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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 - 11:00 pm
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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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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 0
    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
Most recent review
Great food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Brenda H
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Missouri
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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 NEW

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
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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10 reviews 10 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Jefferson City, Missouri
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75 reviews 75 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The menu offers a selection of pizzas, salads, soups, sandwiches and a wide variety of beverages-all good. They make their own beer on site which you can see through the glass walls. The prison decor adds to the fun atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating. Outside are two bocce ball courts both used for league play or anyone just wanting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

We went here with a big group between basketball games. They seated us together and served us quickly. Our food was good and service was excellent.

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Kentucky
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We came here for dinner from a recommendation from a co-worker and it didn't disappoint. The food was good and our server was great. They make a lot of their own beer, so if you are into that, it would be an ideal place. Definitely a place you need to stop by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

I'm a 50 yr old woman and I was traveling w my 68 yr old mom .. From the outside it looked kinda scary , but we're no sissys so we went in and were presently surprised !! Clean modern and very friendly !! Very nice bathrooms ( important to me 😊)

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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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