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It's an Underground Speakeasy Below the Mob Museum

With Its Own Moonshine-Making Distillery

By Jason Harris ·
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Well, look at that, already Thursday.

Which means you've had a long week.

Which means you could use a drink more than President Taft needs help getting out of the bathtub.

Yep, Prohibition humor.

Blame it on the Underground at the Mob Museum, a fully functioning speakeasy with a working distillery, now open below Downtown Las Vegas's premier institution of criminality. See the slideshow.

Take any old night where you're eager to flap your gums about your favorite heist flicks and Soprano family moments with a gang of friends. That will be the perfect occasion to slip past a painting of a dapper woman and into this basement bar covered in exhibits and relics from the days of rum-running, bootlegging and bathtub gin.

And speaking of U.S. pastimes, you all will be drinking here, lest things sound too educational. With no rot-gut in sight. Just beers and corn mash moonshine that are both made in house. And cocktails like the Corpse Reviver #2, a classic with gin, curacao, Lillet, lemon and absinthe.

Which answers all lingering questions left over from Corpse Reviver #1.

Jason Harris is a writer and comedian based out of Las Vegas. He knows every good pizza spot in town and can tell you which taco truck in Chinatown to visit. When his brother got engaged, his mother called him and asked, "Are you alright?"

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