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TAILGATE THE BEND

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT

The concept is simple: Tailgate the Bend throws awesome parties for visiting teams with premium food, drink, entertainment, and amenities directly across the street from the University of Notre Dame. Our tailgate party will become your home away from home with quick and easy access to the football game. You will be just a five-minute walk to Notre Dame Stadium.

Come and go as you please, your wristband will give you all day access to South Bend’s premier tailgate experience with draft beer, premium food buffet, live entertainment, cash liquor bars, and more.  Tailgate the Bend will even bus you to and from Chicago with discounted room rates for our customers at the W Lakeshore in downtown Chicago.

Though we strive to serve our visiting team friends, Notre Dame fans are welcome to bring their friendly sportsmanship, smiling faces, and positive energy to the party too!

OUR PARTNERS

UPCOMING GAMES

2019 EXPERIENCES

WHAT TO EXPECT

YOUR TAILGATE THE BEND EXPERIENCE

Fly into Chicago and stay with our hotel partner, W Hotel Lakeshore, at discounted rates. After you are checked in, come and join the rest of the Tailgate the Bend nation at our partner bar for a welcome party with exclusive drink specials.

On Saturday morning we will meet at another partner bar to get the energy flowing with more drink and food specials. Your luxury coaches will arrive at the bar to take you, your guests, and fellow fans to South Bend. You will be dropped off at the door of your all-day tailgate experience.

You will arrive at the party to live entertainment, draft beer, a premium food buffet, cash liquor and craft beer bars, and more. The party will go all day but you can come and go as you please with your wristband.

After the game, the buses will pick up at the door of the tailgate party and take you back to Chicago where the party will continue all night!

Didn’t fly into Chicago? Don’t need transportation? No problem, feel free to show up at the tailgate party in South Bend at your convenience.

TRANSPORTATION
ALL YOU CAN EAT
DRAFT BEER
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
LIQUOR BARS

LOCATION

AS CLOSE AS IT GETS

LOCATED DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME AND ONLY A 5 MINUTES WALK FROM NOTRE DAME STADIUM

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I didn’t receive my confirmation email or PDF ticket2019-08-06T15:20:13+00:00

If you did not receive your order confirmation email or PDF ticket within 2 hours of placing your order, please check your spam folder.  If it is still not there, please send us an email to party@tailgatethebend.com and we will ensure you get it sent right over.

What happens if it rains/snows?2019-08-05T16:54:40+00:00

All Tailgate The Bend parties are fully tented so you will be protected from the elements.

South Bend is known to get cold and snowy.  If you are coming to an event later in the year, our tents will have walls and be heated (but you should still dress appropriately).

You guys are awesome, can we partner with you?2019-03-20T08:23:38+00:00

Yes!  Tailgate The Bend is always looking for mutually beneficial relationships.  Please fill out the contact form below and we will be in touch.

How can I book the W Lakeshore Hotel at the Tailgate The Bend special rate?2019-08-06T15:28:54+00:00

A link is available on the individual ticket pages of the online store. You can also click on one of the following games to be redirected to the Marriott page for Tailgate The Bend reduced rates.

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How long have you guys been throwing awesome tailgate parties for?2019-03-15T02:50:10+00:00

We started throwing premium tailgate parties back in 1989 and the fun has never stopped. In 2019 we introduced a new name, website, and branding. Don’t be fooled, you are dealing with professionals with over 80 years of combined hospitality experience.

What makes you guys different from some of the other available tailgate parties?2019-03-15T02:47:37+00:00

Easy… quality! We are not serving you cheeseburgers and PBR! This is serious food from South Bend culinary institutions and premium domestic beers at your fingertips. Not to mention, local craft beer and premium liquor bars.

I am traveling with a larger group, can you provide special accommodations?2019-03-15T02:38:57+00:00

Absolutely. Please reach out to us via the contact form below. We generally respond within 24 hours.

How close is Notre Dame stadium from your party?2019-03-03T22:27:19+00:00

Notre Dame stadium is in view from our party location and is about a five minute walk. There is no closer location!

I am flying into South Bend, can I still come?2019-03-03T22:26:07+00:00

Yes, come party! Purchase your ticket online and show up anytime during tailgate party hours.

Do I have to be 21 or older to attend?2019-08-05T17:57:53+00:00

No, all ages are welcome.  Please remember that these events serve alcohol so be a good parent and use good judgement when deciding what ages of kiddos to bring.

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

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