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Beer Available At 23rd Street Brewery (arranged by most recent)
23rd Street Raspberry Porter , 23rd Street Old School Porter , 23rd Street Crimson Phog Irish Ale 35, 23rd Street Bitter Professor IPA 66, 23rd Street Bartertown Brown 59, 23rd Street 2 Sisters Hefeweizen , 23rd Street Smoke on the Wheat , 23rd Street Rock Chalk Raspberry Wheat 26, 23rd Street Wave the Wheat Ale 24, 23rd Street Hawktoberfest , 23rd Street Locals Only IPA , 23rd Street Farmhouse Ale/Saison , 23rd Street Dublin Foreign Extra Stout , 23rd Street LBG Collaboration No. 2 - Belgian IPA , 23rd Street Kansas Prairie Lyte , 23rd Street The Full Kimono Collaboration , 23rd Street Double Crimson Phog , 23rd Street Peppercorn Saison , 23rd Street 12 , 23rd Street Wakarusa Pale Ale
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RobertDale (148) Lansing, Kansas | December 11, 2010
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
OK beer. Decent food. Seemed to be searching for an identity.
unclemattie (112) Georgia | September 21, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited the place with beastiefan2k, as it is his hangout. Very quite when we were there. 2 other dudes around the bar, and maybe one group at a table. A simple, large sport bar looking brewpub in a college town. Plenty of blonde college girls for the waitstaff. They seemed to be friendly enough. Knowledgeable of the brewerís tedious schedule. All of the beers here were all very well made. As good as the beer at Free State (of which receives all of the credit in town). Pub chips were tasty and addicting. I would definitely go back to this place. 12sept09
amckee (4) Plano, Texas | August 9, 2009
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
The beers are decent, but not great. Donít go here for the food though, itís not the best. Overall, the only reason to make a trip here, in my opinion, is if you canít get into Free State.
Zinister (52) Houston, Texas | March 15, 2009
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Decent bar set up with lots of seat and decent selection. Good service, but staff wasnít particularly knowledgeable.
heemer77 (212) Urbandale, Iowa | September 23, 2008
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Visited here on a Monday night and the place was absolutely packed. The lone bartender ran around like crazy the entire time I was there. The beers I tried were mostly subpar with a couple of pleasant exceptions. I thought the prices were high, especially for Kansas. This is compared to the Blind Tiger in Topeka. A decent enough place that might be worth a visit if Free State isnít open.
BlackDonald (59) Boise, Idaho | August 3, 2008
52 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Has a bit of a chain feel to it. Had some interesting styles which surprised me, I was expecting to have your typical brewpub beers, but this place was experimenting with some advanced styles. So I was intrigued and had to try them all. They are trying hard is all I can say, but right now there beers are kind of mediocre with some pretty decent seasonals. The service outside of the bar is a trainwreck with an understaffed and unknowledgeable staff when it comes to beer. This was a few years ago though, as I am reading some of the more recent ratings it looks as thought they are under new management and makes me wish I had made the time to stop through their on this most recent trip through Kansas.
theisti (417) Leawood, Kansas | February 25, 2008| Updated June 28, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Visited on Jan 25, 2008 with beastiefan2k, Gregis and csbosox. My first visit to 23rd was right as they were attempting to close down a few hours early on a Friday night. Chris sweet talked the bartender into staying open for us. Only had one of their beers, and the kitchen was closed - certainly will look to re-rate this and give it a full proper rating. They had 8-10 beers on, nice variety of styles. Very interesting and large brewpub. The entire restaurant is U shaped, surrounding a large bar that has the brewery basically in the middle of the U, mostly on the 2nd level. Really a strange set up, but visually, makes it pretty cool to look at. As noted by Eugene, many of the older ratings are for the previous owners.
beastiefan2k (164) 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois | January 29, 2008| Updated July 26, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
All the rating for this place are old and probably donít really apply anymore. As I understand this used to part of a different (lesser quality) brew chain but has now gone solo. Also the brewer used to work for Free State. The interior is nice, a tall dome over the center, very high ceilings everywhere and lots of room. The first time I have seen TVs at some booths. Shiny fer mentors on the 2nd floor balcony. On a busy night with a very large party we got good service but it was only ok the next night when it was quite. Food was slightly above average brewpub fair with lots of different salads and pizza type foods as well. Beer, now I only had two but I was very impressed. The seasonal Dunkel was superb and the Barleywine was above average. Most interesting they had a lot of taps with 4-5 seasonals and 4-5 regular brews. Prices are awesome (from a NYers POV) $3/pint.
Re-rate: been living in Lawrence for a while now and while I love the beer they make the food is atrocious, I think at this point I refuse to go there for dinner. If you need to grab something with the beer go with the pub chips. Beer prices have gone up as well. They have a lot more overhead with too many servers, too much room, and the cost of all that salt in their dishes.
Braudog (696) Hampton, Virginia | July 3, 2006
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
July 2006: I was the first guy in the door at 1100 on a Monday. The bartender was friendly enough. I had a calzone that was pretty good, but not great. They had the full lineup of 6 flagship beers, plus two decent seasonals on tap. I could see how this place takes on the character of an average suburban restaurant when it gets busy. Noticed they had a mug club (bring your own mug, though). Free State is definitely higher on my list, but this was worth the visit. Thereís a decent little liquor store in the same shopping center, too. Found some Unibroue and Great Divide bombers to bring home.
KUEric (111) Washington, Washington DC | May 9, 2005| Updated July 1, 2006
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Beer is the only thing to bring you in .. and its not that great.
The food is bad ... almost always out of at least a beer.
Service is hit or miss.
The atmosphere is standard chain brewpub and would be alright except you leave smelling like youíve worked the fryer all night (believe I know, Iíve had that job).
Iíd stay away from the one in Lawrence, although have heard good/decent things about KC locations.
I will say if you eat outside on a nice evening/afternoon its definitly worth visiting.
I lived less than half a mile away and went no more than a half dozen times, it was that unspectacular and unimpressive.
ReRate (after going back a few more times): Not as bad as it was. The food is better than I thought it was (wings way too ground peppery, but salads good, and sandwiches are above average). The beer still isnít outstanding (though not bad), if in town go to Free State .. if youíve already been there then give this place a shot. The atmosphere still is below average, but Iím giving it more than the 6 overall I previous had as it seems to be improving its quality.
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