Free State Brewing opened in 1989 as the first legal brewery in Kansas in more than 100 years. Located in a renovated inter-urban trolly station in ... More
Free State Brewing Company
Free State Brewing opened in 1989 as the first legal brewery in Kansas in more than 100 years. Located in a renovated inter-urban trolly station in historic downtown Lawrence, Kan., the brewery was an early participant in the rejuvenation of the north end of the downtown business district. Led by the renovation and refurbishment of neighboring Liberty Hall and the Eldridge Hotel, the result has been a rebirth of the 600 block of Massachusetts St. Its beers include Grace O'Malley's Irish Ale, Smoky Hill Ale, Ironman Imperial Stout, Coeur de Saison, Wheat State Golden, Ad Astra Ale, Copperhead Pale Ale and Oatmeal Stout. It also features a menu that consists of appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts.
Great place with diverse, exciting menu. The specials for whichever chef is in charge that day are winners, and the seasonal and standard offerings are good, good, good. If you're a beer fan, you'll think you died and went to heaven.
When you first walk in you gag from all the smokers that sit in front. The service is good. Very loud inside. Like the beer and friendliness of the customers. Food is good and reasonable. I used to go 3-4 times a week. When you leave be ready to gag again because of all the smokers by the front door.
Best restaurant in Lawrence that represents Lawrence. Not a place to bring the family but a business associate, date, parents or friends. Food is great and you can taste it being grown in their greenhouses. The best beer (obvious from their World wide awards) I have ever had is their copperhead Pale Ale even that of Europe but it isn't always the same since it is a micro brewery. I have been there many times and it is my and Lawrence's favorite restaurant.
This is the best reasonable priced place in town! they use local ingredients when possible.The owner grows lots of tomatoes for instance.Thank god they only have one TV,lol.Go on Monday for beer specials.They have food specials everyday.Nationally famous portabella sandwich,many vegetarian options,steak,you name it,they probably make it at least once in a while.Best beer outside of Boulder in the midwest!
Best food and beer in the Midwest! I completely disagree with the other two critics. The beer certainly outranks any breweries that I have been to in the States. I live in Germany and know what a fine draft should taste like. These folks at the Freestate know how brew a good beer. Prost!!