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!
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.
ALL YOU CAN EAT
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