A Guide for Sports Groups in The Bend

Traveling to The Bend for a tournament isn’t just about the tournament. What can you do between games? Where should your team go eat? Take some tips from us as you plan your tournament weekend.

Recommended Group Dining

Barnaby’s South Bend: One of The Bend’s favorite pizza places. Offers dine-in or carryout. Also features Italian classics to go with pizza.

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Brothers Bar + Grill: Casual dining spot in Eddy Street Commons across from the University of Notre Dame’s campus. Great for groups with an extensive menu and tap list.

Bruno’s Pizza: Locally owned with multiple locations and considered one of the top options for pizza in the area. Downtown South Bend location is a popular spot near multiple hotels.

Cinco 5 International: Downtown South Bend restaurant specializing in Mexican and Thai cuisine. Has space for groups.

Fiddler’s Hearth: Classic Irish pub fare in a cozy setting with room for groups.

Legends of Notre Dame: Restaurant and alehouse on Notre Dam’s campus decked out in Fighting Irish décor. Within walking distance of Notre Dame Stadium.

O’Rourke’s Public House: Group friendly Irish pub in Eddy Street Commons across from Notre Dame’s campus.

Papa Vino’s Italian Kitchen: Serving up Italian cuisine with plenty of room for groups. Also offers catering for teams.

PEGGS: Downtown South Bend breakfast and lunch spot with space for groups. Also open to large groups for potential after-hours dining.

Rocco’s Restaurant: Italian spot specializing in pizza. Longtime favorite of Notre Dame fans; located near campus.

Tony Sacco’s Coal Oven Pizza: Regional chain Italian restaurant known for pizzas from a coal oven. Located near the major Mishawaka hotel grouping.

Attractions Around The Bend

AMC South Bend 16: Movie theater on the south side of South Bend showing all current releases. Concessions + drink specials available on-site at McGuffins Bar.

Bendix LAN Center: Perfect for gamers with PC, Xbox and Playstation 5 setups. Open for free play throughout the week. Game options include Fortnite, League of Legends, Call of Duty and more.

Cinemark Movies 14: Movie theater with stadium seating showing all the newest releases. Located near the major Mishawaka hotel group and retail district.

Generations AdventurePlex: Activities for all ages: Laser tag, bowling, a drop tower and the arcade are great for kids. There’s also axe throwing and bocce ball.

Howard Park: A premier winter destination, Howard Park is home to a state-of-the-art ice skating trail and massive playground. Howard Park Public House, a new restaurant, is adjacent to the park.

Notre Dame Campus: Self-guided tours of campus include several Instagram-worthy spots, like the Golden Dome and Touchdown Jesus.

Sky Zone: Wall-to-wall indoor trampoline park with foam cube pool, ultimate dodgeball, slam dunk zone and party rooms.

Strikes and Spares Entertainment Center: Family friendly atmosphere with bowling, mini golf, go-karts, arcade games and more.

Studebaker National Museum: Transportation museum spanning 150 years of Studebaker Crop. and South Bend history. Home to dozens of classic cars and the largest collection of presidential carriages in the world.

South Bend Chocolate Factory + Museum: “Behind-the-scenes” factory tour leads visitors through every step of the chocolate making process. Museum includes large collection of chocolate memorabilia.

University Park Mall: Regional Shopping destination with Apple Store, Michael Kors, Lululemon and restaurant options.

Waypoint VRcade: The largest virtual reality and video game-based entertainment center in the country. Includes a variety of virtual experiences.