Today is Repeal Day, marking the 80th anniversary of the end of Prohibition in the United States.
Downtown Las Vegas’ Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, is sure to be one of the most spirited places in the country today.
Kicking off with celebratory toast with Oscar Goodman, events in store include a Backyard Bootlegger Party, the first-annual ‘Boss of the Bars’ competition, and a VIP Roaring 20s Speakeasy.
They’ll be partying like it’s 1933 at the Backyard Bootlegger party in the shadow of The Mob Museum’s historic 1933 building. There’ll be entertainment by 1920s-style cabaret dancers, a performance by The Broadway Rat Pack, and unlimited samplings of Prohibition-era cocktail entries in the Boss of the Bars competition. The competition will name one top bar as the recipient of The Mob Museum's official Repeal Day Cup award. Expert cocktail creators from neighbourhood bars will create samples of Prohibition-era cocktails that will be shared with party-goers.
The Speakeasy Party will be a soiree for classy dames and stand-up fellas. There’ll be entertainment by 1920s-style cabaret dancers and unlimited Prohibition-era cocktail samplings.