Late Night

Tailgators Sports Pub and Grub

2025 SW Urish Rd., Topeka

Tailgators Sports Pub and Grub isn't your typical bar. This smoke-free environment has a dozen 42-inch plasma TVs and a 100-by-50-inch projection TV in the main bar.

An enclosed patio is available for patrons who want to smoke, with four 32-inch plasma TVs and room for 35 to 40 customers.

There are drink and food specials every day and Tailgators has a full menu that includes smoked ribs, brisket, pork and chicken, as well as a variety of appetizers, sandwiches, hamburgers and barbecue. (Updated 2/23/09)

Terry's Bar & Grill

522 S.W. 6th St., Topeka

Terry's Bar & Grill opened in 1976, offering a friendly place for people to gather for a good meal and a cold drink. 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 -- a great place for friends to meet for dining, conversation or to watch favorite teams on one of the hi-def, big-sceen TVs.

*Note, the hours listed for Terry's are for when the kitchen is open.

The 20's West

901 SW Fairlawn Road, Topeka

Featuring excellent service, great food and a friendly atmosphere, The 20's West replicates much of the original 20's (see separate listing) but with food -- mostly typical bar stuff. New to the menu is a 10-ounce KC Strip with salad, baked potato and roll for only $10. Check out the daily drink special and TVs, too. (Updated 7.22.09)

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 now his newest creation, The Burger Stand, is open Topeka's College Hill district.

With gourmet burgers and fries — including delectable truffle fries — The Burger Stand will raise the ante on the gourmet burger market in Topeka. According to Krause, besides great food, The Burger Stand will feature two bars as well as pool and ping pong tables.

The Burger Stand boasts seating for 270 inside with room for another 40-50 on the outdoor patio.

In addition to great food, they also have more than a dozen craft beers on tap.

The Dugout

1545 Fairlawn Road, Topeka

Enjoy sports -- especially NASCAR Sundays -- on one of the Dugout's 11 TVs. The Dugout boasts of having the best cheeseburgers in town -- just $3 for a half-pound cheeseburger on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Daily drink and food specials.

Topeka Sports Cabaret

4216 N.E. Seward Ave., Topeka

Topeka Sports Cabaret has a new menu but the same delicious food and unique atmosphere that only a gentlemen's club can offer. You can't go wrong with a mouth-watering steak, hot wings or a Philly cheesesteak -- or try out the $7 Friday lunch buffet from noon to 3 p.m. (Updated 3.27.09)

Uncle Bo's

420 E 6th, Topeka

Uncle Bo's blues bar is located inside the Ramada Hotel and Convention Center and features local and national touring acts as well as food from the hotel's Madison Street Diner. Bo's is known for great live music and it is also a great place to get a bite to eat, whether you are a hotel guest or just a fan of the blues. (Updated 2/20/09)

Weller’s Grill & Bar

222 N.W. Independence, Topeka

Built as North Topeka’s only sports grill and bar, Weller’s TV sets offer 416 inches of viewing area. Owners, Jason Jennings and Richard Jennings have designed the place so there is “no bad seat in the house.”

Weller’s offers 10 beer selections on tap including micro-brews and a menu that includes steak, seafood, pasta, burgers and appetizers. Hours are 11 a.m. to midnight seven days a week.