Ritz Crystal Room
111 Main Street, Historic Downtown
Torrington, CT 06790
Connecticut's 1st Legal
Speakeasy Lounge & Event Room
Welcome to a celebration of our history: a glimpse back on the 1920's, 30's era of Prohibition. We have received a stream of praise for the magical ambiance from these glamorous decades we have conveyed in an such an elegant manner. This is Torrington's most beautiful, romantic and exclusive new spot.
The 1919 Volstead Act almost destroyed the craft of the American Bartender by outlawing the production and pleasure of alcoholic beverages. However, in hidden rooms and dark basements, thirsty patrons still sought spirits. So the Speakeasy was born, booming unitl the repeal of Prohibition in 1933. Patrons would be given a pass word to enter and imbibe.
The term "speakeasy" comes from a patron's manner of ordering alcohol without raising suspicion-a bartender would tell a patron to be quiet and "speak easy".
You will experience the ambiance of that time in an elegant lounge with inspiring authentic 920's era decor. Combined with our accessible downtown location, private dining room, seating for 30 and passion for excellence, Ritz Crystal Room is a fine venue for many types of intimate or business gatherings. Secured password entry. Available for your next private party or meeting.
Serving dinner every Saturday evening. Open for Warner Theathre Events. Limited seating. Call 860-489-1566 or text 860-459-4763 for reservations.
Ritz Crystal Room is a cocktail lounge, restaurant and events venue. We can host your private functions: minimum of 16 and max of 30
Business meetings, theme parties, etc
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Dinner served Saturday evenings from 6:00 pm
Sunday Brunch 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Best brunch in Litchfield County!!
Reservations required 24 hour advance notice for reservations or cancellations.
We use the fereshest ingredients, support our local farmers and artisans, and organic is always our number 1 choice... Our menu includes vegetarian, gluten free and lactose free alternatives.
**Lecture Series **
**Incudes lecture, buffet dinner, dessert and coffee $25pp plus tax
Wondering how to get your container gardens/planters/window boxes to look like those magazine photos? Join us for dinner & discussion on design elements, styles, materials, and care factors that will guide you to a successful season.
Wednesday April 17th: Wicca Series with Priestess Julie Lepkowitz
Learn to see the story within the tarot. Back by popular demand Julie will refresh so beginners are welcome. Bring your tarot deck or purchase one here.
Wednesday April 24th: Antique Lecture Series with NEAA Certified Appraiser , Karen O'Donnell
The Glamour Years 1936 -1949
The fashion, jewelry, hats, handbags and more. Learn how the woman of this period put herself together. Bring an item or photo for a free appraisal.
Coming Wednesday May 1st
Authur of :
Common as Rain and So...You Say you want to feel better??
John J. Gaudio
John is teacher, healer, and director of a meditation school. In his late thirties John discovered meditation and advanced rapidly. He experienced major energy changes as he utilized his own methods of meditation and began to access new platforms of information concerning the marvelous physical reality in which we live. For thirty years he has taught classes on meditiation and healed thousands of people without remuneration.
Join John as he teaches his approach to meditation.
Wednesday May 8th 6:30 pm $25.00 pp plus tax and tip includes buffet dinner, dessert and coffee
Astrology Series with Professional Astrologer, Tarot reader and author Janet Booth of West Hartford
Good Health is Elementary
The four elements identified by the ancient Greeks-fire, earth, air and water- form the foundation of good health, no matter how strong or weak each is in your astrological makeup. Each of us has our own mix of the four. Find out what each element represents and how you can follow their guidelines for improved well being.
Janet Booth (AstrologyBooth.com) lectures to astrologers and the general public, writes Janet's Plan-its astrology calendars and hosts the astrology show Looking Up on West Hartford Community Television (online free at WHCTV.org). Janet has done comedy professionally, too. This promises to be a very entertaining and eye-opening evening!!!
Call for details or reservations 860-489-1566
or text 860-459-4763 or