Oldies

J&J Gallery Bar

917 N. Kansas Ave., Topeka

After their biker bar in Emmett went up in flames in 2009, Jona and John Rupnicki found a new location in downtown North Topeka. In the fall of 2012, Ruffnecks reopened as J&J Gallery Bar to blend in with the NOTO arts district. Inside, you'll find plenty of cold beer as well as featured artwork from local artists. Live music is showcased on the weekends. (Updated 10.12)



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.



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!



6th Street Back Door

610 S.W. Wayne, Topeka

This is a classic neighborhood bar, off the beaten path, established around 1970. Patrons come here on a regular basis for a cold beer, to share stories with friends or to watch a sports game on the TV.



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.



Joletta's

600 NW Paramore Street, Topeka

One of the cleanest bars in town, hard wood walls, flags over windows, neon lights, darkened ambience, and lots of interesting characters of all walks of life, including cowboys, attorneys, blue collar workers, lots of working men. Bartender Jennifer Falley has 13 years of experience and knows how to take care of customers.



Dugout

1545 SW Fairlawn Rd., Topeka

If you're looking for an ice-cold beverage with a side of entertainment, look no further. The Dugout has it all. The friendly, sports-oriented atmosphere offers 11 TVs, five pool tables, karaoke on Friday and Saturday nights, free popcorn and $3 half-pound cheeseburgers on Tuesdays and Thursdays -- not to mention NASCAR Sundays.



Hot Pockets

1909 NE Seward Ave, Topeka

The pool hall also serves bar food, such as cheese sticks, fries and hamburgers. This is a neighborhood bar that allows minors in until 8 p.m. Sharon Suwalski has owned the bar for three years. She previously ran a different bar in North Topeka for 10 years.



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.



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