Downtown

Cousin's Tavern

1211 S Kansas Ave, Topeka

Sporting events aren't just a hobby at Cousin's, they're an addiction. If the big game comes on early, the doors open early, too. And the six TVs and an 8-by-8-foot projection screen are warmed up and ready to go. Grab your favorite beer and your favorite shot (mostly tequila) and join the fun with owners Ed and Leonard Ramirez. Check out the wall of murals featuring their late brother, Pee Wee.



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.



Terry's Bar & Grill

522 S.W. 6th Ave., Topeka

You never know who you'll run into at Terry's -- the kind of place where legislators and judges dine next to construction workers and pipe fitters as journalists watch. It's lively, smoky and unpretentious. Yet, it's friendly in that "Cheers" sort of way. A comfortable place to kick back with a pitcher of domestic beer and take in the scene.



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