Food

Topeka Sports Cabaret

4216 N.E. Seward Ave., Topeka

It doesn't get any better than sports and strippers, and Topeka Sports Cabaret features both. The wood-paneled, 8,200-square-foot club (formerly Snafu's) boasts a 30-foot bar, two stages for dancers, two VIP rooms and a 15-foot big screen among its array of TVs. There are daily drink specials, a food menu ranging from corndogs to ribeye steaks and a Friday food buffet ($7) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.



El Azteca Club

1201 S.E. 6th, Topeka

El Azteca Club at S.E. 6th and Lake offers traditional and contemporary Latin music. In 1997, Jorge Munoz and his family purchased the building and started rennovating the place. The family, with deep roots in Mexico, also own Los Portales restaurant across the street. El Azteca plays salsa, Reggeton, Merengue, Cubia's, Norteno, R&B and Hip Hop.



Mikey's Bar & Grill

205 E. U.S. 24 Highway, Rossville

This place has a warm homey feeling, where everybody knows your name. It's a small-town bar and information center, where you can find out what's going on in town. You're welcome here. Families and bikers and anyone connected with life on Highway 24 may want to stop in here for a few laughs and good times.



Moose Lodge

1901 N. Kansas Ave., Topeka

Once the most popular dining, drinking and dancing destination in the city, the Moose Lodge remains a vibrant social and service club with nearly 1,300 members. It offers full-service dining and live bands three nights a week, bingo three times a week and karaoke on Sundays. The Moose supports veterans activities and the JROTC program at Topeka High. And, yes, there's a moose head in the ballroom!



Las Fuentes Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

3656 S.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

Located on the southwest corner of White Lakes Mall, Las Fuentes has an established reputation for serving authentic Mexican food and imported beers from Mexico, including Negra Modelo and others. Stop by and check out the daily specials.



El Centinela Mexican Restaurant

2121 S.W. Belle Ave., Topeka

El Centinela fans rejoice! The restaurant and bar is alive and well at its new location near S.W. 21st and Belle. Still serving 99-cent margaritas on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, Mexican and domestic bottled beer specials on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and mixed drinks, the bar is a great place to watch the big game. If you're hungry, the generous menu will satisfy your appetite.



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.



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.



Hatfield's at West Ridge Lanes

1935 SW Westport Dr., Topeka

Take a break from the bowling lanes -- or a family feud -- and enjoy the big-screen TV with a cold beer or mixed drink. Hatfield's full-service bar -- with food close by -- is the perfect place for keglers and sports fans. If the younger family members get restless, send them down the concourse to McCoy's Arcade. Hatfield's and McCoy's, get it?



Gage Center Bowl

4200 SW Huntoon, Topeka

Whether you're looking for recreation or refreshment -- or both -- you won't be disappointed at Gage Center. Quench your bowling thrist with an ice-cold beer or mixed drink, and don't forget the full-service snack bar. If bowling isn't your game, check out a pool table or the arcade. Special packages for parties of all kinds, fundraisers and corporate events.



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