The Mob Museum Toasts The 80th Anniversary Of The End Of Prohibition This Repeal Day, December 5
THE MOB MUSEUM TOASTS THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE
END OF PROHIBITION THIS REPEAL DAY, DECEMBER 5
Repeal Day Festivities Include First-Annual "Boss of the Bars" Competition, Backyard Bootlegger Party and VIP Speakeasy
LAS VEGAS (November 2013) - This Repeal Day, December 5, The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will become THE most spirited place in the nation to celebrate the anniversary of the end of Prohibition (December 5, 1933). Beginning with a celebratory toast with Oscar Goodman, events will also include a Backyard Bootlegger Party, the first-annual "Boss of the Bars" competition, as well as a VIP Roaring 20s Speakeasy.
Thanks to event sponsors Wirtz Beverage, Downtown Grand, Chicago Brewing Company, Cadillac Club and Tabeso, there is sure to be something for everyone looking for a way to celebrate their constitutional right to imbibe. The evening's schedule follows:
5:30 p.m. - Toast the End of Prohibition
Commemorate one of the most momentous days in U.S. history! Join Oscar Goodman for a toast at The Mob Museum and take home a souvenir shot glass to remember the occasion. Register in advance by calling 702.229.2734. Cost: FREE.
6-7 p.m. - Private VIP Speakeasy Party
The Mob Museum's Speakeasy Party will be a soiree for classy dames and stand-up fellas. 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., access to the Museum and entry into the Backyard Bootlegger. Grab your fedora or feather boa and Lindy Hop alongside 1920's cabaret dancers to live music by NightShift and enjoy special performances by The Broadway Rat Pack. Limited to guests 21 and over. Cost: $65 Speakeasy Ticket, which includes the VIP Speakeasy, heavy hors d'oeuvres and unlimited drinks from 6-7 p.m. as well as all the benefits of the $35 Backyard Bootlegger Ticket.
6-11 p.m. - Backyard Bootlegger & Museum Admission
Party like it's 1933 at this festive, tented shindig in the shadow of The Mob Museum's historic 1933 building. Admission includes Museum access, live entertainment by 1920s-style cabaret dancers, a performance by The Broadway Rat Pack, unlimited samplings of Prohibition-era cocktail entries in the "Boss of the Bars" competition, complimentary draft beer all evening and light hors d'oeuvres. Roaring 20s costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded. Limited to guests 21 and over. General admission tickets are valid from 6-11 p.m. Cost: $35 Backyard Bootlegger Ticket.
8 p.m. - First Annual "Boss of the Bars" Competition
Open to establishments from downtown's dynamic nightlife scene, the "Boss of the Bars" competition will name one top bar as the recipient of The Mob Museum's official Repeal Day Cup award. Expert cocktail creators from neighborhood bars are expected to enter the contest, with samples of each entrant's Prohibition-era cocktail provided to party goers. Judges-including 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. Each winning bar will display the trophy on its premises until the next year's contest, as well as have its name engraved onto the trophy for all posterity. Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman will pr