ABOUT US

BIG NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT GROUP was founded in 2006 by veteran nightclub owners Ed Kane and Joe Kane, along with marketing and entertainment expert Randy Greenstein. The goal of Big Night Entertainment Group is to bring New England dining and nightlife to a new level.

The group’s first success came that same year when they opened The Estate in Boston, an award winning nightclub. Although it has since shut its doors, The Estate was where Big Night first began developing and executing innovative marketing and entertainment programs which propped a handful of Boston nightlife establishments to a new level of success and critical acclaim.

In 2008, Shrine Nightclub opened at Foxwoods. A dining and entertainment destination like nothing the northeast has seen, Shrine brings Las Vegas to the woods of Connecticut. The cutting-edge nightlife experience features the most sought after DJs and celebrity hosts. This, along with one of the most exclusive VIP services offered, Shrine landed it in the Top 100 clubs in the world, placing 35th among the top clubs in Vegas, NYC and LA. Shrine was also named Connecticut’s “Best Nightclub” by Connecticut Magazine.

On the heels of their success at Shrine, Big Night began developing a new concept. In 2009, The Scorpion Bar came to life. A gothic Mexican cantina and rock bar, Scorpion Bar has a vibe and atmosphere like no other. Awarded “Best Margarita” by Connecticut Magazine, Scorpion Bar features rock DJs, live bands, Scorpion dancers and more than 100 tequilas displayed on an extravagant tequila wall. Along with unique flavors of margaritas and colorful cocktails, Scorpion Bar offers traditional Mexican dishes with a lively twist. An array of flavorful tacos, street burritos and bites are displayed colorfully, mirroring the atmosphere.

Looking for more action, Big Night opened High Rollers Luxury Lanes and Sports Lounge at Foxwoods in fall of 2010. Voted the most beautiful bowling alley in the world, High Rollers is a retro chic Vegas-style bowling facility that offers 20 bowling lanes with VIP lanes, three private rooms, two bars, 60 high def TVs, billiards and innovative cuisine. Whether bowling or watching a game in the lounge, guests can experience classic cocktails, craft beers and heightened American classics from pizza to burgers.  High Rollers has elevated expectations for private event venues.

In the summer of 2011, Red Lantern Restaurant and Lounge in Boston’s South End/Back Bay opened. The group hit a home run again, garnering awards for design and accolades for food and ambiance.  Red Lantern brings its guests on a sleek and sensual culinary journey through the Orient with an open kitchen, full sushi counter and custom wok station. Big Night filled a void in the Boston dining and nightlife scene by transporting guests to an exotic escape with floating lanterns, Vietnamese shells and larger-than-life Buddhas.

Big Night didn’t slow down. Instead, they took on a new venture, opening GEM Nightclub and Lounge in the spring of 2012 in Boston’s Financial District. Inspired by the decadence and luxurious aesthetic of Jacques Garcia’s famed Parisian Hotel Costes, GEM is a bespoke venue that provides a warm ambiance. Taking cues from some of New York’s hottest night spots, GEM is known for welcoming top Djs in an intimate setting to bring them to a world of couture nightlife.

The expansion of Big Night continued into summer of 2012 as Empire Restaurant and Lounge opened in the heart of Boston’s Fan Pier in the growing Seaport District.  Empire is the “Innovation District’s” first Asian locale, a stunning 14,000 sq. ft. Imperial Chinese-meets-contemporary Asian ambiance. The space is divided into nine esthetically distinct rooms featuring exquisite detail in décor and design; the Great Wall Gallery, Bar and Lounge, Salon, Imperial Dining Room, Persimmon Room, three private dining rooms served by a private bar and an Asian awe-inspiring open kitchen at the heart. Floor to ceiling windows open the rooms to the excitement of the Seaport, allowing the city lights to glisten through.  Bathed in bright turquoise, oranges and gold and punctuated with intricate patterns, plush fabrics and exotic Asian art, the sleek, modern space is designed to give guests an old world feel with a touch of Hong Kong mystery.

Building off of the success of Red Lantern’s Boston Location, Big Night successfully merged high-end cuisine and nightlife in 2013 with a second Red Lantern location directly above Shrine. The sleek, exotic feel mirrored directly from the original location radiates through the entire experience of the night from dinner to dancing.

After nearly three years of setting the bar high in service, cuisine, and nightlife in their seven venues, Big Night Entertainment Group made 2016 a banner year with two new venue openings. Their Fall lineup began in September with another popular venue expansion, introducing Patriot’s Place in Foxboro to the award winning margaritas and edgy vibe of The Scorpion Bar. This location quickly has become one of the premier spots during a Patriot’s game day, placed steps away from Gillette stadium, ready to accommodate up to 300 guests. The space includes two outdoor seating areas, one of which overlooks  Gillette Stadium and the entirety of game day excitement. Across from the spacious bar overlooking over 120 different tequila is a plethora of high definition TV’s, including a massive 203 inch screen. Every space is draped in an edgy flare to compliment colorful dishes.

Two short months after Scorpion Bar’s opening, attention was shifted back to Foxwoods, where Big Night teamed up with one of the best known celebrity chefs to open Guy Fieri’s Foxwoods Kitchen and Bar. Guy’s puts creative twists on classic American comfort food with bold dishes like Trash Can Nachos and his famous Bacon Mac-N-Cheese burger. Its rustic feel and almost familiar dishes gives the casino venue an outstanding feel of comfort in the middle of the excitement of Foxwoods.

2017 brought to life one of Big Nights most unique venues to date—a French-California inspired bistro located inside downtown Boston’s historic Masonic Lodge. Explorateur is the first Big Night venue to offer all day dining in an inviting and architecturally exquisite setting of library-style lighting above open seating alongside intimate booths. Explorateur has not only made its mark on Boston with its approachable California-French cuisine, but its extensive coffee, pastry and cocktail menus created by teams of the company’s best chefs specializing in each.

Big Night shows no signs of slowing down with ten diverse and exciting venues and two more on the way this year. The Seaport district of Boston is excited to welcome its third Scorpion Bar location located below a luxury, old Hollywood inspired nightclub, The Grand. The Scorpion Bar will offer the same rock and roll feel and amplified Mexican cuisine to one of the most innovative districts in the city. The Grand will be the first of it’s kind for the location and will include VIP and bottle services, the most notable DJ’s, and a high-end locale for a night out in Boston.

For four years in a row, Big Night Entertainment Group has proudly been named one of the top 10 places to work by the Boston Globe, winning the #1 spot in 2016, the only hospitality company ever to do so.  Success and growth are inevitable for the company in the upcoming years, with the consistent expansion of Big Night’s venue collective.