Free State Brewing Co.

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Free State Brewing Co.Free State Brewing Co.
BEER AVG
3.96/5
Based on:
54 Beers
566 Reviews
Place Score: 92
Reviews: 62
Visits: 104
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

636 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, Kansas, 66044-2236
United States
phone: (785) 843-4555

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @freestatebeer

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Reviews: 62 | Visits: 104
Reviews by ndolover:
Photo of ndolover
3.6/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Located on the main drag, this building is larger then it looks from the outside. You will be greeted by patio seated smokers as you enter the building.

The bar is relatively small, as this is more of a dining establishment. It also seems to be catering to more of the family and older crowd. The service at the bar was swift and warm.

The beer was good, however I didn't see many seasonal or specialty beers on tap.

I did not eat the food, but it looked good and seemed to be the place for food as it was packed on a Wednesday night.

Overall, I would reccomend this place if you are looking for a calmer evening and something good to eat...and of course a good beer! (671 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Sixpoint
4.42/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of lovegarden
4.65/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Free State is one of the best breweries in Kansas. Located in Lawrence, Kansas, they offer only their own brew, and they usually have a wide variety. You can also get their beer at stores around the region. My two favorites are their Old Backus Barleywine and Oatmeal Stout.

Free State has excellent food, and I have never had a bad meal at this establishment. I recommend their fish and chips or their Sonoma Shrimp Fettuccine.

The atmosphere is great, but it can get crowded. Check out their website and use their text ahead seating. (546 characters)

Photo of DrunkinYogi
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of johnyb
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Wendt
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

My "home brewery" and very much a favorite. The Oatmeal Stout is excellent as is the John Brown and the Copperhead. (116 characters)

Photo of AndyEdgar
3.54/5  rDev -14.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Ryan_Klink
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of aratcliffe
4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of rxthree
4.64/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of rwhitmore
4.59/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Our hometown brew pub is always welcoming, warm and fun. The staff is almost universally great, we go there at least once a week, and we can count bad experiences on one hand.

They only serve their brews, there's usually a range of styles to choose from. Servers are generally beer-knowledgeable, and many are very good at discussing the beers in depth.

The food is uniformly very good, and some dishes are always great. My only real beef is the inconsistency of the Pastrami Reuben. I LOVE a good Reuben, and when they do it right, it's wonderful. However, it's sometimes under grilled, and doesn't have that great crispy exterior I want in my Reuben.

If you're in the Kansas City area, take the 30 minute drive to Lawrence and put the Free State Brewing Co. at the top of your list. You'll like it a lot. (815 characters)

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3.04/5  rDev -26.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Hohnbaum
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Thirstygoat
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of KZane
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of pjbfromkc
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Basoos1
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Wobbly
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

Decent brewery with some special brews. Mostly average though. The attempts at complex Belgian styles come close but consistently fall a tad short. Englishman s German inspired examples range from dependable to mediocre. Food ranges from solid to mediocre. (256 characters)

Photo of Coopersbeer
4.92/5  rDev +19.1%

Photo of AndyBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.33/5  rDev +4.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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Free State Brewing Co. in Lawrence, KS
92 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.