All Bars

Poor Bills

840 N. Kansas Ave., Topeka

Pull up to the bar and chat up the locals by the soft glow of neon bar signs. Poor Bill's offers daily specials from its full bar. The White Russians are especially popular, but pale in comparison to beer's draw.



PTs Coffee Roasting Co.

1635 S.W. Washburn Ave., Topeka

Flying Monkey was rebranded PTs Coffee Roasting Co. on July 19, 2012.

Flying Monkey Handcrafted Brews is a cafe specializing in serving Direct Trade Coffee and Espresso and select brews from Micro-Breweries, including The Blind Tiger. The Monkey is located in the College Hill District at 17th & Washburn next to Washburn University.



Quinton's Bar & Deli

4121 S.W. Huntoon, Topeka

Located in Gage Center, Quinton's is the perfect place to grab a beer and enjoy a conversation in a cozy, laid-back atmosphere. The full-service bar has a dozen beers on tap, including Boulevard and Guinness, and dozens of bottles to choose from, so you're sure to find your favorite brew. If the food bug bites, Quinton's offers a full deli menu of sandwiches, soups and salads. (Updated 10.20.09)



Red Lobster Restaurant

2011 S.W. Wanamaker Road, Topeka

Certainly, this is the place to go for seafood, but Red Lobster also serves a surprising array of specialty drinks. In particular, check out the variety of coladas, including a sunset passion colada. If margaritas float your boat, ask about the variety of flavored and even top-shelf offerings. They'll mix just about anything you want, pour you a beer and offer an extensive selection of wines.



Red Robin

6230 S.W. 6th, Topeka

For a place that serves up gourmet burgers it should come as no surprise that Red Robin pours a lot of beers from the eight it keeps chilled on tap. Red Robin also mixes a fine margarita -- a top seller for the restaurant bar. Red Robin is a family joint, so the crowd stays tame. It's a fine place to catch a drink before a movie at the neighboring theater.



Reed's Lakeside Bar & Grill

2920 SE Croco Road, Topeka

Formerly McB's, Reed's Lakeside Bar & Grill, attracts regulars as well as people from neighboring Lake Shawnee who want relief from playing baseball, golfing, fishing or swimming. Relax in Reed's cushy chairs, enjoy the food and drink from the bar while watching sports on one of many TVs. Local boxers Derrick and Damon Reed also owns Reed's Ringside Bar just north of Topeka.



Reed's Ringside Sports Bar & Grill

4731 N.W. Hunters Ridge Cir., Topeka

It’s no surprise a restaurant owned by former professional boxing brothers Derrick and Damon Reed thrives on sports. Don't even think about turning on the juke box during big games. Catch sports on the 110-inch projection screen, one of five 60-inch TVs or 20 to 30 25-inch sets. Reed's likes its family crowd which turns to a younger, bar crowd as the night goes on. Beer is served in frosty mugs.



Riegel's 20's West

901 S.W. Fairlawn Road, Topeka

The strip-mall space got a facelift two years ago and is a great place to catch big games. Just about everything looks good on the two new 60-inch HDTVs. (There are four other TVs, too.) The 20's West replicates much of the original place but with food. Don't overlook the 10-ounce KC Strip with salad, baked potato and roll for only $10. (Updated 7.22.09)



Sakura Restaurant

5632 S.W. 29th St., Topeka

For anyone who has wanted to try Japanese sake (a rice wine) or any other Japanese drink, go here. Of course, you might just love the sushi or something from the grill, but the bar also serves a variety of Japanese drinks. Look at the menu for descriptions. Sakura has a full bar, but the bar area is small -- just five chairs to pull up -- so you might want to plan on ordering drinks with dinner.



Sasnak North

1834 NW Topeka Blvd, Topeka

Owner Irvin Metz, who opened Sasnak North in 1952, likes to keep it simple: Hire attractive dancers, sell 3.2 beer and wine coolers, offer free hot dogs and have a good time. "We're like your neighborhood bar -- with dancers," an employee said. "We're very friendly here."