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Gella's Diner & Lb. Brewing Co.

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117 East 11th Street, Hays, KS 67601
+1 785-621-2739
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11:00 - 22:00
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Hays, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Whether you are wanting lunch, dinner or one of their crafted beers (or root beer) and an appetizer this is a must stop location in Hays. The charm of the brick building and wood floors bring back fond small town memories as you are greeted at the door by a friendly staff that set you at a table in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Food is fantastic, large selection of different types of brew, service is prompt, well worth a stop....family orientated, parking can be a problem, love the decor, great selection on the menu

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Hays, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Date night perfection! Best food and service ever! You really need to check it out! Try the crem brûlée!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Menu offers a great selection during lunch time.. I love the Samon and the jasmine rice.. Plus a great atmosphere...

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Hays
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Gella's has wonderful food and a great atmosphere. It is a very popular place. It offers special beer selections as well.

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

I have to admit, we come here every time we are in town. We thought about trying another restaurant but this place is everything we like. A microbrewery - we started with a $6 flight of 8 beers. I had salmon cakes and my husband had fish & chips. The food was great! After drinking the sampling I ended up... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

We were driving from Topeka to Co and were very surprised. We ended up being tempted by their heavy food... Beirock covered in cheese and a soup and sandwich. Even their homemade chips were excellent. The chef has an eye for details and must work hard to make sure that everything served is a pleasure to eat. Additionally, for such... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

The salmon patties were amazing as well as the oatmeal stout. The waitress was attentive and helpful. Loved the atmosphere too. Highly recommend it❤️

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

Tons of brews to choose from and a giant food menu. The green bean dumpling soup is awesome. Wings were great and service was good considering how busy they were. Definitely worth going back to.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

The service was great, food was excellent, the setting is fun and clean, and the portions were very generous. An excellent, large burrito.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, German, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 East 11th Street, Hays, KS 67601
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Hays
  • Phone Number: +1 785-621-2739
Description
Awarded the Great American Beer Festival's 2013 Small Brewpub and Small Brewpub Brewer honors, the four storefronts the microbrewery and diner call home didn't always look like this. An aluminum facade hid these historic structures for decades as the elements took a devastating toll inside and out on the forgotten buildings. Acquired in 2000, these buildings became the first properties deeded for development as part of the Chestnut Street District's downtown revitalization effort.Along with stabilizing the collapsed ceiling in what is now the brewery, other challenges included replacing chiseled and damaged brick with limestone, unifying the storefronts with a steel I-beam and conforming the different floor levels of the four buildings to ADA standards. Whenever possible, designers incorporated original elements of the buildings into the design.The open kitchen buzzes with culinary activity, savory aromas and fiery spectacle. Acting in stark contrast is the cool calm of the steel brew tanks, tangle of hoses and the sweet scent of barley and hops. The industrial beauty of rusted steel, the cool glare of galvanized aluminum and the raw quality of weathered wood are all perfectly offset by the intimate chatter of patrons over plates of delicious food and pints of handcrafted beer.Historically inspired paintings created by graduates of Fort Hays State University's Art Department add color and culture directly to the authentic brick walls. The paintings are indicative of the signage that once appeared on the sides of downtown structures serving notice of the name of the company or type of services offered within. Patrons entering by the west door of Gella's Diner & Lb. Brewing Co. Are greeted by the artwork entitled "Three Star Harvest". Taken from a 1930s photograph, "Three Star Harvest" is the silhouette of three Ellis County farmers eating lunch in a field. Diners in the second room from the west are treated to a rustic sign once prominent on Eleventh Street in the 1920s. FHSU graduate, Amber Hampton, interpreted historic photos to design both murals. The actual act of painting was a collaboration between Hampton and nationally renowned artist Kris Kuksi of Hays. Kuksi, a graduate turned instructor for FHSU's Art Department, enlisted students from FHSU's Basic Design Class to paint.From hand painted murals to industrial agricultural lighting, open spaces and references to early railroad cars, the brewery and diner convey an industrial farm look for a fresh yet traditional atmosphere that is Hays' alone.Look above the bar and you'll see that the brewery's designer took egg baskets and turned them upside down to create an ambience unlike any other. The black granite for the brewery's bar came from Sylvan Grove, located just east of Hays. The Company M&G Designs provided this granite for Gella's Diner & Lb. Brewing Co. As well as granite for the elevators of Chicago's Sears Tower. A glass wall separates the bar from Lb. Brewing Co.'S stainless steel tanks or "barrels" which produce 310 gallons of beer each run. Lb. Brewing Co. Is capable of producing 1,000 barrels of beer a year. A private banquet facility just off the bar can entertain up to 50 guests, and it's fully equipped to host a variety of functions. Free wireless Internet access is available throughout the diner and brewery.Centrally located downtown, the city's cultural centers, recreation parks, galleries, specialty shops and more are all within walking distance.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?