Thursday, February 24, 2011

#137: Green Star Cafe

First it was the name, and then it was the cool retro sign and then it was just the bar itself.  Those being the increasingly compelling reasons to visit or frequent the Green Star Cafe of course. Oh and then there's the shuffleboard, but I'll get to that in a minute.

See what I mean?
Because of the reasons enumerated above, my friend (and actually fellow blogger) and I visited the Green Star Cafe for the first time several weeks ago. We had no idea what to expect in terms of bar atmosphere, but we were, or at least I was, surprised and pleased in a variety of ways.  You can't miss the cool neon-green sign that blinks above Miami Street, and when we entered, we were greeted by the friendly bar staff. Throughout the night it remained a lively but low-key place to hang out with friends (our choice), play darts, or even, as promised, play shuffleboard in the back. The bar is on the smaller side, but I would argue that that also is to its benefit; its size implies a neighborly friendliness that's hard to beat.

Location: 1605 Miami Street

Tip: As a heads up, the bar is cash only.


  1. so cool. i gotta save this so i can refer to it if i ever explore the south bend! thanks!

  2. Green Star is nice little place! Never have had one bad experience there! It's an asset to the south side.