Legends of Notre Dame

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Type: Bar, Eatery

54801 Juniper Rd
PO Box 1085
Notre Dame, Indiana, 46556-1085
United States

(574) 631-2582 | map

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of Macsimus
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of ahommell
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of willjschmidt
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

A sports bar located on campus at Notre Dame. It has lots of TV's around playing a continuous loop of Notre Dame highlights. The beer selection is pretty good. They have about 20 taps with several imports and a focus on mid-west micro's. Bell's, Three Floyds, and New Holland are all represented. Prices are very good, $4 for a pint of micro or imported beer. It obviously gets very crowded on game weekends. Service is good, especially considering how crowded it gets. They do charge a cover on football game days, I think mostly to stop people from going in just to use the bathroom.

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Photo of jeonseh
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Figured after 4 years of school at ND, I needed to review Legends before I graduated and left the area. When you walk in this place, on the right is the clubby area and on the left is a restaurant and bar area. The place can be described as an fancy, sports bar or Bennigans' that is covered wall to wall with ND regalia. If you like ND, you really can't not like the way this is decorated. It is all rather tastefully done too so that at not point do you feel like you are in a tacky, ND full TGIFridays. I usually just go there to drink and the beer selection is pretty decent. It's 3.75 a micro pint and they had FFF Robert the Bruce, a fresh keg of Oberon, when I was there that was new from the last time i was there. Usually have 2 taps from Upland and one or two from Mad Anthony as well. Also have the Weiphenstener Hefeweisbeer as well and spaten is also on tap. They have about 30-40 bottles and even some that I was surprised to see like Duvel and Ommegang Abbey Ale. Overall, a good place to stop off and have a drink in south bend.

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Photo of dirtylou
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Ah yes, Legends

What an interesting place this is. First of all the location is an eighty out of 5! If you are in town for a football game, well its in the freaking parking lot. If you are a student or visiting the campus, well its located directly on campus grounds. If you are a grad student in the business school (like i was) then it is located about 30 feet outside the door.

The atmosphere is great if you are a ND guy, and if you aren't then you can just leave! The walls are covered in all sorts of ND memorabilia and the tv's loop amazing old games non-stop on football weekends. There is a nicely sized eating area, an open square bar, a large multipurpose room that frequently hosts bands with indie cred (saturday looks good to me, the walkmen, ted leo to name a few), and an outdoor patio that can be quite nice as well.

When you walk in the front door you will see a large photo of postgame when #2 Notre Dame beat #1 Florida State in 1993. I know this because i was there.

Ok - on to the beer. There is a surprisingly good selection of beer here. It has all the macro garbage you would expect but also contains the following (as of this past weekend)
-Three Floyds alpha king and robert the bruce
-Bells Porter
-Upland Dragonfly and Wheat
-A few Mad Anthony Beers
-4 contract brewed house beers
-Mishawaka 4 Horsemen Ale

Those were all taps and there were some more craft brews that i cant remember off hand - probably 40 total.

Theres also a number of bottles including some imports (youngs, fullers, etc), Rogue Dead Guy, and some additional items.

Service is pretty solid and is mostly ND students.

The food is mostly pub fare but its all pretty good. They make their own ketchup in 3 varietals and the mango is wonderful

**If you go on a football weekend, expect to be served in plastic cups

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Photo of objectivemonkey
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

So, at Notre Dame for a game this weekend, and if you're talking about location, this is it. In the friggin parking lot, within a stones throw from the stadium, the feel is all ND football, making this the best place I've ever known for beer before or after a game. As far as beers go, a large selection, about 15 taps, tons of bottles, lots of good stuff too. Had 3F Alpha King and a few local beers (Mishawaka or something like taht) on tap, and there was a variety of other locals, micros and imports, and they contract 4 of their own beers, one of which my buddy said was pretty decent. Service was pretty good, enough at the bar to serve in decent time. Looked at some food, didn't like what I saw, didn't get any. So, in sum, cool place, nice and classy place to get some brews in before/after the game, very large selection, a bit pricey, pretty impressed.

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Photo of shivtim
3.83/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Legends is split up into three parts: the restaurant, bar, and club. There's tons of Notre Dame stuff covering all of the walls, but it's actually done in an almost classy way so it avoids being tacky. It makes for a nice atmosphere, and the location can't be beat as it's literally in the shadow of Notre Dame stadium. The bottled beer selection is very large, with more than 50 available, ranging from Dogfish 120 and Rochefort Trappistes 8 to Tsingtao and Ommegang Abbey Ale. There's a surprising number of local-ish microbrew choices on tap (Bell's Porter and Oberon or Winter White depending on the season, Upland Wheat, Three Floyd's Alpha King and Robert the Bruce, Mad Anthony's Ol' Woody Pale Ale), as well as some nice imports on tap (such as Weihenstephan Hefeweizen and Fuller's London Porter). There are occasional events with other beers, such as the yearly Octoberfest celebration with a German oak keg brought in with a traditional tapping.
Service is really spotty, and usually not very good at all. Many times you'll sit with empty glasses just waiting... although at least twice I've had very good service. I think sometimes they have under-staffing issues and just don't have to try very hard because people are going to come regardless of how good or bad the service is. You get a lot better service sitting at the bar than you do sitting at a table. The food is also hit and miss, and way overpriced, although sometimes they have cheap late-night specials. The hamburgers are quite good. Thursdays are probably the most popular night, due to $2 drinks (domestic drafts, margaritas, and well drinks).
Avoid this place on football weekends, it's god awful.

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Photo of aforbes10
3.78/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

As a Notre Dame graduate student, i occasionally head over to Legends since it's on campus here. They do have a pretty great selection of beers, especially bottled beers. They also have lots of good stuff on draft, with several 3 floyds and bells. Bottled beers are kind of expensive but they usually have deals on drafts if you're there on the right day (i.e. not a football weekend). Staff is friendly but usually pretty slow and not really all that knowledgable with respect to the beers (don't get into con-beer-sations with anyone). Food mostly sucks and is way too expensive in the restaurant part but in the bar area you can get a couple of good things (beer bread with beer cheese is a tasty choice). If you only go to one place in town though go to Fiddler's hearth in downtown south bend

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Photo of koolkat
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

I was at Notre Dame for a chemistry conference and had the pleasure of stumbling across this gem of a bar on campus. The food is good, typical high end pub stuff. The beer selection was awesome. They had a couple different 3 floyds on tap and also some others made around the region. They even have some of their own stuff contract brewed by some different local micros. The staff was nice and pleasant (although she did think I took my beer a little too serious but I probably do) The prices were also average for a beer. They even let me take an empty bottle home with me without any hassle at all.

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Photo of fastfwd
4.94/5  rDev +16.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I totally loved it! I loved the campus and decor of the buildings. I believe that Legends was an extension of that same feel. The only drawback is that to me it felt like a bar and restaurant instead of a pub. It just wasn't dark and intimate. I suppose that it is appropriate for the accommodation of its intended patrons. I think you need to visit the campus buildings in order to get the full impact and appreciation of the uniformity of decor.

The selection was fantastic! I was visiting on a trip from Oklahoma and they provided an opportunity in South Bend to sample offerings that I've only been able to read about. The bartender was a super nice guy and very helpful in making selections. On my first visit I actually ran into Jim Herter of the Greatlakes Brewing News. I believe that he informed me that he guides the beer selection there. He was extremely helpful in pointing out the prize local brews to try.

I look forward to visiting again. I hope that I might run into some of those cute Norte Dame girls there on my next visit! It was a really nice touch to my St. Patrick's Day vacation.

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Legends of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, IN
Place rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 10 ratings
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