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Prison Brews

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American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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305 Ash St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-4002
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went with a medium sized group for supper and the food was great. I had the chicken, bacon, ranch sandwich and it was great. The homemade French fries were very good, not too crunchy and not too soft. Their wings are also great. Highly recommend this place.

Thank CirrusPil8
Davenport, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First time eating here on a visit to Jeff City. Parking appears to be street parking. Ate here for lunch on a Wednesday. Service was excellent. Food was served within 10 mins of ordering. Had the Prison Burger which was cooked just right. Fries were excellent. Prices were reasonable. Would come back here again.

Thank #1Cubsfan
Pleasant Hill, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited Prison Brews on a Saturday afternoon, hoping to watch the Mizzou game and have a few local beers. We ordered the beer flight, but they were out of 2 of the samples. I like my beer served as cold as possible and their beer was served too close to room temperature for my taste. We did order the... More 

Thank LikeMooreTravel
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere and the food is solid. Service is always very nice but slow. Love the concept and will go back but not great.

Thank th0masm972
Springfield, Missouri
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of those places that screams Jefferson City! Great food includes oven-fired pizza, sandwiches, bar munchues, and even a black bean chipotle burger (delicious!) and absolutely spectacular sweet potato fries! Ideal for craft beer lovers, too, since they provide an interesting selection of home brew. Decor features jail "cells" in homage to the state penitentiary that used to be a... More 

Thank pem666
Jefferson City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a pleasant place to meet and eat lunch. If I drank beer, I'd probably rate it a 5. But the food is very good.

Thank David H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came in for afternoon drinks and had a great time. Staff was extremely friendly. We had already eaten but food smelled great and selections were wide and reasonable prices. Crafted beers were good and enjoyable. We will be back for the food

Thank T5165BTdavid
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After taking a tour of the penitentiary, you have to go to prison brews. Sitting at mock jail cell and have an ice cold beer and sandwich and or pizza. With a side salad, a sandwich can be split with enough for two people to eat. The food was very good in the brew was incredible

Thank Joe B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food! Original atmosphere. Great locally brewed beers. I recommend their brick oven baked pizzas.

Thank Jamie M
Jefferson City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best oven-baked pizza and microbrew beer in Jefferson City. Add to this some sparkling wine on tap, bocce ball and original prison cells from Missouri's State Penitentiary - this is a dining experience the whole family will enjoy!

Thank Heather E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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
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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