ARE YOU READY FOR
A BIG NIGHT?

ARE YOU READY FOR
A BIG NIGHT?

Big Night Entertainment Group is New England’s preeminent hospitality and entertainment management company, owning and operating a diversified portfolio of award-winning restaurants and nightlife destinations that transcend the status quo.

OUR VENUES

The Grand
58 Seaport Blvd

Boston, MA

T: 617.322.0200
www.thegrandboston.com

Explorateur
186 Tremont Street

Boston, MA

T: 617.766.3179
www.explorateur.com

Empire
One Marina Park Drive

Boston, MA

T: 617.295.0001
www.empireboston.com

Gem
42 Province Street

Boston, MA

T: 617.482.1213
www.gemboston.com

Red Lantern Boston
39 Stanhope Street

Boston, MA

T: 617.262.3900
www.redlanternboston.com

Scorpion Bar Boston
58 Seaport Blvd

Boston, MA

T: 617-322-0200
www.scorpionboston.com

Shrine Foxwoods
240 Fox Tower Drive

Mashantucket, CT

T: 860.312.8888
www.shrinefoxwoods.com

Red Lantern Foxwoods
240 Fox Tower Drive

Mashantucket, CT

T: 860.312.8480
www.redlanternfoxwoods.com

High Rollers Foxwoods
350 Trolley Line Blvd

Mashantucket, CT

T: 860.312.3000
www.highrollersfoxwoods.com

Scorpion Bar Foxwoods
350 Trolley Line Blvd.

Mashantucket, CT

T: 860.312.5201
www.thescorpionbar.com

Guy Fieri’s Foxwoods
350 Trolley Line Blvd

Mashantucket, CT

T: 860.312.5000
www.guysfoxwoods.com

Scorpion Bar Patriot Place
253 Patriot Place

Foxborough, MA

T: 617.274.1742
www.scorpionpatriotplace.com

PRIVATE EVENTS

FOR WHEN IT'S ABOUT THEM

Big Night Entertainment Group has unrivaled capabilities, resources and talent to organize your special event, private dining outing or corporate party. Our dynamic spaces, strategic relationships and dedicated team have given BNEG a stellar reputation for producing exceptional experiences.

Our venues are perfect for events such as:

• Charities & Fundraisers
• Corporate Events
• Launch Parties
• Office Parties
• Holiday Parties
• Theme Parties
• Recruitment Events

To speak with our private event specialists and for more detailed information on all of our award-winning venues, please contact:

MA events –  kerry@bneg.com or 617.405.5173
CT events –  brooke@bneg.com or 860.312.2586

COMPANY

TRANSFORMING HOSPITALITY

Founded in 2006 by veteran nightclub owners Ed Kane and Joe Kane, along with marketing and entertainment expert Randy Greenstein, BNEG exists to create unique dining and nightlife experiences that transcend tradition and status quo.

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.

A charismatic Boston native and Harvard graduate, Ed Kane began his illustrious restaurant career in 1989 when he and his brother, Joe, bought and renovated a ’50s-style diner. Their transformation built what is now the popular Hingham Harbor restaurant, Stars. In 1992, the Kanes – along with partners Greg Acerra and Arthur DeCarli – purchased an old granary in Hingham and transformed it into an architectural wonder, Tosca. The new restaurant quickly became an iconic local eatery, receiving countless national design and Best of Boston awards. Following the success of Tosca, the team opened nearby Caffé Tosca, with lighter Italian fare, and then launched the fast-growing FireKing Baking Company.

Tosca and Caffe Tosca gave Kane and his partners a good taste of the Boston restaurant and hospitality scene, leading them to start Big Night Entertainment Group in 2006. That same year, Big Night Entertainment Group was recruited by the Lyons Group to redesign and operate The Estate in Boston’s busiest nightlife area, The Alley, which is consistently voted “Best of Boston” as the premier nightclub in the city. In 2008, the group branched out to MGM Grand at Foxwoods, opening Shrine Asian Kitchen Nightclub and Lounge. The sultry, dramatic restaurant and casino club quickly gained national recognition, placing 35th on Nightclub and Bar’s “Top 100 Nightclubs in the Country” list in 2009. Foxwoods’ Scorpion Bar Tequila Cantina and High Rollers Luxury Lanes & Lounge quickly followed in 2009 and 2010, respectively.

Kane and Big Night Entertainment Group recently moved their culinary success to Boston, opening three new restaurants within a year – Red Lantern, located in Back Bay, is a luxurious Pan-Asian hotspot, widely known for its sophisticated taste with both early and late-night dinners, the perfect completion to a night out on the town; GEM, located at Downtown Crossing, is an English dining club-style lounge featuring upscale comfort food; and Empire, the first Asian-fusion restaurant to hit Boston’s Waterfront, mixing Asia’s eclectic culinary tastes with Boston’s lively nightlife on a prime oceanfront location. 

