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Best bars in South Bend

Irish Pub
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“Fiddler’s Hearth prides itself on emphasizing the true spirit of a public House, a family friendly gathering place for Celtic artists and the public at large. They proudly represent the Seven Celtic Nations in the heart of South Bend with great music, high quality food, and drink from the Celtic lands in a relaxing atmosphere.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Brewery
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“A prized home brewer turned pro, Crooked ewe has great views of the Saint Joesph River. Their high end food menu will not disappoint the foodie in your group. Located in an old FOP completely renovated. Only drawback is the kids/family area is much separated (on the second floor) from the great bar/taproom area.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“If you are looking for a cozy spot for date night, or a nice evening, this place is phenomenal. High end dining.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Cafe
“Local, fresh and open early. There are 2 locations serving New Orleans style eats!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
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“Exchange Whiskey Bar is a hidden craft cocktail and whiskey bar with over 300 of the best whiskeys you can find anywhere in the country. Inspired by an atmosphere with a rich history dating back to when this building was one of the last banks John Dillinger himself robbed, this swanky spot is loaded with vintage furniture, wrought iron details, and Victorian style decor. Enjoy a prohibition era-style night out with vintage speakeasy cocktails based on authentic recipes, and the most incredible selection of whiskeys in the area.”
  • 21 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Cafe Navarre is one the finer dining places in the area. They have an excellent selection of fish and vegan style plates.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“If you are a fan of the movie Rudy this is a must visit! The scene when he is sitting at the bar takes place here! ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
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“Most famous bar of visiting Irish fans during Notre Dame football weekends! ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Delicious flatbreads, soups, and craft beer to enjoy on their patio. Our favorite brewery!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“Irish Public House. Hosts Brian Kelly’s radio show Thursday’s before home football games! ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“Right next to Notre Dame on Eddy St. This is a very popular bar to go to in the area. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Local breakfast hangout. Convenient downtown South Bend location. Not a chain. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Small plates with emphasis on wine and Mediterranean palate. Menu changes with season. Bartenders are great.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is a real neighborhood bar! Get to know everyone from the area. And we do mean everyone--from the church ladies to the homeless guys to the longtime residents. Standard bar food + really good beer selection. Great specials and a truly memorable trivia night.”
  • 7 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Located on the Campus of Notre Dame there is no better place to experience the tradition of the Fighting Irish!”
  • 6 locals recommend