Studebaker Brewing Co. in South Bend

As we were passing through South Bend recently on the way to the Shipshewana Ice Festival, we decided to stop for lunch at the Studebaker Brewing Co., located on the third floor of the historic Studebaker Mansion.

The Tippecanoe Place Restaurant has been housed in the home built by Clement Studebaker in 1888 for many years. The brewing company was added in 2018. The 24,000 square-feet mansion was designed by Henry Ives Cobb.

The place was still beautifully decorated for the holidays when we were there. There were eight house craft beers on tap, ranging from IPAs to a Gingerbread brown ale to a cream room to an imperial stout.

There’s also an escape room situated on the floor, which sounds really cool - and you can bring your drinks in with you!

We ordered a couple things off the bar menu - the Nawlin’s Shrimp with Creole spices, beer and butter with a baguette. It sat in a dark sauce topped with onions and was delish, especially if you like some spice.

Also had the Studebaker Angus Hamburger, which was delish. Cooked perfectly and served on a nice brioche bun.

The mansion is stunning and on Saturdays, you can join in on a tour for just $5 at 2 p.m. or 3 p.m.

I’ve had my eye on Tippecanoe Place Restaurant for a few years and have wanted to stop there for dinner. It’s never worked out to fit in into the schedule, but this was a perfect opportunity to get a peek inside and also try good brews with some casual bites.

For more info, visit 

Studebaker Brewing Co.
620 W. Washington St.
South Band IN
(574) 234-9077