crime outfits, but also had a profound, lasting impact on society and culture. Complimentary entrance to The Underground is granted at the secret side entrance to visitors who know the correct password, which is published daily on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.

 

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM

The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Use of Force Training Experience, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery, and sponsored by Zappos. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse. Its house-distilled moonshine received top honors, the Double Gold Award, from The Fifty Best. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.

The Underground Speakeasy, Distillery at The Mob Museum Announces May Programs

 

The Rock and Rye at The Underground. Photo credit: The Mob Museum

THE UNDERGROUND AT THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES MAY PROMOTIONS AND PROGRAMS

 

The Underground, the Prohibition history exhibition at The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement featuring a speakeasy and distillery, announces special promotions, programs and events for May.

 

Among this month’s events, on May 11, The Underground will host a special event as part of Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in a speakeasy tasting and distillery tour.

 

Kentucky Derby LISTENING Party

  • Date: Saturday, May 4
  • Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

Description:  In the spirit of the 1920s—before the invention of television—The Underground will host its first-ever “Kentucky Derby Listening Party” on May 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. A live audio broadcast of the 2019 Derby will be streamed during this event; post time is scheduled for 3:50 p.m. Pacific Time. Guests will also enjoy $10 Maker’s Mark cocktails and enter a Superfecta contest for the chance to win a private party in The Underground distillery. Must be 21 and older to attend. This event is sponsored by Zappos and Maker’s Mark. Free entry at the speakeasy side door with password “Bourbon.”

 

Raise a Glass to the Past: A Speakeasy Tasting and Distillery Tour

  • Date: Saturday, May 11
  • Time: 9:30 to 11:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $100; tickets available here.
  • Description: Travel back in time to the Prohibition era for a tasting and tour at The Underground during Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit. Guests will be transported by the taste of spirits smuggled by mobsters decades ago as they sample a variety of classic cocktails, new moonshine flavors from the Museum’s own onsite distillery and delicious passed appetizers while listening to live jazz, exploring eye-opening exhibits, and learning inside stories from expert educators.

Mother’s Day Weekend Special

  • Date: Friday, May 10 to Sunday, May 12
  • Time: 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Cost: Mimosas will be available for $8. Non-alcoholic cocktails available for $5.
  • Description: It’s no secret mobsters love their mamas. Former FBI agent Joe Pistone (aka Donnie Brasco) was once told by a Bonnano crime family member that the Mafia “closed for business when Mother’s Day arrived each May.” Of course, The Underground is always open for Mom!

Jazz Nights

  • Date: Fridays and Saturdays
  • Time: 7 to 11 p.m.
  • Description: Jazz Nights feature local talent performing to rave reviews in The Underground’s 1920s-inspired ambiance. Performing in May will be Nik at Night (May 3) performing classics from greats such as Tony Bennet, Nat King Cole and the chairman himself, Frank Sinatra; The Old Fashions (May 4, 11, 17, 31), which blends the best of the jazz and blues worlds with sounds from Sinatra to Armstrong; Kai Brant, who performs jazz, blues and pop classics (May 10, 11); and Amanda King, who combines the best of the jazz and cabaret worlds by applying her creative interpretation of the words, the music and the swing (May 18, 25).

Industry Night

  • Date: Mondays
  • Time: 9 p.m. to midnight
  • Description: Each Monday, The Underground speakeasy and distillery hosts Industry Night. Nevada service industry professionals will receive 20 percent off their tab and free Champagne. Must show valid employment ID to redeem this offer.

Distillery Tours

  • Day/Time: Beginning Wednesday, May 1, an expanded distillery tour schedule will go into effect. The tours will be offered Monday through Friday at noon, 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. and weekends from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every 45 minutes.
  • Cost: $12
  • Description: During these tours, which are available as an enhanced experience with the purchase of a deluxe or premier pass and include a sampling of a variety of distilled spirits, participants receive an in-depth explanation of the distillery equipment and distillation process and learn about Prohibition. In addition to learning about the historical origin of Prohibition and the drinking culture that existed before the 1920s, guests have the chance to take part in a spirit-tasting experience of house-distilled moonshine, vodka, as well as The Underground’s Jamaica ginger-infused moonshine. The Distillery Tours are designed to encourage visitors to develop an appreciation for the flavor of moonshine—especially since The Underground’s moonshine is as authentic as it can safely get. It is made in-house with 100 percent corn and bottled at 50 percent ABV. In addition, all visitors to the Museum may purchase souvenir bottles of Museum spirits in the speakeasy during these hours.

Happy Hour

  • Date: Sundays through Thursdays
  • Time: 5 to 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight.
  • Description: Enjoy 20 percent off select craft cocktails, draft beer and wine by the glass.

