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Left: One of the many premium Prohibition-era cocktails offered at The Underground, The Bee’s Knees, and right: A jazz band performs onstage in The Underground.
THE UNDERGROUND AT THE MOB MUSEUM TO CELEBRATE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY, SATURDAY, APRIL 20
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LAS VEGAS (March 2019) – After serving countless Prohibition-era cocktails, specialty microbrews, hundreds of gallons of distilled moonshine, The Underground at The Mob Museum approaches its first anniversary. Join the celebration, sponsored by Jim Beam, on Saturday, April 20 and experience the tastes and sounds of the Roaring Twenties, along with a variety of extraordinary special offers.
The Underground Anniversary day-long specials include:
From 8 p.m. to midnight, the anniversary activities will also feature live entertainment by Amanda King and Her Prohibition Three and Maker’s Mark cupcakes from sponsor Jim Beam.
Of course, the popular addition to the Museum has enhanced the educational journey for visitors, who can learn about the Mob’s rise during Prohibition and the integral role speakeasies played for fulfilling entertainment during that period. The lively Art Deco environment, which captures the essence of the era, has become a staple in downtown Las Vegas, providing jazz nights and other top-notch entertainment leaving guests feeling like they have stepped back in time each time they visit.
For more information about The Underground’s Anniversary Celebration, click here.
This event is open to guests 21 and older only. Free entry at speakeasy side door with password “Put on the Ritz.”
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.
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.
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