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Prison Brews

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££ - £££
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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305 Ash St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-4002
+1 573-635-0678
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been here several times and never have been disappointed. The beers brewed on site offer a great selection and range to satisfy any beer lover. However it is the food that really keeps me coming back. Wood-fired pizza, incredible burgers & Reuben's, fresh salads and more. I have yet to have something that was not done right. Coupled... More 

Thank Mizzou79
Kansas City, Missouri
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for an outdoor place to eat since it was 70 degrees on February 11, 2017. We were able to sit outside and enjoy the weather, which was positive. However, the service on the patio was slow since everyone had the same idea to eat outdoors. We waited 20 minutes for our waitress to take our food order.... More 

Thank Fundraiser1988
Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Invited here by locals, this brewery serves several excellent varieties of beer and great food. Check it out!

Thank GaryGoingPlaces
Jefferson City, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is always great and service is good. Fun place to stop for a bite before or after a Prison Tour.

Thank Sheila S
Lawrence, Kansas
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We didn't eat there even though what they were serving looked great. We did enjoy some beers and the names are great. We had a very good time and the atmosphere is really amazing.

Thank Cnicolay
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Great lunch spot happy hour or dinner. House Microbrews here. Large portions of food and wood fired pizzas. Great outdoor patio and bocce ball courts as well. Good place to go and relax!

Thank Tim D
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67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Just had lunch here.. salad was decent . Kids burgers was red in the middle...we were done eating. Told the server about the burger being red. She offered a new one.. we couldn't stay.. normally the bill would be discounted at least. Nope. Paid full price for an unedible burger... this place just isn't what it used to be.. used... More 

Thank itravel2c
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I went here on lunch while I was at training. The staff is so friendly and extremely helpful. We decided to go back that night for a few beers which they have several quantities of. Definitely I will go back when I'm back in Jeff city for business.

Thank Twitchman1
Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Food was good with a good atmosphere. Have TV for games and stuff but have removed the pool table and other games which limit longer term activates that you might stay for or need to go somewhere else to do.

Thank mowen105
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124 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

After reading reviews in TripAdvisor I decided to give it a try. It was an enjoyable experience that there will be a return visit on my next trip too the area. The wood-fired pizza was out of the world. Highly Reccomended

Thank AndyK5100

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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