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Prison Brews

American, Pizza, Hamburgers
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305 Ash St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-4002
573-635-0678
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Prison Brews was opened in 2007 in a part of town that once housed the...
Prison Brews was opened in 2007 in a part of town that once housed the state penitentiary and is now experiencing residential / commercial re-growth. This has become a popular brewery with wood-fired pizzas, sandwiches, etc. It has completely embraced the "prison" kitsch feel with bars between the bar & dining area and pictures of the 1800's penitentiary historical artifact lining the walls. The menu items and beers on tap are also incorporated into the theme. There is a large dining area as well as large outdoor seating on the adjacent patio complete with bocce ball. A unique experience in a growing area of town.
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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good music

We went to hear a local band Deeper Blue, they were great, good food, good beer, nice atmosphere, a bit crowed but a group of people around there 40's. Will go again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Kathleen W
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Locally owned microbrew. Beer is diverse and tasty! The lunch and dinners are fantastic. From stone oven pizza to sophisticated dinner specials. Best outdoor seating in Jeff City. Did I mention the great lagers and ales!

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Vinton Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

good place for lunch if you are touring the area. We had pizza and salads. Friendly service. Also good for beer if you like.

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Russellville
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Love the food, drinks and atmosphere at Prison Brews. This place is a great place to go grab lunch, they have great pizzas and sandwiches and their sweet potato fries are awesome. Also nice on a nice evening to sit outside and grab a beer and pizza.

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Webster Groves, Missouri, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This place was recommended to us as we were heading to the State Prison Tour after lunch. The inside appearance of jail cells around the tables was quite interesting. Unfortunately the food and beer did not impress. One of there featured items is the Pork Tenderloin Sandwich. My son and I both ordered it, but it was without flavor. I... More 

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Missouri
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The pizza was wonderful and we had the beer sampler which was very good. All the beers had good flavor, anxious to go back later in the year when they have some fruity flavors to try. The PB fries were not very good they were extremely salty but that would not detour me from going back I just would never... More 

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

While the atmosphere is interesting and fun, the food was nothing special. As a short person the seating was very uncomfortable as the booths and chairs are way too high as my feet could not touch the floor and it made my legs & feet go to sleep.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

We went to hear a local band Deeper Blue, they were great, good food, good beer, nice atmosphere, a bit crowed but a group of people around there 40's. Will go again.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I've been several times for business meetings. The food is average bar food but the pizza is one of the best in Jefferson City.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The wood fire pizza oven's produce excellent pizza's! Other menu items are priced reasonably. Interior decor has item's from the old Missouri State Penitentiary(cell ball's).

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Jefferson City, MO
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Prison Brews' beer is very good, at least to my taste, and seems to be getting better. When there I can't resist ordering their pizza - thin crust, brick oven baked, and delicious! It is worth your time to try them out - I believe you will return!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 305 Ash St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-4002
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Jefferson City
  • Phone Number: 573-635-0678

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Hamburgers

Description

Prison Brews was opened in 2007 in a part of town that once housed the state penitentiary and is now experiencing residential / commercial re-growth. This has become a popular brewery with wood-fired pizzas, sandwiches, etc. It has completely embraced the "prison" kitsch feel with bars between the bar & dining area and pictures of the 1800's penitentiary historical artifact lining the walls. The menu items and beers on tap are also incorporated into the theme. There is a large dining area as well as large outdoor seating on the adjacent patio complete with bocce ball. A unique experience in a growing area of town.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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