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Prison Brews

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene


Apple-Wood Smoked Bacon Cheeseburger
An 8 oz. Burger grilled w/ apple-wood smoked bacon & your choice of cheese.
Black Bean Chipotle Veggie Burger
Veggie burger served w/ your choice of cheese.
Breaded Pork Loin
Fresh hand cut pork loin breaded & fried, served w/ house mustard on a kaiser bun
Buffalo Chicken Wrap
Breaded chicken strips, dipped in our prison brews hot sauce served w/ lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese & ranch dressing served in a worm flour tortilla.
Capital City Club
Honey‎ mesquite turkey, sliced thin w/ apple-wood smoked bacon, red pepper aioli, lettuce, tomato, swiss cheese on a toasted pita bread.
Chicken Bacon Ranch
Double breaded chicken breast topped w/ apple-wood smoked bacon, swiss & ranch
Deli Turkey Wrap
Honey mesquite turkey, sliced thin served w/ your choice of cheese, lettuce, tomato, apple-wood smoked bacon & ranch dressing served in a warm tortilla.
Grilled Bratwurst
Locally made w/ our own handcrafted beer, served on a brat bun w/ sauerkraut & house mustard
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
A grilled, marinated chicken breast w/ apple-wood smoked bacon & choice of cheese
Grilled Portabella Sandwich
Grilled red & green peppers, red onions, & portabella mushroom served on a toasted bun w/ a red pepper aioli & your choice of cheese
BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza
Slow cooked shredded pork, tossed in BBQ sauce, w/ sliced red onions, mozzarella, cheddar cheese & cilantro.
Chicken Teriyaki
Marinated chicken, button mushrooms, red pepper & teriyaki sauce w/ green onions to garnish
Four Cheese
Mozzarella, provel, parmesan & feta cheese
Greek Pizza
Black olives, artichokes, roma tomatoes & feta cheese w/ an oregano vinaigrette
Meat Lovers
Spicy sausage, ground beef, pepperoni & apple-wood smoked bacon w/ a tomato sauce
Pepperoni Pizza
Pepperoni slices w/ a tomato sauce
Sausage & Mushroom
Spicy sausage & button mushrooms w/ a tomato sauce
Shrimp Creole Pizza
Shrimp tossed in creole seasoning w/ green & red peppers, onions & served over our pizza sauce.
Supreme Pizza
Green peppers, black olives, red onions, mushrooms, pepperoni & spicy sausage w/ tomato sauce
Tomato, Feta & Bacon
Roma tomatoes, feta cheese & apple-wood smoked bacon w/ a pesto sauce
Beer Battered Onion Rings
Hand dipped beer battered onion rings served w/ chipotle ketchup
Beer Boiled Peel & Eat Shrimp
A half-pound of large shrimp, boiled in our beer & pickling spices, served w/ a chipotle cocktail sauce.
Chicken Wings
Chicken wings tossed in our unique sweet & spicy sauce or house recipe dry rub. Served w/ carrots, celery sticks & bleu cheese dressing
Fryer Basket
Enjoy our breaded green beans, beer-battered mushrooms, & fried cheese sticks.
Signature beer cheese sauce $+1.79
Jail-House Fries
A large portion of our hand cut French fries tossed w/ garlic & herbs served w/ chipotle ketchup. can be made plain by request
Jalapeno Poppers
Red jalapeno peppers filled w/ cream cheese & wrapped in a spicy, crunchy breading, 6 per order, served w/ a sweet thai chili sauce.
Mozzarella Sticks
6 wisconsin mozzarella cheese sticks, double batter dipped & fried. Served w/ marinara sauce.
P.B. Loaded Fries
Our hand cut fries drizzled w/ buttermilk ranch dressing, beer cheese sauce, applewood smoked bacon, sour cream & green onions.
Seasoned ground beef $+2.99
Prison Nachos
Tri-colored‎ chips covered in our homemade beer cheese sauce, black olives, green onions, diced tomatoes, jalapenos, sour cream & salsa.
Rustic Beer Bread & Cheese
Fresh‎ bread prepared daily w/ our own ale, sharp cheddar, dill & our spent grains served w/ assorted cheeses. **Great w/ our beer sampler
Beer Boiled Peel & Eat Shrimp
Half‎ pound of large shrimp boiled in our beer & pickling spices, served w/ chipolte cocktail sauce w/ a choice of side & a side salad.
Bistro Filet
10 oz. Grilled filet topped w/ our herbed butter, served w/ garlic mashers.
Chicken Parmesan
Breaded or grilled chicken breast topped w/ marinara sauce, melted mozzarella cheese served over penne pasta in a rich creamy alfredo sauce served w/ a side salad.
Fish & Chips
Farm raised catfish tossed w/ a creole cornmeal breading & fried golden brown w/ hand cut fries & cole slaw
Pasta Italiano
Creamy alfredo sauce w/ marinated Italian chicken, pepperoni all tossed w/ penne pasta & aged parmesan. served w/ homemade beer bread.
Teriyaki Sesame Salmon
Grilled salmon glazed in a teriyaki sesame sauce served w/ steamed vegetable blend.
Bread pudding traditional raisin bread pudding topped w/ our warm vanilla rum sauce
Homemade Cheese Cake of the Day
Ask your server about our cheese cake of the day
Root Beer Float
A‎ classic root beer float made w/ our in-house root beer & vanilla bean ice cream
Shawshank Redemption Pie
Our own version of a cocoa fudge pie, topped w/ whipped cream & chocolate sauce
Cranberry-Walnut Salad
Dried cranberries, English walnuts, bleu cheese & marble rye croutons over field greens & served w/ homemade red wine vinaigrette & a slice of beer bread
Grilled Portabella Salad
Grilled marinated portabella mushrooms served over field greens, red onions & roasted red pepper, parmesan cheese, served w/ marble rye croutons, slice of beer bread & tomato vinaigrette
Grilled Steak Salad
A grilled 6 oz. Steak served over field greens w/ marble rye croutons, parmesan cheese, red onions & red peppers w/ balsamic vinaigrette & slice of beer bread
Homemade Dressings
Roasted tomato viniagrette, balsamic vinaigrette, red wine vinaigrette, buttermilk ranch, bleu cheese, honey mustard, thousand island, & french.
Pub Salad
Mixed field greens w/ red onions, olives, tomatoes, parmesan cheese, marble rye croutons & choice of homemade dressings
Soup of the Day
Ask your server about our fresh-made soup of the day
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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by a friend as a fun place to have late lunch or early dinner. Decor is definitely prison-y. Hamburgers were tasty and moist; fries were best in a long time. AND they make their own craft beer.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank perkypaula2017
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

