January 3, 2023



L to R: Exterior of The Mob Museum; Keep Sober Mocktail.
(Photos courtesy of The Mob Museum)


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LAS VEGAS (January 2023) – The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces January programs and promotions. Additionally, The Underground speakeasy and distillery invites guests to enjoy mocktails, cocktail specials and weekly live music.


National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
Date: Monday, Jan. 9
Time: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: The Mob Museum
Cost: Free admission and one free interactive experience for all federal, state and local law enforcement professionals with an ID.
Description: The Mob Museum announces FREE Museum admission for all law enforcement professionals on Monday, Jan. 9, in honor of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. The Museum will also offer one free interactive experience, such as the Crime Lab, Distillery Tour or Firearm Training Simulator, and an exclusive 15% discount on Museum Membership and retail items for law enforcement professionals on this day.

Honoring the accomplishments of law enforcement by celebrating acts of perseverance and heroism in combating organized crime is a key tenet of the Museum’s mission. This is done thoughtfully through unique artifacts, on-going public programming and dynamic storytelling about law enforcement agencies and officers and the important role they have played in keeping communities safe from organized criminal activities.

 Against All Odds: Oscar Goodman and the 40th Anniversary of the Jimmy Chagra Murder Trial
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 18
Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Inside the historic courtroom. A livestream of the presentation will be available on the Museum’s website. To RSVP to attend in-person or for the livestream link, click here.
Cost: Free for Museum Members or with Museum admission.
Description: Drug kingpin Jimmy Chagra, accused of paying a hitman $250,000 to kill U.S. District Judge John Wood, retained Las Vegas attorney Oscar Goodman to defend him. Goodman punched holes in the government’s case and the jury acquitted Chagra. It was a shocking verdict after the FBI conducted its most extensive investigation since the Kennedy assassination. On the trial’s 40th anniversary, Goodman and Chagra’s eldest daughter Catherine will look back at the case and what it meant for Goodman and the Chagra family. A book signing of Catherine Chagra’s “Dirty Darlings” will follow this program.

Additionally, Museum Members and Donors can enjoy an exclusive meet-and-greet with Oscar Goodman and Catherine Chagra at 6 p.m. prior to the program. For more information on membership click here.


  • Passionate about downtown revitalization, former City of Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman is the primary visionary of The Mob Museum. As former chairman of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Goodman worked feverishly to promote Las Vegas as one of the most exciting destinations in the world. Goodman is one of the nation’s best criminal defense attorneys and was named one of the “15 Best Trial Lawyers in America” by the National Law Journal. He spent more than 35 years defending some of the most notorious alleged Mob figures, including Meyer Lansky, Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, Tony Spilotro and Jimmy Chagra.
  • Catherine Chagra and her two sisters Cindy and Christa were the daughters of Jimmy Chagra, a professional Las Vegas gambler and drug trafficking kingpin once named the “Pablo Escobar of weed.” After their father was arrested and his $100 million disappeared, the daughters were left penniless at the mercy of a Texas society that vilified them. With the help of their principled mother before her tragic death, and haunted by the shadow of their father, Catherine Chagra’s book “Dirty Darlings” provides a portrait of courage as three women attempt to re-assemble the shattered pieces of their lives.



Live Entertainment in The Underground Speakeasy
Date and Time:
Sunday, Jan. 1 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Gatsby Gang
Friday, Jan. 6 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.: Shaun DeGraff
Saturday, Jan. 7 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.: Sin-Phonics
Sunday, Jan. 8 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.: The Volsteads
Friday, Jan. 13 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.: Red Penny Arcade
Saturday, Jan. 14 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.: The Souvenairs
Sunday, Jan. 15 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Dixie Flats
Friday, Jan. 20 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.: Michael Ross Nugent
Saturday, Jan. 21 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. The Volsteads
Friday, Jan. 27 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.: Colte Julian and The Sidecars
Sunday, Jan. 29 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Dixie Flats
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 Bootlegger’s Day – The Big Bill Cocktail
Date: Monday, Jan. 16 through Friday, Jan. 20
Time: Available Monday through Wednesday from noon to 10 p.m. and Thursday and Friday from noon to midnight.
Location: The Underground speakeasy and distillery
Cost: $12
Description: Named after the king of the rumrunners, William “Big Bill” Dwyer reportedly managed a fleet of 20 rum-running boats during the height of his bootlegging business, which he first started in Manhattan, New York, by stealing confiscated liquor then selling it to those willing to purchase. Inspired by the popular spirit of the day, this cocktail is crafted with Diplomatico Reserva Rum, Dry Curaçao, lemon juice, lime juice, Orgeat and Angostura bitters.

Non-Alcoholic Mocktails
Date: Available throughout the month of January
Time: Monday through Wednesday from noon to 10 p.m. and Thursday through Sunday from noon to midnight.
Location: The Underground speakeasy and distillery
Cost: $7
Description: Just as delicious as booze-infused libations, The Underground’s sophisticated and flavorful mocktails prove Dry January can be enjoyed. From sips like the Keep Sober Cocktail crafted with Grenadine, lemon juice and elderflower tonic to the Raspberry Lavender Fizz with raspberry, lavender, lemon juice and soda water as well as The Tea-Totaler, named for the practice of temperance, made with pear and ginger shrub and a spiced black tea syrup, there is a mocktail worth abstaining for.


Secret Membership Cocktail – Behind the Bars
Date: Throughout January
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: A new take on a classic cocktail, The Underground’s Behind the Bars was inspired by Harry MacElhone’s 1920s derivative of the side car better known as the Between the Sheets. This cocktail is crafted with Flor de Cana, Courvoisier, Cointreau and lemon juice. MacElhone owned and operated Harry’s New York Bar in Paris, France, a popular establishment known for spearheading cocktail culture in the 1920s as America was facing prohibition.

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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