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Linebacker Lounge

1631 S Bend Ave, South Bend, IN 46617-1746
+1 574-289-0186
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good28%
  • Average28%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Bar, Pub
1631 S Bend Ave, South Bend, IN 46617-1746
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What the Linebacker is: Basically, a themed dive bar, replete with decades of smells baked into the walls, overworked bartenders, what-you'd-expect bar food (and that kitchen ain't scoring marks during health department review, unless you're looking for violations), enough history to choke a horse being...More

1  Thank Cowslower
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Bar was mostly dead and it took almost 10 mins to get any service. All 4 of our drinks were poorly made.

Thank Vobie
Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

Ordered the French dip today and was nice size with great French fries. Almost everything on the menu will make you happy along with their great drink sizes makes a winning of a place that’s so close to Notre Dame you may catch an interception...More

Thank cdub1382
Reviewed December 7, 2017 via mobile

A fun dive bar, to hang out before the game cheap beer and decent bar food what’s a good music selection

Thank Spamky17
Reviewed September 27, 2017

Linebacker's is a classic Notre Dame bar. The drinks are cheap and it has a traditional, fun experience. This place is packed on game weekends!

Thank Candler C
Reviewed September 15, 2017

My favorite bar - best time to be there is from 11 pm to 3 am. Best last 4 songs of the night. Had a blast coming back to my alma mater last weekend and the Backer is a big reason why. Love this bar.

Thank Taylor W
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

The Linebacker was everything I heard it would be. Old school. Laid back. Traditional. Just wish it was a game day when I visited. When visiting South Bend, and needing a beer, there's no other place to turn to!

Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

Wow, I could party, guess I'm too old now. Went to Linebackers on a game day because it was close to the stadium to meet friends. It was a packed house and that was ok by me. More visiting team fans than locals and I...More

Thank Brenda E
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Stopped in here at noon day after a game and only a few people! The bartender was very nice! Place was way cleaner than I had thought it would be! Had a great time, can't wait togged back there at night next visit!!!!

1  Thank ChrisM1225
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Stopped in on a Friday night before a football game. All furniture was removed so had to eat my burger standing at the bar. Otherwise good music and fun crowd. Optional "large" beer was well worth it. All staff and security was friendly and nice....More

Thank Rich P
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Restaurant Details

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American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1631 S Bend Ave, South Bend, IN 46617-1746
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
  • Phone Number: +1 574-289-0186
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