'80s Music

Lazy Toad Restaurant, Sports Bar and Lounge

5331 SW 22nd Place, Topeka

Todd Howell's exciting new sports bar & restaurant opened in the Fairlawn Plaza Mall in April 2011. Howell, a partner in Bullfrog's Live for nine years, has created a spectacular new place that holds more than 300. Live music on the weekends.

The restaurant features home style food with favorites such as chicken and meatloaf as well as New York-style pizza.



Annie's Place

4014 SW Gage Center Drive, Topeka

Annie's Place is an American grill that was voted No. 1 hamburger in Topeka by Best of Topeka. The restaurant also serves steaks, chicken and fish. Drinks are in bottles, nothing on tap. Annie's Place was founded in 1986. Jim and Lisa Haskell bought it in 1990.



Hooters

6100 SW 10th, Topeka

Hooters' decor is rustic beach scene, delightfully tacky yet unrefined, with Christmas lights up year round and pictures of different celebrities. This is a place to get beer and chicken and look at hot girls. Children are welcome. There are kids menus.



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.



Tailgators Sports Pub and Grub

2025 S.W. Urish, Topeka

Brrr. Tailgators boasts the coldest aluminum bottles of beer in town -- downright frosty. Watch the big game in a smoke-free environment on one of 18 TVs, including a 6-foot projection screen. No need for smokers to feel left out. Tailgators offers a heated and air-conditioned patio. When the weather is nice, the glass garage doors on the patio are opened. Food and drink specials every day.



Applebee's Grill & Bar

5928 S.W. 17th St, Topeka

Applebee's is a laid-back, casual grill and bar, featuring full line of cocktails, beer and food. The bar includes eight beers on tap, two longtime bartenders and numerous regulars who have their names on plaques overhead.



Club Orleans

8249 SW 10th Ave, Topeka

On March 23, 2012, Club Orleans became an after hours gentlemen's club where patrons bring their own alcohol and enjoy adult entertainment with beautiful ladies from 1:30 a.m. until 5 a.m. in the morning. In addition to the entertainment, there will be an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet.



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.



The 20's

2910 S.W. Oakley, Topeka

Owner Hank Hulsing calls the place "probably the best 'Cheers' bar in Topeka." Even at 10 a.m. on a weekday morning, he can look at a bar already filling with regulars -- the same folks filling seats since it opened in 1973. And yes, there's a guy named Norm. Regulars don't even need to order. Bartenders just know what they want to sip while playing pitch.



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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