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Prison Brews

305 Ash St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-4002
+1 573-635-0678
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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305 Ash St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-4002
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped by here for dinner after our MO State Penitentiary history tour. It was a pleasant end to our day trip before heading home. I was annoyed that our society is so sensitive that they don’t get the joke about the restrooms being a...More

Thank Rhubba286
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a great surprise and was much needed. Very good home brew beersand great food. Was a busy place but got seated and serves quickly. Good price and great food.

Thank Joey C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Saw this on trip advisor. We had just toured the State Capital and had a mid afternoon lunch. There was 6 of us. Had the prison look in their decorating theme! Food was good. They had many kinds of beer. Great place!.

Thank grannysharonb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for a lunch stop on our road trip and stopped in to Prison News. Very glad we did. My husband enjoyed his milk stout, while I drank sweet tea. We shared a Reuben sandwich with sweet potato fries. Sandwich was top notch,...More

Thank Sue_Scott_NM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place with fun décor. Very good service. Nice outdoor seating with shade and fans. Good selection of beers. Best of all the wood fire pizza was excellent. My wife and I also ate at the most popular pizza place in town and both of...More

Thank margiemikesmith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a party of four and very sloooooooow service. In our waiters defense he did have a large group as well as us. But we ordered a blue ribbon burger and were not asked how it was to be cooked (i.e. rare, well, medium,...More

Thank Robyn B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good, but not returning. Service was good. Appetizer of onion rings was good. Appetizer of fries with ranch dressing- would not order again. All the guys had the beer sampler. They enjoyed them.

Thank LSSJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Meal was wonderful, I stop here every time I am in Jeff City. Not usually a beer drinker but tried the Mailbok? home brew and it was great. The Wardens Special (chicken wing dip w/chips) is my favorite and if you like bread pudding, they...More

Thank Angela A
Reviewed 18 May 2018

After going on a tour at the Missouri State Penitentiary, we headed over to Prison Brews. It is only a few blocks from the prison and had no problem finding it. We were all amused by the decor. Not being beer drinkers, we weren't interested...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 16 May 2018

We came to the pub before our prison ghost tour. We had so much fun here. They have a large selection of good cold beer and many home brews. I have had a lot of pizza in my day, but with all honesty, this was...More

Thank SGR536
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Response from Shannon5512 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are. Go and enjoy!
Arlene C
22 March 2015|
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Response from Pam J | Reviewed this property |
Don't know their policy or practices regarding donations to clubs. You will need to contact the owner or manager directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 Ash St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-4002
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Jefferson City
  • Phone Number: +1 573-635-0678
  • E-mail
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.
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