To commemorate the return of legal drinking on St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland, The Underground at The Mob Museum will be hosting a “spirited” celebration. In 1921, the holiday was once “dry” as Irish officials banned alcohol sales on March 17 for fear of excessive drinking.
Alcohol remained banned on that date until the law was repealed in the early 1960s, when the Irish could once again raise a glass to celebrate the holiday. This year, on St. Patrick’s Day at The Underground, guests will enjoy live entertainment, food and beverage specials and whiskey tastings. The event is generously sponsored by partner John Sullivan Whiskey and West Cork Distillers. Free entry will be granted through the side door with the password: Dolled Up.
In addition to the festivities on St. Patrick’s Day evening, The Underground will be offering a Guinness and Irish Whiskey shot special for $10 all weekend long starting Thursday, March 14.
- Patrick’s Day party at The Underground, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday March 17
- Guinness/ Irish Whiskey special offered 10 a.m. to midnight, Thursday, March 14 – Sunday, March 17
The Underground at The Mob Museum
300 Stewart Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
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.
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.
Erika Pope/ Christina Cober
The Vox Agency
(702) 249-2977, (541) 778-2738
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