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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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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 196
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  • 134
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and beet

Delicious veggie sandwich pesto, roasted red peppers tomato and cheese on toasted roll. Cheddar ale soup enjoyed too. Variety of beers

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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West Chester, PA
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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West Chester, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Delicious veggie sandwich pesto, roasted red peppers tomato and cheese on toasted roll. Cheddar ale soup enjoyed too. Variety of beers

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Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Free State is a great experience of hand crafted beer and a variety of food. It is so consistently good that it is almost always crowded, so plan on making it a long trip.

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USA
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Not terrible, but not as good as I expected. There are better places to eat on Mass. Good beers. Often crowded.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A visit to Free State Brewing Company definitely means you must try one of their extraordinary craft beers! They have been recognized as the top crafter brewery in Kansas. My favorite is the Oatmeal Stout. I know not many women enjoy Stouts, but I love them and this one is just super! It is full of bold flavor and very... More 

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gilbert, az
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

If I were reviewing the brewery aspect of this place in isolation I'd want to give it more than 5 stars. The beers are top notch and there is a great social area outside, perfect for putting a few back and sharing good times with friends. The food on the other hand is hit or miss. The soup was excellent,... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I'm not a big beer drinker, so I went the Bloody Mary route. Literally the worst bloody I have EVER had, ick! If you do like beer, this is definitely the place! Tons of selection

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Food was reasonably priced and portion size was great. We stayed for hours, but didn't feel rushed by the waitstaff who were helpful. We actually ate there twice during our trip. Historic marker outside with story of John Brown makes it educational too!

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Leander, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Our experience was unique in that we were dining with 20+ family members after a memorial service. We had one waitress assigned (which seemed odd for so many) but she handled us like a pro, though another hand could have helped refill our drinks. I had the fruit-stuffed chicken salad and my husband had the steak. While the salad was... More 

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lawrence, ks
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Free State Brewery, with their micro-brews, uniquely delicious menu and fun local atmosphere, is one of our first choices when dining out in town. The beer and food options are diverse and appeal to all sorts of people. We have brought everyone from teen-age boys to grandparents to vegetarian in-laws here and all love it! The only negative I have... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Our second visit here. Loved the brisket sandwich and husband had fish and chips. Worthy of a drive from Kansas City.

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Additional Information about Free State Brewing Co

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

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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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?