Family Friendly

Los Charros

4111 S.W. Gage Center Drive, Topeka

If you're a fan of delicious Mexican food and cheap margaritas, and who isn't really? Then Los Charros is the place for you.

The restaurant is nestled in the corner of the Gage Center shopping complex and is easily accessible from Gage Drive and Huntoon Street. Mouth-watering margaritas and an eye-catching bar area make it a perfect happy hour destination.



El Dorado Mexican Grille & Cantina

3627 S.E. 29th St. #101, Topeka

El Dorado offers an extensive selection of homemade Mexican favorites made from scratch. The house margarita can go head to head with the best in town.

Owners Elias Gallardo and Miguel Escamilla remodeled the restaurant's space extensively before opening in July 2010. The bar has a warm and cozy atmosphere, and the spacious booths are perfect for a night out with friends.



Jose Pepper's

1425 S.W. Wanamaker Rd., Topeka

Jose Pepper's can't be beat if you're craving some delicious tacos or queso with your favorite Mexican beer. Margaritas are the name of the game here, and 2 for $7 golden margaritas are available all day every day - blended or on the rocks. The restaurant's bar has a reassuringly casual vibe, and there's plenty of space if you're out with a group.



El Maguey

2160 S.W. Wanamaker Road, Topeka

El Maguey is the first Topeka franchise of a regional restaurant chain, owned by Juan Jasso and Martin Leon and set to open this spring.

The bar area has several TV screens and a long, curved bar counter for patrons to sit down and enjoy a beer or margarita. “We want people to come in and eat, watch their favorite games and just feel at home,” Jasso said.



Casa Ramos Mexican Restaurant

837 S.W. Fairlawn Road, Topeka

Casa Ramos complements its authentic Mexican cuisine with 99-cent margaritas Monday through Friday and 99-cent Budweiser and Bud Light draws every day. The warm and friendly restaurant also serves some cocktails from its limited-service bar. (Updated 11.3.09)



Famous Dave's

1625 S.W. Wanamaker Rd., Topeka

Take in a deep breath of hickory-smoked barbecue and head to the small bar to make the wait more bearable. Check out the drink menu including the "Blue Ribbon" drinks, ranging from the Famous Margarita (topped with a brandy float) to the spicy Devil's Spit Bloody Mary. There's a full bar and plenty of beer to go with the barbecue, from domestics to area brews from Tallgrass and Boulevard.



Speck's Bar and Grill

2105 SW Mission Ave., Topeka

Drop by early in the day and you might get to share a can of beer with one of the regulars who knew the bar's namesake, Franklin 'Benge' Speck. From behind a large horseshoe-shaped bar, Specks offers four beers on tap, liquors and coolers filled with both cans and bottles. Speck’s also has wireless internet, Keno and seven flat-screen TVs. For the hungry, Speck's offers a three-pound hamburger.



Midwest Elks Lodge 1441

1316 S.E. Madison, Topeka

Midwest Elks Lodge 1441 has been in Topeka for more than 55 years. Members must fill out an application and pay dues. There are regular club meetings, and women's section and men's section. The nonprofit organization has talent contests and fundraisers for scholarships.



American Legion Post 400

3029 NW Highway 24, Topeka

American Legion Post 400 is a private club with live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Veterans are welcome to join. The club offers bingo and snack bar on Monday and Thursday nights. Food is served on Friday and Saturday nights. The post has been around for more than 40 years. The hall is used for private parties and wedding receptions.



American Legion Capitol Post No. 1

3800 S.E. Michigan Ave, Topeka

The American Legion Capitol Post No. 1 has a bar that is open daily. The setting is comfortable, easy going and friendly. All veterans are welcome. The jukebox is filled with country and country western hits and some oldies. Members must have served at least one day of active military duty and been honorably discharged or still be serving honorably.



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