Celebrating The End Of Prohibition At The Mob Museum
Las Vegas has a storied past that includes the Mob, and to discover more about
the city's history visit the Mob Museum, which is thrilling story of organized
crime and law enforcement. Through bold and intriguing exhibits you'll explore
what is one of the largest collections of Mob and related law enforcement
memorabilia. There are over 600 artifacts, and vivid presentations bring true
stories of Mob history to life.
Named as one of “20 Places Every American
Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel Magazine, the Mob Museum is host many
exciting events like the special celebration honoring Repeal Day, which is
December 5th. The Prohibition end on December 5, 1933, and together with The
National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, The Mob Museum invites
you to celebrate this anniversary with festivities that will include the
First-Annual “Boss of the Bars” Competition, Backyard Bootlegger Party and VIP
The evening kick's off with Oscar Goodman, and Toast the End
of Prohibition. Registered guest receive a souvenir shot glass to remember the
occasion. Your Speakeasy tickets grant you entry to the VIP Party, live
entertainment by 1920s-style cabaret dancers, unlimited Prohibition-era cocktail
samplings, complimentary draft beer all evening, heavy hors d’oeuvres and free
cocktails from 6-7 p.m.. Plus, you'll have access to the Museum and entry into
the Backyard Bootlegger.
A highlight of the evening's events will be the
First Annual “Boss of the Bars” Competition that is open to establishments from
downtown's dynamic nightlife scene. Who will win the “Boss of the Bars”
competition? Well, there will be plenty of expert cocktail creators from
neighborhood bars creating Prohibition-era cocktails to party goers.
Judges of the Annual “Boss of the Bars” Competition will include Drew Levinson,
director of strategic activation and master mixologist, Wirtz Beverage; Jolene
Mannina, head of culinary arts, Life Is Beautiful Festival; Michael MacDonnell,
director of beverage and master mixologist, Monte Carlo Resort and Casino; and
Al Mancini, food blogger and writer for Vegas Seven—will award the winning bar
The Mob Museum’s Repeal Day Cup, a monumental, custom-designed trophy sure to
become the most coveted prize among bars.
The fun continues with a
Roaring 20s Costume Contest, so come decked out in your swankiest 1920s or 30s
attire for a chance to win to-die-for prizes, including a two-night stay at
Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, dinner at The Pub at Monte Carlo and tickets to
Blue Man Group. Judges will include Jen Aler, operating partner, Stitch
Factory; Deirdre Clemente, associate director, public history program,
University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Andrea Bennett, editor-in-chief, VEGAS Magazine
and Debrae Little, former costume designer for Placido Domingo, Bon Jovi, Grace
Jones and LL Cool J.
By Melody Schubert
To learn more about exhibits, events,
and ticket information for the The Mob Museum visit
www.themobmuseum.org or call (702) 229-2734.