23rd Street Brewery
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Active Beers: 16
Beer Ratings: 87
Beer Avg: 3.6
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 15 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Yetiman420:
4.38/5 rDev +15.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped in on a day when the temp was 107 and their air conditioner was not firing on all cylinders. Good for me because the sultry young waitstaff all looked a bit sweaty and hot like a (bad) Coors Light commercial.
I sat at the bar and had a pale and an exceptional IPA. This was my fourth Kansas City/Kansas brewpub stop in two days and I was struggling to find a low malt, citrusy/floral IPA and this totally hit the spot - I think Bitter Professor. I also had a sample of the altbier which was average based on my altbier knowledge.
Had the goat cheese and mandarin orange salad which was very good.
They have $6 pitchers on Tuesday and the bartender told me some people will drink up to 4 pitchers by themselvers (16 beers).
Did Free State prior to this and 23rd would be my choice if I find myself in Lawrence again.
08-04-2010 20:15:20 | More by Yetiman420
More User Reviews:
2.23/5 rDev -41%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 1 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 1 | $$$
OK, I hate to be flat out negative about a brew pub, but this place really stank. I had two beers (Old School Porter and their Brown Ale) and both tasted like they were made by a first time home brewer...and a poor first time brewer as well.
Add to the bad beer really terrible food. My son, wife and I each had something different (burger, french roast sandwich, and a reuben), and we all thought they were the worst version of said sandwich we'd ever had. The 1/2 pound hamburger was clearly a 1/3 pound burger as well as dry, on a crumbling bun and with the smallest amount of cheese that I've ever seen put on a burger. The reuben came on burned bread, the corned beef was as dry as chipped beef, and the sour kraut and thousand island dressing would of taken a microscope to locate. And the fries...lovely seasoned fries in which in the seasoning appeared to be nothing but tons of salt.
Luckily, the prices are really high for Lawrence, too. We went for sandwiches because there is no way meatloaf is worth $14 in Lawrence, KS. It's a freakin' college town and prices are very reasonable for food here, but NOT at the 23rd Street Brewery.
Being a regular of Free State, I'd hoped that there would be a second brewery in Lawrence I'd be able to visit, but I'll never go here again. Having lived about 5 blocks from 23rd Street's former associated brewery in Kansas City, the 75th Street Brewery, I'm happy the two are no longer owned/operated by the same people. 75th Street is good....both for food and beer, and this place made me wish I'd ordered a Miller Lite...'nuff said!
10-17-2013 01:32:17 | More by Jayhawk
3.6/5 rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
This place is located in a strip mall area. It is a large open area with a sports bar feel. However, I must laugh at the small TV's placed EVERYWHERE!
They seem to hire attractive young ladies, which could be a plus unless you want to know about the beer.
So you're thinking...This is a Hooter's/Applebee's!
You would be right, except the beer is actually pretty good. They have a nice selection and good quality on all the beers I had.
If you are in town, like sports, and good beer don't be afraid of hitting this place!
06-10-2011 21:25:35 | More by ndolover
2.98/5 rDev -21.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3 | $$
Been to this place many times.
Atmosphere is kind of bad, most of the larger tables have terrible lighting over them. Doesn't make for a good time.
Quality is ok, boring fare simliar to Applebees.
Service is ok, waitresses look great - I mean, best of Kansas great - but largely unintelligent and rude. Their kegs make up for it though.
Selection is boring however. The beer is poor.
Food is meh. Nothing special, although it's not bad.
Value is ok, better than Applebees or Chilis for the same price.
05-23-2011 03:41:06 | More by acelin
3.85/5 rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This place has a quality sports bar atmosphere to go along with a number of good micro brews. I especially enjoy the "scenery" every time I am served. I would recommend Bitter Professor IPA and Crimson Phog. They are a few of their better traditional brews. Another good one is their Oatmeal Stout. Also, keep an eye out for the Firkin tappings that happen about once a month on Friday evenings. I had a Chocolate Brown Ale that was awesome. My only beef with this place is that they doubled prices for their Wednesday night pint night special. Otherwise, it's a solid brewpub.
02-14-2011 02:34:05 | More by BeenJammin
4.13/5 rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I reviewed Freestate as well and I have to say for the reviews I saw on Free state about the college crowd I didn't get those when we went but we did happen to go to 23rd St, on a Saturday when the Jayhawks were in the NCAA tourney. Bad idea I thought. The atmosphere as some people say was a huge sports bar and it was. The food and the drinks were great even though the place was super busy for the game. Had a flight of all the beers on tap for the day and I was suprised. Those guys in KS know what they are doing. For a guy like me who wasnt an IPA fan, the bitter professor was excellent. The Crimson phog was a great beer as well. If youre ever in Lawrence, stop on in. Its well worth it.
10-18-2010 03:58:56 | More by FosterJM
23rd Street Brewery in Lawrence, KS
87 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.