For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Admission to the speakeasy is included with general Museum admission and free any time for patrons using the daily password found on Instagram stories @MobMuseum_Underground.

 

ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND

The Underground is an immersive Prohibition history experiential exhibition, featuring a distillery, speakeasy and private VIP room located in the basement of The Mob Museum and sponsored by Zappos. Its custom-made, copper-pot still, dubbed “Virginia Still” after mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel’s notorious girlfriend Virginia Hill, has a capacity of 60 gallons and can serve up to 250 750-mL jars of moonshine per week. The Underground also brews and serves craft beer onsite. Artifacts from the 1920s and 1930s on display tell the intriguing story of the Prohibition era, which not only saw a proliferation of bootlegged booze and the meteoric growth of organized crime outfits, but also had a profound, lasting impact on society and culture. Complimentary entrance to The Underground is granted at the secret side entrance to visitors who know the correct password, which is published daily on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.

 

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM

The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Use of Force Training Experience, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery, and sponsored by Zappos. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse. Its house-distilled moonshine received top honors, the Double Gold Award, from The Fifty Best. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.

The Mob Museum Adds New Artifact: Vintage Phone Booth with Capone Ties

Phone Booth from the Four Deuces, Chicago
(Courtesy of The Mob Museum) 

THE MOB MUSEUM ADDS NEW ARTIFACT EXHIBIT: PHONE BOOTH FROM THE FOUR DEUCES, FORMER HEADQUARTERS OF AL CAPONE’S CHICAGO CRIME SYNDICATE 

 

The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces the addition of its newest artifact, now on view in The Underground, a Prohibition exhibition space. A phone booth from the Four Deuces, a club located in the Levee vice district south of downtown Chicago is now on display in the basement of the Museum. Named after its address, 2222 S. Wabash Avenue, the Four Deuces served as the headquarters of the Chicago Outfit, the crime syndicate run by Johnny Torrio and eventually by his protégé, Al Capone, in the early 1920s.

Torrio assigned Capone as manager and enforcer at the Four Deuces. The building had four floors – the saloon and their offices on the first, gambling and prostitution on the upper floors.

Al Capone put in a furniture shop next door to the Four Deuces as a front. His business card read: “A. Capone, Antique Dealer.” The merchandise was strictly secondhand junk, and if someone actually called about buying furniture, Capone would reply: “We ain’t open today.”

In 1923, Torrio and Capone moved their main offices to the Hawthorne Inn in Cicero, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. But Capone, using the alias “Al Brown,” still operated the Four Deuces, often parking his Cadillac across the street.

“This artifact’s ties to one of organized crime’s most infamous syndicates makes it an important addition to the Museum’s collection,” said Geoff Schumacher, senior director of content, The Mob Museum. “Through this exhibit, we provide a glimpse into the criminal enterprises that plagued the cities where Mob figures warred with one another to secure their share of the Prohibition era’s illegal liquor trade.”

By 1931, the Four Deuces had been the site of 12 unsolved gangland murders. Capone and his henchmen used the building’s basement to torture and kill their victims, then dispose of the bodies through a rear trap door.  

The phone booth was removed from the Four Deuces before the building was demolished in 1966. It resided in the home of Chicago television personality Bruce Newton for more than 30 years. The Mob Museum acquired the phone booth in 2019.

For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Admission to the speakeasy is included with general Museum admission and free any time for patrons using the daily password found on Instagram stories @MobMuseum_Underground.

ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND
The Underground is an immersive Prohibition history exhibition, featuring a distillery, speakeasy and private VIP room located in the basement of The Mob Museum and sponsored by Zappos. Its custom-made, copper-pot still, dubbed “Virginia Still” after mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel’s notorious girlfriend Virginia Hill, has a capacity of 60 gallons and can serve up to 250 750-mL jars of moonshine per week. The Underground also brews and serves craft beer onsite. Artifacts from the 1920s and 1930s on display tell the intriguing story of the Prohibition era, which not only saw a proliferation of bootlegged booze and the meteoric growth of organized crime outfits, but also had a profound, lasting impact on society and culture. Complimentary entrance to The Underground is granted at the secret side entrance to visitors who know the correct password, which is published daily on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Use of Force Training Experience, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery, and sponsored by Zappos. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse. Its house-distilled moonshine received top honors, the Double Gold Award, from The Fifty Best. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.

The Underground at The Mob Museum Announces March Promotions and Programs

The Corpse Reviver No.2 at The Underground; photo credit: The Mob Museum

THE UNDERGROUND AT THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES MARCH PROMOTIONS AND PROGRAMS

 

The Underground, the Prohibition history exhibition at The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement featuring a speakeasy and distillery, announces special promotions, programs and events for March.

