The best weekday bars near Notre Dame

By: Hannah Fronczak

9.5 Notre Dame MBA students enjoying a round at Brother's. (Photo courtesy Dara Chesnutt)
9.5 Notre Dame MBA students enjoying a round at Brother’s Bar & Grill. (Photo courtesy Dara Chesnutt)

In my last post, I listed four great places to eat near Notre Dame. Here’s a list tailored more towards the “work hard, play hard” professional. These are our favorite bars, in all their glory, organized by weekday. It goes without saying that I highly recommend drinking in moderation, taking an Uber when you want to leave (Uber exists in South Bend!), and probably not visiting all of these bars in one week. You only get one liver. 

Pro tip: If you plan to go out one day during the week, we recommend shooting for Thursday

Monday: Taphouse on the Edge

Mondays are usually stressful, and a lot of students like to wind down with some good old fashioned trivia. Taphouse, located in theory “on the edge” of campus, is a great option: Its trivia starts at 7:30 p.m. every Monday (plus, there are $5 wings and tots). The Blue Smurf is a pretty awesome drink, but make sure you don’t plan on doing too much Tuesday.

Tuesday: O’Rourke’s

If you like karaoke, Tuesday night is your night. Every Tuesday at 10 p.m., O’Rourke’s hosts karaoke, and it’s always a guaranteed good time. Make sure to try an infamous Clover Quart while you’re there!

Wednesday: Brother’s Bar & Grill

Honestly, any day of the week at Brother’s Bar & Grill is great, especially when it’s warm out and you can soak up some sun on the patio. On Wednesday, wings are 25 cents starting at 9 p.m., and it doesn’t stop until they’re all gone.

Thursday: The Blarney Stone, a.k.a. Old Finnies

My classmate bought a bottle of champagne here for $15. If you’re from any city anywhere, you know that is wildly impressive. The music in Old Finnies is always spot on, as well.

Check back soon to read about the best weekend bars!

About Hannah

hannah-profile-picHannah lived in Chicago prior to business school. She is concentrating in marketing and business analytics, and attended Purdue University for her undergraduate studies. Her favorite Notre Dame memory is evening mass at the Basilica. You can find Hannah on LinkedIn.