Celebrating St. Patty’s Mob-Style

Agents with clients planning to be in Las Vegas March 17 may want to put The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, on their calendar.

The museum is hosting one-day-only St. Patrick’s Day programs and special offers in the Museum’s Oscar B. Goodman Room on the third floor and The Underground speakeasy on March 17.

From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and again from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., The Mob Museum’s senior director of content Geoff Schumacher and educational programs manager Claire White will deliver a presentation: “The Irish Mob in Prohibition-era Chicago.” Among topics to be discussed will be the Irish American-dominated North Side Gang, which served as the main rival of the Italian American organized crime group led by Johnny Torrio and Al Capone, eventually known as the Chicago Outfit.

Meanwhile, in The Underground speakeasy and distillery, festive specials available in honour of St. Patrick’s Day will include: $10 Guinness with a shot of Irish Whiskey; $8 Irish Coffees; $5 green Ginger Jake shots, made with ginger-infused, house-made moonshine and $5 green beer (also available at Museum concessions on upper floors).