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“Enjoyable place w/ very good beer.....” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Prison Brews

Prison Brews
305 Ash St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-4002
573-635-0678
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Ranked #24 of 145 Restaurants in Jefferson City
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Hamburgers
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Dining options: Late Night
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.
Athens, Georgia
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“Enjoyable place w/ very good beer.....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

and good food. There were some things that kept if fr/ being great--use Greek olives on a Greek pizza and not those taste-less things that could be wheels off a model car--but all-in-all an enjoyable experience. The place is themed after the penitentiary down the street (note: if you tour the penitentiary first you get a coupon for % off) and is a pleasant, little place. I would not go out of my way to return but worth at least one visit
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Visited September 2012
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Pizza and Drinks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

This place has some great pizza and some really unique beers in addition to all the regular drinks and good food.

Visited December 2011
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Kansas City
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Fun, Great Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Our daughter & son in law live in Jeff. had never been here so decided to go over Labor Day weekend. The decor, style, atmosphere was fun.........had a prison theme decor with bars, visitation room, gas chamber-bathroom:) etc. The Buffalo dip served w chips, carrots/celery was delicious appetizer, not hot/spicy at all. We tried the sampler of 7 beers which was also fun. Great place & good time.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great Beer”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

The beer was great, but I didn't love the burger I ordered. It looked like the food everyone else in my party ordered was great, so I'd be interested in going back and trying something else. The atmosphere is great and the service was wonderful.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Good Lunch Spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012 via mobile

Food is very good here and reasonably priced.

Have several beers on tap all of them are pretty good. I recommend the IPA.

Have a large patio with lots of outdoor games that also make it fun.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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