April 2, 2024



L to R: Woodrow’s Wash; The Underground’s 6th Anniversary; Mezcal It’s The Berries.
(Photos courtesy of The Mob Museum)


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LAS VEGAS (April 2024) – The Underground speakeasy and distillery at The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces its roster of live entertainment, events and limited-edition anniversary cocktail specials for April. Additionally, guests are invited to a roaring bash on Thursday, April 18 as The Underground celebrates its 6th anniversary with live music, beverages, tasty bites and more.  

Cocktails and Conversation with Calabrese: The Chicago Outfit in Las Vegas 


  • Wednesday, April 3: The Chicago Outfit in Las Vegas  
  • Tuesday, May 7: Prison recordings and building the “Family Secrets” case  
  • Wednesday, June 12: The “Family Secrets” trial and takedown of the Chicago Outfit  

Time: 8 to 9 p.m. 

Location: The Underground distillery. 

Cost: $35 per person. Guests must be 21 or older to attend. To purchase tickets, click here. 

Description: Guests are invited to join reformed mobster Frank Calabrese Jr. in The Underground distillery for the exclusive opportunity to hear stories from his past with the Chicago Outfit. Each month from now through June, Calabrese Jr. will talk about a different chapter from his life. This month he will discuss the Chicago Outfit’s role in Las Vegas.  

National Beer Day – The Underground’s Big Al Ale 

Date: Sunday, April 7  

Time: 11a.m. to Midnight 

Location: The Underground Speakeasy 

Description: Produced in The Mob Museum’s distillery, give The Underground’s rotating seasonal house-brewed beer a try in honor of National Beer Day. On tap in time for National Beer Day is the distillery’s Belgian White Ale with a hint of nectarine.  

The Underground 6th Anniversary 

Date: Thursday, April 18 

Time: 7 p.m. to midnight.  

Location: The Underground speakeasy and distillery 

Cost: Free entry with password “Our Little Secret.” Food and beverage prices vary. 

Description: The Underground speakeasy and distillery is throwing a roaring bash guests won’t want to miss. Attendees can join the speakeasy for a night of live entertainment courtesy of Las Vegas headliner Colte Julian and jazz band The Sidecars. A special selection of curated anniversary-inspired craft cocktails will flow throughout the evening, and guests who look hard enough might just happen upon the speakeasy’s newest secret. Colte Julian and The Sidecars take the stage at 7 p.m. 

Limited-Time Anniversary Cocktails 

Date: Available between Monday, April 15 and Sunday, April 21 

Time: Available Monday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to midnight.  

Location: The Underground speakeasy and distillery 

Cost: Prices vary 

Description: In celebration of The Underground’s six-year anniversary, guests are invited to say cheers with four limited-edition anniversary cocktails.  

  • Mezcal It’s the Berries – “It’s the berries” was Prohibition-era slang meaning something was simply the best. This blend of mezcal, blackberries, lychee syrup and a squeeze of lime is… well, it’s the berries! 
  • Nothing Noble – First known as the Noble Experiment, Prohibition was later deemed an utter failure as sales of black market liquor flourished. This cocktail celebrates one of the era’s most bootlegged spirits: rye whiskey. This cocktail is expertly crafted with rye whiskey, pineapple amaro, ginger liqueur and a dash of bitters. 
  • Juice and Juniper – As regulations went out the window and the quality of liquor became less refined, gin’s popularity skyrocketed in the 1920s because of its key ingredient – juniper oil. The oil’s ability to mask the taste of poorly produced liquor ensured its place in speakeasies across America. The flavor and quality of gin has come a long way over the last century and this cocktail exemplifies its refined resurgence. Combining rhubarb Gin, Lillet Blanc, grapefruit liqueur and a dash of cardamom bitters, this sip will reinvent how guests think of gin.    
  • Woodrow’s Wash – Former President Woodrow Wilson did what he could to prevent the passing of Prohibition in 1919, but his efforts were a wash. After he vetoed the Volstead Act, congress went on to override the president with a vote of 65 to 25 in the senate. Though incredibly unpopular with the American public, Prohibition went into effect in January of 1920. Over a century later, this blend of tequila, lemongrass syrup, lime juice, egg white and Thai basil leaves in a coconut oil fat-washed coupe glass, might just make up for Woodrow’s failure.    

Live Entertainment Calendar 

Date and Time:   

  • Friday, April 5 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.: The Volsteads  
  • Saturday, April 6 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.: Michael Ross Nugent  
  • Sunday, April 7 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Laura Shaffer & the Noir Nightingale Quartet  
  • Saturday, April 13 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.: Colte Julian and the Sidecars  
  • Sunday, April 14 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.: The Ramblers  
  • Thursday, April 18 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Colte Julian and the Sidecars will host a special performance for The Underground’s 6th anniversary 
  • Saturday, April 20 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.: The Syn-Phonics  
  • Sunday, April 21 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Dixie Flats  
  • Friday, April 26 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.: Cheyenne Adams and The Dirty Business  
  • Saturday, April 27, from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.: Deviations on Cool  

Location: The Underground speakeasy and distillery.  

Cost: Free entry at the secret side door to visitors who know the password, published daily on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground 

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 

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. 


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