FOOTBALL FRIDAYS

The Courtyard by Marriott South Bend Downtown, in partnership with Downtown South Bend, Inc. and Visit South Bend Mishawaka, will be hosting a Football Fridays tailgate event on the Gridiron on Friday, September 18th. Fans are encouraged to wear their ND apparel and attend this free, family-friendly event taking place from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 

The public is encouraged to grab carryout from a downtown eatery and enjoy it at a special physically-distanced seating area that will be set up on the Gridiron. There will be live music by Ultrafab from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and a cash bar provided by the Courtyard by Marriott South Bend Downtown.

 

Tables and chairs will be cleaned by DTSB Ambassadors throughout the event, and hand sanitizer will be available. The number of people in the seating area will be limited to 250 per the Stage 4.5 regulations, and masks will be required except when eating/drinking. Additionally, anyone experiences symptoms of illness are asked to not attend. 

 

Additionally, the 100 block of S. Michigan St. will be closed and seating will be set up in the streets for an extension of the patios on that block.

 

This Football Fridays event is presented by the Courtyard by Marriott South Bend Downtown, JSK Hospitality, Downtown South Bend, Inc. and Visit South Bend Mishawaka. Additional sponsorship is provided by U93, EventSys, Century Center, and Synergy Insurance Group.

A list of downtown restaurants to enjoy take-out from appear below.

Barnaby's

713 E. Jefferson Blvd.

574-288-4981

Cuisine: American, Pizza

Bruno's Pizza

131 S. Michigan St.

574-234-2222

Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Cafe Navarre

Cambodian Thai

Carmela's at Macri's

Center Stage Pizza

Chimichurri​

Cinco 5

CJ's Pub

Fiddler's Hearth

Flamingo's Restaurant & Grocery Store

Ironhand Vineyard

LaSalle Grill 

LaSalle Kitchen & Tavern

NOTRE DAME WATCH PARTIES

Aloft Hotel

111 N. Main St.

The WXYZ Bar & Patio will open at 2:00 p.m. There will be TV's inside and outside to enjoy the game on. Plus, drink specials, nachos, and flatbread specials! Additionally, WXYZ will have DJ Outlaw from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on Friday night.

Baker's Bar & Grille

123 N. Dr. M.L.K. Jr. Blvd.

Selling $2 domestic drafts and $2 house wines. Enjoy free popcorn, nacho specials and other great deals during the Notre Dame game. The game will be on all six large TV’s in Bakers. Wear your Notre Dame colors and show your spirit, even if for the opposing team.

 

Studebaker Brewing Co.

620 W. Washington St.

Tailgate at Tippecanoe & Watch Party at Studebaker Brewing Co.  Studebaker Brewing Co. is opening at 11:00 a.m. and will have a special ND Tailgate menu available throughout the game, along with their grill & brewery menus. Plus, more viewing options inside the Studebaker Mansion. 

NOTRE DAME GAME-DAY PROMOTIONS

Barnaby's

713 E. Jefferson Blvd.

Purchase a half-baked pizza to enjoy at your own home during the game! It's as simple as preheating oven to 450 degrees and bake until golden-brown.

574-282-1110
217 S MICHIGAN ST

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