10 of the Best Places to Hear Live Music in Greater Danbury
Three of my favorite things are eating, drinking, and listening to live music. Now combine all three, and that's what, "I'm talkin' about!"
I figured there must be some folks moving into the Danbury area who are on the lookout for live music, whether it be some laid back acoustic music or a live party band, so I set off on a Google investigative journey and came up with ten of the best places to listen to live music in the Greater Danbury Area. You're welcome!
Daryl's House Club is owned by Daryl Hall himself and is the perfect place to see some tasty live music and grab a bite to eat. Keep in mind if you'd like to be seated on the floor closer to the band, you must make reservations for dinner. The club has been totally remodeled with a larger stage and viewing access from the bar area. You'll need to make reservations at 845-289-0185.
Right around the corner from the Ridgefield Playhouse, The Hideaway always has a steady flow of talented acts, including many small blues bands. It's the perfect spot to keep the evening going after a great show at the playhouse or just to kick back and vibe to some tunes!
Molly Darcy's on Mill Plain Road is a legendary restaurant/live music venue in Danbury. Whenever I-95 throws a St. Patrick's Day party at Molly's, it's packed to the rafters! Try their Mac N' Cheese and Shepard's Pie and live party bands on the weekends.
You'll find McGuires at 130 Mt. Pleasant Road in Newtown where you'll love the food, the friendly atmosphere, along with a great selection of beers, and live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Call 203-270-3999.
After a fire destroyed the original O'Brien's Pub in 2014, they've rebuilt at 83 Lake Ave. in Danbury and are ready to pour you a fresh pint. Music is scheduled occasionally but they do feature karaoke on Thursdays. To get the lowdown on live music coming up, call 203-743-9834
With five local locations in Connecticut and New York, you're sure to find a great pint and some great music throughout the entire week at O'Connor's.
Rosy actually lived during the early part of the 20th century and opened a food booth at the Great Danbury Fair in 1915. Her authentic American food drew crowds of hungry devotees year after year. Inside Rosy Tomorrow's you'll find several remnants from the Danbury Fair. The food is excellent and the bar is friendly. Live music is subtle but tasty and the atmosphere is fun. Located at 15 Old Mill Plain Road, it's easy to find. Call 203-743-5845.
Here you have your all purpose eatery, brew pub, where they brew their own beer, and lots of live music. The Bull and Barrel Brew Pub is located at 988 Rt.22 in Brewster, NY and they have their very own beer garden for your drinking pleasure. To find out who's playing when, go to their website calendar page or call 845-278-2855.
For 39 years, Widow Brown's Cafe on Federal Rd. across the street from Stew Leonard's in Danbury has been one of the strongest advocates for live music in the city. Every weekend live music kicks off on both Friday and Saturday nights at 10pm. On Sunday nights at 9, pack up your guitar and share your talents on their 'Open Mic Night.' Did I mention their food is yummy and they have 19 beers on tap?!