The Entertainment of Danbury, CT


Lilly Calipa and

In such a largely populated and spaced out city like Danbury, the public doesn’t always know what is open for entertainment, dining, and shopping. Our city is filled with so many restaurants and stores it is hard to remember what is available. The community is lucky to have so much variety for all ages. 

Besides big restaurants/fast food chains like McDonalds, Shake Shack, and Texas Roadhouse, Danbury has top notch dining choices. Padanaram Road has an extreme amount of delicious food to offer. Sonny Side Up, Elmer’s Diner, Jim Barberie’s, John’s Pizza, and Bagelman are all options to consider. These eating places have great service and a highly rated experience. Other restaurants like Buffalo Wild Wings, The Cheesecake Factory, and Longhorn Steakhouse are extremely popular. Since Danbury is such a diverse area, you can find cultural food options in restaurants that are different from a typical steakhouse or pizzeria. 

The Danbury Fair Mall is a huge asset to Danbury. Not only does it bring in business from other towns/cities, but it is a main source of entertainment for teens. Not only does our mall contain 50+ stores, but the food court is a huge attraction. Level 2 has stores such as  the Apple Store, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Urban Outfitters, Pacusn, etc. While the mall has many options, it is not the only source of shopping in Danbury. The Berkshire Shopping Center has a lineup of stores including HomeGoods, TJ Maxx, Plato’s Closet, Staples, Marshalls, etc. 

While Danbury’s main source of entertainment is the mall, there are other businesses that you may not know about. Trampoline parks like Jumpz, Thrillz, and Xtreme Play are always a good go to when you are looking for kid friendly activities. They hold birthday parties, laser tag, and have an arcade space. Additionally, Danbury has options for art classes and pottery. The Art Spot teaches children and adults pastels, water coloring, and hand crafts. Danbury also has many offerings for nails and spas including Lavender Nails, Bella Nails, and Adela Nails. These are great businesses with great prices and staff. The Danbury Ice Arena is an eventful place to learn how to ice skate and watch hockey. The venue provides skating programs like summer camps, DJ skate, and classes for any ability level. Lastly, Tarrywile Park Trail is a great source of scenery and exercise for the spring and summer.

There are so many businesses that are not common or favored in Danbury that can still be discovered. We are lucky as a community to have such a large assortment of different restaurants and stores.