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Roadside Taverns Midwest


Porter's Tap
Hammond, IN
Photo courtesy Kevin Heggi

Porter's Tap in Hammond, IN features this sign that can be seen off the road. 10-08



Walt"s Lounge
Gary, IN
Photo courtesy Kevin Heggi

Walt's Lounge features a roadside sign that features the shapes and colors that used to be common decades ago. 10-08



George Michel's Bar
East Chicago, IN
Photo courtesy Kevin Heggi

This old sign for the George Michel's Bar is located in East Chicago, IN. Stripped of its neon and bulbs these days, the sign still catches the eye of passing motorists with its bright colors and arrow pointing the way in. 10-08



Durnell's Food & Spirits
Fort Wayne, IN
Photo courtesy Alan Culley

Durnell's Food & Spirits has been going on strong since 1950. This Fort Wayne, IN institution still features its old roadside sign. 12-08





Elco Tap (Closed)
Fort Wayne, IN
Photo and info courtesy Alan Culley

Elco Tap was closed & for sale as of April 2008. A large factory across the street looks to have closed up, leaving no workers to fill the stools. 12-08


UPDATE 09/10 : Looks like the Elco Tap sign may be doomed. It is in front of a bar that looked completely updated and modernized... but closed. According to a few people on site, the place is about to open as a soul food restaurant and a guy was supposed to come by and make them a new sign. Many thanks to Richard Weiss for update. 09-10



Broadway Joe's Tavern
Fort Wayne, IN
Photo courtesy Alan Culley

The Broadway Joe's Tavern in Fort Wayne, IN is still going strong. The arrow points the way into the doors of this joint. The neon is also in great working order. 12-08



Alpha Bar
Sault Ste Marie, MI
Photo and info courtesy Alan Culley

The Alpha Bar is located on Portage Ave near the locks and is in business, although the sign does not light at night. It is associated with and connected to Zorba's Restaurant which serves pretty good Greek food. 12-08












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