White Rhino Bar & Grill
101 Joliet St.
With 130 beers and food offerings such as traditional sports bar classics such as burgers, pizzas, salads and sandwiches as well gourmet food options (think Mango BBQ Shrimp and Rib eye) plus more than 20 TVs, Ryan Glowacki, who owns White Rhino with his wife, Diane, says that people are often surprised—and pleased—with all they have to offer.
“I think so many people vote for White Rhino because most everyone can find something they love about White Rhino, whether it's the daily food and drink specials, our create-a-salad, or events like Cubs trips, painting classes and tastings, or even just the comfortable atmosphere to meet with friends or watch a game,” says Ryan.
Franklin House Bar & Grill
58 S. Campbell St.
In a Victorian-era building in downtown Valparaiso, the Franklin House Bar & Grill opened as a railroad hotel and place to dine in 1857.
“The depot was next door and this was the place for people to stay,” says general manager Shawn Ewing.
Now known for its “house builds” as in build you own burgers (beef and black bean), chicken, turkey, tots, roast beef, fries and grilled cheese sandwiches as well as more than 120 beers, it also features live bands.
“Most of our staff have been here for a long time so they really care about our customers ,” says Ewing, who started as a server 12 years ago and has been general manager for the last decade. “And we’ve won a lot of awards for our burgers so that’s another plus."
108 N. Broad St.
121 N. Griffith Blvd.