Hatfield's Bar & Grill at West Ridge Lanes

1935 S.W. Westport Dr., Topeka

Not far from the clatter of falling bowling pins, Hatfields offers nourishment to bowlers and sports fans. The kitchen cranks out a basic menu – chicken tenders, pizza, burgers, hotdogs and lots of appetizers, including mozzarella sticks, nachos and popcorn chicken. Wash it down with a soda or something else from the full bar. Hatfields offers its own seating and stays busiest with bowlers – who often drop in to wind down with drinks. Others come to Hatfields just to watch sports on the big-screen TV.

Henry T's Bar and Grill

1521 S.W. 21st St., Topeka

Enjoy fabulous daily food and drink specials at Henry T's, where the non-smoking sports bar atmosphere attracts not only game watchers but families as well. Henry T's serves yummy classics like Shrimp Po'Boys and burgers, plus a variety of favorites beyond the traditional bar food menu. Henry T's, located near Washburn University, offers lots of options for sides served in generous portions. (Updated 6.3.10)


6100 S.W. 10th, Topeka

Hooters sports bar and restaurant - featuring the "nearly world famous" Hooters Girls - promises to be "Delightfully tacky, yet unrefined." As the name indicates, the waitresses are well-endowed and skimpily clad.

Enjoy the game of the day on one of the many big screens or experience the patio seating when the weather is right. Catering and to-go orders available. (Updated 6.3.10)

Hot Pockets

1909 N.E. Seward Ave, Topeka

As long as the bar is open, the kitchen is serving food at Hot Pockets, which has offered eight pool tables with continuous games since 2006.

Although Hot Pockets is a full bar establishment, minors are allowed in until 8 p.m. and later when accompanied by a parent.

Check out Hot Pockets' MySpace page to see when the next minor pool tournament is scheduled. The bar features live bands twice a month and jams every Sunday. (Updated 6.11.10)

HuHot Mongolian Grill

5900 S.W. Huntoon, Topeka

HuHot is a Mongolian-style grill where diners are invited to pillage their own creations. Choose from a selection of meats, vegetables, seafood and sauces, then watch excitedly as the chefs cook your creation in front of you. Perfect for vegetarians or people with food allergy as chefs pay special attention to those requests and clear a spot on the grill. Not good at creating your own meal? Simply start over. Use the cards provided at the table or by the wait staff to help you choose something you're bound to like.

Jeremiah Bullfrogs Bar and Grille

2940 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

Jeremiah Bullfrogs is the perfect place to watch sports in Topeka. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere with lots of space for your group to enjoy the big game. The grill is open daily from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Choose Bullfrogs as your source for live entertainment. Visit the Web site for access to Bullfrogs' calendar of events. (Updated 6.10.10)

Jose Pepper's

1425 S.W. Wanamaker Rd., Topeka

The Jose Pepper's franchise originated in the Kansas City area, and specializes in fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine.

CEO Tom Hance said Jose Pepper’s strives to provide a fun, extremely casual dining experience. “It’s a very warm atmosphere,” he said. “It’s festive with lots of bright colors – reds, greens, oranges and yellows.”

The restaurant is well known for its Espinaca Con Queso – a blend of jalapeno cheese, onions, ripe tomatoes and a touch of spinach, served with hot tortilla chips. There are also lots of child-friendly amenities including balloons, coloring books and crayons and a kids menu, making it a popular destination for families on weeknights and weekends.

Kiku Japanese Steak House

5331 S.W. 22nd Place, Topeka

Kiku's has been the place for good Japanese dining -- with the meals prepared before your eyes on the hibachi -- for 20 years. Kiku's is fun to watch and great to eat! If you're in the mood for a different style of Japanese food, enjoy sushi prepared by the talented sushi chefs. Enjoy one roll as part of your hibachi meal or fill your stomach with sushi alone! (Updated 6.11.10)

Lake Shawnee Golf Course

4141 S.E. East Edge Road, Topeka

Stop at the snack bar after rounding the first nine holes and munch on a burger, hot dog, brat or sandwich. The snack bar serves up beer, mixed drinks and Gatorade. The patio at the clubhouse provides a good spot to kick back and look at the wooded area. The nearby banquet room holds about 80 people and is a popular spot for golf tournaments and the occasional wedding; call for information about reservations. Hours vary depending on the season – sunrise to sunset. (Updated 6.11.10)

Las Fuentes Authentic Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

3656 S.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

Enjoy authentic Mexican food served in a brightly-decorated and friendly atmosphere. Las Fuentes, which has been open at the southwest corner of the old White Lakes Mall complex since 2001, serves lots of filling dishes. Its steak and fajitas are particularly popular.