Pool Hall

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)



Last Pocket

5009 S.W. 29th , Topeka

Last Pocket offers six pool tables and big-screen TVs. The quaint, hidden gem at S.W. 29th and Fairlawn has cocktails and cold beer, along with a snack bar. They also offer weekly pool tournaments and pool leagues. They have an ATM.



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.



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.



Reed's Lakeside Bar & Grill

2920 SE Croco Road, Topeka

Formerly McB's, Reed's Lakeside Bar & Grill, attracts regulars as well as people from neighboring Lake Shawnee who want relief from playing baseball, golfing, fishing or swimming. Relax in Reed's cushy chairs, enjoy the food and drink from the bar while watching sports on one of many TVs. Local boxers Derrick and Damon Reed also owns Reed's Ringside Bar just north of Topeka.



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.



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.



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