Only in Vegas can you learn about the city's seedy mobster past while getting drunk. As part of a renovation, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, aka the Mob Museum
, will add an exhibit on Prohibition complete with a working distillery and speakeasy.
The educational exhibit will feature multimedia displays, objects, artifacts and a Prohibition-themed decorations and it promises to "educate visitors about the singular intersection of culture, industry and organized crime that pervaded the Prohibition Era." Here you will learn about Prohibition-Era bootlegging and rum running and how it lead to organized crime in Vegas.
Of course you will be able to sample a few drinks. The "underground" fully operational tavern will be located, like the rest of the exhibit, in the Stewart Avenue building's basement. It will offer beers and spirits all in a 1920's speakeasy atmosphere.
“We could not be more excited about the upcoming renovation,” said Jonathan Ullman, executive director and chief executive officer, The Mob Museum in a statement. “The new exhibit spaces will provide rich educational content, delivered in ways that will be extremely impactful and entertaining. We will also dramatically enhance our visitor amenities, ensuring a first class and truly memorable guest experience. Through this improvement project, we expect to increase the Museum’s reach, delivering hundreds of thousands of guests each year, many millions of dollars of economic impact, and a spotlight that keeps shining on downtown Las Vegas.”
The distillery and speakeasy are expected to open in the first part of 2018. Stay tuned for more details, and be sure to visit the Mob Museum with discount tickets from BestofVegas.com!
Las Vegas, NV – 4/20/17