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Free State Brewing Co

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636 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044-2236
+1 785-843-4555
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Eudora, Kansas
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Free State Brewing Co. is our go to place when we want to treat guests from out of town or just want to people watch along Massachusetts Street. Great vibrant atmosphere serving locally brewed beer. Try the cheddar ale soup, fish and chips, or one of the daily lunch or dinner specials.

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Thank Deb B
NYC
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed my visit to the brewery. The staff were incredibly friendly and accommodating, giving mini tastings of their selection and walking me through their history. The beers were great, good variety to choose from. The kitchen seems to close on the early side though (9ish?) and the after hours menu is generally salads, hummus and such so if... More 

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Thank MSiewert
Wildwood, Missouri
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95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Free State is always a destination spot when in Lawrence. Their beer selection is great (I'm a fan of the Copperhead Ale), but they change it up seasonally. The food is outstanding. Sometimes gets a little noisy during dinner hours. The brewing operation is fascinating to see as well.

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Thank danb60
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food, truly delicious. Went with five other friends on business after just stopping into Lawrence for a couple of days. WOW! Shannon our server was super informative helpful and full of positive energy and the food was as well! I got a pesto chicken fettuccine dish! Yum yum yummy! My friend got a special of sweet potato enchiladas, another... More 

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Thank Will S
Lawrence, Kansas, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The seasonal foods and beers are always fun to try and are consistently good. The atmosphere is energetic and fun but if you have anyone hard of hearing in your group, you may have a tough time with conversation as it is often loud inside.

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Thank PAllen2013
Kansas City
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215 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a 30 mile drive from home and ended up here! And here is a trick. Text ahead to get in line. Number is +1 (484) 696-1158. Text the words "Free State" to join their wait list any time, anywhere! Text S for a status update or M for more time or H for help. Did this today and... More 

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Thank wmralls
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have eaten there numerous times. Love the food!! The noise level can be bothersome, so we ask for a more quiet area and eat there at off times. Perfect for small ladies luncheon!!!

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Thank MushAtch
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting and good location . Food is really delicious . They have many beers to choose. Great to met with friends

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Thank Justyna J
Topeka, Kansas
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259 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made a quick stop for lunch on Sunday before going to the movie at the theater next door. I texted ahead for the 30 minute reservation, but the message I received was that there was no waiting so the text reservation didn't work. When we arrived in Lawrence, downtown was very busy. I had to drive around a bit... More 

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Thank KSMeadowlark
Saint Louis, Missouri
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126 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When other's noted that it was noisy, I thought, um hello, it's a brew pub, but it really is kind of noisy. The second floor is open to the bar below (interesting architecture) and the wall are wood/brick so noise just bounces around this place. The beer menu was full of descriptions and the beer I had was very good.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 636 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044-2236
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Lawrence
  • Phone Number: +1 785-843-4555

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?