Along with food and drinks, live entertainment is something a little extra you can get if you stop by The Office, located downtown at 124 W. 8 St. or The Office Too at 3251 S. Topeka Blvd.
Open Wednesday though Sunday, The Office Too offers food, drinks, and dueling piano shows nightly. The shows have a $5 cover charge and include two piano players and a drummer.
“It’s just constant action,” said Michael Cushinberry, in charge of booking and promotions for both The Office locations. “The piano players will start off the night playing some of their own favorites and then they’ll take request tickets.”
The request tickets start at $5, but you can put down as much as you want, depending on how eager you are for your request to be played.
The Office, downtown location, offers live and constant music every Friday and Saturday night. The entertainment is normally free of charge, but depends on the band’s discretion.
“It doesn’t matter to me whether it’s hip hop, jazz, blues, rock, country, or bluegrass,” said Cushinberry. “Whatever it is, if it’s good music in Topeka and Northeast Kansas, I’m going to bring it to the downtown Office.”
Entertainment at little or no cost to you, might sound a little too good to be true. One of the only downsides might be your age. 10 p.m. is the end of the night those under 21. Although it’s not a preference for the businesses either way, Cushinberry reports that state law makes the rules that way. Luckily, there are some special events that age doesn’t cause a problem.
Occasionally, coming out to either location can not only benefit you, but non-profit organizations in Topeka and northeast Kansas as well. Thursday, Feb. 23 Capitol Federal Savings is holding their annual chili feed at The Office’s downtown location to benefit Project Topeka. All you can eat chili, as well as a dessert is $5 with all the proceeds going to the cause.
“Anytime that The Office or The Office Too gets a chance to give back to the community of Topeka or northeast Kansas, we’re right there,” said Cushinberry.
Along with the chili feed, a trivial pursuit tournament will be ongoing, with all proceeds benefiting Project Topeka. The pursuit games will run for $20 per four person team, or $5 if you choose to play individually.
Another special event The Office hosts includes their St. Patrick’s day celebration. After the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, the fun at the downtown location will only be the beginning. The street will be closed from 8th and Jackson Street to 8th and Kansas Avenue. The Office is set to team up with the Celtic Fox for a street show with live music from three different bands, green beer, and the promise of a good time for all ages.
“If you get the chance to make it out, watch the show outside and it will be totally free,” said Cushinberry.