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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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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
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 171
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  • 116
    Very good
  • 26
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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
Most recent review
Excellent food good prices and service

The Oatmeal stout is excellent.. Try the fish and chips as well. Call ahead seating is the way to go with this restaurant especially in the evening. They will send you a text to see if you are on schedule to arrive or if you want them to push your reservation back a few minutes... We arrived a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Rich957
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Springfield, Missouri
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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323 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Springfield, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The Oatmeal stout is excellent.. Try the fish and chips as well. Call ahead seating is the way to go with this restaurant especially in the evening. They will send you a text to see if you are on schedule to arrive or if you want them to push your reservation back a few minutes... We arrived a little ahead... More 

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Woodland Park, CO
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82 reviews 82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Free State Brewing Co. is a Lawrence favorite! It's always busy with folks having a drink, watching KU play on the big-screen (only at the bar) or enjoying a meal. We came in the afternoon to celebrate my husband's son's birthday, and it was a great place to eat and visit. I have to tell fellow ice-lovers that they serve... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Everybody I know seems to LOVE this place, but I've honestly never had an amazingly good meal here. I've been here several times, and it's never been bad, but it's never lived up to the wonderful expectations of this place that a lot of people seem to have. They have a pretty good selection on their menu, and of course... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Free State Brewery is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere. The menu has something for everyone. The delicious food, fabulous beer, and lively atmosphere make it a great place for any occasion. The daily lunch and dinner specials are always creative and wonderful. Free State is busy lunch and dinner so plan on relaxing and enjoying a beverage while you... More 

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

As a craft beer fan, my first reason for coming here was the beer. However, I was not disappointed in the food, either. Since I was traveling, and still had many miles to go, I only had one of many craft beers on tap, and I was very pleased with the quality of the beer and the service I received.... More 

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Indianapolis, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We enjoyed everything about our first visit to the brew pub. It was very easy to get a flight of beers. The food choices were great and the server was outstanding.

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Topeka, Kansas
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130 reviews 130 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My husband and I have been visiting Free State since we got stationed at Fort Leavenworth with the military. It's always been consistently good. Some reviewers note that it's noisy, yes because this is a brewery with allot of hard surfaces so yes, it can get very loud. Especially in the evenings when the beer is flowing freely and the... More 

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Kansas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We always eat here when we're in town. The beer is excellent. The food is always very good with the same staples I've grown accustomed to, as well as some very cool new selections. Don't expect to just show up and get a table. But they usually get you in in a reasonable amount of time 20- 40 minutes on... More 

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Hays, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Not only do I love Free State beers, but their daily specials using local ingredients are absolutely yummy!

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Lawrence, Kansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Consistently the best beer in the area, (I've been going since the early 90's) with a menu that is light years ahead of most. NOT just bar food. But you pay for it with a deafening roar that starts when the doors open until close. If you have mobility issues, do not eat upstairs. Very good wait staff, most have... 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, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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?