Free State Brewing Company | Lawrence, Kansas
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Free State Brewing Company
Excellent based on 68 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

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

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


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Free State Brewing Company

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Beer Available At Free State Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Free State Sour the Quad , 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
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68 reviews for Free State Brewing Company
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  81%
 Selection  78%
 Food  83%
 Value  82%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  93%
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  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.
86
  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 day...in 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 shade...like I said...hot 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 13...now 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.
84
  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!
84
  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.
90
  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!
74
  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
84
  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.
68
  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.
84
  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!
78
  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.

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