Live Music Venue & Upscale Entertainment Center
Crystal Bees in Southington, CT, is home to a state of the art event stage that is the best place to watch live music & bands in CT. We also offer a 170-seat high-end restaurant, the Glass Hat Bistro, 3 bars including the full-service Dante’s Bar, dozens of TV's to watch your favorite sporting events, 16 bowling lanes (four of which are in a private VIP area), two cornhole courts, private party rooms, an arcade with boardwalk-style and high-value redemption games, shuffleboard, air hockey, pool tables, and more! There is also a beautiful shaded patio with gas-fired torch lamps. The sprawling entertainment complex at 240 Spring Street is a whopping ¾ of an acre and boasts 34-foot ceilings. The enormity of the building lends to the industrial-chic vibe, which harks back to the building’s previous life as a metal service center. That’s 30,000 square feet of fun - we can host up to 925 guests! Crystal Bees offers family-friendly activities during the day and transitions into a nightlife destination serving specialty cocktails, beer, and wine.
Crystal Bees offers an upscale, high-energy bowling experience with theater-like effects such as laser lighting and high-definition sound. All twelve gleaming lanes are official regulation length. Bowlers can host private functions or simply enjoy games on a first-come-first-serve basis. In our special VIP area, the suite boasts four private bowling lanes that are exclusively yours. This gorgeous, spacious party space even offers its own private bar, a special “Lady Gaga” entrance, and lane-side servers with a special menu of signature drinks, mouthwatering appetizers, pizza, and more. Let the good times roll!
Arcade, Cornhole, Billiards & More!
Big games such as Big Bass Wheel, Ticket Monster, Fishbowl Frenzy, Typhoon, Skeet Ball, and Black Hole provide hours of entertainment and yield big prizes in our redemption center. High-value prizes include iPads, Kindles, logo jackets, hats, sweatshirts, MP3 players, and more. Our swipe card system is user-friendly and doesn’t require messy tickets or buckets of coins. Plus, you can check out the points that you’ve earned, how many plays you have left, and track your total accumulative points so that you can work toward any prize that you want! Once you’ve conquered your game, gather your friends and snap a victory picture in our photo booth! We also have fan favorites – table shuffleboard, air hockey, and billiards.
Dante’s Bar is the perfect spot to meet coworkers for a happy hour (or as we call it, “Attitude Adjustment”) or to enjoy a girls’ night out - with enough glitz and glamour to transport you to a high-class entertainment destination, right in Southington, CT! The lounge seats 19 guests at high top tables and a gleaming 50-foot aluminum bar. The menu includes fine wine, 30 beers on tap (including craft and retro brands), hand-shaken martinis, and signature cocktails. Guests are entertained by views of the bowling lanes, five 60” TVs, and on the weekends – bands, DJs and various theme nights. We've also got Keno available at the bar if you're feeling lucky!
Bands & Events
Crystal Bees is the best place to watch a show in Central CT. We've hosted hundreds of bands over the years - from fully immersive concerts on our VIP stage to smaller acoustic shows on our patio. Our VIP stage includes a state-of-the-art PA system designed by Stonehenge Sound and concert-quality lighting. A few of our favorite bands over the years include Spirit Shaker, Physical Graffiti, Sister Funk, Avenue Groove, Blondie & Beyond, LB4, Mauve Lloyd, Righteous Continental, Raise Your Hands: Bon Jovi Tribute, and Beyond Purple.
Glass Hat Bistro
Glass Hat Bistro is an upscale restaurant within Crystal Bees. The fresh, gourmet menu and top-notch customer service will provide guests with a premier restaurant experience within a fun, lively entertainment venue – a relatively new concept for Connecticut diners that is currently only offered in the casinos. The menu is best described as classic American with a European flair, masterfully blending French, Italian, Asian, and even gastronomy techniques. This fusion of cultures and spices is only made possible with made-from-scratch baked goods, sauces, dressings, and more. The menu will change seasonally to offer the best, freshest produce that is locally available.