220 Caravan Drive
Elkhart, IN 46514
Phone: (574) 206-8290
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Bars & Cafes
New Paradigm Brewing Co is the brainchild of beer enthusiasts Bob Newman, Scott Gruver, Josh Hibshman and Brandon Stanley. This brewpub is set in the former Harrison Landing and offers beers on taps and growlers. You can also taste from local and national breweries. Their bar stocks up wine and liquor as well. Nosh on tasty bites like Pulled Pork Nachos, Jumbo Chicken Wings, Jacked Up Grilled Chicken, The Old Standard Burger, Maytag Burger and Chicken Tenders. Enjoy live gigs during the weekend.
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.
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.
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.
Opened in 2003, Legends of Notre Dame is owned and run by the University of Notre Dame. It comprises of a restaurant, alehouse and a nightclub which is also a concert space. While the diner and bar is open to the public, the nightclub is only open to the university students or by invitation. The typical American menu also has healthier options for the calorie conscious. Their pub has a fine list of draught beer, bottled varieties, craft brews, wine and spirits.
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.
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.
Ciao's Lounge serves delectable Italian fare in South Bend. The Almond Biscotti is worth a try here. The restaurant also serves gluten-free pasta, fresh salads and decadent desserts.
Established in 1984, CJ's Pub has since come to be a local favorite and the home of the legendary Super Pub Burgers. Stuffed with a half pound patty and scrumptious toppings of your choice, these legendary burgers are big enough to satisfy even the most ravenous appetites. Smaller and even larger varieties are available as well, alongside sandwiches, wraps and salads. With its laid-back ambiance and lively vibe, CJ's Pub is a great place to catch up with friends over drinks and a chat even if you're not in the mood for a burger.
Madison Oyster Bar remains popular for its oyster delicacies and peppery sandwiches. Beer selection is impressive and the bar also serves some amazing onion rings and hot soups.
Joe's Tavern is a local Polish bar that boasts an old-world charm that is familiar and comforting. Tuck into delicious tavern fare and enjoy a drink or two with friends as you sit back and soak in the friendly vibe. The fried fish and pierogies are the most popular items on the menu, although the burgers and pizza are pretty good as well.
Maxi's is quite simply all about the food. Stop by this friendly restaurant for a taste of classic American fare and genuine hospitality. Housed within a barn, this local restaurant is spacious, bright and lively. The booths are tucked into converted stables for an extra bit of privacy. The bar is an attraction in itself, and is a great place to hang out with friends and enjoy a few drinks.