We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great restaurant with great food”

Free State Brewing Co
Ranked #1 of 311 Restaurants in Lawrence
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Lawrence, Kansas
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great restaurant with great food”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

I live in Lawrence and this is one of our staples. Yummy food, nice atmosphere, though it's usually very busy.

  • Visited March 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank mkscsr
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

666 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    374
    229
    46
    10
    7
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Lawrence, Kansas
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great beer, great food, loud restaurant”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is certainly a place to go and to take visitors for a unique Lawrence meal.
Three things:
1. The beer is super, good variety and they do a good job producing a quality selection year round.
2. The food is good, you will enjoy a number of things on the menu.
3. The atmosphere is usually very crowded and the building is extremely loud. In most all fo the seating choices you will struggle to hear your conversation.
Go and enjoy though, it's worth it. You can get it to go...

  • Visited February 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Jim S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lawrence, Kansas
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Top notch brewery”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Always busy with KU college student s. Somewhat loud but great enthusiasm, vitality, and atmosphere . Food is very good and quite reasonable. A fun place! Eat in the front room adjacent to the bar. Often a wait but grab a beer at the bar and enjoy the vitality of the place. I always have enjoyed Free State in 100's of visits.

  • Visited March 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Neuron148
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lawrence, Kansas
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“The place that started the micro brew revolution”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Free state was one of the very first micro breweries. Add to this great food and service served in a renovated limestone building on Lawrence's hip Massachusetts street. The food is consistently very good as are the beers that change with the seasons. This place pretty much has it all - excellent dishes, home brewed beer and a great location. It can get crowded on game days, but the people watching is worth the wait. It's a local favorite and if you graduated from the University of Kansas you will probably run into someone you know there.

  • Visited March 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Melissa P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lawrence, Kansas
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great Lawrence Brew Pub!!”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Free State is always a great time!! Very popular in Lawrence. Great Beer and Great Food!! The energy of the place just adds to the enjoyment of the experience!! Is usually crowded, but don't let that stop you!! They give you a pager and you can always squeeze through to the bar!! The wait is never too long!! I am never able to finish the beer I get at the bar before the pager goes off.

  • Visited April 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank KansasCouple66047
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Free State Brewing Co also viewed

 

Been to Free State Brewing Co? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing