Located right in the middle of town, you’ll never be without things to do, or far from everyday conveniences.

Where to Eat

Bagel Exchange
Bagels anyone? You are going to love the sandwiches you get from this place. Some say they’re the best around – fresh, affordable, and oh so good. Take a 4-minute walk to their place and enjoy one! Click here for directions.
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Boru’s Bar and Grill
Sample craft beers, the best wings in town, and great music in one of Waterbury’s hole-in-the-wall gems.
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Diorio Restaurant
Treat yourself to fine Italian dining at Diorio’s. This is down-home, authentic old-school Italian with an excellent atmosphere. Kick back in one of their wooden booths with your favorite pasta, or go all out with an entree. You can’t go wrong here. Click here for directions.

Domenick & Pia Downtown Pizzeria
Domenick & Pia’s consistently gets 5-star reviews, with many claiming it’s the best pizza in Waterbury! This place is old-school, family-owned, and has been in the area forever. Pizza’s available by the slice, or you can buy a whole pie. It’s classic, no frills, just downright good! Go left down Brook Street, and they’re on your right, just before East Main.
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Dottie’s Diner
Sink your teeth into Dottie’s award-winning donuts! Or gather around the table for a down-home meal. Dottie’s is 1950s comfort with a full menu to choose from, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Click here for directions.

La Cazuela
When you’re craving Latin food, this is the place to be. Enjoy authentic meals with lots of variety.
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Louie’s Pizza House
Louie’s offers pizza plus a whole lot more — pastas, grinders, wings, and amazing desserts. Again, simple family-owned environment. When you’re hungry and need options, this is the place to go. They’re on East Main Street, right past the Palace Theater.

Signatures Restaurant
Another great option for fine Italian dining, Signatures continually gets rave reviews. It’s a gem of a place, tucked away and hidden, 4 minutes from our building. It’s classy atmosphere, with incredible food. Click here for directions.

The Local Public House
A locally owned Irish pub, you’ll find a friendly atmosphere at the Public House with fantastic food.
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The Shamrock Pub & Grill
Head over to the Shamrock for a good ol’ Irish meal and live music.

Turf Restaurant
Catch the game at the Turf, and enjoy great food with friends.
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** Discover more restaurants on Vibes After Five.

Where to Shop

Bank Street Grand News
Duck into this local store for craft beers, small groceries, and a cup of coffee.
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Brass Mill Center
Brass Mill mall is just 6 minutes by car, or you can also get there by public transport. Shop your favorite stores, grab a movie, or get a bite to eat.

Directly below us is Walgreens for all your basic needs. Have some fun and and get posters and gifts printed out of your favorite friends! Check out their deals here.

Things to Do

John Bale Books & Cafe
Lose yourself in a cozy atmosphere full of true rarities and bargain books. This 4 story bookstore in downtown Waterbury is sure to become a favorite, for its books and its cafe. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and an occasional mic night.

Library Park
Enjoy concerts and brewfests on the corner of Grand Street and Meadow Street. Visit for the latest happenings.
** 12th Annual Brass City Brew Fest this September 9th … the largest in New England! ** Visit for information.
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Mattatuck Museum
Explore some art and cultural history where you’ll find exhibits on the Naugatuck Valley and artists of Connecticut. There are more than 25 changing exhibitions every year so be sure to visit often.

Palace Theater
Treat yourself to a professional show at the historic Palace Theater. Only the best come here, and it’s well worth the price. Newly renovated, you’ll find it on East Main directly across from UCONN’s campus.

Vibes After Five
Bookmark this site for all the latest events going on in Waterbury when the sun goes down. Discover what’s happening at eateries, pubs, clubs, and theaters.

Silas Bronson Library
Escape to Waterbury’s library for a change of scenery, and you’ll find internal events, exhibits, and programs.

Waterbury Green
With the recent renovation of the “Jewel of Downtown”, Waterbury Green is set to become a venue for spring concerts and winter ice skating. Plans also include widening streets radiating from the park to allow for outdoor dining in the not too distant future.

Power up, stay in shape, and make new friends at Waterbury’s Y, just opposite the Waterbury Green, walking distance from the Brown Building. All our residents get discounts, so no excuses!

Waterbury Information

These websites will give you a good flavor for all things Waterbury – general information, new developments, and events.

» City of Waterbury:
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Getting Around

For information on public transportation, visit our Location & Transit page.

Parking: Visit for a directory and pricing of Waterbury’s parking spots.