Accordians and variety at the Celtic Fox

Trista Pinick

The Celtic Fox, Irish Pub and Restaurant hosts a variety of events every week.

Monday, there’s darts. Wednesday, there’s cards. On the weekends, there’s live music.

In addition, the pub offers the general attractions of a pool table, four flat screen HD TVs and pinball machines.

The Celtic Fox is also looking to add new attractions it hasn’t already offered during the last four years of business. On Feb. 16, an accordion performer who does bar songs will be added to the list of entertainment.

Also starting February, there will be DJs playing house music every other Thursday alternating with acoustic music performances.

“For the acoustic musicians, we really try to encourage the audience to make the room into a listening room,” said Greg Fox, general manager and one of the many family members who share ownership of the pub.

And, of course, the pub is into St. Patrick’s Day. The family comes from an Irish background Fox seems to be proud of. In fact, the pub is the home of the Topeka Irish Committee.

The variety definitely gives the Celtic Fox a little bit of a different feel than some of the other entertainment venues in Topeka.

“Sometimes we’re packed in here and other times, the Fox is just a nice, comfortable, family-oriented place for people to hang out and enjoy our food and servers,” said Fox.

The pub also has a clean, polished look to it. Glossy wood shimmers from the moment customers walk in and a cozy looking bar is often attired with regulars lounging and conversing.

The menu also provides a large selection of food including fried veggies along with more traditional pub food.

The Celtic Fox is located in downtown Topeka just off of 8th and Kansas.

“I think that we’re really an important business for downtown,” said Fox. “We’re trying to stay here so our downtown can be vibrant. We want to be one of the businesses in this area that really makes it, because our downtown really is a pretty cool place to walk around even though it’s not always full of life.”