Free State Brewing Company | Lawrence, Kansas
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Free State Brewing Company
Excellent based on 67 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 (17) |

Free State Brewing Company

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Beer Available At Free State Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Free State Sweet Potat-ale , Free State Wheat State Golden 36, Free State Clan of the Kilt , Free State Old Backus Barleywine 100, Free State Lemongrass Lager , Free State Mosaic Pale Ale , Free State Biere de Yard , Free State The Schwartz , Free State Garden Party , Free State Yakimaniac IPA , Free State Late Addition SPA , Free State Oldfather RyePA , Free State The Roaming Pint , Free State The Full Kimono Collaboration , Free State Dirty Kanza Kolsch , Free State Mass St. Mšrzen , Free State Nelson Muntz SPA , Free State Umami Lager , Free State Owd Macs Imperial Stout 100, Free State Anniversary Ale
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67 reviews for Free State Brewing Company
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  81%
 Selection  78%
 Food  82%
 Value  82%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
rickhall28  (294) 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  (81) 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  (324) 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  (224) austin, Tejas, Alabama | 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  (615) 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  (613) San Diego County , 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
RobertDale  (197) Lansing, Kansas | September 21, 2012
Nice brewpub located in a college town. Seems to be always busy. Very popular with locals for sure. Excellent beers and good food. Have never been able to sample Owd Macís. One of these days I will get lucky!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
kwoeltje  (86) Manchester, Missouri | August 25, 2012
Saturday afternoon passing through Kansas. Huge interior, lots of wood. Service was friendly and efficient. Had 7 or so of their beers on tap. I had the gumbo, which was quite good.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu  (427) Cincinnati, Ohio | August 6, 2012
Visited Free State on a Saturday, early afternoon in the summer. The building is tucked in an old strip of Mass St. in downtown Lawrence, really cool spot. There were some people milling about in front, waiting for a table. Luckily we were seated right away with only 2 people. The waitress was nice but rushed because of the crowd. There were 10 beers on tap, which could be ordered in a number of formats; sample glasses were $1.55 each, with no restriction on how many or few must be ordered. 10 oz. beers are $3.55. Good prices, and the beer was solid. The food was, too; my wife liked her sandwich and fries and my salad was good. The brewing operation (not the main production facility, Iím told) is visible through glass windows at the back of the small bar area; there is also a mezzanine with more tables. Not the easiest place to relax and have some beers because itís cramped and crowded, but otherwise a nice place worth visiting in Lawrence.

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