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“Music too loud”
Review of Prison Brews

Prison Brews
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Pizza
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Dining options: After-hours
Description: 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.
Reviewed 29 July 2011

We went to Prison Brews on a recent trip to Jeff City. We make the trip west from D. C. to visit with family and were having dinner with my husband's sister and her children. We had hoped to have a pleasant, reasonably quiet visit but it was not to be. We were there on a Sunday afternoon and didn't anticipate that the music would be so loud at that time of day. If it had been a Friday or Saturday evening, I think we would have been prepared for the level of noise. Anyway, the food was good but the dinner was ruined because we couldn't even hear each other.

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Thank ret1
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Reviewed 3 July 2011

This micro-brewery sets in a part of the town which is being revitalized. The food is good and they do have some items which tend to excell in taste. The portabelle sandwich was good but the size of the portabelle could have been bigger. The burger was average but the fries had a good taste them them. Two of our party had pizzas which they said were awesome. Often on weekends there is live music this tends to pack the house. There is also outside seating along with a bocce ball court. Overall a great place to go with friends.

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Reviewed 29 June 2011

Awesome food. Great atmosphere. Very knowledegable bar-tenders/waitresses. They have Bocce league games almost every week day, and will even let you play before/after the games. They have their own microbrewery in house and even though I don't care much for beer I gladly partake in the samples from time to time just for the simple fact that you simply can't get a "fresher" beer than one that was just made.

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Thank Joseph R
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Reviewed 11 June 2011

...in a town that only has one brew pub. Worth a visit if you like craft beer and are in town but not worth a special trip. They do have outdoor seating and Bocce courts.

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Thank Ben1500
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Reviewed 7 December 2010

I was here with a friend last summer at lunchtime. She had the special which was a breaded tenderloin. She said it wasn't the best and it wasn't the worst.

I had a salad with grilled chicken which was pretty good. For an appetizer for us, I ordered some buffalo chicken dip which was pretty rough. It was curdled when it got to the table.

I'd go again to give it another chance.

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Thank VeraBates
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