NASCAR Weekend, Feb. 27 through March 3, all day. Did you know that NASCAR has roots in Prohibition bootlegging? During Prohibition bootleggers used souped-up automobiles to stay ahead of law enforcement while transporting illegal whiskey on back roads in the dark of night. Racing these high-performance cars became a popular pastime among the “runners.” By the nature of their illegal liquor business, veering fast along curvy, mountainous roads, runners taught themselves to be the best stock car drivers of the era. As spring NASCAR Weekend kicks off in Las Vegas, The Underground will remember the bootleggers who paved the way with an $8 PBR and moonshine shot special.

Jazz Nights have been extended through popular demand, now taking place on Friday and Saturday evenings from 7 – 11 p.m.  Planned for the month of March will be performances by James Allen, Freddie B, The Old Fashions, Kai Brant and Amanda King.

  • James Allen performs with his jazz band, Rong 2 Right.
  • Freddie B possesses a deep, rich, distinctive baritone reminiscent of great jazz and has headlined at the Sahara Hotel and Casino, the Smith Center and other notable venues around Las Vegas.
  • The Old Fashions blend the best of the jazz and blues worlds with classics from Sinatra to Armstrong.
  • Kai Brant performs jazz, blues and pop classics and the duo was created out of Brant’s love of jazz and her desire to work with exceptional musicians.
  • Amanda King combines the best of the jazz and cabaret worlds by applying her creative interpretation of the words, the music and the swing.Jazz Night Performance Schedule:
    March 1 – James Allen
    March 2 – Freddie B
    March 8 – The Old Fashions
    March 9 – Kai Brant Jazz Duo
    March 15 – The Old Fashions
    March 16 – Amanda King
    March 22 – The Old Fashions
    March 23 – Amanda King
    March 29 – The Old Fashions
    March 30 – Kai Brant Jazz Duo

National Absinthe Day, Thursday, March 5 through 12, all day. Citing its alleged hallucinogenic qualities, Temperance Movement leaders pressured the American government to ban absinthe in 1912. Although Prohibition ended in 1933, absinthe remained banned in the United States until 2007! Sample this mysterious spirit with select absinthe cocktails available for half-price, including the Sazerac, Death in the Afternoon and the Corpse Reviver No. 2. No, you are not hallucinating—this deal is the Bee’s Knees!

St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, March 14 through 17, all day. Did you know, alcohol sales were prohibited on St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland from 1927 to 1961? The Underground will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all weekend long with a Guinness and Irish whiskey shot special for $10.

Wiseguy Wednesday: Trivia Night at The Underground, Wednesday, March 13, 7 p.m. Is there anything more satisfying than drinking and thinking at the same time? The Mob Museum’s monthly Trivia Night is a fun and fact-filled contest to find out who can have the best time while also showing off their knowledge in a range of vintage Las Vegas, organized crime and law enforcement-related categories. Of course, there’s no better setting for such an activity than The Underground distillery, part of The Mob Museum’s Prohibition exhibition. The contest will feature four rounds of 10 questions each, with prizes for teams finishing first, second and third. Complimentary entry with password “Trivia Night” at The Underground’s side entrance; teams should register in advance here.

Speakeasy Premier Program: Charleston Dance Instruction, Monday, March 25, 7 p.m. For one night, absorb the history of this iconic dance while learning the steps with instructor Mark Brunton. A swing dance instructor and social scene leader in Las Vegas for more than 15 years, Brunton enjoys sharing his passion for the music and movement of the Roaring twenties with anyone wanting to learn.

Distillery Tours, daily on the hour at 12, 1, 2 and 4 p.m. on weekdays; 12 to 5 p.m. on weekends. During these $12 tours, which are available as an enhanced experience with the purchase of a deluxe or premier pass and include a sampling of a variety of distilled spirits, participants receive an in-depth explanation of the distillery equipment and distillation process and learn about Prohibition. In addition to learning about the historical origin of Prohibition and the drinking culture that existed before the 1920s, guests have the chance to take part in a spirit-tasting experience of house-distilled moonshine, vodka and the Jamaica ginger infusion. The Distillery Tours are designed to encourage visitors to develop an appreciation for the flavor of moonshine—especially since The Underground’s moonshine is as authentic as it can safely get. It is made in-house with 100 percent corn and bottled at 50 percent ABV. In addition, all visitors to the Museum may purchase souvenir bottles of Museum spirits in the speakeasy during these hours.

