Cavalier Inn, 735 Gostlin Street, Hammond, IN, ☎ 219-933-9314, . 9:00am-8:00pm. Cavalier Inn serves many good Polish dishes, and many good burgers and roasts too. The bar has Polish beers and liquors. The inside is very pretty and there is a lot of parking adjacent. The restaurant is a pleasant, two-block walk from the Hammond South Shore Line train station, for those who want to take a day trip from downtown Chicago.
Dodo's Firehouse Tap, 521 Conkey Street, Hammond, IN 46324, ☎ 219-933-6646. 7am-3am. Dodo's is a fine place to drink alcohol. Old Style is on tap, and a small pitcher is $3.50. There is a jukebox, and you will hear many different tastes of music. There is a pool table and dart boards, and also refrigerated cases for take-away alcohol sales. The decor is the best Elvis memorabilia you can hope to see.
Billy Bear's Bar & Grill, 1225 169th Street, Hammond, IN 46324, ☎ 219-844-1441. Noon-2am. Billy Bear's is also a good place to drink draft beer. They have Old Style and MGD, and a small pitcher is only about $3.00. There is also a pool table, and dart board, and jukebox that plays mostly Classic Rock. Sometimes they close early so be sure to call ahead.
Flat Rock Tap, 6732 Calumet Avenue, Hammond, IN 46324. 11am-1am. The Flat Rock Tap has a wider variety of beers on tap, although they charge much more per glass. They have fancy local beers like those from the Three Floyds Brewery, but also have European beers on tap and bottled. There is usually live music on Thursday nights.
The following hotels are located along Interstate 90, the Indiana Toll Road:
Residence Inn Chicago Southeast/Hammond, 7740 Corinne Drive, ☎ 219-844-8440, . checkin: 3PM; checkout: 12AM. Accommodations include fully-equipped kitchen with a refrigerator, microwave, and stove. Guests also have access to high-speed wired and wireless Internet access.$160.