Name of Club: Shrine
Location: Mashantucket, Conn.
Ownership/Parent Company: Big Night Entertainment Group
Square Footage: 14,000
Opening Date: May 17, 2008
Shrine Nightclub at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods is the best club in New England, hands down. There is no other nightclub that brings in the level of talent, such as Avicii, Steve Aoki, Dirty South, DJ Skribble, DJ Scene and DJ Enferno, to name a few. Even though the club is a two-hour drive from Boston, Shrine's fun atmosphere and reputation continuously pulls people out of the city, a testament to how amazing Shrine is. Shrine is always stepping up its game by adding new effects to the club. Some new additions in the last year have been a multi-color laser, truck horn and snow effect. These effects greatly add to the energy of the club, and you always hear patrons talk about them. Attention to detail has been Shrine's driving force. Thorough training of staff on food, drink choices and etiquette make Shrine staffers the most sought-after nightclub employees in New England. Shrine's biggest nights are Tuesdays for "I Love Tuesdays," the best industry night on the East Coast with DJ JD, Vinny Vibe & Afterdark; Fridays for the "Friday Jam Session" with DJ JD; and Saturdays for "Sanctuary Saturdays" with guest DJs from across the country.