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1923 Prohibition Bar to Open Second Vegas Location

Hidden speakeasy to open to groups weekdays and to the public weekends at The Venetian

By Todd R. Berger

2.23.24 Performance at the first 1923 Prohibition Bar at Mandalay Bay; a second bar opens this May
Performance at the first 1923 Prohibition Bar at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino; a second location opens at The Venetian this May. || Courtesy of The Vox Agency

The 1923 Prohibition Bar will open its second Las Vegas Strip venue at the Grand Canal Shoppes inside The Venetian Resort Las Vegas this May; the first is at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The new bar will be exclusively for private bookings throughout the week and intimate, captivating live performances on weekends, including an ultra-secret, hidden-chamber magic show in partnership with a staple Las Vegas production company that will soon be announced. The private, expansive, and modern speakeasy will only be accessible to guests receiving secret instructions guiding them to its cleverly concealed entrance. 

For private and corporate events, 1923 Prohibition Bar will welcome groups up to 500-plus with 6,800 square feet of flexible space. It will be beautifully appointed with underground, 1920s-inspired decor; a stage for live performances; a view overlooking the famed Grand Canal gondoliers; and full audiovisual, branding, and catering capabilities. The venue makes an ideal setting for corporate receptions, cocktail parties, sports-viewing events, seated banquets, and more, and it is one of the larger private event spaces on property. Private whiskey tastings can also be arranged for groups. 

The motivation to open a second 1923 Prohibition Bar is to fulfill the demand for unique, expansive private event spaces on the Las Vegas Strip as well as create a home for interactive and intimate live performances, which seem to be disappearing from the Strip with all of the large mega-star residencies,” says Noel Bowman, owner of the 1923 Prohibition Bar, in a prepared statement. “I’d really like to keep the small lounge act era alive, and our location is truly a hidden gem that will satisfy that need for exclusive, underground entertainment experiences as well as thrill private event planners and attendees with the expansive space.”

The second location of the 1923 Prohibition Bar will be in a large, inviting space above Minus5º Icebar at the Grand Canal Shoppes inside The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, only accessible by elevator for a true hidden speakeasy experience.