LAS VEGAS (July 2018) – The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces its ongoing Happy Hour program in The Underground speakeasy exhibition. The speakeasy’s full-service bar purveys not only house-distilled moonshine and craft beer, but also wines by the glass, non-alcoholic beverages and—of course—a tempting array of authentic, Prohibition-inspired cocktails. From 5 to 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight, Sunday through Thursday, visitors can now enjoy 20 percent off select craft cocktails, draft beer and wine by the glass.
In addition, visitors can take a taste of Prohibition history home with them with The Underground’s house-distilled moonshine and proprietary vodka. The Underground Moonshine, a Las Vegas corn whiskey, is made with double-distilled, 100 percent corn mash on-site and measures a stiff 100 proof. Meanwhile, The Underground Vodka is handmade in Nevada and measures 80 proof. Moonshine and Vodka may be purchased starting at $19.95 for 750 milliliters and $5.99 for 50 milliliters.
In addition to sampling its spirited beverage collection, guests touring The Underground can learn about Prohibition-era bootlegging and rum running. Prohibition shut down thousands of breweries and distilleries across America, but it could not eliminate the public’s desire for alcohol. It simply forced the brewing and distilling of booze into the shadows, contributing significantly to the rise and proliferation of the Mob in America.
Numerous artifacts found in the distillery and speakeasy add depth and context to the experience. Items to be on display include a beaded chiffon dress, ca. 1926, which is an example of the new and bolder fashions that became popular during the Prohibition era, as well as a 5-gallon whiskey still, one of the smaller home stills used to make alcohol during Prohibition.
The Underground is open daily from 9 a.m. until midnight. Admission to the speakeasy is included with general Museum admission and free any time for patrons using the daily passwords found on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.
For more information about Prohibition history, visit The Mob Museum’s online exhibition, prohibitionhistory.org.
Downloadable photos available here.
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 working speakeasy and distillery and sponsored by Zappos. 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, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. 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.
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