The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, has added a new flexible new space, The Underground, to its variety of existing private event options. Opened earlier this year, The Underground’s basement-level Speakeasy and Distillery—complete with a “secret” side entrance only those with the proper password can access—will be focal points of the Museum’s new interactive Prohibition-history exhibition.
The Underground measures 2,814 square feet and can accommodate up to 130 total guests in three separate spaces. Meetings and events booked here offer groups an immersive experience, transporting them back to the 1920s when outlawed liquor gave rise to the Mob. Exhibits and artifacts reveal tales about historic figures, cultural developments and social change associated with Prohibition, while the Speakeasy offers signature Prohibition-era drinks, as well as moonshine and craft beer produced in the adjacent Distillery.
About The Underground Speakeasy
Well-suited for a corporate reception or presentation, The Underground Speakeasy is the largest space. It takes visitors on an journey back in time: Situated discreetly in the basement of the Museum, The Underground encompasses 2,814 square feet appointed with luxurious, Art Deco design motifs. The Speakeasy cocktail menu includes typical Prohibition cocktails, such as Bee’s Knees, Underground Old Fashioned, Ginger Jake and Giggle Water. A variety of coffee cocktails, draft beer, bottled beer, wines by the glass and non-alcoholic cocktails are also available. Live entertainment and presentations can be arranged on a stage or on multiple, programmable flat-screen TVs, while the Museum offers full A/V support onsite. The Underground Speakeasy can accommodate groups of up to 90 guests.
About The Underground Distillery
The Underground’s Distillery may be reserved on its own for a break-out meeting or reception location. The space produces its own moonshine, as well as house-made beer, both of which are offered at The Underground Speakeasy. The Underground’s corn-mash moonshine is distilled in The Underground’s 60-gallon, custom-made copper-pot still. Capable of producing 250 750-ml jars of moonshine per week, the gleaming still forms the focal point of the distillery. Guided Distillery Tours, including moonshine tastings, delivered by Museum educators may be added on to any Museum group booking. The Distillery can accommodate up to 30 guests and is adjacent to the Speakeasy.
About The Fitting Room
The Underground’s most intimate and exclusive space is a VIP hideaway called “The Fitting Room” concealed by a secret entrance off the Speakeasy accommodating up to 10 guests in a lounge atmosphere.