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THE UNDERGROUND SPEAKEASY, DISTILLERY AT THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY, MARCH PROMOTIONS, EVENTS
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LAS VEGAS (January 2020) – The Underground, the Prohibition history exhibition at The Mob Museum, announces special promotions, programs and events for February and March.
Distillery Tour and Tasting
- Day/Time: Tours are offered Monday – Thursday: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Friday – Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. every 45 minutes
- Cost: Included with purchase of a Deluxe or Premier Pass ticket
- 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.
- Date: Sundays through Thursdays
- Time: 5 to 7 p.m.
- Description: The Underground’s happy hour specials include $2 off all cocktails, beer, wine and food.
Bootlegger Boogie: Prohibition-era Dance Instruction
- Date: Monday, Feb. 3 and Monday, March 2
- Time: 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Description: Once a month, the speakeasy spotlights a different dance of the Prohibition era by offering upbeat and detailed dance instruction. For February’s featured sequence, guests will wave their hands in the air and get their feet flying to learn the Jitterbug and March is all about the Balboa. Whether accompanied by a partner or not, guests should arrive ready to make friends. Sponsored by Zappos.com.
- Date: Friday, Feb. 14
- Time: 9 a.m. to midnight
- Description: In honor of the Museum’s eighth anniversary, visitors will enjoy 20 percent off all food and beverages. All day, guests will receive 20 percent off food and beverages in The Underground of The Mob Museum as well as enjoy live jazz music playing Prohibition-era tunes in The Underground. Performing at 9 p.m. 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.
- Date: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
- Time: Fridays and Saturday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sundays from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
- Cost: Free
- Description: The Underground speakeasy offers live jazz throughout February and March. Each evening features local talent performing to a delighted audience amidst the speakeasy’s authentic, 1920s-inspired ambiance. Performers rotate, but acts featured regularly include the Kai Brant Jazz Duo, Amanda King and The Old Fashions. Guests can check the Museum’s website each month to review the monthly entertainment lineup.
Monthly Cocktail Promotions
- February Cocktail: “Airmail” – an effervescent mix of dark rum, lime, honey and sparkling wine.
- Description: Celebrate The Mob Museum’s Eighth Anniversary with this month’s cocktail special, an ode to their historic building. The “Airmail” is an honor of the mail that was once sorted and delivered in the historic post office.
- March Cocktail: “The Chicago” – a classic cocktail made with Brandy, Triple Sec, bitters and seasonal fruit.
- Description: This month, the Museum is saluting the birthday of Elmer Irey—one of the most respected figures in law enforcement history, with the Chicago cocktail. Irey, the first Chief of the Treasury Department’s Intelligence Unit, was responsible for taking down Chicago Mob boss Al Capone on tax evasion charges.
- 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.
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 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 Mob-related images. 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,” 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 or Twitter @themobmuseum.
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