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Free State Brewing Co

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636 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044-2236
(785) 843-4555
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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 177
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  • 119
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 6
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful lunch!

My husband and I were driving through Lawrence on our way to Wichita. We decided to check out Mass St for some walking and lunch. We ordered one of their Free State beers, which was really very refreshing. We ordered our lunch and were pleasantly surprised by how quickly we were served! I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Amy R
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Cincinnati
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Cincinnati
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My husband and I were driving through Lawrence on our way to Wichita. We decided to check out Mass St for some walking and lunch. We ordered one of their Free State beers, which was really very refreshing. We ordered our lunch and were pleasantly surprised by how quickly we were served! I ordered the gumbo and it was huge!... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This past Saturday night my wife and I had dinner at the Brewery. We eat her often. I had the Special Southwest Rib Eye and I can tell you I have had the southwestern Rib Eye at Bobby Flay's in Vegas on numerous occasions and I thought that was the best. This was incredible and so tender, I could cut... More 

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I have enjoyed both food and drink here on multiple occasions. It is my favorite location in Lawrence, they have an excellent assortment of local beer on tap. The menu is delicious, it take normal and traditional pub and American food to a higher level. I would hilly recommend it to anybody looking for a meal or a drink.

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Leawood, Kansas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Blew into the Free State with four other guys about 10:05 on a Friday night -- 5 minutes too late to order from the food menu. But they offered a handful of appetizer-type items plus a turkey & cheese sandwich -- so three of us went for that. Was really good, on excellent bread. No pickle, however (but I didn't... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

For me to not finish a beer is a bad sign. Ordered their stout and it was blah...tasteless and the barman did a bad pour. About 3-4ounces short. Food was acceptable but not great. Will not be back. You should never have to tell a bartender how to pour a beer nor should a customer be shorted on their beer.... More 

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Malibu, California, United States
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367 reviews 367 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Happened to be at this Lawrence Hot Spot for a KU NCAA game and it was packed with KU students and Adult fans. Quite a festive atmosphere with cheers and groans at every twist and turn. The micro-brewery choices are very good and I would suggest the "sampler" so you get to try some unique flavors. Food is decent and... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Our 2nd and last stop on our mini-tour today. It's worth the drive for either the food or the beer! We did a sampler flight here too. They have an excellent balance between food and brews. We wouldn't hesitate to make a repeat visit and soon. Definitely start with the house made onion rings but unless you have more than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Always a highlight of trips to Lawrence!!! After touring many local breweries, I would say Free State is my favorite of all!!! Great beer and friendly atmosphere. Looking forward to getting back there next time I'm in the area.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Have gone here a couple of different times. I have never been let down by the food, but the main attraction here is Free State's excellent brew options. Highly encourage all of them. I've never had a bad drink. Food is generous portions. Only knock is it is pretty crowded, but, that is almost a good thing because this place's... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Went to Free Stone with a large group for dinner. The food was excellent. We started with the hummus which had a lot of homemade flavor. The Basil Ciabatta Sandwich was a lovely combination of flavors. I am not a beer drinker, but several people in our group were impressed with the wide selection. The service was friendly and efficient... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 636 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044-2236
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Lawrence
  • Phone Number: (785) 843-4555

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?