Happy Hour, Sunday through Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight. Enjoy 20 percent off select craft cocktails, draft beer and wine by the glass.

For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Admission to the speakeasy is included with general Museum admission and free any time for patrons using the daily password found on Instagram stories@MobMuseum_Underground.

ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND
The Underground is an immersive Prohibition history exhibit, featuring a distillery, speakeasy and private VIP room located in the basement of The Mob Museum and sponsored by Zappos. Its custom-made, copper-pot still, dubbed “Virginia Still” after mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel’s notorious girlfriend Virginia Hill, has a capacity of 60 gallons and can serve up to 250 750-mL jars of moonshine per week. The Underground also brews and serves craft beer onsite. Artifacts from the 1920s and 1930s on display tell the intriguing story of the Prohibition era, which not only saw a proliferation of bootlegged booze and the meteoric growth of organized crime outfits, but also had a profound, lasting impact on society and culture. Complimentary entrance to The Underground is granted at the secret side entrance to visitors who know the correct password, which is published daily on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Use of Force Training Experience, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery, and sponsored by Zappos. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse. Its house-distilled moonshine received top honors, the Double Gold Award, from The Fifty Best. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.

The Mob Museum Recognizes its Seventh Anniversary, 90th Anniversary of St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, Feb. 14

 

THE MOB MUSEUM RECOGNIZES ITS SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY, 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF ST. VALENTINE’S DAY MASSACRE, FEB. 14

Locals Receive Free Admission, Opportunity to Experience Virtual Reality Experience about Massacre

The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, celebrates its seventh anniversary on Thursday, Feb. 14. This date coincides with the 90th anniversary of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, from which the Museum maintains a significant number of artifacts. Details about all Museum events taking place this week follow:

The Mob Museum’s Seventh Anniversary
DATE: Thursday, February 14
TIME: Times for individual programs vary; see blow.
LOCATION: The Mob Museum.
COST: Free admission for Nevada residents with valid ID and a special buy one, get one free admission for non-residents.
ACTIVITIES:

  • The Chicago 00 Project’s virtual reality experience featuring the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.
    • TIME: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • LOCATION: In the Museum courtroom.
    • DESCRIPTION: This award-winning VR experience transports audiences to the exact spots where the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre events unfolded by superimposing images from then and now in virtual reality. Audiences can use their smartphones and wear Google Cardboard VR Goggles or use the Museum’s latest technology, Oculus Go, on YouTube’s 360 channel to be immersed in the site. It provides eye-opening insights into the infamous Feb. 14, 1929 event, when Chicago police discovered the bodies of seven men, all shot in the back and riddled with bullets in a north side garage. Before visiting the Museum, guests are encouraged to learn more and download the apps by visiting here. Both iPhone and Android versions are available.
  • St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Weapons on Display
    • TIME: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • LOCATION: Courtroom on the second floor.
    • DESCRIPTION: Get up close and personal with the two Thompson machine guns that were used by the perpetrators of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in Chicago. The guns were confiscated from a murder suspect’s house in Stevensville, Michigan, and linked to the massacre through the work of pioneering ballistics expert, Calvin Goddard.  Members of the Sheriff’s department in Berrien County, Michigan will be present to answer questions.
  • The Underground Anniversary Specials
    • TIME: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • LOCATION: The Underground speakeasy and distillery, located in the Museum’s basement.
    • DESCRIPTION: In celebration of the Museum’s anniversary, The Underground will feature food and drink specials, including select $8 handcrafted cocktails and 20 percent off all food menu items. Cocktails available at this discounted price include the Prohibition classics Southside, Scofflaw and The Chicago.  Discounted dishes offered at 20 percent off include the Beer Cheese with Pretzel Bites, Cheese Pizza and Pastry Pigs with Whiskey Mustard.
  • Wiseguy Speaker Series and Book Signing: “Scarface and the Untouchable: Al Capone, Eliot Ness and the Battle for Chicago.”
    • TIME: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a book signing to follow.
    • LOCATION: Courtroom on the second floor. Seating is on a first come, first served basis with a maximum occupancy of 120 guests.
    • DESCRIPTION: Over the decades, the stories of mobster Al Capone and lawman Eliot Ness have been subjected to literacy license and Hollywood exaggeration. This new book from authors Max Allan Collins and A. Brad Schwartz peels back the layers of these myths to reveal a deeper narrative of these iconic figures. The event will conclude with a book signing.

