Bars & Cafes
East Emporium Restaurant provides its customers with an experience to remember. The restaurant provides direct view of many of the city's attractions like the East Race Waterway, Century Center and the Waterfalls. Besides the view, the food here is also excellent. Begin your meal with the Baked Brie or the Grilled Shrimp. For mains, you could try the Lobster Tail or The Saloon steak. The restaurant also has a children's menu.
Located on the north-east edge of South Bend, Linebacker Lounge is situated right opposite the University of Notre Dame. This lounge was originally established by in 1962, and is located in a renovated drive inn. Though the management has changed hands over the years, the exceptional service and casual ambiance has not. This is a great place where a sports enthusiast can enjoy a game with like-minded fans while chugging down chilled beers.
Cheers Lounge is a casual dive bar that is perfect to hang out with your beer buddies. Open late till 2a, this sports bar offers a casual and fun atmosphere to its patrons. You can watch the latest sporting action or enjoy playing pool along with your friends. On certain days, Cheers also features karaoke nights that lets you discover the hidden singer and performer within you. Good music playing on the jukebox, tasty pub fare and cool ambiance makes for an ideal night out.
If you are keen on having a good time in company of the local crowd in Mishawaka, then head to the Wander Inn Tavern. This intimate dive bar hosts live music on weekends which features local as well as national artists/ bands on tour. And if you want to lend your voice to the tunes, then visit the bar during the Thursday karaoke nights, and sing away to glory. As for the drinks, specials are on offer everyday. Call ahead to know more.
For a meal of excellent steaks, visit Ruth's Chris Steak House. Located in Granger, this is one of the best fine dining restaurants in the city. The food here is high on quality and is cooked to perfection. The dishes are priced on the higher side, but your experience will be worth every penny. The restaurants has an extensive wine list that features well over 2000 labels.