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Prison Brews

305 Ash St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-4002
+1 573-635-0678
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“burger” (40 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
305 Ash St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-4002
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Cassandra C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank KCJ2012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was up for a quick bite and ended up in a very unique place with great food and beer. The staff was very pleasant. The waitress recommended the Octoberfest Beer, brewed earlier that month. I had this and a burger with fries. Everything was...More

Thank cblasch2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great. Had a little glitch with something being spilled on a member of our group but management went above and beyond to compensate for the unfortunate accident. I will go back.

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

Best Reuben ever. Decor is a hoot (prison inspired). Bread pudding was magnificent but huge serving.

Thank Doris H
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

The food looked and tasted great. The staff was very friendly and efficient. We had the fish and chips that came with a large salad and fries. We had nachos for an appetizer which had colorful chips, fresh shredded cheese, salsa, ground beef and black...More

Thank Kerri H
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Nice outside dining area. Menu is mostly sandwiches salads and pizza. Sweet potato fries were excellent. Service was mediocre and food took a long time.

Thank amarxma
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Husband and I thought it would be appropriate to have lunch at Prison Brews before taking an Historical Tour of the old Missouri State Penitentiary! We were not disappointed. We ordered a Prison Burger with cheddar and bacon, with a side of onion rings. We...More

Thank Carmen D
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I thought the food and the service was great. The only thing I didn't really like was that it was very loud. My friends and I had to struggle to hear each other as we talked over dinner. I am sure that is not a...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere and food! The t shirts were awesome to! The staff was friendly. I highly recommend a trip to the pub.

Thank dotch66
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January 6, 2018|
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Response from Shannon5512 | Reviewed this property |
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Arlene C
March 22, 2015|
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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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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
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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