For more than 30 years, Joe Kane has been a fixture in the nightlife business in and around Boston.  During this time Kane has built and strengthened close relationships with generations of club-goers and celebrities.  He has become one of the most recognized persons in the current nightlife scene in Boston and was recognized as a “Player” by Stuff magazine in 2008 and 2009. 

In 1989, Kane and his brother Ed bought and renovated a ’50s-style diner. Their transformation built what is now the popular Hingham Harbor restaurant, Stars. In 1992, the Kanes – along with partners Greg Acerra and Arthur DeCarli – purchased an old granary in Hingham and transformed it into an architectural wonder, Tosca. The new restaurant quickly became an iconic local eatery, receiving countless national design and “Best of Boston” awards. Following the success of Tosca, the team opened nearby Caffé Tosca, with lighter Italian fare, and then launched the fast-growing FireKing Baking Company.

Kane spent several years as Managing Partner at Waterworks and Marina Bay Beach Club, before being recruited by the Lyons Group to re-design and operate their newest Boston venue The Estate in 2006.  Simultaneously, he helped create Big Night Entertainment Group as an umbrella company which focuses on creating a unique nightlife experience by managing and marketing its key venues.

One of Kane’s biggest assets is his ability to organize and strengthen a venue’s operations, bringing it to peak efficiency and profitability.  In 2007, he played a pivotal role in the successful opening of Shrine Asian Kitchen Nightclub and Lounge in MGM Grand at Foxwoods.  Like nothing New England has ever seen, Shrine became an immediate success, winning a spot in the Top 100 Nightclubs in the country in 2009, placing 35th.  On the heels of Shrine’s success, Kane and his partners opened Scorpion Bar Tequila Cantina in 2009 and High Rollers Luxury Lanes & Lounge in 2010.

Kane and Big Night Entertainment Group recently moved their culinary success to Boston, opening three new restaurants within a year – Red Lantern, located in Back Bay, is a luxurious Pan-Asian hotspot, widely known for its sophisticated taste with both early and late-night dinners, the perfect completion to a night out on the town; GEM, located at Downtown Crossing, is a moderately-sized, yet luxurious, restaurant offering a chic dining experience for those looking to enjoy exceptional fare while relaxing in a comfortable and intimate dining setting; and Empire, the first Asian-fusion restaurant to hit Boston’s Waterfront, mixing Asia’s eclectic culinary tastes with Boston lively nightlight on a prime oceanfront location. 

An entertainment aficionado, Randy Greenstein has been involved in the industry in many different facets. Starting with radio at a young age, Greenstein began his career as an on-air personality and later became an account executive at the legendary Kiss 108 in Boston. It didn’t take him long to become a vital member of the team, and within a couple of short years he was among Clear Channel’s top sellers.

In 2007, Randy joined brothers, Ed and Joe Kane, to form Big Night Entertainment Group.  BNEG is a hospitality group that focuses on creating an unforgettable nightlife and restaurant experience by providing beautiful venues, unique menus, entertainment, and exceptional customer service.  Greenstein is very hands on running the venues concentrating on the day to day operations, marketing and entertainment for the venues.

In May of 2008, Greenstein and Big Night Entertainment Group opened Shrine Asian Kitchen Nightclub and Lounge at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Like nothing New England has ever seen, Shrine became an immediate success winning a spot in the Top 100 Nightclubs in the country, placing 35th. On the heels of Shrine’s success, Greenstein and his partners opened additional venues at Foxwoods including, The Scorpion Bar, a Tequila Cantina in 2009, and High Rollers Luxury Lanes & Lounge in 2010.

Greenstein and Big Night Entertainment Group then moved their focus to Boston opening three new restaurants within a year. Red Lantern, located in Back Bay, is a luxurious Pan-Asian hot spot, widely known for its sophisticated taste with both early and late-night dinners, the perfect completion to a night out on the town; GEM, located at Downtown Crossing is a moderately-sized, yet luxurious, restaurant offering a chic dining experience for those looking to enjoy exceptional fare while relaxing in a comfortable and intimate dining setting; and Empire, the first Asian-fusion restaurant to hit Boston’s Seaport Waterfront, mixing Asia’s eclectic culinary tastes with Boston’s exciting atmosphere on a prime oceanfront location.

After a few short years, Big Night opened two more restaurants in 2016.  Following the tremendous success of Scorpion Bar Foxwoods, Big Night opened Scorpion Bar located at Patriot Place in Foxborough, Massachusetts and Guy Fieri’s Foxwoods Kitchen + Bar at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

In 2008 and 2009, Greenstein was recognized as one of Boston’s “Players” by Stuff Magazine.  In 2011, Randy was named to Boston’s 40 Under 40 list. Among Randy’s biggest assets include his innate knowledge of marketing, media, entertainment and current trends.

Greenstein and Big Night Entertainment Group do not intend on slowing down, with three more restaurant and nightlife concepts slated to open in Boston in 2017.

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Big Night Entertainment Group is consistently hailed as one of the premier employers in New England. Named by the Boston Globe as one of the Best Places to Work, and placing #1 in Food & Beverage on the Inc. 500 list, BNEG is proud to attract and retain top talent year after year.

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