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Free State Brewing Co

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) #1 of 241 Restaurants in Lawrence $$ - $$$ American, ,
636 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044-2236
+1 785-843-4555
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
636 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044-2236
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to this restaurant for almost 24 years now. Certainly, and with no doubt at all it is one of the better microbreweries in the region, and is often said to be one of the better in the country. The beer is...More

Thank Town P
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

Free State always comes through with good food, good service, and great beer. The fish and chips are on point. Staff is friendly. Good selection of beers with seasonal options.

Thank 411Jason
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

This is a staple of the local restaurant scene! If people are new in town or just visiting, we always suggest Free State or take them there. You just can't go wrong. Friendly staff, great food and the most artfully crafted beers around!

Thank Randelwood
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, historic building. Interesting to see the mechanics of the production of beer. Vast selection of local brews.

Thank Lawrence P
Reviewed May 22, 2017

I'm not a beer drinker, but everyone I know loves Free State's beer. The reason I love Free State? The food is hands down some of Lawrence's finest. My only problem with this venue is that it can get really loud, so be prepared to...More

Thank sqhwood
Reviewed May 22, 2017

We were told to go here for our first weekend in Lawrence and it continues to be one of our favorites. It is almost always crowded but the call ahead system works pretty well for us. Our family of 6 rarely has to wait long,...More

Thank Lauri P
Reviewed May 18, 2017

Locals, students, and families eat here. Great food and beer all around. My husband had a sampling of a variety of beers. We each had good meals, including a puff pastry and mushroom special for dinner. Nice atmosphere, lots of activity, and busy. We were...More

Thank MarandaA36
Reviewed May 15, 2017

The first legal brewery in KS with excellent beer and outstanding food. IPAs, Pale Ales, etc, gourmet / boutique style menu with many unique items. A must visit on every trip to Lawrence - IMO.

Thank Ryan B
Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I both had the special of BBQ chicken, baked beans, mac and cheese, and coleslaw. It was really good but baked BBQ and not grilled. WAY over crowded in back room! Tables should be removed for customer convenience. Also not a good...More

Thank KelliCrane
Reviewed April 30, 2017

Even when it was packed to the gills, this place never disappoin ts. Fantastic beers, excellent and knowledgable wait and bar staff and the food was freakin killer. Lucked out and got a plce at the bar at roughly 1830 hours on a Friday. Even...More

Thank Michael Christi... B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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