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“Local brew and college town vibes”

Free State Brewing Co
Ranked #1 of 311 Restaurants in Lawrence
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Cincinnati, Ohio
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167 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Local brew and college town vibes”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

We usually wait for seating( 20 minutes) during our visits to Free State....but husband and sons love the beer so what can I say! It has a noisy, casual, college-town atmosphere but enjoy the vibes and try to feel young again if you are in the "retired" zone. Food is typical casual bar fare- yet tasty...and service is good,even during evening or game days! Overall it is clean and you know it has good home brews.

  • Visited February 2013
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midwest
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“Great beer and food”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Best beer and food in Lawrence for the money if you can tolerate the crowds and noise. Love the black bean quesadillas, cheese soup (though it seems mostly cream), brew house salad, and my husband loves their fish and chips.

Visited February 2013
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great food, wonderful beer!!”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

Came here to try this place and really loved it. Had the chicken and crawfish gumbo and most of their beers. Too bad I live too far away to come here more often, but when in the area I will definitely come back.

  • Visited February 2013
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Lindsborg, Kansas
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83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“One of the best”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

Not as good as Gella's Diner (and Lb), but another great top notch brewery in the Heartland. It can be loud but go with friends and get a pint. Food is solid too.

Visited March 2012
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Colorado
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Tasty brew pub”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Beer was good brew pub style beer. Menu had a good selection and our choices were all tasty. There was a wait on Friday night, but it was nice they use text messaging, rather than those pager deals, so that you could walk around downtown rather than just hang out at the door.

Visited December 2012
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