10 Things to Do in South Bend for Date Night

Things to do in south bend at night
When you move to a new community, there is a certain excitement that can be found in discovering a new restaurant, strolling through an art gallery, and cheering on the home team.  When you visit our city to tour South Bend homes for sale, you’ll find plenty of dining, entertainment, art, and culture choices to enjoy with someone special

Our real estate agents live, work, and play in the local area. We invite you to stay in town after the sun goes down. To guide your date night adventure, we’ve created a list of 10 Things to Do in South Bend on Date Night.  

  1. LaSalle Grill 115 W. Colfax Avenue, South Bend, IN 46601
    Delicious food, candlelight dining, an extensive wine list, and an upscale atmosphere make this award-winning restaurant a popular date night destination. The LaSalle Grill serves “chef-inspired” entrees prepared with locally sourced ingredients.

  2. Cafe’ Navarre – 101 North Michigan Street, South Bend, IN 46601
    The Cafe’ Navarre website describes it as “Historic, Locally Owned, and Sophisticated as Hell.” They back up the hype with a creative menu that includes crab cakes, pork belly, and grilled squid & octopus.

  3. Parisi’s Ristorante- 1412 South Bend Avenue, South Bend, IN 46617
    Parisi’s is a family-owned restaurant serving “Italian cuisine with an Irish view.” The menu highlights homemade pasta and classic Italian dishes. The menu changes regularly to include fresh seasonal ingredients.

  4. AR Drew Gallery – Emporium Building, 121 South Niles Avenue, South Bend, IN 46617
    For an art-inspired date night, visit the AR Drew Gallery. Anna Ryan Drew is a contemporary mixed-media painter whose work captures “…shades of life…” View her collection at her downtown studio at special events, Art Walks, and private showings. 

  5. Morris Performing Arts Center – 211 N. Michigan Street, South Bend, IN 46601
    The Palace Theatre closed in 1998 after decades of hosting nationally popular acts. After extensive restoration, the historic building reopened in 2000 as Morris Performing Arts Center. On date night, you can enjoy a concert, Broadway show, symphony performance or special event.

  6. The Blarney Stone – 113 E Wayne Street, South Bend, IN 46601
    If you enjoy dancing and drinking with a slightly rowdy college crowd, take your date to The Blarney Stone. There’s also a giant screen TV if you prefer to watch sporting events.

  7. South Bend Museum of Art – 120 South Martin Luther King, Jr Blvd., South Bend, IN 46601
    For date night art experiences, check out special events at the SBMA. During First Fridays’ you can enjoy extended hours with exhibitions, receptions, gallery talks, and special events like the Meet Me in the Gallery series.

  8. South Bend River Lights – River Lights Plaza, 340 E Colfax Ave, South Bend, IN 46617
    The South Bend River Lights is a public art installation created in honor of South Bend’s 150th birthday. Artist, Rob Shakespeare, designed it with five unique illuminating elements. Motion-sensitive lights react to human movement and interact with water cascades. The lights come to life each evening from 30 minutes before sunset until midnight.

  9. Potawatomi Zoo – 500 S Greenlawn Ave, South Bend, IN 46615
    The Zoo is closed for the season but you can still visit on scheduled Saturdays from noon to 3 pm during Winter Days at Potawatomi Zoo

  10. Notre Dame Stadium, 2010 Moose Krause Cir, Notre Dame, IN 46556
    Notre Dame campus offers plenty to do around every corner.  Take a self-guided tour or schedule a stadium tour. Visit campus museums and art galleries and the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Catch a Notre Dame sports event.

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