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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: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 191
    Excellent
  • 129
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 7
    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
Great Lawrence Destination for Good Food/Beer

If you like good food and good beer Free State Brewing Co. is a must. The brewmaster is constantly working to enhance the beers with the addition of "seasonal" beers on a regular basis. The food has something for everyone from cajun to burgers, great salads, and specials that are always a bit off... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
ltdehnert
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Lawrence, Kansas
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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Lawrence, Kansas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If you like good food and good beer Free State Brewing Co. is a must. The brewmaster is constantly working to enhance the beers with the addition of "seasonal" beers on a regular basis. The food has something for everyone from cajun to burgers, great salads, and specials that are always a bit off the beaten path.

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Abilene, Kansas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you like craft beer, it is imperative that you check this place out. Always something new and exciting on tap, come back often, and don't forget to take a growler to go!

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Lawrence, Kansas
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Free State is one of my top 5 favorite restaurants in Lawrence. Great food, service, and family friendly. I can often be found ordering one of their nightly specials - I have never had a bad one! Their Brewhouse Chicken salad is also a regular order. Quite honestly, I don't drink beer - I strictly come here for the food!

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Nebraska
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52 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I went for the beer, which was great, but the food was also wonderful. Definitely will stop again when in town.

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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Above average food and beer. A very noisy place, literally have to shout to be heard at your table. Makes the dining experience a little stressful.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

To catch the flavor of Lawrence, Free State is the place to go. As locals, this lively brewpub is our "go to" place for a casual night out. For beer, we give the nods to Ad Astra Ale and Oatmeal Stout. Seasonal specials are fun and tasty, but it's hard to pass up their regular fish and chips or black... More 

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Lawrence
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A long revered downtown Lawrence landmark, Free State Brewing has very good food, pretty good beer, and a perpetual waiting list. It's an extremely popular place that doesn't take reservations. This means you'll have to wait every time. Probably out on the sidewalk. Pros: - Diverse menu, very good food. - Decent beers brewed on-site. Their beers are good accompaniment... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Only down size is it's a bit small....that being said, everyone there knew their stuff...advised on a great beer....waiter knew menu really well and was very attentive. We all had fish and chips. ..best I've had since Boston! Great job!

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Berthoud
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The restaurant has very good food. It is basically fancy pub grub, but very tasty. It is a bit pricey, but worth it. The service is also very good, even when they are busy. They have a typical college-town atmosphere which means there are a lot of people and most are in good moods. A nice bar with TV's for... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for drinks and dinner, it had probably 20 years since last visit. Excellent selection of on-site brewed beers, sampled 5, all excellent. Very good quality appetizers and entrees, much better than typical pub fare. Christian, our server was exemplary, knowledgeable and friendly.

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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?