Annual Anniversary Blood Drive in Partnership with Vitalant (formerly United Blood Services)
DATE: Friday, Feb. 15
TIME: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
LOCATION: The Mob Museum’s back lot.
COST: Free for Museum Members or with Museum admission.
DESCRIPTION: All participating donors will receive one free general admission ticket to The Mob Museum and will receive other incentive courtesy of Vitalant. Schedule your appointment at bloodhero.com and enter code: MOBMUSEUM or call: 877-258-4825.

The Road to Perdition
DATE: Saturday, Feb. 16
TIME: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. with a book signing to follow.
LOCATION: Courtroom on the second floor.
COST: Free
DESCRIPTION: In this special discussion, “Road to Perdition” author Max Allan Collins will be interviewed by fellow author A. Brad Schwartz (“Scarface and the Untouchable”) about the fascinating story behind his acclaimed novel. Set in Chicago during the Great Depression, the graphic novel, “Road to Perdition” tells the story of Michael Sullivan, a Mob enforcer on the hunt for revenge after a failed hit.

Attend and learn about:

  • The real-life Mob inspiration behind the character of Michael Sullivan.
  • The Academy Award-winning film adaptation starring Tom Hanks, Paul Newman and Jude Law.
  • Collins’ other novel, “Neon Mirage,” which delves into early Las Vegas and Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel.

Counterterrorism – Community Safety Forum Sponsored by NV Energy
DATE: Sunday, Feb. 17
TIME: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
LOCATION: Courtroom on the second floor.
COST: Free, including free Museum admission thanks to sponsorship provided by NV Energy.
DESCRIPTION: February’s Community Safety Forum will address the expression, “see something, say something,” and its significance in detail. The presentation will be conducted by an officer from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, who will discuss the functions of the counterterrorism detail and fusion center. Attendees will learn how authorities are able to collect intelligence by working in concert with other agencies to prevent terrorist acts and rely on the community to help. Live streaming of the presentations will be posted on The Mob Museum’s website thanks to NV Energy’s generous support. Registration for attendance is required.

For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org.

 

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Use of Force Training Experience, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery and sponsored by Zappos. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.

The Underground Announces February Promotions and Programs

 

The Kickback at The Underground; photo credit: The Mob Museum 

THE UNDERGROUND AT THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY PROMOTIONS AND PROGRAMS

 

The Underground, the Prohibition history exhibition at The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, featuring a speakeasy and distillery, announces special promotions, programs and events for February.

The Mob Museum Anniversary, Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. In celebration of the Museum’s anniversary, The Underground will feature food and drink specials, including select $8 handcrafted cocktails and 20% off all food menu items. Cocktails available at this discounted price include the Prohibition classics Southside, Scofflaw and The Chicago.  Discounted dishes offered at 20 percent off include the Beer Cheese with Pretzel Bites, Cheese Pizza and Pastry Pigs with Whiskey Mustard.

National Drink Wine Day, Starting Monday, Feb. 18 to Sunday, Feb. 24 in honor of National Drink Wine Day, enjoy 25 percent off wine by the glass all day in The Underground speakeasy.

Jazz Nights, Saturdays, 7 – 11 p.m.  Jazz returns to The Underground with live performances by Kai Brant and The Old Fashions. Brant performs jazz, blues and pop classics, while The Old Fashions blend the best of the jazz and blues worlds with classics from Sinatra to Armstrong.

Jazz Night Performance Schedule:
Feb. 2 – The Old Fashions
Feb. 9 – Las Vegas Jazz Trio featuring Kai Brant
Feb. 16 – The Old Fashions
Feb. 23 – Kai Brant Jazz Duo

 

Wiseguy Wednesday: Trivia Night at The Underground, Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. Is there anything more satisfying than drinking and thinking at the same time? The Mob Museum’s monthly Trivia Night is a fun and fact-filled contest to find out who can have the best time while also showing off their knowledge in a range of vintage Las Vegas, organized crime and law enforcement-related categories. Of course, there’s no better setting for such an activity than The Underground distillery, part of The Mob Museum’s Prohibition exhibition. The contest will feature four rounds of 10 questions each, with prizes for teams finishing first, second and third. Complimentary entry with password “Trivia Night” at The Underground’s side entrance; teams should register in advance here.

Distillery Tours, daily on the hour from 12 to 4 p.m. on weekdays; 12 to 5 p.m. on weekends. During these $12 tours, which are available as an enhanced experience with the purchase of a deluxe or premier pass and include a sampling of a variety of distilled spirits, participants receive an in-depth explanation of the distillery equipment and distillation process and learn about Prohibition. In addition to learning about the historical origin of Prohibition and the drinking culture that existed before the 1920s, guests have the chance to take part in a spirit-tasting experience of house-distilled moonshine, vodka and the Jamaica ginger infusion. The Distillery Tours are designed to encourage visitors to develop an appreciation for the flavor of moonshine—especially since The Underground’s moonshine is as authentic as it can safely get. It is made in-house with 100 percent corn and bottled at 50 percent ABV. In addition, all visitors to the Museum may purchase souvenir bottles of Museum spirits in the speakeasy during these hours.

