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Prison Brews

305 Ash St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-4002
+1 573-635-0678
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
305 Ash St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-4002
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Reviewed yesterday

Prison Brews is somewhere that you just have to experience when in Jeff City. This is the third trip and we always stop here. Food is ok but the beer is really good and the atmosphere can't be beat. Make sure you position yourself need...More

Thank JesMarie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brings that little extra something to that neighborhood! The owner is simply amazing and the staff is great!

Thank bmiles42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attention all Bocce Ball players and fun lovers! This is the restaurant for you! All ages are welcome here to enjoy the varied menu. Great oven baked pizza, but the menu is so much more. The atmosphere is fun and a throwback to the Missouri...More

Thank Cynthia S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at Prison blues after the Missouri State Prison tour. The food was amazing! I had the Pulled Pork sandwich with potato salad and loved it! My kids each got a 12 inch pizza and they said it was the best pizza that they...More

Thank Angela R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought that this looked like a great place to eat and according to most reviews it is. We were not impressed. Very average menu, although we dared to try the Greek pizza and a couple of their in house beers. I thought the pizza...More

Thank uniquegirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went to Prison Brews after traveling a couple of hours to visit the penitentiary. We were greeted to an extremely rude waitress, me being a server I understood and tried to ignore it. We were seated and waited twenty minutes before...More

Thank jvork15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very fun bar for a good lunch. The bar section is "in a jail". Food was very good and servers very friendly. Just a fun place to end your day out.

Thank Shannon5512
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the prison tour ( which was fun and informative, never want to go to JAIL) Debbie was our server and she made good recommendations. Several of us tried to beers and also the pizza, which go together. Good place to visit.

Thank rollinsthomas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here with friends after a tour of MO State Prison. On the up side, the beer sampler was very good. Other than that, not impressed at all. First of all, had a waiter, a young man, who was very inattentive. He took forever to...More

Thank tapstry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice variety on menu and food was excellent. Had beer sampler of craft beers. 7 beers for $12.50. Several very good. Service was poor.

Thank Sharon M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 Ash St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-4002
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Jefferson City
  • Phone Number: +1 573-635-0678
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Prison Brews was opened in 2007 in a part of town that once housed the state penitentiary and is now experiencing residential / commercial re-growth. This has become a popular brewery with wood-fired pizzas, sandwiches, etc. It has completely embraced the "prison" kitsch feel with bars between the bar & dining area and pictures of the 1800's penitentiary historical artifact lining the walls. The menu items and beers on tap are also incorporated into the theme. There is a large dining area as well as large outdoor seating on the adjacent patio complete with bocce ball. A unique experience in a growing area of town.
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