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Prison Brews

305 Ash St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-4002
+1 573-635-0678
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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305 Ash St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-4002
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the idea of taking an old prison apart relocating it to a restaurant and reusing the equipment to make a bad situation a good time. The atmosphere was great and I spent just as much time eating as I did looking around at...More

Thank Reggie A
Ashlee M, other at Prison Brews, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Reggie, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a great review! Can't wait to see you during your next visit :D

Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

I always get the vegetarian pizza and it's fantastic! Great service and great appetizers and beer as well.

Thank Rachel F
Joshua P, Manager at Prison Brews, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thanks Rachel!!! We're happy you enjoyed our vegetarian pizza!! Our let our servers know they are doing a good job :D.

Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

The food was tasty; we both had burgers which were a little overdone but were still juicy. The fries were amazing, both the loaded and plain ones. The beers were nothing extraordinary but were well made and very drinkable. We both preferred the winter ale....More

Thank Amber R
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

We stopped here one evening when visiting my parents in Jefferson City. We didn’t order food, but we were very happy with our beer choice. We both ordered the IPA, which had a nice balance of hops and bitters. Also, the place was designed with...More

Thank Shelbynoel
Joshua P, Manager at Prison Brews, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Shelbynoel, thank you for your fantastic review! We are proud of our Brews :D. Come back and give our food a taste!

Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

I met about 8 others here for an informal meeting over food and beer. The place is small enough to feel cozy but big enough so it not crowded. As you can take away from the name, it’s a prison theme inside and that’s unique....More

Thank Floyd B
Josh P, General Manager at Prison Brews, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your business. We would like to know what it would take to turn your 4 into a 5 on your next trip to our restaurant?

Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

It was nice to be out with the girls and be able to order a meatless pizza! Artichokes, olives, spinach and feta made for an amazing lunch. Interesting atmosphere especially on an outing that included a tour of the Missouri State Penitentiary.

Thank TravelingMom8066
Josh P, General Manager at Prison Brews, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Thank you very much for your review. Our Greek Pizza is a big seller and we are glad that you enjoyed it. We look forward to seeing you next time you are out with the girls.

Reviewed 18 November 2017

I eat here a couple times a year. My guest requested we go here. He loved the burger. I loved the Reuben Sandwich. Couldn't eat all of it. Had to take a to-go-box and enjoyed the rest of it for dinner. This place was packed...More

Thank Rick B
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This place is a locally owned gem for Jefferson City. They brew and sell their own beer, of course, but they also have a great menu, outdoor space, and venue space available. There's a bocce ball court and plenty of outdoor seating when the weather...More

Thank amandagG5703JJ
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We dropped in for lunch after a morning tour of the old Mo state pen. Everything was on par - service was good, reuben sandwich was delicious and flavourful, and the micro craft beer selection outstanding. It was a rather warm August day, and the...More

Thank AMDG_Badger
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

In the world that is craft beer Prison Brews is behind the curve. Out of the 6 beers we tried 3 had essentially no flavor to them at all. That is 50% of their offerings that were not worth drinking. If marketing as a brewpub...More

Thank PMMarion
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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
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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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