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 (10) |

Free State Brewing Company

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Beer Available At Free State Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Free State Octoberfest 94, Free State Cloud Hopper Imperial IPA 99, Free State Yakimaniac IPA , 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 85, Free State Hop Jack Ale 92, Free State Stormchaser Summer IPA 87, Free State The Roaming Pint , Free State Lionsís Pride American Wit , Free State New World IPA , Free State Chocolate Birthday Cake , Free State Cherry Bomb , Free State Dort-Munjor , Free State Hop Jack Red , Free State Straight For The Sun , Free State Faustian Bargain
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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 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
smoknheads  (1) Kansas City, Kansas | April 21, 2006
good beer, great food, great service, friendly knowledgeable wait staff, open for beers during set break at Liberty Hall, what else do you need. Bar is small, and it is loud when itís busy, but you take the good with the bad. The food is much better than your typical brewpub, the chef must have studied french culinary arts. Get there on Monday nights early to claim a seat for the 1.75 pints. smoknheads
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
harlequinn  (112) Tacoma, Washington | January 25, 2006
This place is really a lot of fun and a must when passing through town. What a diverse crowd and I like the fact that there is no smoking although it always bugs me when everyone stands in front of the door and smokes and you have to walk through it, but such is life. The bar staff was quite knowledgeable and the service was quick, and the beers were pretty tasty. The only thing that bothered me was it was obnoxiously loud.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
JCapriotti  (67) Milwaukee, Wisconsin | December 18, 2005
Great place in an unassuming city. Must be the college. Make sure you get the onion rings, and barring any special drafts, the oatmeal stout. Seemed to have about 6-8 usual taps. Nice area too, downtown Lawrence. Very nice area. Not far off the highway either.
henry3r  (6) Wichita, Kansas | October 11, 2005
The staff was knowledgeable; however we had a hard time finding our waitress at times. There was also the sauce we asked for and didnít receive. However, the beers were quite good, making up for the less-than-stellar service. Taking away from the ambiance was the fact that it was very loud, to the point that my partner and I had a difficult time carrying on a conversation.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
TAR  (30) Lafayette, Colorado | October 6, 2005
Located in the quaint downtown of Lawrence, Free State is more than just a brewpub. In fact, itís home to some of the best food in the city. And thatís saying a lot, being that this is a diverse college town. The wonderul food ranges from hearty meat plates to all-veggie stuff. Tasty appetizers like Artichoke dip or hummus. Plus their meat is mostly, if not all, free-range organic. The beer selection is quite limited, but the seasonals are most always solid. Especially their lagers. Growlers are available to take home. FS is certainly a brewpub most would be proud to call their local watering hole.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
desurfer  (116) Melbourne, Florida | August 12, 2005
A really cool place. Too bad I didnít get to try the Owd Macs or Old Backus, but the C3 was fantastic. Nice bartender.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
tjthresh  (85) Greenfield, Indiana | August 2, 2005
Visited on July 30, 2005. My only knock is that the bar is too damn small. Other that that no complaints. Food is well prepared. Staff is attentive and knowledgeable. Price is right.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog  (792) Phoenix, Arizona | July 3, 2005
December 2004: Above average beers and decent food in a busy brewpub in Lawrenceís shopping district.
ElGaucho  (238) Minnetonka, Minnesota | June 21, 2005
Iím a little surprised by the high ratings here. The bar area is tiny, though not nearly as small as Barley Johnís in New Brighton, MN. The extent of the seating in the bar area that is not actually at the bar consists of 4 chairs set up along a ledge to the right of the bar and 4 lower chairs around a small bar stool posing as a table. There was no service to either of these areas. All the rest of the seating in the place, which has two stories, is reserved for diners. We arived at around 4:15pm on a Saturday, and they would not give us a table in either of the "dining areas" and the bar itself was full. The outdoor patio was full of smokers. So, I was forced to write my notes on the bar stool, a tough task when you are sharing such a small surface with 3 beer glasses. Finally, for a place that has gained a world-wide reputation based upon 2 beers, to not have either of them year round is a disservice to the customer. The offerings that were available were solid, but not anything extraordinary. I was frankly underwhelmed but would still go back if in the area and I knew either the Owd Macs or the Old Backus were available.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
bu11zeye  (113) Frisco (Dallas), Texas | June 16, 2005
Good service and excellent beers. Really enjoyed this birthday surprise! Thanks to all who joined me!

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