Happy Hour, Sunday through Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight. Enjoy 20 percent off select craft cocktails, draft beer and wine by the glass.

For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Admission to the speakeasy is included with general Museum admission and free any time for patrons using the daily password found on Instagram stories @MobMuseum_Underground.

ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND
The Underground is an immersive Prohibition history exhibit, featuring a distillery, speakeasy and private VIP room located in the basement of The Mob Museum and sponsored by Zappos. Its custom-made, copper-pot still, dubbed “Virginia Still” after mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel’s notorious girlfriend Virginia Hill, has a capacity of 60 gallons and can serve up to 250 750-mL jars of moonshine per week. The Underground also brews and serves craft beer onsite. Artifacts from the 1920s and 1930s on display tell the intriguing story of the Prohibition era, which not only saw a proliferation of bootlegged booze and the meteoric growth of organized crime outfits, but also had a profound, lasting impact on society and culture. Complimentary entrance to The Underground is granted at the secret side entrance to visitors who know the correct password, which is published daily on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Use of Force Training Experience, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery and sponsored by Zappos. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.

The Underground at The Mob Museum to Host National Bootlegger’s Day, Jan. 17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left to right: The Underground’s moonshine still; The Underground speakeasy
(Photo credit: Chris Wessling) 

THE UNDERGROUND AT THE MOB MUSEUM TO HOST
NATIONAL BOOTLEGGER’S DAY, JAN. 17

 

WHAT:
The Underground speakeasy and distillery at The Mob Museum will host a National Bootlegger’s Day celebration, sponsored by Iowa Legendary Rye, John L. Sullivan and Black Bull. Attendees will party like it’s 1929 with complimentary spirit samplings, drink specials, Prohibition-history presentations and live music by the Old Fashions. FREE entry will be provided through The Underground’s side entrance with the password, “Bootlegger.” 

WHO:
Iowa Legendary Rye Whiskey: Born on a small farm in Iowa during the Prohibition era of the 1920s, Iowa Legendary Rye was originally distilled by a local grandmother and clandestine bootlegger. This is her recipe for a truly legendary 100 percent Rye Whiskey using grain grown locally in Carroll County, Iowa and distilled in small batches of 26-gallon stills.

John L. Sullivan: John L. Sullivan was known as the Boston Strong Boy. He was the last Bare-Knuckle Boxing Heavyweight Champion of the world and the first Gloved Boxing Heavyweight Champion of the World. Similar to his boxing persona, Sullivan was larger than life outside of the ring. A regular in pubs across the country, he enjoyed his whiskey the same way he enjoyed all his vices – to excess.  John L. Sullivan is a small-batch Irish whiskey named in honor of the man who created the sport of boxing as it is known today.

Black Bull Whisky: Black Bull Whisky was first produced as a blend by the Dundee-based blenders, George Wilsher & Co, in the 1860s, coming to prominence after the repeal of Prohibition in the United States in the 1930s. By the end of the 1980s, Black Bull was well-known throughout the U.S. for its distinctive flavor and unique, time-tested blends. Black Bull blends range from the vibrant, untamed Kyloe to the definitive, refined 40-year blend, offering something to suit every personality and palate.

WHEN:
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019
7 to 11 p.m.

WHERE:
The Underground at The Mob Museum
300 Stewart Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89101

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM:
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Use of Force Training Experience, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery and sponsored by Zappos. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.

The Mob Museum to Host New Year’s Eve in The Underground

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left to Right: The Fitting Room, The Underground’s VIP Room; Giggle Water Cocktail (Photos Courtesy of Chris Wessling for The Mob Museum)

 THE MOB MUSEUM TO HOST NEW YEAR’S EVE IN THE UNDERGROUND

 

 

WHAT:
The Underground speakeasy and distillery at The Mob  Museum is now accepting reservations for New Year’s Eve. Guests can ring in 2019 the old-fashioned way with drink specials—including Giggle Water cocktails and glasses of champagne for $6 all day—live music by jazz duo The Old Fashions and a champagne toast at midnight. Guests can enjoy free entry through the speakeasy’s side door using the password “get zozzled!” Table reservations and VIP room reservations are also available.

