March 28, 2023



L to R: New Everything’s Jake Cocktail; Exterior of The Mob Museum; Promotional Graphic for The Underground’s 5th Anniversary Event.
(Photos courtesy of The Mob Museum)


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LAS VEGAS (March 2023) – The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces its April program titled Voices of Juvenile Justice with Photographer Richard Ross and Chef Jeff Henderson. Additionally, The Underground speakeasy and distillery invites guests to enjoy its 5th anniversary celebration as well as weekly live music, cocktail specials and more.


Voices of Juvenile Justice with Photographer Richard Ross and Chef Jeff Henderson
Date: Thursday, April 6
Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Inside the historic courtroom. To RSVP to attend, click here.
Cost: $30
Description: ​Best known for his compelling Juvenile-In-Justice series, photographer Richard Ross will share his first-hand encounters with youths in the system and the effects it has on their health, well-being and futures. Las Vegas’ own chef Jeff Henderson of the Chef Jeff Project will discuss his own experiences in incarceration and how his program, The Chef Jeff Project, provides opportunities for system-impacted teens through culinary job training. Guests will also enjoy a special tasting and the chance to see Ross’ poignant work.    ​


  • Richard Ross is an artist, activist, photographer and distinguished research professor of art based in Santa Barbara, California. As the creator of Juvenile-in-Justice—a collection of images, interviews, audio documents and texts created over a dozen years— Ross has drawn from the lives of more than 1,000 kids, highlighting the placement and treatment of American juveniles housed by law in facilities that treat, confine, punish, assist and, occasionally, harm them. Ross has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, MacArthur and the Center for Cultural Innovation. Ross was awarded both Fulbright and Guggenheim fellowships.
  • Chef Jeff Henderson started his culinary career in the unlikeliest of places, prison. While serving nearly ten years he discovered his passion for cooking which led to executive chef positions at some of the top hotels and resorts in the country. He founded the Chef Jeff Project in 2020 with a mission to change the lives of young, disadvantaged and system-impacted men and women in the Las Vegas community. Henderson’s inspiring story has been featured on “Oprah’s Lifeclass,” “Good Morning America,” “Today Show,” ABC World News Tonight, CNN, “The Steve Harvey Show” and in major publications such as The New York Times, USA Today, People Magazine, The Washington Post and many others. When Henderson is not traveling the world teaching his life-changing lessons, he resides in Las Vegas with his wife Stacy and their five children.


Live Entertainment in The Underground Speakeasy
Date and Time: 

  • Saturday, April 1 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.: The Gatsby Gang
  • Sunday, April 2 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Colte Julian and The Sidecars
  • Friday, April 7 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.: Dixie Flats
  • Saturday, April 8 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.: Colte Julian and The Sidecars
  • Sunday, April 9 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.: The Volsteads
  • Friday, April 14 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.: Michael Ross Nugent
  • Saturday, April 15 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.: Shaun DeGraff
  • Friday, April 21 from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.: Red Penny Arcade and Dixie Flats performing as part of The Underground’s 5th anniversary celebration
  • Saturday, April 22 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.: The Souvenairs
  • Sunday, April 23 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.: The Volsteads
  • Friday, April 28 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.: Nieve Malandra
  • Saturday, April 29 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.: Michael Ross Nugent
  • Sunday, April 30 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Nieve Malandra

Location: The Underground speakeasy and distillery
Cost: Free
Description: Revel in the sounds of the Jazz Age with music in The Underground speakeasy. Featuring a rotating roster of talented performing artists presented in an atmosphere surrounded by Prohibition-era artifacts, The Underground offers an immersive 1920s-inspired experience like none other.

For more information on the lineup or updates regarding live entertainment, please click here.

National Beer Day
Date: Friday, April 7
Time: Noon to midnight.
Location: The Underground speakeasy and distillery
Cost: Price varies
Description: On National Beer Day, guests are invited to enjoy The Underground’s house-brewed beer, the Big Al Ale. The Underground’s newest release is a medium bodied tart cherry lager with aromas of Montmorency cherries and a light hoppy accent. To view a complete list of beer offered inside The Underground, click here.

