Offbeat

CW Porubsky Grocery and Meats

508 N.E. Sardou Ave., Topeka

A Topeka classic where time stands still. Porubsky's has the same weathered bar signs and packs the same lunch crowd ranging from the everyday worker to governor. Chili season -- from October to April -- marks the start and end of winter for many, and a county judge is among the servers. The founder's son, Charlie, runs things now, and serves up beer from bottles, cans and kegs.



Boobie Trap Bar

1417 W 6th, Topeka

Known by regulars as The Trap, this dimly lit place, with beat up floors and worn wooden fixtures, give the impression this place has been thoroughly used and enjoyed by its patrons for years. Live bands perform on the main floor while customers play pool on the second floor. Bartender Elaine Appelhanz says life at The Trap is "awesome," people of all walks of life are welcome.



Dutch Goose Sports Bar & Grill

3203 SW 10th Ave., Topeka

Rich in character, The Dutch Goose has been a Topeka tradition for more than 70 years. Frank Butler opened The Dutch Goose on S.W. 10th Street in the 1930s. It is the oldest continuously operated bar in Topeka. Decor includes signs for Rock Chalk Jayhawk and Powercat Alley, the Carpenters & Millwrights Union and the Plumbers & Steamfitters Union.



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