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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 70
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 1
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Good place to visit after doing the Missouri state penitentiary tour which is just down the street. Staff is young, beer is OK, food is average. Good ambiance.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Food was okay, but it took a long time to get it. We finally just asked that ours be put in a to go box because we were ready to leave. Sat outside, but so did the smokers.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Delicious food, good service, and fair prices. Their burgers and brews definitely live up to the hype.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Good place to visit after doing the Missouri state penitentiary tour which is just down the street. Staff is young, beer is OK, food is average. Good ambiance.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Food is pretty good, but the service is terrible to average. I try to avoid coming, but my family likes the pizza and food. Every time we come, the food is good, but the service is soooo terrible. The place could clean up with a better wait staff!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This place was great quality for s good value. We had a nice time reading outside and enjoying a flight of beers.

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We went there after touring the prison, and had a couple drinks from the bar. Wasn't sure about the place from the outside at night, but the inside was bright and really neat with all the prison memorabilia.

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Kansas City
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Unique decor, a variety of locally brewed beers, and wood fired pizza greet you. The servers are bright and cheery. They provided too service to our family of 6. The brisket was a bit dry, but the beer bratwurst was tangy. 3 potato salad is a different side dish

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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great selection of food and beer! Great pricing, very cute place to dine. Great choices for kids and fun activities outside.

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Lancaster
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This place is so amazing! There is a lot of memorabilia from the old State Penitentiary - to include bars from the cells. We have been here three times and everything has been great. It is a micro brewery and their beer sampler is an experience to remember. Make sure you take a designated driver!

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Highland, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We ate here twice while visiting Jefferson City last week. Both times the food was pretty amazing. I feel like the service was seriously lacking though! Both times we went at dinner time and from what I could tell there were only two waitresses. Both times there was also a large group of 12 or more. The waitresses were pretty... More 

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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, Pub

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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