WHEN:
Monday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

WHERE:
The Underground at The Mob Museum
300 Stewart Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89101

TABLE RESERVATIONS:
New Year’s Eve revelers can reserve a cozy table for two for $60 plus tax (includes one bottle of champagne) or a table for four for $120 plus tax (includes two bottles of champagne). The Underground’s private VIP Room may also be reserved that evening. To inquire about New Year’s Eve reservations, email info@themobmuseum.org or call (702) 724-8634.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM:
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Use of Force Training Experience, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery and sponsored by Zappos. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.

The Underground at The Mob Museum Announces Holiday “Cinn-City” Moonshine Flavor

 

The Underground’s Cinn-City Moonshine in 750-mL and 50-mL varieties.

THE UNDERGROUND AT THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES “CINN-CITY,” LIMITED-EDITION HOLIDAY MOONSHINE FLAVOR, AVAILABLE
BEGINNING DEC. 19

The Underground, the new Prohibition history exhibition at The Mob Museum, announces Cinn-City, its festive moonshine infused with the flavors of the holiday season. As with all The Underground’s moonshine, this variety is house-made in the distillery’s 60-gallon, copper-pot still, the spirit is a Las Vegas corn whiskey made with double-distilled, 100-percent corn mash. Blended with the subtle spicy-sweetness of Ceylon cinnamon and the bolder heat of Saigon cinnamon, this moonshine showcases the extraordinary flavors that have made cinnamon a prized commodity through the ages.

The new holiday flavored moonshine will be available for purchase beginning Dec. 19 in The Underground’s distillery for $23.95 (750 ml) or $7.95 (50 ml). The original Mob Museum unflavored moonshine is offered for $20.95 (750 ml) or $6.95 (50 ml). Mix-and-match three-packs are also available: three 750-ml jars cost $39.95 (may include one Cinn-City jar) and 50-ml bottles are priced at $19.95.

The Mob Museum is open until 9 p.m. daily, while The Underground remains open until midnight. For more information, call (702) 229-2734.

ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND
The Underground is an immersive Prohibition history exhibit, featuring a distillery, speakeasy and private VIP room located in the basement of The Mob Museum and sponsored by Zappos. Its custom-made, copper-pot still, dubbed “Virginia Still” after mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel’s notorious girlfriend Virginia Hill, has a capacity of 60 gallons and can serve up to 250 750-mL jars of moonshine per week. The Underground also brews and serves craft beer onsite. Artifacts from the 1920s and 1930s on display tell the intriguing story of the Prohibition era, which not only saw a proliferation of bootlegged booze and the meteoric growth of organized crime outfits, but also had a profound, lasting impact on society and culture. Complimentary entrance to The Underground is granted at the secret side entrance to visitors who know the correct password, which is published daily on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Use of Force Training Experience, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery and sponsored by Zappos. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram at @themobmuseum.

The Mob Museum’s Underground Speakeasy, Distillery Open for Group Bookings

THE MOB MUSEUM ADDS NEW PRIVATE EVENT SPACES IN THE UNDERGROUND, ITS NEW PROHIBITION HISTORY EXHIBITION FEATURING A SPEAKEASY AND DISTILLERY 

-The Museum’s new Prohibition-history exhibition space able to accommodate cocktail receptions, meetings, presentations, concerts.
-Onsite A/V services and programmable flat-screen TVs throughout the spaces.
-Speakeasy includes space for a stage for live entertainment.

The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, has added a flexible new space, The Underground, to its variety of existing private event options.  Opened earlier this year, The Underground’s basement-level Speakeasy and Distillery—complete with a “secret” side entrance only those with the proper password can access—represent focal points of the Museum’s exciting new interactive Prohibition-history exhibition.

The Underground measures 2,814 square feet and can accommodate up to 130 total guests in three separate spaces. Meetings and events booked here offer groups an immersive experience, transporting them back to the 1920s when outlawed liquor gave rise to the Mob. Exhibits and artifacts reveal fascinating tales about historic figures, cultural  developments and social change associated with Prohibition, while the Speakeasy offers signature Prohibition-era drinks as well as moonshine and craft beer produced in the adjacent Distillery.

About The Underground Speakeasy
Perfect for a corporate reception or presentation, The Underground Speakeasy is the largest space, entirely re-envisioning the typical museum exhibition experience. It takes visitors on an uncommonly vivid journey back in time: Situated discreetly in the basement of the Museum, The Underground encompasses 2,814 square feet appointed with luxurious, Art Deco design motifs. Guests of The Underground are encouraged to ponder the time when consuming alcohol was not only a criminal act, but also bred secret watering holes–some of which became the most glamorous places to be. The Speakeasy cocktail menu includes typical Prohibition cocktails such as Bee’s Knees, Underground Old Fashioned, Ginger Jake and Giggle Water. A variety of coffee cocktails, draft beer, bottled beer, wines by the glass and non-alcoholic cocktails are also available. Live entertainment and presentations may be arranged on a stage or on multiple, programmable flat-screen TVs, while the Museum offers full A/V support onsite. The Underground Speakeasy can accommodate groups of up to 90 guests.

