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Free State Brewing Co

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636 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044-2236
+1 785-843-4555
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Here is a brewery, bar and restaurant with delectable dishes and a delighting selection of beers. You cannot always taste every beer no matter how you try so ask for 6 tasting glasses, for a few $ you can be blown away by the different punching flavours. The food in the restaurant fresh and tasty, waitress very good, tables too... More 

Thank benitosays
Kansas City, Kansas
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food was delicious and the beer was even better! It was a nice change from our normal family outings that usually end us up at a chain. Everyone of us enjoyed our food and beverages! Will definitly be back the next time were in the Lawrence area!

Thank Amelia H
Lawrence, Kansas
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a little too busy for what we'd prefer but the beer is so gosh darn delicious that it's worth the crowd. This is our go-to place if we want to go out. The food is great and the beer, particularly the IPAs, are amazing. Just try it. The night my fiance proposed, this was the obvious choice for our... More 

Thank oliverburlington
Lawrence, Kansas
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The times I have eaten here I have been more then pleased !!!! I will always recommend Free State to anyone. If you are from out of town you must stop in and try it out !!! And if you are in town Stop in as much as you can !!!!!

Thank lesliet945
Lawrence, Kansas
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

service is always as prompt as they can be, full of energy and fun. Best beer and food in downtown Lawrence.

Thank James M
Lawrence, Kansas
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44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My favorite restaurant in town. The food is consistently great, service is outstanding. Kid friendly (and approved!). Great for groups (though the front of the room gets loud at peak times). You can never go wrong with their Brewhouse Chicken Salad or any of the specials. I hear the beer is good, too. :)

Thank seeclark
Kansas City, Missouri
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in Lawrence and went here once a few years back for a business dinner. It was loud and crowded. Too loud to hear the people sitting right next to me. Lots of college students and commotion. Very unsettling.

Thank Susan3922
St. Louis
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98 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this restaurant. The Hungarian Noodle soup was warm on a cold day and very tasty with chunks of chicken and excellent spices. Our table was great for two, upstairs and overlooking the patio area beneath us. We could enjoy our mulled wine, talk and see what everyone else was eating. It all looked good.

Thank C0untryfan
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancé and I came to Lawrence for a KU basketball game. We arrived Friday night and asked for a recommendation from our hotel for a place it get some good food and a good beverage-first answer was Free State. So we navigated our way to Mass Ave and were pleasantly surprised to be seated quickly (mind you we were... More 

Thank iteachss
Lawrence, Kansas
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How many years? How many beers? Maybe the earth would cease to turn if this Lawrence landmark disappeared. We've never been disappointed. Never left hungry. Always remarked on the consistent crowd and what a winning combination of local ambiance, good and fresh and locally purveyed ingredients, hard-working and intelligent staff and a great selection of creatively brewed and named beers.... More 

Thank katherine d

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 636 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044-2236
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Lawrence
  • Phone Number: +1 785-843-4555

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?