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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.



6th Street Back Door

610 S.W. Wayne, Topeka

This is a classic neighborhood bar, off the beaten path, established around 1970. Patrons come here on a regular basis for a cold beer, to share stories with friends or to watch a sports game on the TV.



Poor Bills

840 N. Kansas Ave., Topeka

Pull up to the bar and chat up the locals by the soft glow of neon bar signs. Poor Bill's offers daily specials from its full bar. The White Russians are especially popular, but pale in comparison to beer's draw.



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.



The Celtic Fox

118 S.W. 8th, Topeka

Fancy a pint? Find a bit of Ireland in this cool limestone storefront in downtown Topeka. This bar serves all the great Irish beers -- Smithwicks, Harp and Guinness -- from a long wood bar. Fill your belly with Irish classics like shepherd’s pie or a Reuben sandwich. The Fox draws a varied crowd, from area regulars to state lawmakers. It also books parties. (updated: 3.10.12)



Applebee's Grill & Bar

5928 S.W. 17th St, Topeka

Applebee's is a laid-back, casual grill and bar, featuring full line of cocktails, beer and food. The bar includes eight beers on tap, two longtime bartenders and numerous regulars who have their names on plaques overhead.



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.



Oscar's

1424 S.W. Lane St., Topeka

Oscar's is one of the original College Hill bars. It has daily drink and food specials, serving burgers, fries, roast beef, and mashed potatoes and gravy. College students hang out here, but a number of older regulars also frequent Oscar's.



The Spot Tavern

2202 S.W. Buchanan St., Topeka

Nothing extravagant here. Just a dependable watering hole where Bud, Bud Light, Miller Light and Pabst Blue Ribbon (all 3.2 beer) is served from behind a 20-foot long wood bar. Early hours make it a good place for shift-workers to kick back after a long night of work. But you also might run across students from nearby Washburn University who are blowing off steam after a test.



Dutch Goose Sports Bar & Grill

3203 SW 10th Ave., Topeka

Rich in character, The Dutch Goose has been a Topeka tradition for more than 70 years. Frank Butler opened The Dutch Goose on S.W. 10th Street in the 1930s. It is the oldest continuously operated bar in Topeka. Decor includes signs for Rock Chalk Jayhawk and Powercat Alley, the Carpenters & Millwrights Union and the Plumbers & Steamfitters Union.



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