Where is the best nightlife in South Bend?

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Caroline Patek

South Bend is very much a college town and the city's nightlife reflects it. Students, visitors and locals crowd into The Linebacker Lounge during weekends in the fall, whether the Fighting Irish are playing at home or not. Open since 1962, the Linebacker has become a tradition for the Notre Dame faithful. Corby's Irish Pub was made famous by the film "Rudy," and remains a popular watering hole for those looking to experience the Irish tradition. Just off of the Notre Dame campus, the Eddy Street Commons opened in 2010 and features a grouping of restaurants with an active bar scene. O'Rourke's Public House, The Mark and Brothers Bar & Grill are enlivened nightly by students taking a break from their studies. Away from the Notre Dame campus, Club Landing provides the best dancing option in the area. Most restaurants in the downtown area come complete with a full bar. Café Navarre has a cocktail selection that would make the cast of Mad Men swoon, while live music can be found to go with the drinks at places as diverse as Fiddler's Hearth, a traditional Irish pub, and Chicory Café, a coffee house with a French Quarter feel that also serves wine.

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