Dance Floor

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.



Uncle Bo's (Ramada Hotel)

420 S.E. 6th , Topeka

With blues fans congregating from across the state, Uncle Bo's offers live, nationally recognized acts Friday and Saturday nights. Look to Uncle Bo's Web site for a listing of shows. Advance tickets are sold to bigger concerts, but most nights it's first-come, first-served, and the place can fill up fast. If you've got something special to celebrate, book the VIP room just off the stage.



Kickstart Saloon

2521 N Kansas Ave, Topeka

The Kickstart is the No. 1 hangout for bikers in Topeka. These aren't Hells Angels -- just Topekans who like to ride their motorcycles and stop in for a cold one. The bartenders, including Cindy, are considered some of the best in the business. Beginning in May, the bar hosts bands every Thursday night.



Baby Dolls

5300 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka

Baby Dolls is a gentleman's club featuring about 10 girls per night. During race times at nearby Heartland Park Topeka, the bar features up to 50 different girls. There is a big stage for the girls to dance, plus plenty of cushy seating for customers. The full-service kitchen serves steak, shrimp, hamburgers, chicken and salads. Drink specials every day. Lunch specials are every weekday.



Wild Horse Saloon

3249 S.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

Saddle up next to one of four bars -- two main bars and two satellite operations that dole out beer and shots. The slogan is "where Topeka parties at night," and the partying picks up as most good little cowboys and cowgirls are headed for bed. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and by 10 p.m. the dance floor is full. It’s especially busy on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights.



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."



Whiplash

2107 S.E. California Ave., Topeka

Whiplash is a laid-back place where nearby residents and people who used to live in the area kick back with drinks. It claims to have the best cheeseburger in town, but what really sticks out is the homemade roast beef sandwich. With roast beef piled high on two slices of Texas toast, a huge pile of mashed potatoes and homemade gravy, it's the special each Wednesday.



Brass Rail Tavern

401 NE Emmett St, Topeka

The bar was established at the end of prohibition in the historic Oakland neighborhood. Owner Robert Stevens says he serves the coldest beer and the best barbeque in town, plus free popcorn. The courtyard, finished in 2008, allows for big parties and live music once a month. It's a cool, laid-back neighorhood bar. Nice people find a home here, Stevens said.



Skivies Bar & Grill

921 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka

Formerly the Tool Shed Tap, Skivies opened in downtown Topeka in May 2011. Like the Tool SHed, Skivies is a relaxed neighborhood bar — lots of people who know each other. The dance floor stays full on weekends. The bar's focus is on its gay clientele, but it draws in a lot of straight customers, too.



CG's Lounge

501 N.W. Lyman Road, Topeka

CG's is very friendly, a place where everybody knows everybody. The bar opened in February 2008 and serves bottled beer and mixed drinks, nothing on tap.



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