Free State Brewing Company | Lawrence, Kansas
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Free State Brewing Company
Excellent based on 70 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

636 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, Kansas United States 66044 [ print map ]
785 843 4555 | twitter

Hours: Mon.-Sat.: 11am-midnight, Sun: noon-11pm

Mayor: RobertDale (11) |

Free State Brewing Company

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Beer Available At Free State Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Free State Prairie Fog , Free State Rye Catcher APA , Free State 36 Chambers Ale , Free State Hefe Weizen 45, Free State Lemongrass Rye 77, Free State Yakimaniac IPA 89, Free State Pro-Am Left Side Porter , Free State Octoberfest 94, Free State Cloud Hopper Imperial IPA 99, Free State Populist Pils , Free State Chili Mac , Free State Garden Party , Free State Mosaic Pale Ale , Free State Late Addition SPA , Free State Copperhead Pale Ale 84, Free State Hop Jack Ale 92, Free State Stormchaser Summer IPA 85, Free State The Roaming Pint , Free State Lionsís Pride American Wit , Free State New World IPA
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70 reviews for Free State Brewing Company
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  81%
 Selection  78%
 Food  82%
 Value  83%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer  (218) Knoxville, Tennessee | August 5, 2015
Nice place within close walking distance of the riverfront. Has a sort of patio that was covered up with smokers on my two visits, so I went right on inside. First floor, front area has a small bar area and is noisy as hell with lots of acoustical problems, since the place seems to be always crowded. But if you want to explore further (and sit at a table where you will be constantly harangued about ordering food) the place is kind of a labyrinth with multi-levels spreading to the back and gets less noisy. The service was good and efficient, if hurried and undistinguished on my two visits. I was with a party of four on two different nights and we ordered different appetizers and entrees. They were all good and cheap, but not worth seeking out if you have another food destination in mind. The beers were above average and thatís really the best reason to go here. Value is awesome with $4 pints and half pour and samples also available at great prices.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer  (124) Arkansas | January 3, 2015
Been here numbers of times. Great place to visit. Food has always been really good. Beer is also very good to great and they do nice flights of their stuff. Can get a little crowded, but worth a visit if you are anywhere within about 75 miles or so.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
jcopeau  (1) Lawrence, Kansas | December 25, 2014
We have dinner here just about every week. Service is generally terrific, can always find something to suit what Iím hungry for. I almost never drink the flagships when Iím there, always go with the small batch brews.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
PRBeer  (411) Parsippany, New Jersey | November 1, 2014
On a hot a cool town...a welcoming respite from our travels from KC to OKC. The venue is special...sat upstairs with a nice view down onto the bar. Would have liked to have sat outside...but even in the I day!. The beers were very good...tried all of them. They brought us 13 different ones...only problem...they mixed them all up...which was particularly annoying given a few were only slight variations of others. After pointing that out...they gave us a whole new set of thatís the right way to do things! My favorite was the Cloud Hopper Imperial IPA. The food was very good and I highly recommend having a meal with their beers. This place is a must visit when passing anywhere near Lawrence, KS.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
dmschefke  (51) Macomb, Michigan | October 20, 2014
Been here a few times now and have never been disappointed. You can sample all their beers in ~5oz pours for a decent price. They often have beer specials for cheap. Their food is excellent. I normally have their special, because they try some interesting dishes. Great place!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous  (103) Lexington, Kentucky | December 19, 2013
Very nice brewpub we visited years ago in Lawrence on a sweltering day. Great food. Good service. Walking distance from hotel we stayed at.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
deyholla  (444) Minneapolis, Minnesota | November 4, 2013
One of my favorite brewpub! Small bar that you have to kind of fight to get a seat at and a few rooms with dining seating. A really nice selection of beers on tap and available for growlers. Food is quite delicious and well priced. This is a must stop if you are anywhere near by!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
fly  (231) austin, Tejas, Texas | September 5, 2013
Perhaps not the largest selection and was only able to sample a couple of beers, but really enjoyed the atmosphere. Old guys like myself looking thlike they were regulars having a great time and families out for dinner and a beer and college types coming in from playing hard for the relief of a beer. My server was on her last day and her mistake of giving me the wrong beer meant it was comped and that I got the beer I ordered in the end. And the meal my daughter and I got = both pretty darn good
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie  (665) Denver, Colorado | August 20, 2013
Free State is has enjoyable but very typical restaurant/brewpub ambiance. They were slammed on a Monday afternoon, strangely enough. They had about 10 different taps available in pints and 10 oz. pours. I tried an IPA and their hoppy amber and both were fair. Free State was a good place to unwind for a minute, but I wasnít thrilled with it like some of the breweries we visited the previous day in St. Louis.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
GT2  (662) Oceanside, California | June 7, 2013
Large, college town brewpub. Drab, outdated interior. A maze of seating rooms. Outdated menu and plating with average to disappointing food. Server was quirky, but quite attentive. A bit awkward to chat with. Many house beers on tap with okay variety. Beer quality though was average. Overall disappointing. Very cheap flights served in skinny flutes. I canít say this is a brewpub I would go out of my way for. All of their top rated beers have been a major letdown so I think Iím giving up on this brewery.

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