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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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American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
$$ - $$$
305 Ash St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-4002
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We found reviews on Trip Advisor and weren’t disappointed. We loved the decor of prison rooms, art, rooms decorated with bars. Beer was good, burgers were great and onion rings were amazing. Our server was really friendly too.

Thank Darla K
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were in Jefferson City for an American Legion Conference and had several people recommend Prison Brews. It was a slightly cool evening and we chose to sit outside on the patio near a fire pit. Our food was good and the...More

Thank 236rhondad
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere was fun, food was great, and very nice and helpful staff. So glad we went! Cute souvenir shirts also

Thank missyb78
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We did not know of this place. We was told about this during one of our tours by a couple who had gone right before the tour. So after our tour we went and had a late lunch. It kinda continues the prison theme. Staff...More

Thank Cassandra B
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Nearby Attractions
Missouri State Penitentiary
485 reviews
.53 km away
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479 reviews
1.47 km away
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40 reviews
1.34 km away
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.41 km away
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Restaurant Details

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