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The Sand Trap at Western Hills Golf Club

8533 SW 21st, Topeka

You won’t mind landing in this Sand Trap – situated at the Western Hills golf course. This sports bar and grill keeps patrons fueled from sunup to sundown with burgers, french fries, chicken, sandwiches and other sports bar staples. Stop by after a round of golf or come just to watch a game. (Updated 2/27/09)

The Vinewood

2848 SE 29th St, Topeka

Open for private parties by appointment only, the Vinewood has been a Topeka venue since 1890. With a large, spacious wood dance floor, the Vinewood offers a plethora of entertainment options, including dancing, dining, seminars, special events, receptions and parties. Steve and Toni Cloud revived and renovated The Vinewood to modern entertainment specifications while retaining the old charm. (Updated 2/23/09)

Top of the Tower

534 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka

Top of the Tower, located on the top floor of the Bank of America Tower in downtown Topeka, has a long history of providing excellent food and great service for patrons who want to enjoy fine dining and a panoramic view of the Capital City.

Membership is required to enjoy this unique dining experience and memberships are available. Contact them at (785) 354-7746 for more info.

Top of the Tower also features an upscale lounge. (Updated: 2/23/09)

Topeka Civic Theatre

3028 SW 8th Ave., Topeka

The Topeka Civic Theatre, at S.W. 8th and Oakley, is the place to go in Topeka for dinner and a show. Founded in 1936, the TCT now makes its home in the former Gage Elementary School – constructed in the late 1920s and notable for both its architecture and historic ties to the 1954 landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education. The building now houses two theaters, and a wide variety of shows featuring local talents are staged there, from musicals to dramas.

Topeka Country Club

2700 S.W. Buchanan, Topeka

Founded in 1905, the Topeka Country Club offers a mouth-watering menu – the perfect accompaniment to a round of 18 holes on the private club’s golf course, a swim in the Olympic-size pool or a match of tennis on one of four outdoor or three indoor courts.

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)

Townsite Café

120 S.E. 6th St., Topeka

Owner Doug Petrie has been in the restaurant business for more than 30 years. He owns and operates the wildly successful Millennium Café at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library as well as Peach Tree Catering.

His latest venture, Townsite Café, which opened in April 2012, is a spiffy breakfast and lunch spot inside Townsite Plaza at S.W. 6th and Kansas.

Once you find your way to Townsite Café you won't have any problem finding your way back. With daily specials that will make your mouth water to a variety of fresh and delicious salads to sandwiches and wraps to a vegetarian menu to soups and chili, Petrie is proving that getting a quick bite to eat can be a deliciously tasty experience at a reasonable price.

Tuptim Thai

220 SW 29th St., Topeka

Now open in their new location at 220 SW 29th St., Tuptim Thai is a hidden gem of fine dining in Topeka. Serving a full menu of Thai favorites, Tuptim Thai will leave you craving their wonderful mix of sweet, hot and salty flavors until your next visit. Afraid of spicy food? Tuptim Thai can make any dish flavored mild, medium, hot, Thai hot or even hotter for the less-sensitive patrons. Enjoy a creamy Thai tea or one of the signature cocktails and finish your meal with a sweet sticky rice dessert to make your dining experience truly exceptional.

Via's Pizza and More

738 S.W. Gage Blvd., Topeka

Opened in February 2008, Via's offers authentic pizzas (baked on stone), along with calzones, soups and salads.

Look for daily pizza specials wich feature toppings you won't find anywhere else in the area.

The bar serves 32 different beers and has seven locally-brewed beers on tap. Beers come from the Blind Tiger in Topeka, Tallgrass Brewery in Manhattan and 23rd Street Brewery in Lawrence. The owner-operated restaurant offers a great family atmosphere.

The restaurant went under new ownership in February 2014, now known as Via's Pizza and More.

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.