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Abigail's Grill & Bar

3701 SW Plaza Drive, Topeka

Formerly That Place, Abigail's Grill & Bar opened in November 2011. Owned by Frank and Abigail Saiya, Abigail's aims to be a neighborhood bar for South Topeka. With a menu that features breakfast all day with a southern twist (think comfort food), Abigail's will also have burgers and sandwiches to go along with a full bar.



The Burger Stand

1601 S.W. Lane, Topeka

The Burger Stand opened on Sept. 8, 2011.

Robert Krause started one of Topeka's trendiest eateries — New City Cafe — and his newest creation, The Burger Stand, opened in College Hill. With gourmet burgers & fries, The Burger Stand will raises the ante on the gourmet burgers. Featuring two bars with more than a dozen craft beers on tap plus pool and ping pong tables.



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.



Blackbird Espresso Bar and Bistro

4025 S.W. 10th Ave., Topeka

At Blackbird Espresso Bar and Bistro in the Fleming Place shopping center, your favorite beers, wines, cocktails and coffee drinks are available in a laid-back atmosphere. The low-key vibe make this the polar opposite of a pulsing club or rowdy sports bar - perfect for intimate conversation or catching up with friends.



Quinton's Bar & Deli

4121 S.W. Huntoon, Topeka

Located in Gage Center, Quinton's is the perfect place to grab a beer and enjoy a conversation in a cozy, laid-back atmosphere. The full-service bar has a dozen beers on tap, including Boulevard and Guinness, and dozens of bottles to choose from, so you're sure to find your favorite brew. If the food bug bites, Quinton's offers a full deli menu of sandwiches, soups and salads. (Updated 10.20.09)



Speck's Bar and Grill

2105 SW Mission Ave., Topeka

Drop by early in the day and you might get to share a can of beer with one of the regulars who knew the bar's namesake, Franklin 'Benge' Speck. From behind a large horseshoe-shaped bar, Specks offers four beers on tap, liquors and coolers filled with both cans and bottles. Speck’s also has wireless internet, Keno and seven flat-screen TVs. For the hungry, Speck's offers a three-pound hamburger.



Midwest Elks Lodge 1441

1316 S.E. Madison, Topeka

Midwest Elks Lodge 1441 has been in Topeka for more than 55 years. Members must fill out an application and pay dues. There are regular club meetings, and women's section and men's section. The nonprofit organization has talent contests and fundraisers for scholarships.



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.



El Azteca Club

1201 S.E. 6th, Topeka

El Azteca Club at S.E. 6th and Lake offers traditional and contemporary Latin music. In 1997, Jorge Munoz and his family purchased the building and started rennovating the place. The family, with deep roots in Mexico, also own Los Portales restaurant across the street. El Azteca plays salsa, Reggeton, Merengue, Cubia's, Norteno, R&B and Hip Hop.



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