Food was just Ok, but the decor is pretty cool with the bar being inside a holding cell. Definitely appropriate as we were going to tour the State Penitentiary later that day. Service was good.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank esd3104
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

Ate here with the family before going on the Missohri Penitentiary tour. Food was great and the place looks like an old prison.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Judy M
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

My friend and I went there before a haunted tour of the prison and it was easy to find, well lit parking. We got there at a good time because we were seated immediately and our orders taken quickly. Food was really good. I had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Hhiiggss2007
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

We ate here several times during a ladies weekend trip and everything we had was excellent! Their beer is great as well! Service was always quick and very friendly. This place is a must.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jjj816
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Loved their beer!!! The food is great, too! PB Loaded Fries and pretzels with beer cheese were yummalicious! Some of the people in my group thought the buffalo chicken wrap was way too salty. I loved it!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kelly W
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

Great service pub type food. Brooke, our waitress tool good care us on a busy Friday night. Rueben sandwich good.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jimr563
Reviewed October 19, 2018

If you like beers - all kinds - you'll like this place. Plus pub grub galore - and I hear the pizzas are tops! I haven't been overly impressed with the food but the onion rings were super good!

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Roger M
Reviewed October 10, 2018

If we had one of these in San Diego, we would be regulars. The bar has "bars" around the actual bar and around the booths. The beers are named after prison terms and lingo. I had a "I ain't your honey" pale ale and it...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cassandra C
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch after our prison tour and we’re wonderfully surprised! Food was great (especially the tenderloin & the steak sandwich!), but the atmosphere was quirky and fun (right along with the whole prison theme)! Not a huge fan of the onion rings,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank KCJ2012
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Don't know their policy or practices regarding donations to clubs. You will need to contact the owner or manager directly.
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