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L to R: The Underground Cocktails; Guests Inside The Underground; The Underground’s 5th Anniversary Promotional Graphic.
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THE UNDERGROUND SPEAKEASY AND DISTILLERY AT THE MOB MUSEUM TO
CELEBRATE 5th ANNIVERSARY, FRIDAY, APRIL 21
Evening to Include Live Music, New Cocktails, Prizes, More
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LAS VEGAS (March 2023) – The Underground speakeasy and distillery inside The Mob Museum invites guests to its unforgettable 5th anniversary celebration on Friday, April 21 from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. Visitors are invited to don their finest 1920s-inspired apparel and enjoy live entertainment, prizes, limited-time anniversary cocktails and the launch of new menu items.
Since 2018, the speakeasy’s distinctive menu and atmosphere have landed it on several “best cocktail bars in Las Vegas” lists. Meanwhile, the distillery has also received several prestigious awards for its house-distilled moonshine, including receiving the award for “Best Moonshine” at the 2020 International Whiskey Competition.
“Over the past five years, it has been an honor for The Underground to receive recognition for its beverage program and house-distilled moonshines,” said Clint Thoman, food and beverage director, The Mob Museum. “Looking toward the next five years, we are excited to continue expanding our beverage program with new Prohibition-inspired cocktails, new house-brewed beers, moonshine flavors and more.”
To commemorate the milestone occasion, guests will have the opportunity to savor limited-edition anniversary cocktails as well as new additions to The Underground’s menu. Dixie Flats will perform live from 5 to 8 p.m. and Red Penny Arcade will offer jazz sounds from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. The Underground will also be giving away exciting prizes to five guests throughout the evening. Prizes may include a private tour of the distillery, free Museum admission, whiskey club tickets and more.
Specialty anniversary cocktails available this evening only include:
New additions to The Underground’s cocktail menu launching on Friday, April 21 include:
New shareable bites launching during the anniversary celebration include:
Admission to the 5th anniversary celebration 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. For more information about the Museum, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org.
ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND
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.
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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. 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 themobmuseum.org, or download the Museum’s free mobile app.
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