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Public House, in older times,
signified a home that was open
to the public. The word “pub”
comes from “public house.”

A “pub” is essentially a communities’
living room. At the Howard Park
Public House, we welcome you
home. Relax, restore and recreate.
Our bend of the river is your
new home.

Pop Up Picnic

Pop Up Picnic

Our restaurant knows no boundaries. Feel free to grab your meal, a custom bag, and blanket. Then find the perfect place to picnic.

Romantic candlelight


Candle-light Thursday. Experience timelessness. Once a week, the Public House transforms into one of the most romantic restaurants in the country.


Breakfast in the Park

From classic American favorites to whimsical breakfast specialities, join us Saturday and Sunday mornings for made to order omelettes and a fun cereal bar for the kids.

fun and games

Fun And Games

Shouldn't life be all fun and games?  Well, at the Public House, get ready to party South Bend style.  Young and old will find something to do.  From bocce ball to cornhole.  From curling to swing seats.  We've built fun into your visit!

Person holding a plate of food


Contact us for your next event.  We're perfect for corporate parties, weddings, birthday parties, and more.  Ask your server for more information or go online to plan your next picnic spot.

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Live Music

In the mood for music, we can combine live music, great food, and a beautiful atmosphere.