Free State Brewing Company | Lawrence, Kansas
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Free State Brewing Company
Excellent based on 69 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 Hop Jack Red , Free State Straight For The Sun , Free State Faustian Bargain , Free State Blue Sky Rye 61, Free State Oatmeal Stout 91, Free State Bricklayer Red , Free State Ironman Imperial Stout 97, Free State Lovejoy IPA 88, Free State 80 Shilling Ale , Free State KellerPils , 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
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69 reviews for Free State Brewing Company
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  81%
 Selection  78%
 Food  82%
 Value  82%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  93%
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  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.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu  (442) 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.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
notalush  (374) Denver, Colorado | July 13, 2012
Visited with beastiefan2k - pretty much your typical American brewpub - quite a bit of space inside, but spread out into various smaller "chambers," so despite its size it still seemed a little cramped - typical brewpub setup, with light hardwood tables and bar - mostly cozy inside - family friendly, so thatís a bonus - about eight beers on tap - your typical brewpub selections, with porters, stouts, ipas and the like - nothing fancy - beers range from ho-hum to awesome - decent bar service - excellent prices on the beers - itís a solid spot, but doesnít live up to some of the higher ratings IMHO.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Travlr  (1819) Washington, Washington DC | July 4, 2012
The main bar was pretty busy when I arrived around five, but I did get a seat. Good thing, because it was jam packed with the dinner crowd by 6 or 7. Despite being standing room only, the servers did an excellent job keeping everyone happy, being friendly to strangers like me, and giving the locals a heavy dose of shit. Very entertaining. Beers were very solid, especially a porter and stout. Food was above average. The glimpse into the brewery area where Owd Mac may or may not be maturing was priceless.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
jcnielsen  (255) Charlotte, North Carolina | June 14, 2012
This is a must-go brewery if you are in the Lawrence area. The restaurant has been pretty packed when Iíve visited on weekends. Good selection (usually around 10-12 beers) and good quality beer. The food at Free State is pretty also. There have been a couple of times when Iíve had crappy service from servers, but overall a great place.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen  (422) Fort Collins, Colorado | May 3, 2012
This place really reminded me of Mtn Sun in Boulder. Large tap selection, good looking food (I didnít try it, however), lots of hippies, and good looking hippie chicks. Would love to frequent this place. I did have one unfortunate experience with a server that was incredibly rude, but overall, I love this place.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
high_on_hops  (23) Burlingame, California | May 2, 2012
Definitely come here if youíre in Lawrence for even just a few hours. The menu is great, especially the daily specials, and the beers are all delicious. I particularly like their IPAs, porters, and stouts. The servers have usually tried most or all of the beers and are very friendly, and the building has plenty of seating as well.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
OzarkElmo  (14) Poplar Bluff, Missouri | May 1, 2012
Nice Brewpub in downtown Lawrence. Worth a trip to wind down an evening/night.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
miguelmayo  (11) Colorado Springs, Colorado | April 3, 2012
I was on my way to a concert next door and was surprised to find a top notch brew pub right there, from out of state I enjoyed myself on the patio, the beer was very good the service was great for as busy as it was on a weeknight! Popular place for sure! Well worth a visit, good beer and good service = a favorite
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
jandd1983  (206) Florissant, Missouri | February 6, 2012
Went for lunch and was able to try several samples of beers I had not had before. Very good atmosphere, good food and good beers. My one complaint, they would not fill my St. Louis growler. They only fill their growlers, and I was told I would have to buy one of theirs to take away some beer. I passed, and would visit again.

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