Blue Moose Bar & Grill

3030 SW Wanamaker Rd., Topeka

The Blue Moose opened on Nov. 7, 2011, in the former Brick Oven building. An upscale sports bar known for amazing food, Blue Moose also has a wide variety of cocktails and beer. The bar is classy and a unique patio make this a great addition to Topeka.

The Blue Moose is still deciding what hours they will be open, so if you plan on going late, you might want to call first.

Jose Pepper's

1425 S.W. Wanamaker Rd., Topeka

Jose Pepper's can't be beat if you're craving some delicious tacos or queso with your favorite Mexican beer. Margaritas are the name of the game here, and 2 for $7 golden margaritas are available all day every day - blended or on the rocks. The restaurant's bar has a reassuringly casual vibe, and there's plenty of space if you're out with a group.

El Maguey

2160 S.W. Wanamaker Road, Topeka

El Maguey is the first Topeka franchise of a regional restaurant chain, owned by Juan Jasso and Martin Leon and set to open this spring.

The bar area has several TV screens and a long, curved bar counter for patrons to sit down and enjoy a beer or margarita. “We want people to come in and eat, watch their favorite games and just feel at home,” Jasso said.

Famous Dave's

1625 S.W. Wanamaker Rd., Topeka

Take in a deep breath of hickory-smoked barbecue and head to the small bar to make the wait more bearable. Check out the drink menu including the "Blue Ribbon" drinks, ranging from the Famous Margarita (topped with a brandy float) to the spicy Devil's Spit Bloody Mary. There's a full bar and plenty of beer to go with the barbecue, from domestics to area brews from Tallgrass and Boulevard.

Hank's Liquor & Wine

2831 S.W. Wanamaker Rd., Topeka

Devlin's Wine & Spirits

2850 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

B & C Liquor

1001 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

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?

HuHot Mongolian Grill

5900 SW Huntoon, Topeka

Did you miss the bar in your rush to the grill? Slow down, relax, let the line go down with a visit to the HuHot's limited bar, which features beer, wine and sake, plus a TV. Soon enough your time will come to address the food bar and build the perfect stir fry.

Red Robin

6230 S.W. 6th, Topeka

For a place that serves up gourmet burgers it should come as no surprise that Red Robin pours a lot of beers from the eight it keeps chilled on tap. Red Robin also mixes a fine margarita -- a top seller for the restaurant bar. Red Robin is a family joint, so the crowd stays tame. It's a fine place to catch a drink before a movie at the neighboring theater.

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