About The Fitting Room
The Underground’s most intimate and exclusive space is a VIP hideaway called “The Fitting Room” concealed by a secret entrance off the Speakeasy accommodating up to 10 guests in a lounge atmosphere.

About The Underground Distillery
The Underground’s Distillery may be reserved on its own and makes an uncommon break-out meeting or reception location. The distinctive space produces moonshine as well as house-made beer crafted and offered at The Underground Speakeasy. The Underground’s corn-mash moonshine is distilled in The Underground’s 60-gallon, custom-made copper-pot still. Capable of producing 250 750-ml jars of moonshine per week, the gleaming still forms the focal point of the distillery. Guided Distillery Tours, including moonshine tastings, delivered by Museum educators may be added on to any Museum group booking. The Distillery can accommodate up to 30 guests and is adjacent to the Speakeasy.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM EVENT SPACE OPTIONS
With the ability to host as many as 730 guests and as few as 10, Mob Museum has become a popular private event venue for weddings, receptions and corporate gatherings. The Museum has five event private spaces from which to including The Historic Courtroom, a recreation of where the 1950s Kefauver Hearings were held, Oscar B. Goodman Room, Distillery, Speakeasy and The Fitting Room. The Museum also offers the ability to buy out the facility for large corporate or organizational parties. Rental of each room comes with a set amount of tickets to the Museum. For more information about private event options and pricing please visit https://themobmuseum.org/events/private-events/special-events/ or contact the Museum at (702) 724-8622 or sales@themobmuseum.org.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Use of Force Training Experience, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery and sponsored by Zappos. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.

The Mob Museum, Zappos Announce First Zap-on-Tap Craft Brew


THE UNDERGROUND AT THE MOB MUSEUM, SPONSORED BY ZAPPOS, INTRODUCES Z’CREAM DREAM, FIRST “ZAP-ON-TAP” CRAFT BREW 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces The Underground’s first “Zap-on-Tap” brew, Z’Cream Dream.  Zap-on-Tap is a collaboration with Zappos, the signature sponsor of The Underground which is the Museum’s new Prohibition history exhibition featuring a distillery, brewery and speakeasy. As part of its sponsorship, the Zappos team has the privilege of collaborating on the creation of one of The Underground’s seasonal beer selections available to the public.  Z’Cream Dream will be available from July 5 through August 31. A new Zappos craft beer selection will be introduced on September 1.

House-brewed in The Underground at The Mob Museum’s immersive Prohibition history exhibition, which also includes a moonshine distillery and speakeasy, Z’Cream Dream is a cream ale with subtle notes of sweet blood orange and the presence of vanilla. This light and crisp summertime ale will transport you back to your favorite childhood treat. ABV 5.8%. It is available for $8 per pint glass.

In order to craft Zap-on-Tap, the designated Zappos “brewers” meet with The Underground’s  expert team to learn about the process of beer making. Subsequently, they consult The Underground’s Zap-on-Tap decision-making guide to determine the beer they wish to make—anything from a light and refreshing wheat beer; to a crisp, citrusy and bitter pale ale; to a malt and somewhat sweet brown ale. They can choose additional flavor essences to customize their brew selection and then, of course, decide on the perfect name for their concoction.

“Zappos is excited to bring Zap-on-Tap to life in partnership with The Underground at  The Mob Museum,” said Loren Becker, experience and community team manager, Zappos.  “To craft each Zap-on-Tap selection, we assemble a team of the most knowledgeable Zappos ‘beer nerds’ by hosting regular beer trivia contests for our employees. Team members with the best scores work together to craft the upcoming Zap-on-Tap brew.”

The Underground’s speakeasy is a full-service bar purveying not only house-distilled moonshine and craft beer, but also wines by the glass, non-alcoholic beverages and—of course—a tempting array of authentic, Prohibition-inspired cocktails. During The Underground’s new Happy Hour, taking place from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, visitors can enjoy 20 percent off select cocktails, draft beer and wine by the glass.

The Underground is open Sunday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday until midnight. Admission to the speakeasy is included with general Museum admission, is free any time for patrons using the daily passwords found on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.

For more information about Prohibition history, visit The Mob Museum’s online exhibition, prohibitionhistory.org.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Use of Force Training Experience, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a working speakeasy and distillery and sponsored by Zappos. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.