If we know anything about the Mob Museum, it’s that it’s big on details. The more time you spend in the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, the more juicy revelations come to light about this specific branch of our history tree.
Its annual Repeal Day Party is no different. This is not just another Prohibition-themed cocktailer with Roaring ’20s costumes and an official toast from Mayors Oscar and Carolyn Goodman—but it has those, too. Southern Wine & Spirits is in charge of booze, ensuring the city’s top mixologists will be crafting the poison you’ve picked. The Boss of the Bars Cocktail Competition is back, where all the top Downtown watering holes will battle for the Repeal Day Cup; Atomic Liquors took the prize last year. This year’s judging panel is led by Joy Robertson, host and producer of foodchannel.com, and Scott Deitche, author of Cocktail Noir: From Gangsters and Gin Joints to Gumshoes and Gimlets. So yeah, this is gonna be a booze-education celebration.
The party also includes a costume contest, casino table games, specialty bites provided by Jolene Mannina’s Relish catering, and performances by a jazz swing band and classic cabaret dancers. VIP tickets offer early access at 6 p.m., an open bar and dance lessons. Museum members get 10 percent off ticket prices, and proceeds benefit educational programming at the nonprofit museum.
Repeal Day Party December 5, 6-10 p.m., $46-$66. Mob Museum, 702-229-2734, themobmuseum.org.