Free State Brewing Company

Brewery, Bar, and American Restaurant
636 Massachusetts St (btwn 6th & 7th St.), Lawrence, KS 66044, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • Noon–11:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Wine
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

The Free State Brewing Co. opened in 1989 as the first legal brewery in Kansas in over 100 years. Located in a renovated inter-urban trolly station in historic downtown Lawrence, the Brewery was an early participant in the rejuvenation of the north end of the downtown business dist... (See all)

9.1/10

Based on 288 votes

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  • copperhead
  • beer
  • ad astra
  • burroughser weisse
  • cheddar ale soup
  • lemonade
  • onion rings
  • great value
  • fish
  • gumbo
  • off-menu items
  • burgers
  • barley wine
  • crawfish
  • good for dates
  • sandwiches
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  • trendy
  • wine
  • quesadillas
  • Devin C.

    Local Micro Brewery to check out! Good food & even better beer.

    Devin C. · March 10
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  • Nathan S.

    They had some 4 or 5 IPAs on tap, and a massive rainstorm came through. All around cool.

    Nathan Swartz · February 24
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  • Ben B.

    Great food and great beer. The downtown setting is convent and cozy.

    Ben Baron · September 8, 2014
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  • Claudia

    Good beer!

    Claudia · September 3, 2014
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  • Allison L.

    Cheddar Ale Soup for the soul.

    Allison Loftus · September 1, 2014
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  • Cody M.

    The bartenders are all rude; I'm officially done with this place for good. Free State employees should attempt to treat their customers with a modicum of respect.

    Cody Marshall · July 27, 2014
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  • Cody M.

    The bar tending staff always seem put-out about having to do their jobs, and are consistently surly, which makes me want to avoid this place.

    Cody Marshall · June 16, 2014
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  • Carl E.

    Onion rings

    Carl Edwards · March 25, 2014
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  • Zoran P.

    Great place, great selection of great beer, great service.

    Zoran Pucar · March 13, 2014
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  • Julian V.

    Try the Burroughser Weisse!

    Julian Villalobos · February 28, 2014
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  • Lucie C.

    Get the Burroughser Weisse while it is still around! I'm not a big beer drinker but I seriously loved the sour finish to this beer. Their pasta specials are also pretty great.

    Lucie Costanza · February 28, 2014
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  • Katie O.

    The fish & chips & the burgers are delicious! On Sunday afternoons they're really busy!

    Katie O'Blenes · February 23, 2014
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  • R W H.

    Bigger & nicer than I expected, really packed on a basketball game day. Food was good, as was the selection of beers.

    R W Hoskins · February 21, 2014
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  • Wang

    Hey Wang what are you doing, this is the parking lot.

    Wang · January 19, 2014
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  • Lisa G.

    Chopped salad Verde is my new favorite! Add a little sriracha for a kick.

    Lisa Grey · January 10, 2014
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  • Abdul H.

    The beers on tap - brewed in the company’s 14-barrel brewhouse - are as varied as the clientele, making for a casual, welcoming environment. - © 2013 BuzzFeed, Inc

    Abdul Hakkim · December 31, 2013
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  • Pete R.

    Try the dinner specials whenever possible, however have a back-up in mind. They tend to go fast, my backup is always fish and chips!

    Pete Romano · December 30, 2013
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  • Brittany H.

    They've got some pretty tasty sandwiches!

    Brittany Harris · September 28, 2013
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  • Audrey M.

    Awesome place! We are from out of state stopped in and had a blast! Great bartenders amazing fish and chips! I wish we could visit more often!

    Audrey Meshek · August 31, 2013
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  • Dan G.

    Chicken Basil Schnitzel was awesome!

    Dan Gentry · August 19, 2013
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  • Vans C.

    They stop filling growlers at 7 on Sundays :-(

    Vans Copple · July 29, 2013
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  • Katie O.

    Blood orange radler is perfection.

    Katie Oliver · July 28, 2013
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  • Lj M.

    So yummy eat it lol yum

    Lj Minore · July 28, 2013
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  • Ella N.

    Order the oatmeal wine

    Ella Necole · July 15, 2013
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  • Sarah H.

    Leave room for dessert

    Sarah Hemann · July 8, 2013
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  • Blake K.

    Oatmeal Stout is simply amazing

    Blake Kryger · June 26, 2013
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  • Robert K.

    Remind them of the second night they were open in 1989 when they ran out of beer and had to serve MICHELOB LIGHT, bwahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    Robert Klotz · June 20, 2013
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  • Valter J.

    Microcervejaria local, restaurante, bar, boa comida e grande diversidade de cervejas.

    Valter Junior · May 31, 2013
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  • Anna B.

    Do yourself a favor and order the black cherry fresh lemonade with vodka (special order). The best cocktail in Lawrence.

    Anna Buresh · March 24, 2013
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  • Tim A.

    Drink Beer!

    Tim Abernathy · February 26, 2013
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  • Marcy V.

    Utilize the call ahead seating option because this place gets BUSY!

    Marcy Vandament · January 17, 2013
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  • Shannon W.

    Their onion rings and mustard are the best. Also, if you're not a big beer person but still want to try it get a Cyclist - half fresh lemonade, half Wheat State Golden. Yum!

    Shannon Wilson · January 12, 2013
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  • Araceli V.

    The fish and chips are amazing. Always get a table on the top floor, get an amazing view.

    Araceli Villanueva · January 9, 2013
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  • Eric H.

    The barleywine is amazing!

    Eric Howell · January 6, 2013
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  • RJ H.

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    RJ Hickman · December 13, 2012
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  • Heather Q.

    Always delicious!

    Heather Quijas · December 9, 2012
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  • Michael C.

    When it's a special, get the country fried steak! You will not be disappointed.

    Michael Chavez · December 4, 2012
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  • Garrett

    Black bean quesadillas!!! Mmm.

    Garrett · December 3, 2012
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  • Niq H.

    You can always count on the specials for a delicious, flavorful meal.

    Niq Howard · November 19, 2012
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  • Matthew L.

    The best restaurant and brewery in Lawrence hands down. Food: brewhouse salad, French dip, Thai noodles, savona tuna sandwich. Beer: hop jack, copperhead, C4, saison, Octoberfest, winterfest, konza

    Matthew Lewis · October 26, 2012
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  • Mags B.

    Order a black and tan!

    Mags Borders · September 2, 2012
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  • Brenton L.

    The cowtippin stout and full kimona are on tap. Try em

    Brenton Lawrence · May 24, 2012
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  • Manorama T.

    Artichoke dip is awesome

    Manorama Talaiver · May 23, 2012
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  • Kevin E.

    One of my favs in Lawrence.

    Kevin Ensminger · May 13, 2012
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  • Laura W.

    I always take out of town visitors to Free State for a beer. Go Copperhead!

    Laura Watkins · May 6, 2012
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  • Kalee F.

    try the brownie and mint ice cream dessert. Ohhhh my goodness its good.

    Kalee Forsythe · May 4, 2012
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  • Scott P.

    The brown ale should always be served.

    Scott Phillips · May 2, 2012
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  • Tonnea G.

    Food was alright, the whole time I was eating there was gnats everywhere... Gross

    Tonnea Gumm · April 2, 2012
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  • Jennifer G.

    Best chicken flautas! Seriously gotta try them.

    Jennifer Girard · March 9, 2012
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  • Jesse M.

    Have a delicious Oatmeal Stout!

    Jesse Murphy · February 21, 2012
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