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Free State Brewing Co

$$ - $$$American, ,
636 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044-2236
+1 785-843-4555
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (44 reviews)
“artichoke dip” (11 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
636 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044-2236
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Free State was recommended by a local and we were glad they did. The beer is very good and they have a wide selection at very good prices. The salsa and queso were excellent and they kept refilling the chips. I had the Rueben and...More

Thank Roger K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of our favorites! The selection of craft brews is great and keeps growing. The staff are super friendly, the food is very good (hummus is a must try), and the ambience is “Lawrence excitement”. We tried 4 different beers on this visit...More

Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beer and ale are great, and the food choices go well with beer. A university town atmosphere. The acoutics are terrible, which makes it a difficult place to carry on quiet conversations.

Thank David K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first brewery in Kansas makes an excellent support of local beers. Yakamaniac is a fantastic IPA. Try the Gumbo!!!!

Thank Kye E
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've like my food there okay but the menu doesn't have enough choices and variety. Drink refills don't get done very quickly.

Thank smilingbee2016
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here several times and never had a bad meal! It can be a little noisy sometimes, but on our most recent visit, my wife and I had a very pleasant chat. I love the crazy architecture of the interior. So far, we've...More

Thank Scott T
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This was our first stop in Lawrence Kansas for dinner very awesome looking place inside you can see where they brew all the different beers we tried the Oktoberfest and a couple other beers all were really well brewed and taste it nice and crisp....More

Thank Jesse P
Reviewed 11 October 2017

A Lawrence tradition we paid our first visit with our KU student guest. She said the place was famous for 'burgers and beer.' Since we are fans of just such places we went that route. The Octoberfest beer offering was exactly what we were after...More

Thank John&Mickey
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We started out w/chips & salsa. They make their own chips, so they are excellent. My wife ordered the Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup, I ordered the Beef & Cabbage Bierock. Both items were excellent! This is NOT a quiet place, but still a MUST...More

Thank ls66611
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

My colleagues invited me for lunch here. We sat upstairs. We were able to enjoy a very nice meal with excellent service. The staff had smiles on theirfaces and brought sunlight to our day!

Thank Roxann S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 636 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044-2236
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Lawrence
  • Phone Number: +1 785-843-4555
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