Nightlife Web site makes splash

Topeka nightlife takes center stage with the launch of a new interactive Web site, SPLASH!

SPLASH! — a project of Topeka.net — gives Topekans everything they need for planning a night on the town. The site is at splash.topeka.net.

The new Web site features stories about Topeka nightlife, from the buzz at a North Topeka biker bar to the scene at a hip, downtown Topeka bar. It includes a comprehensive directory of 155 Topeka-area bars and nightclubs complete with pictures and descriptions of what lies inside the doors. Visitors also will find a calendar of upcoming concerts and other nightlife happenings.

SPLASH! users can weigh in on their favorite nightspots, rate bars on a fun meter, write reviews, check out Spotted photo galleries from bars or read up on the “Bar of the Week.” The site also features a nightlife blogger, interactive games and Twitter feeds from clubs.

Follow the site on Twitter at twitter.com/splash_topeka, which SPLASH! will be using to give away movie tickets today and Thursday.

SPLASH! is backed by powerful search tools, so users can sort out exactly what they are looking for in a local establishment.

Users also will find a complete list of liquor stores and the phone numbers for Topeka’s taxi services.