Several local bars and coffee houses offer a variety of live entertainment for your enjoyment.
39th Street Bar & Grill always has something going on, from karaoke to live bands on weekends.
“What makes us unique,” says owner David Sechrist, “is the variety of music that we offer. From jazz, oldies rock, reggae, classic rock, heavy metal and country&western, you can here it all right here.” Oct. 1, “Shawn Ward and Straight Shot” will perform. Owners David and Shelly Bellucci offer lunch daily.
“We have the only ‘Big Tony’s Porkerkard Table’ in Topeka. You can play Texas Hold-Em with up to four players, or if it’s just you, you can play against ‘Big Tony’. We also sponsor a Dart team, and quite a few pool teams, who are playing in leagues.” said David.
The Classic Bean, located at 2125 SW Fairlawn Plaza Dr., also offers live entertainment every weekend. Oct. 1, The Restless Natives will take stage at 8 p.m.
When inquiring about the poetry readings Lance Elder had some bad news.
“I have been here four years,” said Elder. “Only one person has come in to read poetry. There just wasn’t the draw of customers for the poetry readings, so we don’t have them any longer.”
The Classic Bean, which offers two locations, the other being downtown at 722 S. Kansas Ave., have a comfortable ‘home-like’ environment, and with any purchase, you can tap into their WI-FI, and get your homework done, while enjoying one of their many coffee drinks available.
There are also many more locations that offer great entertainment. College Hill Tavern, The Boobie Trap Bar, Oscars, with their dart leagues and Keno, pool leagues and tournaments.