The Underground 5th Anniversary Celebration
Date: Friday, April 21
Time: 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Location: The Underground speakeasy and distillery
Cost: Admission is free; food and beverage are an additional cost. Guests must be 21 years or older and use the secret passcode “Plead the Fifth” to gain entry.
Description: The Underground invites guests to don their finest 1920s-inspired apparel and join its unforgettable 5th anniversary celebration. Visitors can enjoy live entertainment by the Dixie Flats from 5 to 8 p.m. and Red Penny Arcade from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. To commemorate the milestone occasion, The Underground will be giving away exciting prizes to five guests throughout the evening. Prizes may include a private tour of the distillery, free Museum admission and more. Meanwhile, attendees can also enjoy specialty anniversary cocktails available this evening only, including:

  • Shhh – Howler Head Banana Bourbon, allspice, clove and brown sugar.
  • Plead the Fifth – Appleton Reserve Rum, Aperol, Curacao, lime juice, pineapple juice, Falernum and bitters.

Brand-New Cocktails and Shareables
Date: New menu launching Friday, April 21.
Time: Available Monday through Wednesday from noon to 10 p.m. and Thursday through Sunday from noon to midnight.
Location: The Underground speakeasy and distillery
Cost: Price varies
Description: In commemoration of its five-year anniversary, The Underground speakeasy will add an array of new cocktails and shareable bites to its tempting menu.

New cocktails include:

  • Liberty’s Last Word $15 – House-distilled Cinn-City Moonshine, Luxardo, Chartreuse and lime.
  • Everything’s Jake $15 – House-distilled Ginger Jake Moonshine, chile liqueur, lemon, jalapeño honey, bitters and egg whites.
  • Tequileros Cooler $14 – Tequila, mezcal, triple sec hibiscus, cucumber, lime and mint.
  • Golden Indulgence $14 – Cognac, banana liqueur, chocolate, brown sugar, cream and nutmeg.
  • A Wild Hare $14 – Rye, carrot, allspice, sage, brown-butter syrup and bitters.

New shareable bites include:

  • Spinach and artichoke dip with toasted pita for $9.
  • Mezze plate with roasted red pepper hummus, olive tapenade, cucumber tzatziki, carrots and toasted pita for $14.
  • Charcuterie plate with a selection of meats, cheeses, pickled vegetables, spicy mustard and toasted bread for $18.

Secret Membership Cocktail – The Blackthorne
Date: Throughout April
Time: Available Monday through Wednesday from noon to 10 p.m. and Thursday through Sunday from noon to midnight.
Location: The Underground speakeasy and distillery
Cost: $14
Description: With roots dating back to 19th century New Orleans, The Blackthorn is one of the few classic cocktails highlighting Irish whiskey. This tempting libation includes sweet vermouth, aromatic bitters, Absinthe, Irish whiskey and a lemon swath. Become a Member and receive these fun monthly specials, too.

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

The Underground is an immersive Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy, distillery and private VIP room in the basement of The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement. Artifacts from the 1920s and 1930s 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, specifically making way for modern cocktail culture. A seasonal cocktail menu gives guests the opportunity to try contemporary takes on classic Prohibition-era cocktails. The menu and atmosphere have landed the speakeasy on several “best cocktail bars in Las Vegas” lists. Distillery tours allow participants to learn about Prohibition and its impact on a variety of spirits and drinking habits while tasting a few of the Museum’s moonshines. The distilling program has received various accolades, including Best Moonshine at the 2020 International Whiskey Competition. Complimentary entrance to The Underground is granted at the secret side door to visitors who know the password, which is published daily on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.


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. The Museum is also home to The Underground, a Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery. 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” and “Best Museum” by its 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards; one of National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas;” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada,” 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards for “Best Las Vegas Attraction” in 2021, “Top Five Best History Museums in the United States” in 2021 and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits;” named “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by FOX News. 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, visit, or download the Museum’s free mobile app.


Erika Pope/Vanessa Thill
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