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Take a flight of craft brews at one of our many breweries or try a wine slushy while enjoying live entertainment at a winery. Try your luck at one of the South Shore’s casinos or catch a comedian or music artist.

Concerts in Northwest Indiana

Live Music and Shows

If live entertainment is your go-to for fun, there is much to enjoy in the South Shore. Head to Hobart Art Theatre for live concerts from local bands and famous artists or laugh out loud alongside a comedian like Jamie Kennedy, Tim Meadows and Chris Kattan. Hobart Art Theatre features rock and roll cover bands and brings other musical acts like Insane Clown Posse and Blues Traveler.

Festivals and events happening throughout the year are the perfect places to find local music, open mic nights and more. See what’s on the schedule during your visit!

Sips Along the Shore

Dining at Chesterton Brewery

Breweries & Distilleries

Grab a brew and find your new favorite ales, pilsners, stouts or IPAs during your visit. With more than twenty breweries to choose from, there is one to fit your style! Relax on Shoreline Brewery’s patio, enjoy live music at Zorn, or pair your beer with amazing food at Byway Brewing. Go for a brewery tour, rent a bus and hit a few of your favorites!

Grab some brews to take with you from the nationally ranked and award-winning Three Floyds curbside service or download the South Shore Brewery Trail app to find another brewery near you. If you prefer spirits, plan a visit to 18th Street Distillery.

Running Vines Winery couple

Wineries, Cideries & Meaderies

There is no shortage of wineries along the south shore! No matter if you prefer a sweet Moscato or a dry cabernet there is something for you.

We are also home to award-winning meaderies and wineries such as Manic Meadery in Crown Point and Running Vines in Chesterton. If you're seeking cider, head to Aftermath Cidery and Winery.

Make it a relaxing day and go for a tour or a fun evening on the patio with friends at Shady Creek Winery, Anderson’s Winery and among the grapevines at Carpenter Creek.

Casinos in Northwest Indiana


Get ready to rock at the new Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana and enjoy slots, table games, live music, and delicious food.

You can also try your luck at other casinos nearby like Ameristar in East Chicago and Horseshoe Casino in Hammond!


Up Your Alley in Schererville


Finding the perfect place for drinks is a must, and we have some great options for you! Sunset Grille is right on Lake Michigan and has a downstairs and rooftop bar with beautiful views of the water. Up Your Alley is 18+ after 9:00 p.m. and has great food, cocktails and a large selection of draft beer. The best part is they also have bowling, axe throwing, an arcade, laser tag and cybersport! 

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Where to Stay

Rent a vacation home for the entire family close to the beach at Beachwalk Vacation Rentals or Miller Beach Vacation Rentals. Stay at the Brewery Lodge in Michigan City - a 12-suite boutique hotel on a 40 acre wooded tract, complete with a craft beer and wine bar.

If you are looking for a couple’s retreat, Serenity Springs is away from it all nestled on 85 private wooded acres. Visit our blog post for more unique places to stay, here.

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