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Be sure to check out each month's dedicated event page to discover unique offers from our participating businesses, listed below. Ongoing promotions are highlighted in blue.


The Drop Comedy Club

South Bend's premier comedy club featuring the nation's top talent.
111 N. Main St. (located inside Aloft South Bend)



Fire Arts

A working studio and gallery featuring pottery demos, workshops, tours, and special events.
305 E. Colfax Ave.

Howard Park / VPA

A popular community hub featuring a state-of-the-art playground, event center, Howard Park Public House (full-service restaurant), Ice Trail & Pond, Chocolate Cafe To Go, an interactive splash pad, fire pits, access to the Riverwalk Trail, and more.
219 S. St. Louis Blvd.


Merrimans' Playhouse

Merriman's Playhouse, "a home for jazz," is an arts and educational organization offering a variety of artist-driven programs and performance series— a place to experience intimate, live jazz performed at the highest level.
401 E. Colfax Ave.


Morris Performing Arts Center

A regional arts destination hosting nationally known performances in music, dance, and Broadway, as well as the South Bend Symphony.

211 N. Michigan St.

SJCPL Friends of the Library Bookstore 
A non-profit organization that engages in advocacy and philanthropy to support mission of St. Joseph Country Public Library. Sale on books, magazines, CDs, and much more (12:00pm-8:00pm).
327 S. Michigan St.


South Bend Museum of Art

The South Bend Museum of Art affirms the enduring power of the visual arts to reflect and create community, engage minds, and nurture growth through exhibitions, collections and educational programs.
120 S. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.





Barnaby’s of South Bend is a family style restaurant that has been voted best pizza in town for 13 years. Since opening in 1969, we have taken pride in the quality of pizza, sandwiches & salads that we offer.

$4 pints every First Fridays; also featuring a First Saturdays special each month: any large 2 topping pizza, an order of breadsticks, and a pitcher of pop (or a 2 liter on carry out orders) for only $22 plus tax.​
713 E. Jefferson Blvd.

Bruno’s Pizza

Pizza, calzones, salads and more; dine in or carry-out

Every First Friday, get one 14″ 1-topping pizza for $15 (dine in and carry-out only)
131 S. Michigan St.


Café Navarre Bar & Restaurant

French, Italian, and Spanish cuisine.  Dishes created with farm-to-table sources regularly featured with over 100 top shelf wines at prices meant to enjoy.
101 N. Michigan St.

The Cellar Wine Bar

A wine bar and kitchen with a love for sharing wine and foods from all regions
702 E. Jefferson Blvd.


Chicory Café

A French Quarter style coffee shop with Cajun and Creole food, a full bar, live music, also featuring gluten-free and vegetarian dishes.

Offering 16 oz. Hurricanes and Blue Raspberry Long Islands for $5​ every First Fridays.
105 E. Jefferson Blvd. #103


Cinco 5 International

Something out of the ordinary, but with popular dishes to please everyone.
112 W. Colfax Ave.


Fiddler’s Hearth

Family friendly music 7 days a week. Patio dining and beer garden

Every First Fridays, live music. Kennedy’s Kitchen 8:30 to 11:00 p.m.
127 N. Main St.

Ironhand Wine Bar

Featuring tastings, wine by the glass and small plates, overlooking the St. Joseph River.

Live music and 20% off bottles of MI Cabernet Franc​ every First Fridays.

1025 Northside Blvd.


Java Cafe

Java South Bend is the newest edition in the Java family, a cafe that hails from out west, with Southern California roots, offering freshly ground, fair trade coffee, a welcoming atmosphere, and hand-crafted bakery menu.

201 S. Main St.

LaSalle Grill / LaSalle Kitchen & Tavern
Committed to providing fine dining and refined entertainment that is unique in South Bend.  An innovative menu features the finest fresh foods available. AAAA Four Diamond Award Winner.

115 W. Colfax Ave.



The Lauber Kitchen & Bar

The Lauber's mission is to offer delicious food, inspired cocktails and an outstanding beer collection while creating a culture of warmth and belonging, where everyone is welcome.

504 E Lasalle Ave., Suite 2


Linden Grill

Burgers, wings, and a full bar—"food for the soul, prepared quickly."

119 S. Michigan St.

South Bend Brew Werks

A brewery restaurant offering local food and on-site crafted beer.

321 S. Main St., Suite 105B


The South Bend Chocolate Café

Unique blend of café, candy store, bakery with beer and wine bar – family friendly activities and menu.

2 for $20 any crunch/pretzel combo
122 S. Michigan St.


A fun, casual cocktail bar with healthy late-night food options.
105 E. Jefferson Blvd. #100 (located on Michigan next to Jimmy John’s)


Tippecanoe Place Restaurant

A premier landmark and dining spot in the heart of the historic district.

1/2 price appetizers in the Studebaker Lounge or Patio
620 W. Washington St.

Woochi Japanese Fusion & Bar

Stylish spot with Japanese & Asian-fusion dishes, Michiana’s freshest sushi, best martinis, full bar and extensive tea menu.
119 N. Michigan St.

WXYZ Bar at Aloft South Bend

111 N. Main St.

(574) 288-8000

Every First Fridays, buy 1 flatbread pizza and get a 2nd flatbread pizza at 1/2 off; plus monthly Cocktail for a Cause, with $1 from every cocktail sold donated to their featured charity of the month.




Ali on the Boulevard

Fashion forward finds, great gifts & quality jewelry handmade by Ali.

Featuring something special and different each First Friday.

722 E. Jefferson Blvd.

Aloft South Bend

A hip new hotel that offers easy breezy access to downtown, museum, and golf courses
111 N. Main St.


Idle Hours Bookshop

Used and rare bookseller, locally family-owned business in downtown South Bend for more than 15 years.
212 S. Michigan St.

The Music Village

A vibrant learning environment and community musical arts center and school, celebrating music and cultural expressions rooted in the traditions of diverse local and global communities in the heart of downtown South Bend.

333 S. Michigan St,

The Pigeon & The Hen Pottery

Paint your own pottery and gift shop for handmade pottery, jewelry, paper crafts, textiles, and more.

Make & take projects and crafts.

217 S. Michigan St.


Unique Boutique International

Offering clothing, accessories, jewelry, and gifts for women of all ages, sourced from both local artists and international locations such as India, Turkey, and the Philippines.

50% off the entire store every First Fridays.
122 S. Michigan St., Suite 110




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