1344 East 83rd Avenue
Merrillville, IN 46410
Phone: (219) 736-9500
Fax: (219) 736-9501
Bars & Cafes
This independent coffee shop, opened by local coffee buffs Gabe and Kate Mauch, fills in the long-standing void of a community coffee shop in Griffith. And within a short span of time has garnered a huge following among the local coffee drinkers, who religiously walk in here everyday for their morning cuppa coffee and bagel. The coffee beans that make a fine cup of aromatic coffee, are sourced from the acclaimed coffee roasters Metropolis coffee. So you can rely on it for top quality and taste. The delightful array of food served here are fresh and the portions of made-to-order sandwiches are filling and scrumptious. As for entertainment, trust Gabe for his taste in music as he often schedules some of the best live acts of local and national musicians.
As it is named, Beer Geeks is a haven for lovers of this beverage. It has a rotating selection of 20 taps featuring cask conditioned ales and craft brews from across the globe. They also have an impressive list of bottled varieties as well. This bar also hosts regularly live music that is as eclectic as its drink list.
Opened in 2008 by mother and son duo, Diane and Ryan Glowacki, White Rhino is a nice spot to drop by to dine or drink. Just off the Lincoln Highway, it has high ceilings and is a nicely appointed. Sports enthusiasts can watch a game on any of their 21 televisions. They have 12 tap beers and more than 110 bottled varieties. Play a game of dart, Golden Tee or participate in Buzztime Trivia. Enjoy their delicious entrees, pastas and burgers. Dance to the tunes of a DJ or live music. It is a fun place to hangout with friends.
Mike Floyd, an avid beer enthusiast, along with his sons, Simon and Nick, established 3 Floyds Brewing Co. in 1996. An adjoining brewpub offers guests freshly brewed beers on tap, along with an array of delicious pub fares. The Dark Lord Day festival, revolving around the eponymous beer, is an annual event at 3 Floyds; it is the only day where visitors can purchase the 3 Floyds' special; Russian Stout. Though located in Munster, Indiana, this brewery is barely a 40-minute drive away from Chicago.
Pikk's Tavern is a steakhouse offering a casual and relaxed ambiance. The restaurant is a great place to unwind over a few drinks with a bunch of friends. The meats are the best cuts and are cooked to perfection. With every bit of creativity, the food is then displayed and presented. The Porterhouse steak and the Crab baked shrimp come highly recommended.
Bon Femme has an elegant ambiance with dim lighting. The restaurant regularly has live music performances, and is quite the hot spot for date nights. The menu features contemporary dishes that are creative and innovative. Try out the Braised Osso Bucco steak and the Baked Stuffed Prawns. The dishes are all cooked to perfection and full of flavor.
Why not some Spanish food today? In Valparaiso, Don Quijote provides you with an experience that is truly Spanish. All the traditional food such as Paella, Gambas a la Riojana and Arroz con Pollo are all available here. Ordering tapas would be a good option as it allows you to savor a variety of dishes in small quantities. The gorgeous outdoor patio makes a wonderful seating place.
Located close to the Cook County Forest Preserves, is Station, a casual and friendly bar. A perfect place to spend a relaxed evening after work or spice up your weekend. You can sit all by yourself and take-in beautiful views of the nearby forests, while enjoying the warmth of the fire pit. The jukebox makes for entertainment; patrons can also croon their favorite tunes and further add to the jovial atmosphere. It also has a plasma screen for all those who do not want to miss out on the big game. Call ahead for more details.
There's nothing better than experiencing an upscale restaurant overlooking Lake Michigan. Jack Binion's Steak House serves not just the best steaks, but is also known for fresh and delicious seafood. The service is impeccable, and the staff is knowledgeable and polite. Tryout the Porter House Steak, the Pan-Roasted Chicken and the delicious Diver Sea Scallops.
Learn the art of crafting beer at Flossmoor Station Brewery which has been awarded as the Best Brewery in Chicago. You can book a tour at the brewery to know more about the art of brewing your favorite spirit. Having gained several local, national and international awards, this brewery serves some of the freshest and finest beers. Housed in the heritage Flossmoor station this brewery also has a classy brewpub. This brewpub serves beer which is freshly made on-site along with some delectable food choices. Visit their website to know more about their tours and bookings.
Platinum 144 is a bar explored by many for their creative cocktails and lively ambiance. The place is a haunt for youngsters and professionals, and everything from the decor to the menu is youthful here. At Platinum 144, the bartenders are masters at their craft and they are generous with their pours as well as humor. Come here for a laid back evening with your friends and stay put till wee hours of the morning in the company of like-minded patrons. Platinum 144 is also a perfect venue for private events and gatherings.
If you have a hankering for seafood this is the place to go. Red Lobster has a wide variety of good eats for the whole family. Various appetizers, special entrees, drinks and desserts ensure a menu with something for just about anybody. Lunch and dinner menus include shrimp, soups and salads, seafood platters, chicken, steak, and pasta. For calorie-counters, choose from the LightHouse Menu, which highlights dishes that won't cause you to tip the scales. A Kid's Menu is available with fine fare for the little ones like Chicken Fingers and Mac & Cheese. Be sure to save room for a scrumptious dessert. Gift Cards are available as a great gift for the seafood lover.