Conceptualized by Kurt Janowsky, founder of the Navarre Hospitality Group (Cafe Navarre, Artisan, and more), the Exchange Whiskey Bar is a hidden craft cocktail and whiskey bar with over 300 of the best whiskeys you can find anywhere in the country. Inspired by an atmosphere with a rich history dating back to when this building was one of the last banks John Dillinger himself robbed, this swanky spot is loaded with vintage furniture, wrought iron details, and Victorian style decor. Enjoy a prohibition era-style night out with vintage speakeasy cocktails based on authentic recipes, and the most incredible selection of whiskeys in the area.

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The Exchange Whiskey Bar and The Vault Banquet room are both located on the ground floor of 112 West Jefferson Blvd. in South Bend, Indiana. Street parking is available right out front and along Michigan Street which is the closest intersection to the East. The Leighton parking garage entrance is also directly across the street. Parking in any of these areas is unmonitored and free on evenings after 5pm and on weekends.


Tuesday Tastings!

Every Tuesday we select 2-3 different bottles of whiskey for our guests to taste between 6p.m. - 8p.m. Check our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates on the current week’s tasting!

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The Exchange Whiskey Bar is is available for private events and business meetings.

"The Vault" banquet room, an actual old time bank vault which is connected to the Exchange, is Now Open for private events! Capacity up to 200 people and can be booked with The Exchange. For more information on booking an event, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call (574) 310-8999.

Other Navarre Restaurants & Bars

  • Café Navarre
  • Artisan
  • Rocky River Tap & Table
  • O'Rourke's Public House
  • Coach's Sports Bar & Grill