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    Assorted Venues: 21 Things for a 21y.o. to do for "Nightlife" in SB

    by Phlebas2 Written Feb 7, 2014
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    Back in 2010 the "365 Things To Do in South Bend" blog was put on line
    They did pretty good for 3 years then suddenly came to a halt with
    #271: East Race Rafting
    then no more posts.

    So I'm digging thru the Blog and searching out the "nightlife" section to come up with a
    "short list" of things that one might still be able to do for "nightlife" and maybe slipping a few new things in to get 21 things for a 21 (or over) can do for "Nightlife" in South Bend.

    Wish me Luck .This might take a while.. LOL

    Please feel welcome to submit suggestions in "Comments"

    Dress Code: Well we know that in South Bend "Pasties" are required as a minimum.
    Just hoping I don't have to get the Tux out.

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    T&A Bars: GONE ( Updated)

    by Phlebas2 Updated Feb 6, 2014

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    (Originally Written Apr 17, 2006 )
    I remember awaiting the day I turned 21 (many years ago) so that I could go visit the SB "JIGGLE JOINTS" what great memories of being a teenage boy.. Well, yet again SB has "cleaned up" and There is NO adult entertainment now.. Looks like the last "T&A" exotic dancer bar is gone.. (sniffle sniffle) Too bad that adult males can't have any sort of amusement in SB anymore.. (unless one chooses to amuse ones self at the Adult bookstores.. SHUDDER SHUDDER)
    Once the home of Ramona's, Ace High, Glowworm, TORCH, and many other MALE ADULT entertainment establishments..
    The last remaining were Peaches and Centerfolds
    Has SB with a CCV boot THUMPED a mighty MORAL Minority foot on the last T&A bars..?
    Guess that one is supposed to either go to Decatur, MI,
    GO to the Adult Book Store,
    or or even worse stay at home with the wife and kids on a Saturday Night
    and play Yahtzee?

    Naw .Where there is money, there will always be Women taking their clothes off for money.
    Guess in SB it has to be unregulated and done in Hotel rooms or at Private Parties?.

    Dress Code: Pasties Required !

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    Peaches Show Bar: Peaches a Requiem for a T&A Bar ?

    by Phlebas2 Written Feb 6, 2014

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    Requiem ? Apparently as late as Apr 02, 2010 it was stil hanging in there to some extent.
    Our "Favorite" News Partner WNDU reported a Church was praying for PEACHES Show Bar.
    .
    "Good Friday is the day Christians mark the crucifixion of Jesus before Easter Sunday.
    A local parish commemorated the day by walking the Stations of the Cross Friday afternoon.
    The Broadway Christian Parish United Methodist Church walked through the southeast side of South Bend and stopped to pray at places of hope and places of need.
    Some of the stops included an abandoned house, Peaches Show Bar, a South Bend fire station and the Life Treatment Center. At each station, the group read passages from the Bible, and prayed and sang in unison for healing for the city "

    I for one Pray for Peaches. Pray they can stay open or reopen. I haven't been there in years and would like to stop in and say my final goodbye.as it is the last "Strip Club" standing, in good old DTSB

    Dress Code: An Un- Dress Code.was the idea :) PASTIES REQUIRED
    CCV got them nailed them hard in September 2000
    according to the CCV site: "The Indiana Alcoholic Beverage Commission, with input from CCV and local elected officials, turns down the Peaches Show Bar's request to hold their liquor license in escrow effectively stopping the strip club owners from experimenting with a 'strip show juice bar' for 18 year olds."

    IS there something I am missing here? 18 is the age of majority. You can vote, You can buy pornography,
    but you can't "Drink Juice" and look at breasts? From 10 feet away. ( Nipples covered with Pasties as per South Bend code of course.)

    "August 2000 CCV helps to pass sexually oriented business ordinance changes in South Bend that require all adult businesses to close at 10:00p.m. and eliminates lap dancing by imposing a 10 feet distance limitation between dancers and patrons, as well as requiring the doors to be removed from peep show booths. The vote was a unanimous bipartisan victory - 9 to 0."

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    Centerfolds Bar / Starz Bar: No More CENTERFOLD STARZ

    by Phlebas2 Written Feb 6, 2014

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    There will

    Starz Bar was around a long time, but it wasn't till late in it's life it started featuring
    "Female Exotic Dancers" as Centerfolds Bar did we really get the idea of visiting.
    Rumor had it that the previous "shows": were of a much different theme.
    But with the promise of "Actual" Female Exotic Dancers.
    We decided to go take a look.
    Well, we were too late.

    It looked sort of "Closed" when we arrived, sort of as in permanently. But said "Owner of Vacation" on the door.
    So we started looking around on line to find out what the deal was. A in depth search revealed.
    WNDU reporting: "A strip club that has operated at 1505 S. Kendall for some 25 years is suddenly being purchased by the City of South Bend for $350,000.The strip club formerly known as Starz, and more recently as Centerfolds" has been purchased and will be demolished.

    Apparently the place was too close to the "New" Ignition Park for the tastes of the Local Officials.
    SO now the most exciting thing you are going to find on the south side is "Rose Fuel and Brick."
    Unless you count the hookers on Indiana Avenue.

    Good bye Centerfold Starz. We never even got a chance to check you out and criticize you.
    Damn.
    What does South Bend have against Breasts? Better look out KFC.

    Dress Code: Apparently a "no dress" code was required.
    The dancers were supposed to be very scantily clothed, and supposed to be soon un-clothed.
    That's a dress code we can deal with .

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    DRINKING and Cruising the bars: FUN FUN FUN

    by Phlebas2 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    lots of bars to visit.. Make sure to check out McCormick's Coney Island, on Michigan St. and then pop around the corner to Vicky's on Monroe St. Still a few DTSB "exotic dance venues to vist.. but hurry they are going as fast as the free parking. See link below

    Dress Code: Dress in your tackiest attire, act like an idiot, and make sure to spill something on yourself.. You'll fit in and get no attention from anyone.

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  • Well, there's not really any...

    by dzni Written Oct 5, 2002

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    Well, there's not really any bar or club actually on campus. Mainly on campus it consists of lots of parties in people's dorm rooms, which you can see and hear on any nice night, walking through campus.

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