New Milford is a part of what New England is all about.

Not only does it have a WWII tank and a gazebo on their herculean green but it can be a bit rednecky and chic at the same time. Don't even get me started on all the fine restaurants in New Milford depending on what type of cuisine you're in the mood for. If you're new in town, I invite you to check out 4 excellent restaurant/bars that also serve up some outstanding live music.

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    Because my singer/songwriter son, Ethan James plays Zaragoza every other Tuesday evening from 6:30 until 9:30 pm, my wife Mindy and I are usually on-hand once or twice a month, but not just for the tunes.

    Zaragoza is located at 31 Bank Street and is one of the very best restaurants in the greater Danbury area featuring incredible tapas and delicious entrees. Check out the menu by clicking on

    Any restaurant that has a menu of their own crafted cocktails, I'm in! Check out to sneak a peek. Zaragoza features music every Tuesday evening beginning at 6:30 and occasionally on weekends. Check their FB page to find out when and what time.


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    Fast Eddie's Billiards Cafe

    How do you describe Fast Eddie's at 46 Old State Road(Route 7) in New Milford? Four words: Fun, Billiards, Rock N' Roll, and Beer!

    Between Fast Eddie's dartboard tournaments, a wide variety of bottled and craft beer, the best local rock bands, karaoke, 17 billiard tables, and some last minute surprises, Fast Eddie's is just a fun place to hang with friends, have some beers, and listen to some good ole rock n' roll! What's playin' at Fast Eddie's? Click on their FB Page to get the latest calendar.

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    Housatonic River Brewing

    Housatonic River Brewing or HRB is one of the newest additions to the New Milford landscape. You can find them on 30 Kent Rd(Rt. 7) across the street from the Big Y.

    All their craft beer is concocted right there on the premises and my-oh-my is it tasty! Check out their exclusive beer list on their FB Page. You'll love the rustic tap room and the spacious beer garden outdoors perfect for summer sipping.

    Friday nights and Sunday afternoons stop by, grab a beer or three and enjoy live tunes from some of the areas best local talent like the Traveling Danburys, the Blue Yodels, the Dirt Road Pickers, and Singer/Songwriter, Ethan James. Check out the HRB FB Page for their lineup of live music.

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    The Abbey Restaurant and Bar

    The Irish Pub, the Abbey Restaurant, and Bar is easy to find at 132 Danbury Rd.(Route 7) in New Milford. I've been told to order the Fish Tacos and The Abbey's wings.

    The Abbey offers up a potpourri of live events that include open mic nights, DJ trivia, and live bands, and singer/songwriters. Check out the Red Hots on Friday evening, March 8 from 7 to 9:30 pm.

    To obsess over their unique delicious menu selections, click on and to find out who's playing The Abbey, click on their FB Page. One more thing, the Lobster Mac n' Cheese is to die for!

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