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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.



Los Charros

4111 S.W. Gage Center Drive, Topeka

If you're a fan of delicious Mexican food and cheap margaritas, and who isn't really? Then Los Charros is the place for you.

The restaurant is nestled in the corner of the Gage Center shopping complex and is easily accessible from Gage Drive and Huntoon Street. Mouth-watering margaritas and an eye-catching bar area make it a perfect happy hour destination.



Arab Shrine Temple

1305 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka

The Arab Shrine Temple has a bar open to members on Friday nights only. To become a member, a person must be 18 and a Mason. Members support Shriners Hospitals for Children and raise money for temple programs.



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 Jimmie Lillard Post No. 31

442 Main St., Rossville

Every Saturday night is steak night, with servings of KC Strip, Ribeye, grilled salmon, hamburgers and chicken strips. It's a complete meal with homemade green beans, rolls, salad and drink. Jimmie Lillard was a local military hero who was killed while serving his country in wartime.



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!



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.



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.



El Mezcal III

5301 S.W. 21st, Topeka

Margarita lovers have spoken, and their choice is El Mezcal III. Of course, it doesn't hurt that margaritas are 99 cents on Tuesdays and Fridays, and the food - especially the cheese dip - is irresistible. Catch the big game on TV in the bar area and check out the bottled beer specials and draft beers. And don't forget: El Mezcal No. 4 is at 511 S.W. Topeka Blvd.



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