Gay South Bend

Heart of Michiana South Bend, Indiana, is the social and economic center of the area of northern Indiana and southwest Michigan known as Michiana. The University of Notre Dame and its neighbor, St. Mary's College, are the backbone of South Bend's economy, and pull in a diverse populace even thought the Catholic hierarch remains vigorously and ridiculously anti-gay. Still, faculty and students make up a good portion of South Bend's gay population, and their visibility leads to a more diverse community. South Bend's gay nightlife is made up of tight knit friends and open-minded college students. Look for a lot more coming out of South Bend in the near future.
Bars & Clubs
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 (18 Ratings)

Friendly neighborhood bar

From karaoke to live music to free food, there's always something special happening at this dive.

Notre Dame · 112 W Monroe St, South Bend

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Jeannie's Tavern

 (15 Ratings)

The neighborhood bar

This friendly little bar with a mostly gay crowd has reasonably priced drinks and an outdoor patio.

Westside · 621 S Bendix Dr, South Bend

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Chicory Cafe

 (8 Ratings)

New Orleans flair in downtown South Bend

Chicory is a popular South Bend cafe with excellent coffee drinks and a relaxed atmosphere. Sandwiches and pastries...

South Bend · 105 East Jefferson Blvd, South Bend

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Elia's Restaurant

 (3 Ratings)

Family-owned Mediterranean restaurant

Elia's is the place to go in South Bend for healthy, freshly prepared Mediterranean food. Besides having tasty falafel...

South Bend · 2128 S Bend Ave, South Bend

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Innisfree Bed & Breakfast

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"Arise now and go to Innisfree"

This lovely Celtic-themed B&B is within walking distance to downtown. Innkeeper Cindy Lewis provides a lovely stay and...

South Bend · 702 West Colfax, South Bend

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Beiger Mansion Inn

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Gorgeous Mishawaka Mansion

This glamorous gay-owned mansion greets guests with elegance and hospitality. Perfect for a romantic getaway, business...

Mishawaka · 317 Lincolnway E, Mishawaka

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Erasmus Books

 (3 Ratings)

House of books

Erasmus is a unique bookstore in the home of a retired Notre Dame professor. The complete opposite of big chain...

South Bend · 1027 E Wayne St, South Bend

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Barnes & Noble

 (12 Ratings)

Home to the Gay and Lesbian Reading Group

You know Barnes and Noble--lots of books, places to sit, a cafe. This one in the University Park mall is home to a...

Georgetown · 6501 North Grape Road, Mishawaka

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Little Denmark

 (8 Ratings)

Local adult store

Little Denmark is an impressively clean, welcoming and diverse adult store catering to all sorts of tastes.

Westside · 3002 West Western Avenue, South Bend

Arts & Culture
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The Morris Performing Arts Center

 (9 Ratings)

Beautifully restored theatre

This is South Bend's location for Broadway shows and national touring bands.

South Bend · 211 North Michigan Street, South Bend

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South Bend Museum of Art

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Hip art museum

More than a museum, the South Bend Museum of Art offers urban gallery space and art studio classes. Make this your...

South Bend · 120 South St. Joseph Street, South Bend

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