Learn About How Our Bar and Restaurant Started


We first started our business way back in 1947 in East Chicago, IN, when Charles "Chuck" and Irene Basso decided to venture into the bar and restaurant business.

The bar remained in East Chicago until 1960. The bar in Hammond, IN. first opened in 1959. Chuck and Irene operated both bars for one year and then decided to sell the bar in East Chicago, and stay at the current location in Hammond.

Chuck & Irene's Bar, Restaurant, and Hotel

The bar in East Chicago was sold in 1960

Till this day, Chuck & Irene's Bar, Restaurant, and Hotel has been in business for over 76 years.

Their son, Anthony "Tony" Basso, still owns and operates the Hammond bar, with the help of his wife, Geri, and his son, Tony

The bar at 6110 Kennedy Ave. is the oldest established business in Hessville IN.