Prison City Pub & Brewery

Prison City Pub & BreweryPrison City Pub & Brewery
Prison City Pub & BreweryPrison City Pub & Brewery
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

28 State St
Auburn, New York, 13021
United States

(315) 604-0763 | map

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 32
Photo of jmdrpi
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

stopped in here while driving through town just to pick up a couple of crowlers. but it was a nice spot, with some outdoor seating in addition to the bar and seating inside. Traditional pub feel with dark wood decor. good lineup of beers, fairly diverse in style. bartender was friendly and the beers I've had from them have all been good.

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Photo of BillRoth
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Stopped for lunch and to finally try out some of PC's highly regarded IPAs. Great old building setting in heart of Auburn. Throw back to another time. Plenty of seating and long old style fully stocked bar. People ther all seemed to be having a good time and enjoying meals and beers. All ages present at lunch time. Service was very good and helpful. My wife had a burger and fries . We shared the slightly curried chick pea fries, and I had the Abundance salad that was loaded with healthy goodies as well as delicious. All in all we'd recommend the place just to grab a nice lunch.

Beers were awesome. All the drafts were available in full pint or half pints (which made it easy to really try a few beers at one meal. I loved the fact that they had not only growlers, but crowlers for most of their beers; grabbed 3 oil cans for the suitcase. I'm bumping up Service from 4.25 (good people) to 4.5 because of the many ways they serve their beers. SO easy to try, take home, etc etc.

Beer menu included a nice selection of about 8 house beers (all great), and a decent selection of guest beers on draft and in cans. Very nicely curated. This place gets both Head Topper and Focal Banger in cans for on site consumption.
Hop heads will love this place.
Top notch brewery and top notch place to go.

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Photo of Lucular
4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Large selection of Prison City brews. Slightly pricey at $10 for a 4-beer sampler (5 oz pours) but more than made up for by the quality of the beer. The first flight I ordered was probably the best flight I've ever had: I rated all 4 beers at a 4.4 or higher (two IPAs, one fruited sour, one BBA barleywine). It's a bit out of the way for me but I definitely hope to go back in the future. Also, the "everything pretzels" are delicious especially with the beer cheese dip.

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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.83/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This brewery is a great one to go to! A very friendly and knowledgeable staff with a great beer selection. They usually have 7-10 house beer on tap along with 15 non house beers. The vibe is super chill and great. They have a decent food menu and although their food is very tasty it is however, on the pricey side. Other than the food being on the pricey side, Prison City's beer is top notch and one of Auburn, NY's local hotspots to hit up. I would definitely recommend going there to check it out.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

very impressive little spot here in auburn i have been hearing about for some time now. finally got the chance. awesome little building, looks like it belongs in a much hipper city. classy but small place, with some homages to central new york brewing history on the wall, a window through to the very small brew house, and some cozy booth seating and dim lighting. modern meets rustic gastropub feel. a nice place to curl up on a chilly winter weeknight. the beer menu is impressive, as many as ten of their own beers on, and then a collection of heady guest beers from all over the map. they are becoming well known for their sours, and their berliner was quite tasty, but for me their hippy beers and darker stuff were the memorable ones. all were very good though. upscale type of food menu too, far beyond pub food. we enjoyed the calamari, the meat and cheese board, and a big salad with some kind of avocado vinaigrette that was just amazing. service was friendly and attentive, and the overall vibe of the place is great. welcoming and warm, unique and urban, classy but comfortable. i expect big things from these guys down the road.

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Photo of T-34-85
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Very nice brewery with solid selection of beers from other breweries to compliment those made in house, which a great way to maintain a good crowd of patrons. Good food menu with creative and quality. The styling, layout, and decor of the brew pub itself was top notch.

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Photo of RickyDavis
5/5  rDev +16.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

House made sours, pork belly tacos, and 20 taps. Lucky to have such a fantastic place in small town Auburn. The brewer consistently makes better beer than you can find in stores, while producing numerous styles. Owner and brewer truly have a passion for beer that shines through in this welcoming establishment. Steadily becoming more consistent with house beer availability and food quality since open. Worth a drive.

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Photo of Suds
2.33/5  rDev -45.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 1.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2 | food: 3

Having grown up near this small town, and having been a home brewer for the past 25 years, I could not wait to try the local brew. So, I dropped in with my family on a Sunday and asked for samples and a growler. I was offered samples of a solidly good belgian pale ale, but was told that they would not sell anything but the porter in a growler. In spite of my better judgement, I agreed, and took a sight-unseen porter. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a heavily flawed medicinal brew, and I felt taken. The brewpub is tavern-like and in a good location. However, if the service and quality that I received is normal, they are certain to fail. Very disappointing.

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Prison City Pub & Brewery in Auburn, NY
Brewery rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 368 ratings