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Prison Brews

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American, Bar, Pub, Pizza
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305 Ash St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-4002
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a great local spot with a huge menu!! The cheese fries were amazing, fried pickles were fantastic and all the beer was great! I would recommend the pork tenderloin sandwich! Good prices and good service in a cool atmosphere.

Thank Mandyb192
Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If I want a hamburger, and I'm not talking McDonalds--this is where I go. The service isn't always the greatest (hence the 4-stars) but the food has always been good. They serve seasoned fries also. The atmosphere is fun. If you're feeling adventurous order the sampler of the beer they brew themselves! They have a patio. Don't be deterred by... More 

Thank Heather H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent prime rib sandwich. Reasonably priced and a fun environment. A short walk from the lovely downtown area. Pizza, burgers and more.

Thank Vicki'Danny L
Abingdon, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and fun place to visit. Service a little slow. I had a salad and husband had the daily special. Daily special came with entrée, side and dessert.

Thank MDJWatkins
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very enjoyable dinner with co-workers. The bread pudding was spongy and the caramel black bean burger was flavorful. Both were delicious. The prime rib sandwich was cooked to perfection. The service was great. The server was sweet and well spoken.

Thank Dana T
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For good ol' favorites like pizza and burgers and ruebens… you can't go wrong. Great atmosphere, friendly staff, full bar.

Thank Journeyman J
Washington, Missouri
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After our tour of the old MO State Penitentiary (MSP), we drove around the corner to this pub eatery. Could be easy walk too about 3-4 blocks to the South East away from MSP. Decor was fitting and clever for the prison motif. Sports TV's here and there for those needing that. Food was good and wide variety. Prices reasonable.... More 

Thank simmonsfamily954
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I tried the Hefe and it had a very flat taste with little to no aroma. The food was absolutely nothing to write home about. We tried a burger and pizza. The burger was dry and over cooked the pizza was dry. I had heard so many great things about this place and was very disappointed. If you are looking... More 

Thank Paul D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the beer plank since this was my first visit. I vote yes to the honey wheat, brown , IPA and stout. Don't go for raspberry and didn't like the hefeweizen. Service and food were fine. I "broke out" with change in my pocket.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beer is good and the food os better than average. It's a fun play on the penitentiary theme and it works well.

Thank Dan R

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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, Pub, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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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